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22 women share why they didn't take their husband's last name after marriage

Here's what these women had to say about the tradition of taking one's husband's last name after marriage.

22 women share why they didn't take their husband's last name after marriage
Cover Image Source: Twitter/geekhausen

Editor's note: This article was originally published on October 6, 2021. It has since been updated.

The concept of taking your husband's last name is one that has long been ingrained in culture. The topic came up for discussion in a tweet a few years ago when Twitter user Omo Alade Alafia asked: "I'd really like to hear the reasoning behind women who won't take their husband's last name." Thousands of people weighed in on the subject, including Chrissy Teigen, who wrote: "I am not anti-taking the last name at all," she said. "I was going to. I just never got around to it and it isn't even the name he goes by. It wasn't some grand statement not to. I just don't see how the choice affects anyone else – why do people care so much!"

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