Posts tagged "last names"

Can We Stop Using The Term “Maiden Name”?

It’s stupid, it’s gendered, it’s pointless, just stop.

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 29, 2015 - 4:15 pm

Zoe Saldana’s Husband Takes Her Last Name, Tells Everyone To Shove It

Alert! Actress Zoe Saldana is the luckiest woman alive because not only does she have an insanely hot husband, but that insanely hot husband also took her last name and…

Katrin Higher | June 10, 2015 - 11:30 am

14 Signs You’ve Got Hyphenated Last Name Problems (In GIFs!)

We might be a bit biased, but we think hyphenated last names are awesome. They’re more unique and egalitarian than a single last name, and trust us, they’re great conversation…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger & Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 3, 2014 - 11:00 am

Girl Talk: On The Significance Of Names

Relationships and experiences are a big part of what defines who we are. For many, names become guideposts or signifiers of those relationships or experiences. For a long time, I…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 8, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Famous Men Who Took Their Wives’ Last Names

Earlier this year, a guy wrote to Dear Wendy upset that his girlfriend wouldn’t take his last name if they got married. Wendy’s response? “You’re not a hard-line traditionalist or…

Kate Torgovnick/ | December 9, 2010 - 5:30 pm

Dear Wendy: “My Girlfriend Refuses To Take My Name If We Marry”

I’m 26 and my girlfriend is 28 and we’ve been dating for a little over seven months. We both want the same things in life — marriage, kids, close ties…

Wendy Atterberry | April 15, 2010 - 2:00 pm

Fashion Designer Shaves Off Her Bush

Lauren Bush, niece of George W., debuted her fashion line at Barney’s this week under the name Lauren Pierce. Explaining the name change to W, Lauren denied it had anything…

Wendy Atterberry | March 26, 2009 - 1:30 pm

Girl Talk: What’s In A Name?

Since I got engaged early last month and began planning a wedding for this summer, I’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to be hitched. As someone who…

Wendy Atterberry | March 24, 2009 - 2:00 pm

The Monogamist: The Name Change

My sister practically clutched her heart when I first told her. “But what about the children?” she demanded. I shook my head, completely speechless. Now, I have an answer: What’s…

Annemarie Conte | November 25, 2008 - 3:00 pm

Thoughts From Guys On Our IM: Taking Her Last Name

By now you’ve probably heard about Michael Buday, the guy who wanted to take the last name of his wife, Diana Bijon, when they married in California. It took two…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 8, 2008 - 12:30 pm

Changing Your Last Name: An Internal Monologue

For the record, I am not engaged. I suspect I will be engaged, however, anywhere between one month to slightly less than two years from now. Being that this impending…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 10, 2007 - 6:10 pm