There was an amusing piece on NPR a few days ago: When Hyphen Boy Meets Hyphen Girl, Names Pile Up. It introduces a young couple, Brendan Greene-Walsh and Leila Rather-Knowles, who have absolutely no idea what they will end up calling themselves if they ever get married. Do they keep all of their last names? Or some of them, or some parts of them? Or none?
"We can go the route of Prince and just drop our last names just, be like, 'I'm Brendan.' " — The Brendan formerly known as Brendan Greene-Walsh.
Things will only get more complicated if they have children. The NPR story goes on:
Hyphenating has waned since its peak in the '80s and '90s, in part, experts say, because...READ MORE