I’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?