Long back as an upright teenager, I had made a decision to never change my name after I got married. When A and I were getting married, we never discussed about it because we both knew how important my name was to me! However the first of the numerous questions that came my way because of this, was from the marriage registrar who looked positively scandalous as I signed my name, the original first and last, instead of A’s, in neat letters. Since then, I have lost count of how many raised eyebrows and wounded egos my not changing my last name has caused. Even though actually it was just because I liked my name very much and being super lazy tried to avoid all the extra work of visiting the passport office, bank, post office, changing the official transcripts and emails and I don’t even know what else, time again it was imposed upon me that it was the deed of a terribly stupid and headstrong feminist who has no real notion of what feminism is and tries to defy every social norm. The man in my home doesn’t care, and feels it is too trivial a thing to discuss but the men at my office (it is the place where I meet the majority of my male acquaintance) feel so differently that it was a shock.
For a time I used to worry about – after making so much progress socially, economically and politically why must a woman still be subjected to such a sexist and outdated custom to make decisions when she gets married? I look at this in a different way, along with the male ego it also adds pride to the male genders when his wife is identify with his name. In Canada you have to call up the Canada Revenue Agency and tell them yourself before your next tax return.
If you have any pets, don’t forget to call your local vet and update that information! Dont forget if your profession requires a licensure or certification to change your name on their registry, ie: RNs, CNAs, MDs, other health professionals, etc.
Agree with the previous poster on car registration and title — I neglected to this on my first trip to the DMV, so now I have to make a return trip. Also, many states require you to fill out a new voter registration form hen you change your name.
Or to make it even simplier you can just keep your maiden name and not even change it (like I did) I think taking the mans last name is an outdated tradition that is stupid.
I love this article, I love this blog, and all comments except yours which is completely out of whack. Expecting a woman to go through all of this time, effort, and money to change all of those documents is ridiculous, especially when the thought of a man doing the same is barely ever considered.
Your personal opinion on others changing their personal name seems more oppressive than following a silly tradition. Don’t forget to update your frequent flyer programs so you accrue miles under the same account. Has it ever occurred to you that a man is a ‘Mr’ whether he is single or not while a woman’s marital status is differentiated – even emphasised – by the titles Ms or Mrs?
Contrary to what people believe in our society, a woman should retain the family name of her father instead of taking her husband’s name after marriage. But the fact of the matter is that this is not about feminism at all; this is not an argument about ‘If men don’t have to change their name, women shouldn’t be made to either’.
At present, a vast majority of women – locally and internationally – take their partner’s name after marriage simply because that is how it has been for a long time. My argument to such women would be that men seem to do fine and have as much of a sense of belonging as they need without having to change their name. As far as the Islamic viewpoint is concerned, the Quran clearly states that even adopted children should be referred to by the names of their biological fathers. It only implies that there is an innate human need to know where we came from – our identity and our lineage –  and a father’s name is a core factor in that sense of personal identification. However, we have been emotionally conditioned to accept otherwise and hence, are not willing to accept basic logic as it is. All Muslims have to take their fathers’ surname and there is no proof from the Quran or Sunnah that a woman is excluded from this injunction upon marriage. As such, what is resolutely prohibited is to intentionally ascribe one’s lineage to another or negate one’s lineage to one’s own father. Unfortunately, this is what happens, particularly in our society, where upon marriage a woman is made not only to change her name but also her allegiance to her past, her family and her parentage. In effect, we tell them that they don’t really have an identity of their own; that as individuals they are incomplete without their other halves. If you look at it in a more holistic way, you will undoubtedly see that this seemingly insignificant thing, can actually have a major impact on how a society behaves and performs towards its individuals.
Imagine this for an instance; you raise your daughter to be a self-assured, confident girl, capable of making her decisions (of course, taking into account the perspective of others) and on her marriage, she is asked to change her name – the first step in the traditional ‘the way we do things’ mind set. Would it not disturb you to see her being asked to negate her identity and perhaps, her upbringing? The views expressed by the writer and the reader comments do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of The Express Tribune. I would like to add that Men who force their wives to change their name or surname inherently suffer from an inferiority complex that forces them to have this entitlement stuff. There probably are a lot of women who think like you do and you are entitled to your opinion and are free to live your life the way you see fit.
Also contrary to you imaginary belief, it’s not only in Pakistani society, it is vastly prevalent in Western world as well. The sad fact is despite the Sunnah in a MUSLIM COUNTRY this is not practised but the law that a woman has to take on her husbands name. Well depicted thought, but is there any reference regarding those hadiths which you have been claiming that one (female) should or should not change her name after marriage.
Pakistan is a gr8 country where we an president has taken the initiative by renaming his children after their mother. Not really trying to make an arguement in favor of this tradition but the name is changed to prevent a sense of alienation between new bride and the family she is now a part of.
When a girl gets married she has to go to her husband home.In pakistan mostly there is a joint family system. I do not know about Pakistan, but in the West and even in the far east, children and their mother are known by the name of the father (of the children) or husband (of a wife).
Unless you are willing to explain to your children why you are not being referred to by their father’s name you might re-visit your point of view. Yes, you have the right to your identity, but changing your surname does not at all takes that away from you. Amazing how religion gets brought into everything – I guess plain old rational thought is unacceptable in some quarters.
A lot of young Muslim women in the UK are now starting to keep their parents’ surnames after getting married. E.g In German few years ago a women and no other choice but to take the name of her husband.
I actually typed out a reply and then deleted it because while I do reveal stuff about myself on ET , I don’t want to reveal too much.
But I am still a different person.While he and I do have a lot of common interests and hobbies, we have separate hobbies as well.
It is an interesting topic and I feel an appropriate one as I have always propagated that we asa society need to addess some basic issues and try to set our direction right.
India, known to be a land of never-ending traditions and customs, and mostly those which are meant for women, has had a tradition to give up on a woman's maiden name and adopt that of her husband's.
However, contrary to popular belief and the prevailing customs in India, the Indian law gives the freedom of choice to women to retain their maiden name even after marriage. Moreover, as per a recent amendment in September 2011 to a crucial rule framed under the Family Courts Act, 1988, if a woman has not adopted her husband’s name after marriage, she can initiate divorce proceedings in her maiden name or any other name that has been adopted and notified in the official gazette and cannot be compelled to add her husband’s name to her name while filing a marriage related petition. So with the law on name changing being clear, and if you do decide to change your name after marriage, it can be done so by getting the changed name published in the official gazette. Wedding websites are being popularly used by couples as the smartest way to share their big news. Young jewelry designers Vidhi & Mamta Gupta from Zariin give us insights into the latest wedding jewelry trends for brides this season! 4We will require you to provide your payment information when you sign up and we will immediately charge your card $4.95.
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But not everyone feels the same way: In a recent poll of 1,000 people conducted by YouGov, 61 percent of those surveyed stated that they think a women should take her husband’s after marriage.


I thought of all this while reading Pamela Paul’s recent essay in the New York Times, “The Problem That Has Two Names,” about her struggle with the whole name-change issue. There are a few reasons why buying into this retrograde notion doesn’t make much sense anymore.
And then there’s the issue of the “family name.” After marriage and having kids, couples—like Paul and her husband—may want to be united under a common moniker.
Look at probably the most famous and awesome married folks in the world right now: Beyonce and Jay-Z. Have you ever gotten a friend request on Facebook from someone and stared hard at the name, trying to figure out if it was someone you really knew? I recently came across a blog post recently and the subject of debate was whether the well-accomplished Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Adichie , was right in telling a journalist to address her by her birth name and not her husband’s surname. It is customary in Nigeria, for a woman to drop her surname and adopt that of her husband after marriage. Back to the blog post I was telling you about, many commentators, both male and female, spoke unkind and derogatory words about Chimamanda, it was almost as if this talented Writer who has won awards both home and abroad for her works was suddenly worth not much because she dared to refuse to be addressed as Mrs or swap her surname for her husband’s.
I respect women who hyphenate their last name with that of their husband and adopt that as their new surname but I didn’t want any part of that. Ronke Alao is a writer who gives time-tested and simple principles to help women enjoy their relationships and marriages. Among these, the most commonly booked ad under the announcements category is Change of Name, be it for official purposes or personal. Among other slightly less frequently published newspaper announcements, Lost & Found Ads top the list. Since the sub-categories are different from one another, their newspaper requirements are also different, especially in an expensive city like Mumbai. Among all the newspapers, listed under Mumbai Announcement Ads, the Times of India is the most popular newspaper and in spite of being popular and having a wide circulation, it has a low ad rate than other less popular newspapers. Now in case of Change of Name ads in Mumbai, Midday (English) and Punya Nagari (Marathi) are two of the best newspaper options.
So basically, for an ad to be published under announcements, you need to first analyze the needs of the sub-category under which the ad is being placed, whether it’s economic rates or high visibility and then accordingly choose the newspaper. He thought I wrote it mistakenly out of habit, and when I asserted it certainly was not, tried to talk me out of it, offered a new form and when I still didn’t buzz, looked pissed. Those initial hours of laziness from not having to run around to change my name were replaced by anxiety of meeting new people in the next get-together. Defying male ego – the fragile inflated thing that breaks and bursts at the slightest nudge.
It’s about our lives, as husband and wife together and everything should be about how we build it. The only thing I would add is that if you, like me, decide to hyphenate your last name, it does get a bit more complicated.
I was uninsured prior to our marriage, so I gave them my new insurance card, and then when they sent the claim in they neglected to change my last name on their patient files and so we got a statement that I was a non-covered person and the claim was denied!
A friend of mine told me that if you apply for your new passport within 30 days of changing your name, you don’t have to pay for the new one, so do it quick!
Remember your Airline and other tickets must match your Passport or you might be going nowhere fast! I’m surprised so many ladies commented, including one who is getting married the second time, and not one person suggested the obvious alternative. Also, don’t forget to change any pensions that you may be vested in from a past employer.
Wondering if I will have time to do all of this since my wedding is in mid-october and I wont be getting back from my honeymoon until around all the holidays. To the commenters who said there is logic to a wife changing her name – that tradition comes from a time of female oppression and for some reason it still persists today, despite many other similar traditions being done away with. Keep your identity, and be a part of a progressive movement to end all of the oppressive traditions that put women one peg below their male counterparts.
Why did you click on a “how to change your name after marriage” (indicating the wish to take a partners surname) article if all you want to do is bash it? This is simply about a right that has been given to both, men and women; a right that we have somehow forgotten over generations to the point that we ironically question those who remind us of it. But it has been women, who since time immemorial, have been made to feel as if they have to have an identity other than their own (paradoxical as it may seem) in order to be identified as a person.
But if the name is unknown for some reason, then these adopted children should be called Mawalikum (your freed slaves).
If a married couple decides to get a divorce for some reason, a woman who has taken her husband’s name will invariably have to change her marital status and her name in all her legal documents, whereas, a woman who retained her father’ name after marriage will only have to change her marital status.
At the time of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) all women continued to be identified by their own name followed by their father’s, irrespective of whether their father was a Muslim or non-Muslim.
If one retains the father’s surname but verbally denies him fatherhood and claims that another person is the father, that too is considered illegal.
It is a subtle but sure way of stealing her identity step by step and giving her a new one.
We teach them to see themselves as ‘relatives’ and not ‘absolutes’ in this world – they will always be identified as someone’s daughter, sister, wife or mother. It gives each person, man or woman, one identity and helps in establishing and protecting their individuality. By allowing women to retain their maiden names (or at least letting them make the choice), we accept their individuality and do not have this culturally conditioned compulsive need to impose our ways and customs on them. Actually, i love being called his wife.The fact that I am married to the man I love, is a part of my identity. But there are women who think like me and i see nothing wrong with my line of thought.As I said earlier, to each his own.
I have yet to hear of a woman who was forced to change her last name to adapt her husband’s. I can just imagine the 100s of tongues wagging if one woman does this until she is forced to comply.
Some communities in India have gone to the extent of changing a woman's first name as well, after she gets married, which in effect completely wipes out her identity before marriage. There is no provision of law which mandates a woman to change her name after marriage which makes it clear beyond doubt that the option resides completely with the woman herself. On the other hand, even after divorce, if the woman desires to continue with her husband’s name, there is no restriction on that, unless of course she does so with an intention to defraud him.
This can be done by submitting a form for name change to the Department of Publications (Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India) which is then published in the Gazette of India Notifications. A focused attention is critical to make the relationship more enjoyable and also enable the couple to develop an unbreakable bond. Or maybe we are just vain and want something which at least looks like a perfect fairy-tale wedding and the bride nothing less than a princess. The Equifax Credit Score and 3-Bureau scores are each based on the Equifax Credit Score model, but calculated using the information in your Equifax, Experian and TransUnion credit files. Locking your credit file with Equifax Credit Report Control will prevent access to your Equifax credit file by certain third parties, such as credit grantors or other companies and agencies. Getting a new Social Security card is a good place to start because you can use your card to help you more easily change over other forms of identification. You can also take your application and documents proving your identity (they’re listed on the application) to a local Social Security office. Talk with your company’s human resources department about what you need to do to update your work records, including your name on your payroll check. It’s time to switch credit and debit cards to your new name, along with checks if you still use them. You’re not required to notify the three credit reporting agencies (CRAs) of your marriage and new last name, but it’s not a bad idea. The blog posts do not give, and should not be assumed to provide, personalized tax, investment, real estate, legal, retirement, credit, personal financial, or other professional advice. As such, you should familiarize yourself with all pertinent requirements prior to submitting any response through the blog or otherwise. Other Product and Company names mentioned here are the property of their respective owners. Then use the post marriage name change checklist below, but don't wait until the last minute to start preparation for your name change. In most cases, to legally change your name you will need a copy of your certified marriage license, so this task can wait until youa€™re back from your honeymoon. Also ask the court what paperwork you need to bring with you to request a legal name change. Not because we’d made an unspoken agreement to unite behind his slightly clunky, three-syllable surname; on the contrary, I made the choice years before that I would never, ever change my name to match my husband’s. It doesn’t have to be just about a woman changing her identity; it can be about whatever the couple wants. And I don’t begrudge Paul her choice; it’s her life, and not my place to judge, even if I wouldn’t make the same decision. For one thing, more women than ever are marrying later, when they’re already established in a career under a maiden name. About a year after I married, I got into an argument with a (male) coworker who called me selfish for keeping my own name. As the Cut pointed out earlier this year, both members of that power couple legally changed their surnames to Carter-Knowles, creating a family unit that represents them both equally. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, and spends her free time cooking, thinking about feminism, visiting Brooklyn’s myriad dive bars, and playing with her cat. Now, before you start thinking I am a loud-mouth feminist, (which could be a compliment; really), I am not against name change for married ladies. I like short last names and didn’t want to end up with a last name that was more than a mouthful. It speaks of achievement and literary prowess but I doubt if many of us ever heard of Mrs Esege; I mean who is she and what makes her significant right? Her methods teach women how to get past the confusion of dating and getting to the place where they really have fulfilling relationships and marriage. Announcement ads include a substantial number of important sub-categories which include Lost and Found, Change of Name, Public Notice & Tenders etc. They are often published as official announcements as a result of loss of any essential document like ID proof, Citizenship Card, Power of Attorney, Mark sheet, Legal Wills and other legal or official documents. For Announcement Ads in Newspapers, ensuring the importance, rates and circulation of newspapers read across the preferred region or city is highly essential.
On this page you can see all the newspapers that are published across Mumbai along with their circulation details and the rates and packages available for Announcement Advertisements in Newspapers of that region. This makes TOI an ideal option for Public Notice and Tender Advertisers as well as Lost & Found advertisers as in case of both these sub-categories maximum reach is essential.


The rates for these newspapers are quite low and since Name change ads are anyway required to be published in 2 local newspapers, they make the best pair. And yes, this is how many men feel, you know – hurt, if the woman does not take his name! It is so difficult to accept to change that the name you have grown up with and came to love over time, a name that stands for who we are today. Its really difficult to respond to another name suddenly….just because you are married! Some states in the US don’t allow you to hyphenate your name upon marriage without hiring a lawyer and actually going to court and paying for the name change (Missouri, for instance). So, if you have had your passport for more than one year when you get married you have to pay the full cost of a new one. My hubby dislikes it and people look at me oddly when I give out my name and its different than my hubby’s. If you are so concerned with your family having the same last name, here’s a crazy thought, have your husband change his name! This is an INFORMATION article, to be used at the readers discretion… We are all very aware oppression vs. I WANT to carry my husbands name- for reasons you obviously would argue with so I won’t waste my time. Does this not imply that a man is ‘whole’ on his own while a woman’s individual identity is not so ‘individual’ after all? Of course, this does not mean that adoptive parents or guardians cannot refer to their adopted children or wards as ‘son’ or ‘daughter’ or that the adoptive parents cannot be referred to as ‘mother’ or ‘father’ simply out of respect and fondness.
A woman, just like a man, cannot replace or blend her lineage with that of her husband upon marrying him.
On the contrary, if one takes on another last name, but clearly acknowledges the biological father, this is not considered illegal.
Although overlooked, there are far-reaching impacts of the cultural requirement for a woman to change her name at the time of getting married. To me, this seems like the basis of a healthy, tolerant and accepting society which allows people to realise their true potential rather than shackling them on the basis of age-old norms and traditions.
I am very glad that you highlighted an important social issue and I hope people would realize that it’s NOT OK for a woman to change her name after she gets married.
We get a lot of communication addressing her with my name, and she refers to herself as Mrs.
Does he like to be referred to as Mr Nandita, I wonder, not that this would make it more individualistic just more wholesome.
This has been affirmed by the court of law recently wherein it was held that a woman had the right to define her own identity, and her name being her biggest identity. Many women prefer to stick to their husband’s name even after divorce due to the cumbersome procedure of getting the name changed in all legal documents like passports, ration cards, voter identity cards, driving license and other official documents and also because the children might be using the husband’s surname. But as you’ll soon find out, changing your name is not quite as simple as just signing the marriage license.
This might also be a good time to consider updating other work-related forms, such as adding your new spouse as the beneficiary on your work-issued life insurance or retirement plan. You’ll also want to decide whether to add your spouse as a joint owner on any of your accounts. Your new name should be automatically reflected in your credit file as you notify bank and credit accounts. Some good ones to consider: the post office, utility companies, your doctor and dentist, insurance companies, the passport office, and more. Before making any financial decision, you should always consult with the appropriate professionals who can explain your options, rights, and legal responsibilities, and advise you on any tax, legal, credit, or business implications that may result from those decisions.
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And unlike some decisions I made as a strident, self-righteous teenager, the decision to keep my name is one I’ve never regretted. What does bother me is the fact that it’s 2013, and for all the strides that women have made—socially, culturally, politically, everywhere—we’re still expected to change such a fundamental part of ourselves, simply because we got married. My personal politics aside, I’ve built up a career and a reputation as a Plitt, and I didn’t want to lose that identity—it’d just be confusing. As far as I know, my ex-husband never once got the same reaction—that would have been totally unthinkable. If Bey and Jay can embrace a more progressive, egalitarian path on the name-changing front, perhaps the rest of us should follow suit. Hours after I read that article, I thought less of it as being fun and thought of many of the comments as disturbing and chauvinistic. A married woman may now have her husband and children as first priority where family is concerned but her parents and siblings are still very much family to her and before any of my Christian brothers, (or sisters for that matter), throw scriptures at me, remember the Bible states that a man shall leave his father and mother and cleave unto his wife not a woman shall leave her father and mother so why aren’t men exchanging their last names for their wives’? After all, I did change my last name right after marriage, not just on official records but socially as well but I did it because I wanted to not because I was compelled by societal norms. Since getting married, I have found out that people can get somewhat lazy when it comes to knowing a married woman. Well, Chimamanda is married to Mr Esege but she prefers to be called Chimamanda Adichie, why is that so difficult for people to wrap their heads around? Public Notice ads directly come under the category of public announcements and therefore are considered to be a sub-section of Announcement Ad category.
ReleaseMyAd, as the largest online ad agency for Newspaper Ads in India, have always aspired to ease the Classified Ad Booking Process for Newspaper Advertisers. If leaving the country for your honeymoon I HIGHLY recommend doing all the nasty name change business after you return. In other words, the concern is not about the name one chooses but rather that the lineage and identity of a person must not be obscured or ignored.
We teach our girls from an early age that they will be made to change their ways, their behaviour and their names after marriage in order to be considered flexible, adaptable and ‘good wives and daughters-in-law’. U seem to forget such decisions are not religion based alone, but also on the patriarchal culture prevailing in this part of the world. However, I will respect girl who choose to do so Voluntarily as some sort of symbol to their love,…yea right! Whatever little grey matter I have, I use it to form my own opinions without being influenced by friends or family.
The exercising of the option to change your name or not after marriage, should be solely a womans decision, and she should not blindly follow the traditions unquestioningly. It is also commercially available to third parties along with numerous other credit scores and models in the marketplace. Even if you rarely set foot in your bank or credit union branch these days, you may need to do so in order to show your identity documents and marriage license.
The views and opinions expressed by the authors of blog posts are their own views and may not be the views or opinions of Equifax, Inc. The procedure for legally changing your name differs from state to state, so you can Google your state and a€?name change formsa€™ for information and official forms. Once you receive your marriage license in the mail, make several copies to mail or show as proof. Furthermore, as gay marriage becomes more and more widespread—hooray!—the conventions of hetereosexual marriage, such as wives taking husband’s names, don’t have to be the norm. It made me think more of the whole idea of name change (usually of a woman) after marriage and challenge the norm. I mean, what’s the point of getting married if you aren’t addressed as Mrs So and So? Imagine a woman by the name Mary Adeolu who is a lawyer for example and has made giant strides in her career as a single woman, she then gets married and changes her name to Mary Thomas. Her husband isn’t complaining and why should anyone suggest that she is insubordinate, rebellious and unhappy because she won’t change her name? Tender Ads are linked with business ads but come under the Announcement section since tenders are supposed to be quotations relayed to other companies for which the tender has been filed. Hence, her name – which is a major part of that lineage and ancestry – should remain her own as well.
I am still myself with a mind of my own.but I am also just a woman in love with her husband. This isn’t a problem among the educated either because, as I say, I have yet to hear of someone who was forced to change her last name. Please keep in mind third parties are likely to use a different score when evaluating your creditworthiness. If you have a car loan, line of credit, mortgage, or other credit accounts, be sure to also notify those creditors of your name change. The one piece of good news, though: You won’t need to send these organizations thank you notes! After youa€™ve taken care of the legal name change with your state, go through the post marriage name change list below and submit name changes. There isn’t really any good reason why a dude can’t take his future wife’s last name, other than the fact that society might disapprove.
The way I got around it was to get my social security card first, since that has to do with the federal government, and then the local dmv had to accept the hyphenated name on my ssc and change it on my driver’s license without the added costs. Since you’re so outspoken about your own decision, you should know your comment is the only one negative here. The point is that even while i disagree with this tradition, its not as bad as it is being portrayed. Also, third parties will take into consideration items other than your credit score or information found in your credit file, such as your income.
That way, your credit history will continue to build in both your maiden and married names. It will be a LOOOOONG drawn out process as it takes months for name changes to take effect based on the frequency of updates received, and even then, they may not update it because they deem it not important. Most of the agencies you need to change your name with will have downloadable forms on their websites. He is definitely the most important person in my life, more important than everything else.
Yes, married women in these countries don’t change their names after marriage, they are forever known by their birth names. I know plenty of people in the UK and USA who retained their father’s name after marriage.



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