👩🏼‍❤️‍💋‍👩🏿👨🏻‍❤️‍💋‍👨🏽Last Names of Kids & Spouses

“People look at [our child], look at Kerry, look at me, & then go “just trying to work out who he looks like more” or “who’s eyes he has”. And I’m just like really?!”

Matrilineal Naming

Patrilineal Naming

Nurturer’s Last Name (Bartholomay, 2019)

Cyrena Selden, 2020 — Adoption & Kids’ Last Names

Name Change & Divorce — Melanie MacEacheron, 2021

Natalie Hurst, 2021–14th Amendment Implications of a Complex Name Change Process After Marriage for Men

Only ten states allow men to use a marriage certificate as a legal name change document — Colorado, North Dakota, New York, Massachusetts, Louisiana, Iowa, Hawaii, Georgia, Oregon, and California (Jones, 2016).

Michelle Kaminsky, 2022

Brides — Jaimie Mackey, 2021

Catherine Pearson, 2015

Laura Hamilton et al., 2013 — Name Change & Gender Attitudes

Underwood & Robnett, 2021 — I Would Like Us To Share A Name

One of Us Will Change

We’ll Both Change



Genetics & Biology

Related Articles

among same-sex couples, females tend to take their partners’ names more often than males,

Brett Snider, 2014

Changing Your Name Regardless

Tyrone Jones, 2016

Matthew Smith, 2016

Matthew Smith, 2016: https://yougov.co.uk/topics/lifestyle/articles-reports/2016/09/13/six-ten-women-would-like-take-their-spouses-
https://www.brides.com/story/guide-to-changing-your-name-after-marriage (Photo by Emily Roberts)

History of Name Changes — Sophie Coulombeau


Tian & Cramon-Taubadel, 2020

Son Preference — Shangao Wang et al., 2021

Queens & Chess

Remarriages Last Longer

Benson, 2013, 2016

Yefet, 2020

Patriarchal Tax Laws — Karin Yefet, 2020

Hemez & Washington, 2021 (US Census)


Suzanne Kim, 2017

“With nationwide marriage access to same-sex couples, an unprecedented opportunity has been created to disentangle the relationship between formal law, gender norms, and marriage.”



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