Mash-up culture: Why couples are changing the way they change their names
Six couples reveal how and why they changed their surnames, and the reactions their sometimes unorthodox decisions prompted from family and friends.
Once upon a time, a woman getting married became Mrs. HisLastName, and the wedding invitations were sent to Mr. and Mrs. John Doe. Enter the feminist movement, and one began to see occasional wedding announcements in newspapers noting that the bride was “keeping her name,” or would be known by a hyphenation of her name and her husband’s.
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