Surnames

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  • People

    7 celebrities on why they changed their name after getting married

    From Priyanka Chopra Jonas to Jada Pinkett Smith, these famous women (and one famous man) share the reasons why they decided to take their partner’s name

    Posted by
    Hannah-Rose Yee
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  • Long Reads

    “Why I refuse to anglicise my Polish surname in a post-Brexit world”

    “I never imagined feeling rejected by the country I was born in, and yet, Brexit has managed to bring out the ugly side of Britain”

    Posted by
    Caroline Saramowicz
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  • Life

    NatWest just had to apologise for an employee’s sexist comment

    A bank worker allegedly told a UK woman that she was ‘supposed to take her husband’s surname’.

    Posted by
    Moya Crockett
    Published
  • People

    Chrissy Teigen on why she didn’t take her husband’s surname

    When a man decided to grill women on their personal life choices, Teigen issued a legendary response…

    Posted by
    Kayleigh Dray
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  • Life

    How keeping your own surname changes the way people perceive your marriage

    According to a new study, outsiders view the power dynamic of a relationship differently if a woman keeps her own name.

    Posted by
    Moya Crockett
    Published
  • Life

    “Why it’s time to recognise the feminist power of ‘Ms’”

    No woman should be defined by her relationship with a man, says Lucy Mangan

    Posted by
    Lucy Mangan
    Published
  • Life

    15 men reveal why they took their wife's surname after marriage

    “Hopefully someday last names will be passed along matriarchal lines”

    Posted by
    Jasmine Andersson
    Published
  • People

    Kylie Minogue explains why she's decided to change her name

    “Minogue has never tripped off the tongue”

    Posted by
    Kayleigh Dray
    Published
  • Life

    This amazing new research can reveal the origin of your surname

    Were your ancestors butchers, bakers or candlestick makers?

    Posted by
    Moya Crockett
    Published
  • Life

    Woman forced to use her husband's surname at work

    Yes, for real

    Posted by
    Anna Pollitt
    Published