Originally Posted by paxye
Here in Quebec women can not and do not take their husbands name when getting married. The same thing goes for if you get married somewhere else and live in Quebec you need to use your maiden name on all official documents...
So everyone here assumes that married couples do not have the same name because legally you can't use your spouses name unless you go through a legal name change which is a long and expensive process.
However, they always assume that the kids get the dads name... but are not too surprised when the kids have mom's name...
That's interesting! I had no idea!
I kept my name, too. DD and DD2 will have DH's name...he was pretty sensitive about that and is still sore about me keeping mine. Both of the girls have/will have my surname as their second middle name. A well enough compromise.
Somewhat OT, it's irritating me to get Christmas cards addressed to "Mr. and Mrs. DH". Every time I see one addressed that way I wonder why people can't just address it to DH and Elizabeth Mylastname. I feel like I need to do a PSA and let everyone know that, in fact, I haven't changed my name.