Do you like your name? If your name was as funny as POPU(and if you aren’t generous enough to trade your name for giving people a good laugh, no offence to POPU whoever it is) or as weird as BULAUNCHUAUNCHU(Haven’t met someone named that YET), then I could consider that you may not like your name much.But in all the other cases, you are most likely a person who does like her/his name.
My affinity for my name makes me wonder, why on earth did the first girl who changed her (sur)name after marriage did so? She either had an ugly name, or she probably didn’t deny when she was asked to change her own name. But another important question is, why did it strike anyone at all that a girl is supposed to change her (sur)name after marriage?
I thought about googling the history of it, but then dropped the idea.(Why should I waste my energy on something I don’t really believe in?)
Some say, a girl does that out of her love for her future husband. That makes me think , doesn’t the guy love her future wife in that case? I have never heard of a guy changing his (sur)name after marriage!(I later discovered, there ARE a few men who do change their (sur)names after marriage, but their number is very less.)
Wait, another question. Why is only a father’s (sur)name inherited by their kids? Why not both parents’?
Or, may be a coin flip would help incase a shorter name is preferred.
I wish to leave this upto the kids to ponder. But for the moment, the topic is, Why do women change their (sur)name after marriage? A little research about it made me happier, as I came to know that there are certain countries where women don’t change their (sur)names, but that is again a small number.
Just in case you are a woman, and you were about to change your (sur)name without giving a second thought to it, stop, and give it a thought! It’s perfectly legal to keep your own (sur)name after marriage.
And if you are a man who is in love, please consider the idea of changing your (sur)name to show your love for your lovely wife to-be. That is perfectly legal too.
If you are single like myself, be glad you don’t have to choose anything. Just be glad that you have a lovely name, and it is totally safe with you.
Note: If your name is slightly weird, I didn’t intend to hurt your feelings(I sometimes find my nickname a little weird, but I still love it).What matters is, whatever your name is, it is your name. I like the names of a lot of people because I like those people. I save this for another post.