Page 2 of 2 Previous

Continued: The modern way for women to create a married name

  • Article by: NARA SCHOENBERG , Chicago Tribune
  • Last update: July 13, 2013 - 3:31 PM

Schroeckenstein said she wanted to keep her maiden name but still have the same last name as her husband and children.

“It’s a balance between tradition and new tradition,” she said of her decision. “I think most women still say, ‘I’m going to take my husband’s name,’ and, at least for me, a lot of the reason is just based on functioning from an outside perspective as a family unit.”

McCleary said that she considered not changing her name but that her mom wouldn’t have liked that.

The maiden-to-middle name switch is perhaps more diplomatic than just keeping your maiden name. Said McCleary: “It’s kind of making everybody happy.”

  • related content

  • 300 dpi Camille Weber color illustration of heart-shaped couple embracing each other and connecting with rings. Lexington Herald-Leader 2007marriage love wedding ring rings heart engagement couple 14000000, krtnational national, krtsocial social issue, krtworld world, SOI, 14006003, FEA, krtfamily family, krtfeatures features, krtrelationship relationship, krtsocialissue social issue, lx contributed, 2007, krt2007, krt, mctillustration, illustration lx contributor coddington weber mct mctillustration mct2007

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions

ADVERTISEMENT

Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

 
Close