Today’s traditional marriage has taken a shift from a woman taking on the last name of her husband to adding his name o her surname or having the husband dripping his last name and taking on her surname. Men are also taking on their wives last names and adding them to theirs with a hyphen. A few years ago breaking this tradition would have been considered a taboo, but today this is no longer true admits Alice Anderson. There are no laws in the United States forbidding men to take on their wives surname; it is simply a personal choice. Whatever you decide to do with your name doesn’t change your marriage status or the fact that you are husband and wife, and vice versa.
Are you planning on getting married? Maybe you’ll decide to do something different and break the tradition to make your own tradition. Passing on the family name doesn’t need to be done the same way anymore, it’s a personal preference and only you can decide how you want the family to be remembered. The important thing is that you are passing on the family name, whether it is yours or your loved one remains to be your choice. Genealogy will continue as long as you preserve the family name in honor of your ancestors who have worked hard to keep the family surname going. It is now up to you to keep your children and their children informed about their ancestors. Surnames are very important in keeping your family history alive so that your children will know who they are and where they come from. To read more about genealogy log on to Alice Anderson’s blog-site at: http://www.mygenealogysite.com/