Thoughts On Marriage. Would I Take His Last Name?

I’m not against marriage. I would like to one day get married, but I don’t know if I’ll take his name. I know some men feel strongly about their wife taking their last name. They feel as though not taking their last name somehow messes with the validity of the marriage. In my opinion it’s a choice and definitely something a woman would have to be comfortable with.

Marriage is supposed to be about two people deciding to turn from their pasts and join as one. I want that kind of built-in system of support and trust. The only way this system doesn’t work is if your partner isn’t giving you what you need. Trust is a big thing for me and if I don’t feel safe or loved by my partner than there’s no point in us getting married.

I’m not sure if I’m taking his last name because I like mine. I like my name, simple! My name is unique and it just fits me. If I start my business under my name and I get married, that would be a lot of extra to go through. It would honestly have to be someone I loved insanely a lot. My last name is kind of long so no hyphenating for me. Marriages aren’t seeming to last as long these days and I’m wondering if I should even go there.


Once again thanks for reading! I don’t have much to say today so……. thanks again, bye!

Published by Mariah Eskridge

Hello I'm Mariah Eskridge and my goal is to encourage those who otherwise wouldn't have the support. I graduated from Illinois State University in May 2019 with a Bachelors Degree in Marketing and Accounting. I've been faced with plenty of situations that I would've loved having someone that I can relate to.

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