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What’s so crazy about a man changing his name?

By admin on August 29th, 2008 1 comment

myddleton81808.jpgI’m not wild about wives taking their husbands’ surname (yes, I did it, but I was young and didn’t know any better), so I was interested to read this story on Jezebel about Kris Dyer who decided to take his wife’s surname, rather than asking her to take his.

What surprised me – and Mr Myddleton nee Dyer – was how his friends reacted: “I always considered my friends to be pretty metropolitan, but they too seemed to have problems coming to terms with it. They thought I was joking; eventually I had to show them my new bank cards to get them to believe me. They kept asking ‘Why?’ People seemed vaguely disapproving, as if we were breaking a sacred rule.”


So what do you think? What if your husband wanted to take your name? Would you be okay with it?

Related: Changing your name after marriage – Cheryl Cole, Sarah Michelle Prinze and Jessica Hynes | His and hers surnames – the debate continues

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