History Main / TheMaidenNameDebate

24th Aug '16 6:33:12 PM SSJMagus
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** The trope seems to be averted in the case of [[spoiler: Renji Abarai and Rukia Kuchiki]], since [[spoiler: their daughter Ichika introduces herself as "Abarai Ichika" to Ichigo and Orihime's son Kazui, despite her mother being a member by adoption of a ''very'' highranked family. This is probably because her father is a more or less highranked Shinigami as well, even if not necessarily at the same level.]]

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** The trope seems to be averted in the case of [[spoiler: Renji Abarai and Rukia Kuchiki]], since [[spoiler: their daughter Ichika introduces herself as "Abarai Ichika" to Ichigo and Orihime's son Kazui, despite her mother being a member by adoption of a ''very'' highranked family. This is probably because her father is a more or less highranked high-ranking Shinigami as well, even if not necessarily at the same level.level (at the time of their marriage, their ''military'' rank was equal with both being Vice-Captains, though Rukia's ''social'' rank is higher on account of being adopted into nobility). With Rukia's surname still being Kuchiki, it would seem that unlike Japan, Soul Society doesn't actually ''require'' a husband and wife to have the same last name.]]
24th Aug '16 8:42:30 AM Willbyr
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* In the backstory of ''CorpseParty'', the Shinozaki family maintained its spiritual power by having the women in the family marry men willing to discard their family names for the sake of love. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, the men who marry into the family have a tendency to die within a few years of their children (almost all female) being born.]]

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* In the backstory of ''CorpseParty'', ''VideoGame/CorpseParty'', the Shinozaki family maintained its spiritual power by having the women in the family marry men willing to discard their family names for the sake of love. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, the men who marry into the family have a tendency to die within a few years of their children (almost all female) being born.]]
21st Aug '16 2:04:37 PM DarkHunter
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* ''Anime/GundamBuildFightersTry'': Nils Nielson became Nils Yajima when he married Caroline Yajima. Likely due to the fact that the Yajima family is very powerful and influential.
20th Aug '16 6:55:41 PM SSJMagus
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** Pre-ComicBook/{{Crisis|on Infinite Earths}}, the Earth-Two Lois Lane changed her married name to "Lois Kent," but kept her maiden name for professional purposes like her post-Crisis counterpart.
* Similarly in ''ComicBook/SpiderMan,'' Mary Jane changes to "Watson-Parker," but continues to use "Watson" for her job. (At one point Peter gets depressed when they're separated and he tries to call her, only to hear a recording calling her by her maiden name.)

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** Pre-ComicBook/{{Crisis|on Infinite Earths}}, the Earth-Two Lois Lane changed her married name to "Lois Kent," but kept her maiden name for professional purposes like her post-Crisis counterpart.
counterpart. As a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, her name is a huge draw for readers of the Daily Planet, after all.
* Similarly in ''ComicBook/SpiderMan,'' Mary Jane changes to "Watson-Parker," but continues to use "Watson" for her job.job since fashion models are another job where name recognition is essential. (At one point Peter gets depressed when they're separated and he tries to call her, only to hear a recording calling her by her maiden name.)



*** This is likely a reference to an earlier episode where it was implied that Betazoid women own their men, even though that would imply slavery, which is illegal in the Federation.

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*** This is likely a reference to an earlier episode where it was implied that Betazoid women own their men, even though that would imply slavery, which is illegal in the Federation. But regardless, Betazad is very much a matriarchal society, and the Troi family is the "Fifth House of Betazed", one of the most prestigious noble families and the protectors of the planet's greatest historical treasures.
18th Aug '16 9:22:53 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Isshin [[spoiler:Shiba]] became Isshin Kurosaki after marrying Masaki Kurosaki, [[spoiler: since he used to be a Shinigami captain but chose to stay on Earth to help Masaki after she was attacked ''and'' they fell in love with each other]]. Their three children and his clinic all bear the Kurosaki name, since in addition to Isshin's matters Masaki [[spoiler: was the last member of her bloodline]]. Flashbacks reveal that Isshin set up his clinic just after meeting Masaki but before their relationship officially began and five years before they married. He named it the Kurosaki Clinic from the very beginning, however.

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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
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Isshin [[spoiler:Shiba]] became Isshin Kurosaki after marrying Masaki Kurosaki, [[spoiler: since he used to be a Shinigami captain but chose to stay on Earth to help Masaki after she was attacked ''and'' they fell in love with each other]]. Their three children and his clinic all bear the Kurosaki name, since in addition to Isshin's matters Masaki [[spoiler: was the last member of her bloodline]]. Flashbacks reveal that Isshin set up his clinic just after meeting Masaki but before their relationship officially began and five years before they married. He named it the Kurosaki Clinic from the very beginning, however.however.
** The trope seems to be averted in the case of [[spoiler: Renji Abarai and Rukia Kuchiki]], since [[spoiler: their daughter Ichika introduces herself as "Abarai Ichika" to Ichigo and Orihime's son Kazui, despite her mother being a member by adoption of a ''very'' highranked family. This is probably because her father is a more or less highranked Shinigami as well, even if not necessarily at the same level.]]



* ''Manga/ShamanKing'': When Hao and Yoh's dad Mikihisa married their mom Keiko, a.k.a. the only daughter of the Asakura family. Even more so, this is a case of UptownGirl since he was a hobo-like street musician whereas her family was a very traditional shaman clan.

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* ''Manga/ShamanKing'': When Hao and Yoh's dad Mikihisa married their mom Keiko, a.k.a. the only daughter of the Asakura family.family, he took up her surname. Even more so, this is a case of UptownGirl since he was a hobo-like street musician whereas her family was a very traditional shaman clan.
13th Aug '16 2:36:22 PM MBI
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* Andre Johnson on ''Series/BlackIsh'' is shocked that his wife Rainbow did not take his last name. He never noticed in twenty years of marriage because her maiden is also Johnson, so the argument only matters in theory, but Dre is still furious that she goes by "Rainbow Johnson" and not "Rainbow ''Johnson''."

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* Andre Johnson on ''Series/BlackIsh'' is shocked that his wife Rainbow did not take his last name. He never noticed in twenty years of marriage because her maiden name is also Johnson, so the argument only matters in theory, but Dre is still furious that she goes by "Rainbow Johnson" and not "Rainbow ''Johnson''."
13th Aug '16 2:36:07 PM MBI
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* Andre Johnson on ''[[Series/BlackIsh]]'' is shocked that his wife Rainbow did not take his last name. He never noticed in twenty years of marriage because her maiden is also Johnson, so the argument only matters in theory, but Dre is still furious that she goes by "Rainbow Johnson" and not "Rainbow ''Johnson''."

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* Andre Johnson on ''[[Series/BlackIsh]]'' ''Series/BlackIsh'' is shocked that his wife Rainbow did not take his last name. He never noticed in twenty years of marriage because her maiden is also Johnson, so the argument only matters in theory, but Dre is still furious that she goes by "Rainbow Johnson" and not "Rainbow ''Johnson''."
13th Aug '16 2:35:42 PM MBI
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* Andre Johnson on ''[[Series/BlackIsh]]'' is shocked that his wife Rainbow did not take his last name. He never noticed in twenty years of marriage because her maiden is also Johnson, so the argument only matters in theory, but Dre is still furious that she goes by "Rainbow Johnson" and not "Rainbow ''Johnson''."
8th Aug '16 9:31:24 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Isshin [[spoiler:Shiba]] became Isshin Kurosaki after marrying Masaki Kurosaki. Their three children and his clinic all bear the Kurosaki name. Flashbacks reveal that Isshin set up his clinic just after meeting Masaki but before their relationship officially began and five years before they married. He named it the Kurosaki Clinic from the very beginning, however.

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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Isshin [[spoiler:Shiba]] became Isshin Kurosaki after marrying Masaki Kurosaki. Kurosaki, [[spoiler: since he used to be a Shinigami captain but chose to stay on Earth to help Masaki after she was attacked ''and'' they fell in love with each other]]. Their three children and his clinic all bear the Kurosaki name.name, since in addition to Isshin's matters Masaki [[spoiler: was the last member of her bloodline]]. Flashbacks reveal that Isshin set up his clinic just after meeting Masaki but before their relationship officially began and five years before they married. He named it the Kurosaki Clinic from the very beginning, however.



* In ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', Konoka's father Eishun married into the ''very'' powerful Konoe clan and took up their surname. His original one is actually [[spoiler: Aoyama]], though [[spoiler: his actual relation to Motoko Aoyama from ''Manga/LoveHina'' is unknown.]]



** If you romanced Yukiko, on Valentine's Day, she'll tell you that if you marry her, you'll have to take on her family name, since her family runs a historical inn. Given that Yukiko's mother is the current manager, it's likely that Mr. Amagi also had to change his former last name.

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** If you the protagonist romanced Yukiko, Yukiko Amagi, on Valentine's Day, she'll tell you him that if you marry he marries her, you'll he'll have to take on her family name, since her family runs the Amagis run a historical inn. Given that Yukiko's mother is the current manager, it's likely that Mr. Amagi also had to change his former last name.
31st Jul '16 9:51:32 PM Gamermaster
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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}: This is implied to be the case for the husbands of Nurse Joys and Officer Junsars/Jennys, since the wives retain their family names after marriage, which also explains why every nurse is named Joy and why every officer is named Junsar/Jenny.

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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}: ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'': This is implied to be the case for the husbands of Nurse Joys and Officer Junsars/Jennys, since the wives retain their family names after marriage, which also explains why every nurse is named Joy and why every officer is named Junsar/Jenny.
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