Image copyright Christodoulou Photography Image caption Debbie and Wayne Harding on their wedding era

When three husbands told us why they took their wife’s last name, other readers got in style to share their experiences. Here two of them explain how it shown itself to be road more difficult than they had imagined.

‘My boss refuses to accept my new name’

Wayne Harding, ne Nell: I wedded my bride Debbie in July 2016 and changing my figure from mine – Nell – to hers – Harding – effected a big stimulate among my family and at work. The decision was a no-brainer for me. Debbie has a daughter from a previous tie-in and we wanted her to have the same mention as the rest of the family. I recollect my stepdaughter doing to me that she didn’t want to go to institution with a different call, and I altogether understood how she detected.

I am South African and most of their own families still live there and weren’t able to run over to Cyprus, where we had our bridal. I didn’t mention my plans to change my mention – I didn’t think it was a big deal. It was only when I changed my reputation on Facebook that my daddy and my brother found out. They weren’t happy. “It’s merely a refer actually, Dad, it’s not the end of the world, ” I said to him on the telephone. He told me it was the most difficult slap in the face for him and the family. “It truly cuts deep, son, ” he messaged me later.


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