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    Default Re: women's name after marriage

    It would be fantastic if those were his exes' names though you were right to think it is unlikely that anyone would splash their exes' names in a public forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    I had forgotten my antepenultimate wife (that marriage didn't last, I am happy to say). Emma Spydas also retained her maiden name, without the addition of mine. My current fiancée, Ms Werldwaid hasn't made up her mind yet.
    Now I understand why, in another post and on another topic, you agreed that beds were only for sleeping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aachu View Post
    one in lac .
    Note that 'one in lac/lakh' will be understood by fewer than one in lac/lakh people outside India/Pakistan/Bangla Desh. The word 'lac/lakh' meaning '100,000', does not exist in American, Australian, British, Canadian, Irish, New Zealand, etc English.

    Just to reassure you, aachu - I have in real life been married only twice. My current wife (whose name escapes me at the moment) and I remain on friendly terms with my first wife and her thing husband.

    ps. My surname really is Webb.
    Last edited by 5jj; 14-Feb-2013 at 20:53.

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    Oh, I thought lac/lakh was an English word used in Britain. I thought it came to India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh via the British, who colonized the region between 1857-1947 . I stand corrected-It's not a British word but a local word for a tenth of a million.
    [Hope, 'I stand corrected' is an appropriate phrase/idiom here]

    Nice to know your real surname and to know something about your life. Wish you a wonderful life, 5jj.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aachu View Post
    Oh, I thought lac/lakh was an English word used in Britain.
    My Hobson-Jobson (1886) has the word as 'lack', and says that it comes, via the Hindi lākh/lak from the Sanskrit laksha.

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    Default Re: women's name after marriage

    Yes, she can. It's quite straightforward to do.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Yes, she can. It's quite straightforward to do.
    I'm not sure I'd describe anything that involves paperwork, bureaucracy and government departments as straightforward! One of my friends spent nearly eight months getting all her documentation etc changed (one office lost her marriage certificate for four months, another confirmed her name change and then denied ever having heard of her in either her maiden or her married name), and then had to start the whole process all over again in reverse five months later when she got divorced. She has decided not to change her name should she ever be convinced to marry again.
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    Hi there, we all know that it is a must to change our last name when we get married. When you see in all other parts of the world, we have a maiden name, it symbolizes our surname when we are not yet married. Also the last name should be change because it is a prove that you are no longer single and as the message says. You are now one, so therefore if you're husbands last name is Mr.Brown, you will now be Mrs.Brown.

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    Welcome to the foru, cheskagirl.
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    Hi there, we all know that it is a must to change our last name when we get married. ...
    I disagree. However, if we wish to discuss this topic, we need to start a new thread in this forum: General Members Discussions

    The 'Ask a Teacher' forum is for the discussion of language.
    Last edited by 5jj; 15-Feb-2013 at 11:59. Reason: typo

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    '...we all know that it is a must to change our last name when we get married' - Oh yeah?

    (Perhaps you don't understand the idiom 'it is a must'. )

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