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Old March 5 2009, 12:08 AM   #4
Guy Gardener
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Re: if Chakotay doesn't have a last name, when he gets married...

Why should a woman take the last name of his husband? I know it's a surprise to some, but among all western nations, it's only in the US that it's still customary.
I am not a yank, not that there's anything wrong with that. Hells Bells, its debatable if I even live in the west.

I've heard of this "compositing" that couples do when entering marriage that they both take on a hybrid name to acknowledge that neither of them is too superior in an obvious way.... But any way you try to conglomerate Hansen and " " you're going to end up still with Hansen... And, in the case of hyphenating, how do you pronounce Hansen-" " ? Or " "-Hansen?

I wonder if Miral and B'Elanna now have to do some scary things before "The House of Paris" would be recognized by the Klingon High Council?
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