This week, when Portia de Rossi filed a petition to change her name to Portia DeGeneres, it got all of us talking about name changes around marriages. Who changes their name when they get married, anyway? A lot of us do, it turns out – 77 to 95 percent of women, at least. But a recent study found that women who change their names are perceived to be worth lower salaries than women who don’t.
If you're married, did you keep your name, take your partner's or take a new name altogether?
Ylonda Gault Caviness (who uses her hyphenated, married, and maiden names in equal measure) talks all about who changes their names, why, and what it all means. Wendy Rabas also joins us. She’s about to get married and plans to keep her maiden name to the chagrin of her fiancé.