Smith - Smythe - Smith
My name is Kaz Jazz Fan (Ms or Mrs)
Unlike Betty I didn't keep my maiden name - it was just too complicated in a time when we still had Harold Wilson, they'd just elected Nixon and 'Major Tom' was still on the ground.
Changing names can be traumatic for a woman - Margaret Sandra decided to drop her surname altogether and found it nearly impossible.
It often seems that surnames aren't an issue until the couple has issue.
When teaching in the inner city, I was astonished to see a Gareth Prescott - Hutchinson on my tutor group list. Would he be like Lawrence Llewellyn Bowen or Tiggi Leg - Bourke?
Gareth turned out to be a likeable, dozy kid from Gorton whose parents just couldn't agree on a surname.
Nancy Banks - Smith said of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall ... "He will kill and eat anything that is not actually running for a bus". Nancy (the one who writes the witty Corrie reviews for the Grauniad) is far from posh. I remember her writing about her dad (or grandad) who was a dustman.
There are some couples who should never be tempted to hyphenate.
And there's more here. KAZ
Labels: Hyphenation can be fun.