Bride-to-be sparks debate after revealing she has refused to take her husband's last name

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By Nasima Khatun

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A bride-to-be has sparked a debate online after she revealed that she's not taking her husband's last name.

Claudia, who goes by @partygirlclauds on TikTok, took to the video-sharing platform to share the reasons why she's refusing to take her husband's last name after she gets married to him this summer.

"I'm getting married in August and I'm not changing my name," she said in the video posted earlier on in the year. "Aside from the fact that women don't even have their own last names, we either have our father's last name or our husband's... And that's carried on through our children."

She continued: "I asked him one simple question: 'Would you change your name for me?'"

The Australian content creator then told her followers that he replied with "No, I love my name," and for her, that was a "done deal."

"I'm not changing my name [because] I'm the last person in my family to carry my name and I'm not going to change it to something I don't like - I don't even like his last name."

Claudia then said that she has already considered options for their future children, stating that she and her soon-to-be husband have agreed on hyphenating both their names.

"I want my name to carry and I want his name to carry."

She went on to conclude the video by advising other women not to change their last names just because it's a "tradition."

The 48-second clip, which has now been viewed over 488 thousand times, got thousands of responses from other TikTokers.

"I saw recently someone said tradition is peer pressure from dead people," said one user, while another added: "There’s a story abt [sic] a doctor who didn’t change it & when they asked her why she said 'he didn’t go to med school for me to be known by his name.'"

"Say it LOUDER," agreed another TikToker.

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This user had a whole different approach to it stating: "My husband took my last name."

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Others agreed but didn't like the idea of hyphenated names.

"Agree but don’t hyphenate kids names. Just pick the name that sounds best," this user advised.

"From a child with a hyphenated last name please don’t do that to your kids," warned another.

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Others disagreed with the stance, stating that they were more than happy to take their husband's last name.

"I’m changing mine... I love my partners last name," said one.

"Left my name behind... love everything about my husband including his last name and family," this user commented under the clip.

"Only want to get married to change my last name jks (& to have the same Surname as our kids)," another added.

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One user even suggested that Claudia didn't "love" her partner enough to change her name, but thankfully this was quickly shut down by other users who jumped into the content creator's defense.

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What's your opinion on the issue?

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Bride-to-be sparks debate after revealing she has refused to take her husband's last name

vt-author-image

By Nasima Khatun

Article saved!Article saved!

A bride-to-be has sparked a debate online after she revealed that she's not taking her husband's last name.

Claudia, who goes by @partygirlclauds on TikTok, took to the video-sharing platform to share the reasons why she's refusing to take her husband's last name after she gets married to him this summer.

"I'm getting married in August and I'm not changing my name," she said in the video posted earlier on in the year. "Aside from the fact that women don't even have their own last names, we either have our father's last name or our husband's... And that's carried on through our children."

She continued: "I asked him one simple question: 'Would you change your name for me?'"

The Australian content creator then told her followers that he replied with "No, I love my name," and for her, that was a "done deal."

"I'm not changing my name [because] I'm the last person in my family to carry my name and I'm not going to change it to something I don't like - I don't even like his last name."

Claudia then said that she has already considered options for their future children, stating that she and her soon-to-be husband have agreed on hyphenating both their names.

"I want my name to carry and I want his name to carry."

She went on to conclude the video by advising other women not to change their last names just because it's a "tradition."

The 48-second clip, which has now been viewed over 488 thousand times, got thousands of responses from other TikTokers.

"I saw recently someone said tradition is peer pressure from dead people," said one user, while another added: "There’s a story abt [sic] a doctor who didn’t change it & when they asked her why she said 'he didn’t go to med school for me to be known by his name.'"

"Say it LOUDER," agreed another TikToker.

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Credit: TikTok
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Credit: TikTok

This user had a whole different approach to it stating: "My husband took my last name."

We love!

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Credit: TikTok

Others agreed but didn't like the idea of hyphenated names.

"Agree but don’t hyphenate kids names. Just pick the name that sounds best," this user advised.

"From a child with a hyphenated last name please don’t do that to your kids," warned another.

wp-image-1263206366 size-large
Credit: TikTok
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Credit: TikTok

Others disagreed with the stance, stating that they were more than happy to take their husband's last name.

"I’m changing mine... I love my partners last name," said one.

"Left my name behind... love everything about my husband including his last name and family," this user commented under the clip.

"Only want to get married to change my last name jks (& to have the same Surname as our kids)," another added.

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One user even suggested that Claudia didn't "love" her partner enough to change her name, but thankfully this was quickly shut down by other users who jumped into the content creator's defense.

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Credit: TikTok

What's your opinion on the issue?

Featured Image Credit: Vadym Shevtsov / Alamy