Facebook has informed that a recently married friend has changed her name. Even though this is a depressingly frequent occurrence, I’m always a bit surprised when people I know make this choice. A quick facebook census shows me that out of 30 married women among my friends (most of whom are university-educated professionals in their twenties):
18 have changed their names
7 have kept their maiden names
1 has gone double-barrelled
3 are married to other women (none of them have changed their names)
1 has conveniently married someone with the same name
Seriously 18 of you – what the hell do you think you are doing? Unless your surname is “Bottomley-Ballsack” or something, then there’s simply no excuse for this kind of behaviour.