Wife to be does not want my last name (self.AskMen)
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My girlfriend and I have been very serious for a long time (4 years), and have recently started talking about marriage. I have not proposed yet. During the conversation I wanted to make sure that she would take my name. She said she either wants to hyphenate our names or both switch to a combined name (one where we create a combination of our names for a new last name). This upsets me a lot because I always thought that she would take my last name. When I tried to convince her, she said that she will not take my name because it is a "Sexist tradition" This upset me even more because I now feel like the bad guy. She says that her taking my name is like me making her my property and therefore making her unequal to me. I think that this is ridiculous, but there is no way I can change her mind. Any advice/ thoughts?
112 comments submitted at 01:16:45 on Nov 5, 2013 by hyphinatedthrowaway