Posts tagged "traditions"

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

6 Silly Christmas Traditions I Will Always Cherish

Throughout my childhood, I always assumed everyone celebrated Christmas the same way. Little did I know, many of my family’s silly traditions simply exist because of my late grand-mère. Many…

Sophie Leon | December 25, 2013 - 3:30 pm

10 New Year’s Traditions And Superstitions

Most people will bring in 2011 by watching the New Year’s countdown in Times Square, going to church or attending a party. Kissing someone hot and sexy, whether a current…

Annika Harris | December 31, 2010 - 6:00 pm

Dear Wendy: “My Boyfriend Is Insistent That I Take His Name If We Marry”

I have been dating a wonderful man for two years and we have been talking about getting married. The only problem is that it’s very important to him that I…

Wendy Atterberry | November 3, 2010 - 2:30 pm

20 Things You Don’t Have To Do At Your Wedding

Over the last few weeks I’ve answered a couple wedding-related questions in my “Dear Wendy” column that left me wondering why people are still following outdated “rules” when planning a…

Wendy Atterberry | June 9, 2010 - 4:30 pm

A Frog Wedding To Appease Rain God

Oh, Hindu rain god, won’t you please bless this Indian village with rain so defenseless, independent frogs won’t be forced to marry? Villagers in the northeastern In the northeastern state…

Annika Harris | June 3, 2009 - 5:30 pm

A Father’s Blessing: Sexist Tradition Or A Sign Of Respect?

Over on there’s this article all about the importance of asking a father’s permission for his daughter’s hand in marriage, a tradition I guess I wrongly assumed was as…

Wendy Atterberry | April 3, 2009 - 3:30 pm

Poll: The Name Game

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 10, 2007 - 6:11 pm