History Main / TheMaidenNameDebate

13th Oct '17 2:47:45 AM TomSFox
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** Of course, "maiden name" also makes less sense for women these days, given that they're no longer assumed to be "maidens" before they're married.
8th Oct '17 3:33:43 PM nombretomado
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* A contestant on ''WinBenSteinsMoney'' told the story of his marriage to a woman surnamed "Wolfe". His own surname was "Dark", so they decided to both change to the hyphenate "[[AwesomeMcCoolname Dark-Wolfe]]."

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* A contestant on ''WinBenSteinsMoney'' ''Series/WinBenSteinsMoney'' told the story of his marriage to a woman surnamed "Wolfe". His own surname was "Dark", so they decided to both change to the hyphenate "[[AwesomeMcCoolname Dark-Wolfe]]."
7th Oct '17 3:19:27 PM PistolsAtDawn
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* In ''ComicStrip/JumpStart'', Ruiz and Crunchy decide to get married after a whirlwind romance, and he is shocked when she wants him to take her last name. they end up deciding to both keep their last names.
2nd Sep '17 11:05:11 AM nombretomado
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* Many actresses (at least American ones) actually will legally change their names when they get married, but continue to use their ScreenActorsGuild-registered unmarried names professionally. AlysonHannigan, for instance, changed her name to Alyson Denisof upon marrying Alexis Denisof, but still uses "Hannigan" as her screen name.

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* Many actresses (at least American ones) actually will legally change their names when they get married, but continue to use their ScreenActorsGuild-registered unmarried names professionally. AlysonHannigan, Creator/AlysonHannigan, for instance, changed her name to Alyson Denisof upon marrying Alexis Denisof, but still uses "Hannigan" as her screen name.
14th Aug '17 4:52:01 PM BlueCaper
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A traditional solution was for a married woman to take her maiden name as a middle name (e.g.: Laura Ingalls Wilder). It's still done today, as in the case of Robin Wright Penn (well...[[LampshadeHanging maybe that's not the most relevant case]]. Note that this is different from the more modern solution of a hyphenated name. Robin Wright Penn is not the same as Robin Wright-Penn, and this can cause quite a bit of [[BerserkButton annoyance]] as hyphenated names gain more prominence over time, while the "maiden name as middle name" falls out of favor.

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A traditional solution was for a married woman to take her maiden name as a middle name (e.g.: Laura Ingalls Wilder). It's still done today, as in the case of Robin Wright Penn (well...[[LampshadeHanging maybe that's not the most relevant case]].case]]). Note that this is different from the more modern solution of a hyphenated name. Robin Wright Penn is not the same as Robin Wright-Penn, and this can cause quite a bit of [[BerserkButton annoyance]] as hyphenated names gain more prominence over time, while the "maiden name as middle name" falls out of favor.
14th Aug '17 4:51:30 PM BlueCaper
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A traditional solution was for a married woman to take her maiden name as a middle name (e.g.: Laura Ingalls Wilder). It's still done today, as in the case of Robin Wright Penn. Note that this is different from the more modern solution of a hyphenated name. Robin Wright Penn is not the same as Robin Wright-Penn, and this can cause quite a bit of [[BerserkButton annoyance]] as hyphenated names gain more prominence over time, while the "maiden name as middle name" falls out of favor.

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A traditional solution was for a married woman to take her maiden name as a middle name (e.g.: Laura Ingalls Wilder). It's still done today, as in the case of Robin Wright Penn.Penn (well...[[LampshadeHanging maybe that's not the most relevant case]]. Note that this is different from the more modern solution of a hyphenated name. Robin Wright Penn is not the same as Robin Wright-Penn, and this can cause quite a bit of [[BerserkButton annoyance]] as hyphenated names gain more prominence over time, while the "maiden name as middle name" falls out of favor.
12th Aug '17 3:46:09 PM nombretomado
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* Susan Silverman of the ''{{Spenser}}'' novels uses her ex-husband's surname. Brad Silverman, however, changed his name after the divorce to the less Jewish-sounding "Sterling."

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* Susan Silverman of the ''{{Spenser}}'' ''Literature/{{Spenser}}'' novels uses her ex-husband's surname. Brad Silverman, however, changed his name after the divorce to the less Jewish-sounding "Sterling."
8th Aug '17 2:30:19 PM Gamermaster
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* Looks like this took place in ''Lightnovel/KaraNoKyoukai'', as [[spoiler: Shiki and Mikiya's daughter Mana has the ''Ryougi'' surname rather than the ''Kokutou'' one. Probably happened since the Ryougi family has quite the standing.]]

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* Looks like this took place in ''Lightnovel/KaraNoKyoukai'', ''LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai'', as [[spoiler: Shiki and Mikiya's daughter Mana has the ''Ryougi'' surname rather than the ''Kokutou'' one. Probably happened since the Ryougi family has quite the standing.]]]]
* Sana from ''Manga/KodomoNoOmocha'' kept her last name upon marrying Akito (as revealed in ''Deep Clear'') due to being a famous actress, though their daughter has his last name.
2nd Aug '17 11:25:50 AM Macsen
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** When Dip marries Caniche, he takes her last name of Chien, since, as a former wild animal, he never had a last name to give her. Or a first name, for that matter: Dip is short for [[spoiler: diploma. He was introduced as Rhonda's diploma.]]

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** When Dip marries Caniche, he takes her last name of Chien, since, as a former wild animal, he never had a last name to give her. Or a first name, for that matter: Dip is short for [[spoiler: diploma. He diploma, which was introduced as Rhonda's diploma.]]his original occupation, being raised to be eaten by a college graduate (Rhonda, in Dip's case), with their diploma tattooed on him to be removed and tanned after being eaten.
28th Jul '17 3:29:50 AM Nazetrime
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** The Västerström name has been mostly male-transmitted and taken by woman married into the family, but Mia had to keep it for it to make it to the current generation.

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** The Västerström name has been mostly male-transmitted and taken by woman women married into the family, but Mia had to keep it for it to make it to the current generation.



** Averted with Ensi Hotakainen. The author confirmed that her twin sons were concieved on a one-night stand, with a guy whose last name is not even recorded on the family tree that was given to the readers.

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** Averted with Ensi Hotakainen. The author confirmed that her twin sons were concieved conceived on a one-night stand, with a guy whose last name is not even recorded on the family tree that was given to the readers.
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