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When a wife changes her name

This week, my wife officially became Mrs. Daniel Mitchinson. We were married back in May, but it's taken this long to get her name changed at the DMV, social security, the bank and so on. I left it up to her if she wanted to keep her maiden name, or take mine (but secretly I was very happy she chose the latter). I don't know if it's because I'm a traditionalist, sentimental, or it just made me feel more secure. I know if she had chosen to keep her name, I wouldn't have loved her any less, but because she chose to take mine, I love her that much more. It can't be easy to give up that piece of your identity/Dan Mitchinson, KFBK (and former Spokane broadcaster). More here.

Question (for the women of Huckleberries Online): Why did/didn't you decide to change your surname to that of your spouse's?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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