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A solution for newlyweds who want to break away from tradition

Tom Elliott
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Newly married couples are choosing to merge their surnames, breaking tradition of the woman adopting the man’s name once married

Author of How to Choose Your Baby’s Last Name: A Handbook for New Parents, Lorelei Vashti, has combined both her and her husband’s last name for their children.

Ms Vashti told Tom Elliott she has noticed the trend happening a lot more.

“I discovered people have been doing this for a long time,” she said.

“It is not a mainstream thing but it is becoming more and more known as a solution when two people come together.

“We no longer trace our family trees through surnames, it is not a way to keep records anymore.

“And there’s no one size fits all.”

Ms Vashti said couples are even alternating their surnames for each child.

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