Thursday 29 September 2016

Revealed: A surprising amount of women will still take their husband's name after marriage

Published 15/10/2015 | 10:28

Mairead Ronan
Mairead Ronan
Dawn O’Porter, who ‘blended’ her name with that of her husband Chris O’Dowd
The happy couple: Mairéad with her husband Louis Ronan at their wedding in Ballyclerihan, Co Tipperary
Mairead Ronan

Irish brides won't be breaking with tradition anytime soon.

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A new survey shows that the  majority of Irish brides will take their husband's name after they wed.

The findings, conducted by One4All gift cards, shows that a whopping 57% of women will adopt their husband's surname, which comes weeks after the issue was hotly debated by celebrity and 'normal' brides alike.

Just 23% of women will keep their surname after they wed and just 2% would follow in the footnotes of Dawn O'Porter and merge their maiden last name with their husband's.

Dawn O’Porter, who ‘blended’ her name with that of her husband Chris O’Dowd
Dawn O’Porter, who ‘blended’ her name with that of her husband Chris O’Dowd

10% of women said they would choose a double barrel option.

The survey enquired about wedding etiquette across the board with an incredible 90% of Irish couples saying they wouldn't create a hashtag for their big day and one in four would consider a social media ban altogether.

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