Number of Women Keeping Their Name After Marriage is on the Rise 

The New York Times’ data blog, The Upshot, has found that more and more women are keeping their names after marriage. According to a Google Consumer Survey, nearly 20% of women are now choosing to keep their name, with another 10% hyphenating or continuing to use their name professionally.
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Bride Unable To Deposit Checks Because She Kept Maiden Name, Is Probably A Nihilist

Journalist Pete Iorizzo writes in the Albany Times Union that he and his new wife weren't able to deposit wedding checks made out to "Mr. and Mrs. Pete Iorizzo" because their local Bank of America branch couldn't accept that his wife is who she says she is. Though the newlyweds were willing to produce a marriage… »1/04/12 9:30am1/04/12 9:30am

Japanese Women Fight For Right To Keep Their Maiden Names

Four women and one of their husbands filed a lawsuit yesterday in Tokyo to challenge the law that forces almost all Japanese women to take their husband's last name, the Sydney Morning Herald reports. Japan's Civil Code, which was written in 1898, requires that married couples share the same last name. It's extremely… »2/15/11 12:00pm2/15/11 12:00pm