Madame on the Street: Is it Ok for a Husband to Take His Wife’s Last Name?

June 17, 2011  |  

Studies have shown that more and more women are deciding to keep their maiden names, whether they’re hyphenating, changing their middle name to their maiden one or skipping their husband’s name altogether. Either way you can no longer assume every woman will take her husband’s surname without question. Whether you accept this break from tradition or not, what would you say about a man taking his wife’s last name? Would you think he was less of a man or would you respect a man who was secure enough to take his wife’s name? We asked some New Yorkers this very question. See what they had to say…


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