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19th Jun '16 6:04:40 PM MajinAkuma
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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]] [[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.



** Saiba Jouichiro took his wife's family name when he married, becoming Yukihira Jouichiro. The reasons have not yet been explored, but we know he loved his wife dearly, and there is enough of a whiff of scandal in his past that he may have seen it as a convenient way to change his name and drop off the radar.
*** As a corollary to the above, Protagonist Yukihira Soma also inherited his mothers name, which (for good and ill) makes people not immedately realize who his father is.
** Nakamura Azami became Nakiri Azami after marriage. In this case, his wife's family is extremely wealthy and powerful, and even if he wasn't the type who would want to brag about marrying a Nakiri (which he definitely is), the rest of the family would probably have had strong opinions about her changing her name and "leaving the family behind", so to speak.

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** Saiba Jouichiro Saiba took his wife's family name when he married, becoming Yukihira Jouichiro.Jouichiro Yukihira. The reasons have not yet been explored, but we know he loved his wife dearly, and there is enough of a whiff of scandal in his past that he may have seen it as a convenient way to change his name and drop off the radar.
*** As a corollary to the above, Protagonist protagonist Soma Yukihira Soma also inherited his mothers name, which (for good and ill) makes people not immedately immediately realize who his father is.
** Azami Nakamura Azami became Azami Nakiri Azami after marriage. In this case, his wife's family is extremely wealthy and powerful, and even if he wasn't the type who would want to brag about marrying a Nakiri (which he definitely is), the rest of the family would probably have had strong opinions about her changing her name and "leaving the family behind", so to speak.


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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.
17th Jun '16 5:05:23 PM nombretomado
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* In ''That70sShow'', when Eric and Donna get engaged, he says that "some day, you're going to be Mrs. Forman". Donna doesn't like it, and {{squick}}s Eric out, reminding him that Mrs. Forman is his mother. "Mrs. Forman is feeling dirty..."

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* In ''That70sShow'', ''Series/That70sShow'', when Eric and Donna get engaged, he says that "some day, you're going to be Mrs. Forman". Donna doesn't like it, and {{squick}}s Eric out, reminding him that Mrs. Forman is his mother. "Mrs. Forman is feeling dirty..."
14th Jun '16 1:36:42 AM Doug86
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** In the ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Next Generation]]'' novel [[Franchise/StarTrekNovelVerse ''Greater Than The Sum'']], Jean-Luc Picard greeted his newlywed wife Dr. Beverly Crusher with "Good morning, Dr. Picard." She answered back, "Good morning, Captain Crusher. Or is that Howard?" [[note]]Howard is Dr. Crusher's maiden name, as Crusher was the name of her first husband.[[/note]] Picard simply replied, "I'd be proud either way."

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** In the ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Next Generation]]'' novel [[Franchise/StarTrekNovelVerse ''Greater ''[[Franchise/StarTrekNovelVerse Greater Than The Sum'']], Sum]]'', Jean-Luc Picard greeted his newlywed wife Dr. Beverly Crusher with "Good morning, Dr. Picard." She answered back, "Good morning, Captain Crusher. Or is that Howard?" [[note]]Howard is Dr. Crusher's maiden name, as Crusher was the name of her first husband.[[/note]] Picard simply replied, "I'd be proud either way."
14th Jun '16 1:36:07 AM Doug86
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** In the ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Next Generation]]'' novel [[StarTrekNovelVerse "Greater Than The Sum"]], Jean-Luc Picard greeted his newlywed wife Dr. Beverly Crusher with "Good morning, Dr. Picard." She answered back, "Good morning, Captain Crusher. Or is that Howard?" [[note]]Howard is Dr. Crusher's maiden name, as Crusher was the name of her first husband.[[/note]] Picard simply replied, "I'd be proud either way."

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** In the ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Next Generation]]'' novel [[StarTrekNovelVerse "Greater [[Franchise/StarTrekNovelVerse ''Greater Than The Sum"]], Sum'']], Jean-Luc Picard greeted his newlywed wife Dr. Beverly Crusher with "Good morning, Dr. Picard." She answered back, "Good morning, Captain Crusher. Or is that Howard?" [[note]]Howard is Dr. Crusher's maiden name, as Crusher was the name of her first husband.[[/note]] Picard simply replied, "I'd be proud either way."
29th May '16 3:47:05 PM Idek618
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A traditional solution was for a married woman to take her maiden name as a middle name (ie: 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 (ie: (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.
19th May '16 6:00:34 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''SavedByTheBell'', the core six do a pretend-marriage project in which the following pairs occur: Zack-Kelly, Jessie-Slater and Screech-Lisa. Jessie insists on hyphenating her new last name for feminist reasons and Kelly takes the old-fashioned approach and Zach's name. Screech? [[FunnyMoments Takes Lisa's last name]].

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* In ''SavedByTheBell'', ''Series/SavedByTheBell'', the core six do a pretend-marriage project in which the following pairs occur: Zack-Kelly, Jessie-Slater and Screech-Lisa. Jessie insists on hyphenating her new last name for feminist reasons and Kelly takes the old-fashioned approach and Zach's name. Screech? [[FunnyMoments Takes Lisa's last name]].
18th May '16 3:12:04 PM nombretomado
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* Lindsay from ''CSINewYork'' switched her name from Monroe to Messer on marrying Danny.

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* Lindsay from ''CSINewYork'' ''Series/{{CSINY}}'' switched her name from Monroe to Messer on marrying Danny.
16th May '16 8:27:45 AM RoseAndHeather
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A traditional solution was for a married woman to take her maiden name as a middle name (ie: Laura Ingals 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 (ie: Laura Ingals 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.
13th May '16 3:11:59 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Cherie Blair, wife of TonyBlair, uses Cherie Booth (she's the daughter of actor Anthony Booth) for her legal work. A confusing situation in that she had already been a barrister for four years when she married Tony Blair, and for the fact that she accepts being called "Cherie Blair" or even "Mrs. Tony Blair" outside of being a barrister.

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* Cherie Blair, wife of TonyBlair, UsefulNotes/TonyBlair, uses Cherie Booth (she's the daughter of actor Anthony Booth) for her legal work. A confusing situation in that she had already been a barrister for four years when she married Tony Blair, and for the fact that she accepts being called "Cherie Blair" or even "Mrs. Tony Blair" outside of being a barrister.
10th May '16 11:37:42 PM PaulA
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* Possibly implied in the ''Literature/ToRidePegasus'' trilogy: during the TimeSkip between the first two books, Dorotea Horvath goes from a small child to a venerable grandmother without changing her surname. A grandson who appears as a character also has the Horvath surname.
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