by Cara Mason |
One of the biggest decisions facing women today in Britain is whether to keep their maiden name when marrying their husband.
For a third of women, they feel they made the wrong decision when taking their husbands name and wish they had kept their own.
Just under a third of British women said that they actually disliked their married name and, if they had the chance, they would have kept their maiden name.
Luckily, many women don’t regret taking their husbands name and said that it is a big part of who they are.
A spokesman for Siteopia, who conducted the research, said, “The name we go by forms a big part of who we are and how we see ourselves, whether it’s the name we were given at birth, gained through marriage or a nickname we choose to go by.
“The results show just how much we invest in a name and the connotations we attach to different ones – it’s clear that where we may inherit a name or grow up with one we don’t like, we’ll often look to change or compromise with it.”
To combat hurting their husband’s feelings, one in 14 women have opted to have a double-barrelled surname, combining both hers and her husband’s names.
The study also found that one in five parents regret the name they chose for their child, and the same amount admitted that they would change it if they could.
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