I work with a doctor who recently got married and he did not want his new wife to take his last name for this very reason. It becomes more complicated after you have children and have two different last names. So, which last name is given to them? And hypenating is a terrible idea, nobody wants a hypenated name, because what happens when that person also has a child? How do we solve that issue?

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