Women Confess Why They Didn’t Take Their Husband’s Last Name Upon Marriage

When a couple gets married, society has introduced a “norm” where the wife takes the husband’s last name. While many people go along with this tradition, there are those who opt out of taking their husband’s last name. One Twitter user, @_mercyful asked the question to her followers–wondering why women chose to not take their husband’s last name.

Women poured in with answers–all from their careers, to their love for their own last name, and even some strange ones.

Even Chrissy Teigen weighed in on the debate, saying:

Well, I’ll be damned. Personally, I had no idea that John Legend’s last name wasn’t Legend…I should have known though (his name is John Stephens).