I'm happy my wife took my name. I didn't really consider the overall consequences to society, but it is nice for my immediate family to all have the same last name.
Yes, and any concern she has for wanting to still be associated with her
immediate family is of course of no concern at all.
In the words of the great Blackstone; "By marriage the husband and wife are one person in law; that is the very being or legal existence of the woman is suspended during the marriage, or at least is incorporated or consolidated into that of the husband".
It's really romantic isn't it?
(and yes, I realize this topic has been dead for a few days.)