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Professional Women Taking Husbands' Last Name

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Professional Women Taking Husbands' Last Name

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Professional Women Taking Husbands' Last Name

Professional Women Taking Husbands' Last Name

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NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates reports that for the past 30 years, many professional women were happy to say "I do" at the altar, but said "I don't" to the idea of changing their names to take on their husband's surname. Now the tide may be turning — it seems more young women with advanced degrees are happily consenting to taking their husbands' names.