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17 Brides Who Refuse To Take Their Husband's Last Name
A woman's life changes overnight the day she gets married. One huge tradition practiced across the globe is when a woman takes her husband's last name the day after she ties the knot. While it's a widely accepted tradition, there are some woman who have no interest in changing their surname. They may be judged, but there is power in name. Sometimes changing it would mean removing a part of yourself.

As long as you're married, committed, and in love, who cares what surname you use.

1
I'm getting married in two months and I have no desire to change my last name. It seems archaic and sexist. He could just as easily take MY last name. He thinks I love him less b/c of this. I don't.

No woman wants to downgrade their last name when they tie the knot.

2
When I get married I won't take my husbands last name because my last name is too awesome

We shouldn't lose a piece of ourselves when we get married. We should only add to our lifestyle.

3
When I get married I'm not gonna change my last name. I may add his last name, but I wouldn't get rid of my current last name, it's who I am.

Everyone has their reasons for doing what they want.

4
I kept my last name when I got married because I like the way it sounds better with my first name than my husband's does. I said it was because of academia & being published already.

Starting over can be too much hassle sometimes.

5
I recently got married and I'm on the fence about changing my last name. It's tradition, it's almost assumed but I don't want to lose "me" and I'll have to get a new passport it already has stamps!

Find yourself a man who will support your interests.

6
I refuse to change my last name when I get married. 
I don't see the point. I'd have to get new ID, passport, everything. For what?
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