More and more women are questioning whether or not to take their husband’s surname after marriage or keep their maiden name. Especially for a woman who has developed her own business or who has a professional image connected with her last name, there could be consequences to leaving that name behind. Some women even feel that giving up a cherished lifelong surname will result in a degree of disconnection from their family. There’s no right or wrong choice regarding what to do with a maiden name. But one option that can be favorable for many, involves using a maiden name as a middle name after marriage. In so doing, a woman maintains a link to her family history while at the same time merging herself into her husband’s heritage.
Whatever you decide to do with your legal name after marriage, consider a name consultation to determine the actual effect of your new signature on your job, career and finances. There are a host of life adjustments that take place when beginning a new life. Make sure your name identity will support those changes to best advantage.
About the Author
For the past 20 years, Maryanna Korwitts has researched ancient naming tradition, name etymology, energetic patterns encoded in name spellings, and charted naming trends in our culture. She works with clients worldwide doing name consultations, profiles, and compatibility evaluations.