Is the age old tradition of the bride changing her name after she gets married, a thing of the past?

WHAT'S IN A NAME? I remember being a young teenager and imagining what I would change my name to when I was married; Kristine Depp, Kristine Gere, or perhaps Kristine Michael (I wasn’t quite right with that one!). Anyway, I assumed that when I married I would change my name. I suppose this assumption was because that’s what my mum had done, along with all the other married women I knew. Then I went to uni and became an upwardly mobile professional. At least half of the married women I worked with did not change their surname to that of their husband. It seemed to be a real ‘thing’ that the professional/qualified women didn’t change their name. It was like a matter of principle to show th

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