While you waste your time trying to solve problems like world peace, people who are desperately in love all over the world are wrestling with real issues..like whether or not to change their last name when they get married!
The surname, sirename or supername, is a throwback to the patriarchal days when women were chattel.
Apparently the majority of Earthlings actually place their surname first (Mao Zedong) and if you must know the most common surnames on the planet are Lee,Wang, Chang, Liu and Chen.
As I have previously mentioned, ad nauseum, all verterbrates are created as females so logically males are therefore mutants.
I personally have no doubt in my mind that this old boys club tradition of brides adopting their husbands name will probably end in the not too distant future.
Here is a real Nee-slapper, my goodladywife retained her maiden name. Neither of my daughters have married... I do not know what they will do.
It was our second kick at the can and at the inception of our so-called starter marriages we had both adopted the traditional Y chromosone rule. It wasn't really a huge deal and certainly not nearly as difficult as naming our son.
After nearly 20 years of educating other people's kids my wife had her fill of all of the trendy decade names..that's another story...anyway WE decided to place her maiden name as one of his middle names and saddled him with my surname..not terribly creative.
Historically supernames were invented in accordance with a person's Occupation, Physical Characteristics, Geographical or Locational distinctions, Titles or your basic just for the hell of it Patronymics or Matronymics rules. In almost every culture the man's name prevailed.
With the ever increasing equalization of the genders many young couples now choose to blend their surnames to better reflect the creation of a brand new family, cool idea.
Jones + Smith becomes Smones or Jonith.
Others accommodate this conundrum by hyphenating the two, so called double barrel names, as in Jones-Smith. Not bad.
This is all fine and dandy until the issue of children enters the formula.
If the beautiful daughter of Mr & Mrs Jones-Smith married the dashing son of Mr & Mrs Schnikelheimer-Stankovikiouschuk
..well you can see what I mean.
I have always found it interesting how various traditions handled naming offspring...the son of Russian OV, Irish O', Polish SKI, Jewish BEN, Scandinavian SSON etcetera..and Daughters were alotted Dotters or Bas etc.
The ideal time for couples to decide this matter is while they are in the midst of surging hornymones which generously immerse the brain during the infatuation stage of their courtship.
Men and Women are biochemically infused with a powerful romantic cocktail for approximately 18 months...when love is blind.... NATURE's naughty little trick to get humans to procreate and pass on DNA.
According to f%$#@&g Divorce Lawyers, this hornymone stage is the best time for women to sign prenups and the worst time for men to sign anything as in MacCartney vs Mills...or vice versa as in K-Fed vs Britney!
Anyway I am interested to know if people
A. could care less
B. feel strongly about it
C. know exactly what to do
If you have a moment it would be nice if you could zip over downunda and wish STACE & AIDAN all the best on their big day tomorrow in Melbourne, Australia!