Should you take your husband’s name?

changing your nameAlways wanted to be the one who sends out the correction email to work colleagues: “From now on, you may refer to me as Mrs Jane Somebody instead of Miss Jane Nobody”?

Or are you happy enough with your own name?

Taking the surname of your partner has changed from being the status quo to being a highly subjective and personal matter.

Ultimately, it’s a personal choice. Whether you keep, change or hyphenate, there’s no right or wrong answer. The only rule is to discuss it with your husband-to-be before you make a decision – especially if you’re thinking about not taking his name.

A recent study by Florida University found that just 18% of women kept their original name after marriage. On the flipside, how many celebrities can you think of who’ve changed their name?

Victoria Beckham, yes. But Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett. Renee Zeilweger, Jennifer Lopez and Elizabeth Taylor (eight times, no less) all kept their own surnames.

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