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Old 03-24-2014, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Mexican women end up with hyphenated names. Gloria Garcia marrying Jose Gonzalez usually ends up Gloria Gonzalez-Garcia
I've never seen hyphenated names in Spanish speaking countries.
I might be mistaken, but I think that if in Mexico Gloria García marries José González, she would still be Gloria García and can be socially referred as Gloria García de González (always keeping her maiden surname as the first one).
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Old 03-24-2014, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Czech Republic
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Mexican women end up with hyphenated names. Gloria Garcia marrying Jose Gonzalez usually ends up Gloria Gonzalez-Garcia
We also use hyphen in the Philippines but it usually depends on the woman if she uses it or not.
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Old 03-24-2014, 11:08 AM
 
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In Quebec, women no longer take their husband's surname (since 1981). In the rest of Canada, it's the opposite and the overwhelming majority of women take their husband's surname after marrying.
Correct - all of my friends (we're all born 70's-80's) carry our father's surname, regardless of marital status, and we all have different surnames than our children. My older neighbours (women 50+) all have the same surname name as their husbands. Socially, we usually use our husband's names, but legally we don't.

Some kids carry hyphenated names, however a lot of millenials here (1981+) already have hyphen names and it's getting ridiculous. My children would have had 4 surnames if we did that.
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Old 03-24-2014, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Canada
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Canada's custom, as described in an earlier post (#4), is rather new. Into the 1980's I did not know of any Canadian women who retained their maiden name (even in Quebec), except for a few who had established professional careers under their former name.
And post 4 did note that the law is only from 1981, but it has in fact taken strong hold and now women generally do not take their husband's name. The tradition has changed, and it is now the custom for women to retain their names, even amongst the vast majority of the native Anglo minority. I note that taking the husband's name remains the tradition in the rest of our federation.
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Old 03-24-2014, 11:16 AM
 
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Technically in France where by statue dating back to the French Revolution citizens are not allowed to use any other name than what is registered at birth.

Married and maiden names - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 03-24-2014, 11:45 AM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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I've never seen hyphenated names in Spanish speaking countries.
I might be mistaken, but I think that if in Mexico Gloria García marries José González, she would still be Gloria García and can be socially referred as Gloria García de González (always keeping her maiden surname as the first one).
I live 5 miles from the border and in a prominently Latino area. have friends and co-workers who live on both sides of the border and this is the way I always see it. I have a friend named Isabel Ortiz who married some guy with the last name Rentaria. She's now Isabel Rentaria Ortiz. She also has a middle name right after her first name so she has four names now.

I should add, I said hyphenated as if it always is. it's not. I was really trying to emphasize how the woman's original last name remains.
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Old 03-24-2014, 01:13 PM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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Certainly not here.
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Old 03-24-2014, 01:18 PM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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In Belarus, most women take their husband's last name after marriage.
However, some choose not to do it.
By law, it's also possible for a husband to take his wife's surname. But I think hardly anyone does that in real life. If someone does, people will probably laugh at him
Yes here too. They would laugh too if the woman didn't change.
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Old 03-24-2014, 07:21 PM
 
Location: American Expat
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In Việt Nam the women don't.
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Old 03-24-2014, 11:42 PM
 
Location: Minsk, Belarus
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Yes here too. They would laugh too if the woman didn't change.
Really?
Here such a woman wouldn't be laughed at. But as I said it's a minority that doesn't take husband's surname. Often it's independent and feminist women that opt not to change.
As for men changing last name after marriage, I can't remember any examples of that. But I suppose they do exist. Some men may hate their last name since it sounds bad, is similar to some bad word etc.
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