Family, motherhood and children

The latest feminist trend in the United States creates new surnames, more adjusted to each family reality

One of the battlefields in which feminism in the United States has been fighting for years is that of surnames. In that country, the woman usually adopts the husband's last name at marriage (although it is increasingly common for her to keep her own or opt for an intermediate solution) and the children receive, therefore, only the father's last name. Many families rebel against this situation because they consider it sexist, and they seem to have found an intermediate solution in last name mergers. Something like that as if the Brangelina or the Kimye they came true for the sake of equality.

The new formula takes parts of the last names of both parents and unites them creating a new word. As published Glamor, is the case of Sydney Skybetter, whose parents are named Skylar and Ledbetter. His case is a pioneer in the country, since the decision to merge his surnames (as well as giving him a name not generically marked) was taken by his parents in 1982. He followed the tradition by giving his own children the surname Skyado, the result of the union of his with that of his wife (Alvarado).

More and more couples are choosing this option, which does not keep the father's last name or create a new lineage with the mother, but instead Looking for an option that you believe is better at equity. Hammonaco, from LoMonaco and Hammond; Wongchenko, from Boychenko and Wong; Stilestein, of Stiles and Rottenstein; or Kein, that unites the Kopa and Schein of their parents, are some of the examples that are mentioned of a new tendency that perhaps ends up extending to the rest of countries in which the paternal last name still has priority.

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