maiden name

Make It Stop: “My Neighbor Just Wants To Gab All The Time”

Make It Stop is a new weekly column in which Anna Goldfarb — the blogger behind Shmitten Kitten and Shlooby Kitten — tells you what’s up. Want a fresh take on

Anna Goldfarb |

The Soapbox: I Kept My “Maiden Name,” Deal With It

It started innocently enough at the mailbox.

I reached in and pulled out the usual bills, Victoria’s Secret catalogs, and fliers for the local pizza joint. Because it…

Jessica Wakeman |

Frisky Rant: Don’t Assume I’m Taking My Husband’s Name

I got married on Friday. It is still all so very new that the wedding band on my finger distracts me every five seconds. It feels weird  — a blissfully…

Jessica Wakeman |

Japanese Court Rules Against Keeping One’s “Maiden Name”

A Japanese court has upheld a law that married couples must both use the last name of one of the partners. However, nearly 96 percent of the time, it…

Jessica Wakeman |

Chris O’Dowd’s New Wife Dawn Porter Combines Last Names Into “O’Porter”

Over the summer, “Bridesmaids” actor Chris O’Dowd married British writer/TV host Dawn Porter, who was also not keen on changing her professional name. She has a piece in UK Glamour about wanting…

Jessica Wakeman |

Hitched: Yes, I Kept My “Maiden Name”

“So, should I be calling you something different now?”

The bartender at my local bar walked hurriedly over to my table last week as I sat with my…

Andrea Grimes |

Dear Wendy: “I’m Ostracized For Keeping My Maiden Name”

My husband and I have been married a little under a year and we’re starting to actually feel married. However, in all of the adjustments I’ve made, there’s still one

Wendy Atterberry |