Dec 4, 2016
The topic of name change after marriage is a much requested theme on the Bridechilla Podcast and I am delighted to welcome back Katrina from thefeministbride.com to talk about the choices that Bridechillas have when it comes to taking their partner's name, creating a new name, hyphenating or keeping their maiden name. TheKnot.com surveyed nearly 19,000 women who got married last year and of those women, 86 % took their husband’s name. Katrina always pushes me to think about, as a feminist…(someone who strives for equality in all aspects of my life), my choices and choices made by those around me. Her last visit to the Bridechilla Podcast really motivated a lot of Bridechillas to question the inclusion of certain traditions and in some cases removed them from their weddings all together (hymen cake!). Today we talk about the reasons women cite for taking their spouse’s surname: some like the tradition of it, and others find it romantic. In some cases, it’s more important to their husbands, and some feel it will be more convenient once they have children. Some women even argue, counterintuitively, that taking their husband’s name is a feminist choice. I share some wonderful voice messages from Bridechillas Erin, Morgaene and Darcie who have thought very laterally when it comes to their name change choices. Whatever your decision, I know that this episode will empower you to make the choice that is right for you and get you thinking about alternatives and having the discussion with your partner (which I believe to be the most important step…not just having the assumption that you will be changing your name). I would love to hear your thoughts and feedback on this episode.
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