marriage and name-changing

Prad Basu pbasu at
Sun Sep 7 11:25:44 EST 1997

In article <340E2BC9.2570 at>, penny at wrote:
>I have a couple of friends who took an interesting approach to 
>the name game.  His name was Fruehling, which I was told is
>German for spring.  Her name was Lockwood.  Their solution was
>to create a new family name: Springwood.   His father wasn't
>thrilled, but eventually got used to to it.  And based on telephone,
>registries, they're also the only Springwoods in the US.
>Won't work for everyone, but certainly a unique compromise.

Good idea!  I just married someone with my last name - saves a lot of hassle!  

In friendship,

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