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  • Up to her. Even if she does not "take his name" she still becomes "Mrs.______ . I took my husband's because it was a lot better than my name.
  • Good for her.
  • Hi mate, there is nothing serious whether a spouse will take her better half's last name or not! There is no psychological standpoint you can make yet after marriage keeping the old name is a tiny bit troublesome. Since there are numerous things change in the wake of getting hitched the extent that the documental perspective is concerned. Numerous people are under the doubt that a woman ought to honestly change her last name to her life partner's last name. There is no such circumstance by any stretch of the imagination. To be completely forthright, she is totally allowed to keep her own specific name, hyphenate her name with her life partner's name, take her significant other's name, or think about an absolutely remarkable name. On the off chance that the couple concurs, they can even embrace the lady's last name. For whatever length of time that the name change is not done criminally or deceitfully, any of these choices would constitute a lawful name change. Before considering changing your name after marriage, make certain you are content with whatever name you pick.
  • I would be curious as to why, but there could be good reason to bypass convention.
  • I guess I will the one that leans towards being more traditional. Honestly I don't know you wouldn't take your hubbys last name. The whole point of marriage is for create a lasting bond, for two to become one. How can you form a cohesive unite if you insist on being independent? If you are not going to take your hubbys name, then don't get married. A piece of paper does not make a relationship, plus you will save a done of money. Just about everyone I know either takes their husbands name or at least hyphenates. I know one one woman who refused and they end up getting divorced 5 years later.
  • My opinion doesn't matter. If either party of the couple has an issue with anything like that they need to work it out in advance or go their separate ways. Other people can mind their own business.
  • I can understand this, because I can imagine some good reasons why she would want to do this. From the point of view of gender equality, why should the wife change her name and not the husband, or both? She might also prefer her original last name for a lot of reasons. On the other hand, it might be better for the couple if they agree on how they are going to be called in the marriage. So I strongly suggest that she discusses this issue with her future husband. If they are not able to find an agreement on this, I don’t think that this marriage will be very successful. I assume that we are talking about those western societies where taking one husband’s last name has long been the traditional option in many cases. In Spanish societies, women traditionally combined their original last name with their husband’s last name (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_naming_customs ). In some Muslim societies, women traditionally keep their original last name: “Shaykh Bakr Abu Zayd (may Allaah preserve him) said: This is one of the beauties of sharee’ah, because calling a person by his father’s name is more appropriate for knowing who is who and telling people apart. The father is the protector and maintainer of the child and his mother both inside and outside the home. This is why the father mixes with people in the marketplaces and takes risks by travelling to earn a halaal living and strive for their sakes. So the child is given the name of the father, not of the mother who is hidden away and who is one of those whom Allaah commanded (interpretation of the meaning): “And stay in your houses…” [al-Ahzaab 33:33]” On the basis of the above, there is no blood tie between the husband and wife, so how can she take his surname as if she is part of the same lineage? Moreover, she may get divorced, or her husband may die, and she may marry another man. Will she keep changing her surname every time she marries another man? Furthermore, there are rulings attached to her being named after her father, which have to do with inheritance, spending and who is a mahram, etc. Taking her husband’s surname overlooks all that. The husband is named after his own father, and what does she have to do with the lineage of her husband’s father? This goes against common sense and true facts. The husband has nothing that makes him better than his wife so that she should take his surname, whilst he takes his father’s name. https://islamqa.info/en/6241

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