So there’s this ongoing debate on Ineme Dandison and Christie Essien’s Facebook profile as to whether a married woman should change her surname from her father’s name to her husband’s name or not.
Some people feel women that do not change their surnames after marriage are not submissive.
Someone even said that a woman who doesn’t change her surname after marriage wants to run away (as if she can’t run away after changing her surname).
Others say that she no longer belongs to her father’s house but to her husband and so must change her identity.
Some said it’s a matter of mutual agreement and understanding between the couple.
Someone said it’s about motives. For e.g., the daughter of Dangote may not want to change her name because of who her father is.
Too many reasons sef.
What’s your take on this? Is it compulsory for a woman to change her surname after getting married? Why or why not?
Please any legal practitioner should also help us with the legal implications of both sides. Thanks.