12 Women Honestly Shared Why They Didn’t Take Their Husband’s Last Name After Marriage

The concept of taking your husband’s last name has existed for a long time in world culture. The topic became the subject of heated debate in a viral tweet when Twitter user @_MercyFul asked, “I’d really like to hear the reasoning behind women who won’t take their husband’s last name.”

Thousands of people stepped into the discussion, and we’ve collected the most colorful opinions in today’s article. And in the bonus section, you’ll get to know Chrissy Teigen’s powerful opinion on this very hot topic.

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Bonus: Chrissy Teigen has her own opinion on the subject, and here’s what she says.

Chrissy Teigen didn’t take her husband’s last name, and her opinion was very welcomed in the thread. She wrote, “I am not anti-taking the last name at all. I was going to. Just never got around to it, and it isn’t even the name he goes by. It wasn’t some grand statement not to. I just don’t see how the choice affects anyone else — why do people care so much?

Which of the responses is the closest to your opinion? Why would you take or not take your husband’s last name?

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in Spain women have never taken their husband's last names, and we have two last names, one from each parent. I like it this way

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My people, and Arabs in general don't change last name.
Most of them even don't even officially carry their fathers' last names.
We go given_name father's_name grandfather's_name ... .
But I know the last name change in European culture is about joining families, not ownership of the wife. Well, not in the last two centuries.
And I don't understand why the need for the protectiveness and defensiveness in many of the statements in this post.

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