kamala-patel at uokhsc.edu
Tue Apr 9 04:49:16 EST 1996
After reading all of these posts, it seems that I have a rather
unusual situation. When my husband and I were engaged we discussed
the NAME issue. In our case, my husband wanted to change his name
to my last name. Much of this had to do with his respect for my
father as well as other issues.
You would not beleive the opposition we faced--Not from our
families, but from the system. When a woman is married, she can
take her husbands name simply by saying, "I am now Jane So-in-So"
This is not the case if a man wants to take his wife's surname (At
least in Utah!) For Keith to change his name, either to my name or
to a hyphenated name, he would have to petition the court to
leagally change his name. This involves lots of $$ and requires the
same process as would be involved if you wanted to change your name
legally to GOD.
In the end, Keith kept his name and I kept mine. If we have
children the girls will have my last name and the boys will have
Kamala Devi Patel and
Keith Alan Kostuchowski
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