Something I have been thinking about over the last few days ... why is it that women change their surnames to their husbands surname after marriage? It seems like alot of unnecessary trouble to me for her to go through the process of changing her name.
I've been thinking of this since I watched You, Me and Dupree (crap movie), when Michael Douglas asked Matt Dillon (who was married to Michael Douglas' daughter Kate Hudson) to change his surname to their surname, or at least a hyphenated version. Matt Dillon seemed very aggrieved by this and thought that this would emasculate him in the marriage. I thought about this, and personally, I would never change my name, because it is my identity. So in the same token, how can I expect my wife to change her surname? So I decided I will leave it up to her, assuming that I get married of course. There is a slight romance to your wife sharing your name though.
This creates another question though, what about the kids (again assuming)? Perhaps a hyphenated surname if she chooses to keep her surname. Might get a bit complex.
Till next time in Waseem world