Dear Edith

What is the percentage of women that change there last name to those who hyphenate or simply don’t change their name at all?


I am sorry but I don’t have these figures, but most women change their names unless they are well-known professionals and choose to keep their own names.

Hyphenating ones’ name may be ok for you, but what about the children registering in school? and wedding invitations in the future? I find it awkward. A woman may simply use her middle name on occasion if she wants to and it has meaning. Example: Hillary Rodham Clinton. I hope this helps.