17 women who explained why they didn’t take their husband’s last name after marriage

Nowadays, it’s common for women to take their husbands’ last names when they marry. The majority of women, however, do not follow this tradition. Either they’ll keep their last names, hyphenate her last name with the new one, or even come up with a new last name to share.

Making the decision not to take your husband’s last name requires a lot of consideration. A recent tweet by @MercyFul got a lot of attention after asking why: “I’d really like to hear the reasoning behind women who won’t take their husband’s last name,” the tweet stated.

Twitter users delivered, boy. Many women don’t want to take their husbands’ last names after getting married for a variety of reasons. Below are the top responses (including one from Chrissy Teigen)-and check out the entire thread here.

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What is your opinion on taking a man’s last name? Why or why not?

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