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[原创-趣闻] 澳大利亚三位科学家研究婚姻中“随夫姓”对个人和职业有何影响

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How three scientists navigated the personal and career implications of a name change with marriage


For women who marry men, in 2019 this question still comes up: will you be taking your husband’s name?


It is no longer a legal requirement nor the default position for Australian women to take their partner’s name. But recent evidence suggests it’s still a common occurrence – the majority of Australian women make this choice.


As professional women, we’re interested in the question of how this decision impacts on identity and career progression.


Married, changed name, now divorced


Kate: As a younger bride, I had no real career established at the time of my wedding, and held the perception that a marriage is forever. I chose to change my name.


That marriage ended in divorce years later. By then I had published a number of scientific papers under my new name, and my career was well established. So I was faced with another name choice: keep and/or adjust my name, or switch back to my maiden name.


At the end of the day, it may appear trivial to some, but I have to be happy with who I am and with many years in my science career left. I have to be true to myself in needing my own form of name identity back.


I will be making the change: from Dr Kate Charlton-Robb to Dr Kate Robb. It is, after all, the name I identify with and want to be identified as.

我将做出改变:从Kate charton-Robb博士到Kate Robb博士。毕竟,它才是我认同并希望被认同的姓名。

Married, later reverted to maiden name


Tara: When I got engaged, I struggled with the concept of changing my name. Just like my partner, I liked my name. It was part of my identity, my origin, and I was proud of it.


There were questions from family members whenever the subject came up. Mainly, what would we call our children, and was I worried about divorce, given my mother had divorced twice? There were never demands, just the feeling of subtle pressure from parents and grandparents to conform to tradition. Eventually I relented and took my husband’s name.


Years later I started a PhD. I would be the author of a huge body of work. Something to be truly proud of, except it bothered me that it wasn’t really going to be in my own name.


Adding to this, I was simultaneously witnessing two close friends going through stressful divorces. Despite being happily married, as a child of divorce it is sometimes hard not to hold lingering fears.


So, with the support of my husband, I commenced the process of changing back to my birth name. Together we faced the bombardment of questions, and answered with patience: “yes, we are still happily married. No, we are not getting divorced”.


Complicated and personal


Changing your last name upon marriage is a complex issue for some women. It’s a issue that can create long term, ongoing considerations.


But we do have choice. Yes, some women do change their name. But others choose to keep their maiden name, or use a hyphenated or merged name. Others keep their maiden name professionally, but take on their husband’s name legally.


We encourage women to consider all of their options, to think not just about the present but also about the future, and above all stay true to their own identity and personal preferences.


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Anita Spinks
Having the option of keeping one’s last name or rejecting it, means that awful family names should eventually disappear following the principles of evolutionary advantage. A nice sounding surname like ‘Mc Clintock’ should survive whereas a crappy surname like ‘Bottomley’ should meet its demise. No more kids saddled with cringeworthy family names. Surely a good thing!

有保留姓氏或是拒绝保留姓氏的选择权,意味着按照进化论,不好的姓氏最终会消失。像“Mc Clintock”这样发音好听的姓氏应该能够存活下来,而像“Bottomley”这样发音蹩脚的姓氏应该会消亡。不再有孩子背负着令人生厌的姓氏。这肯定是件好事!

Jeannette Hope
I took my husband’s name and kept it when we divorced. Professionally, it had an advantage, because I’d moved up the alphabet from P to H, so I got to be senior author on publications more often!
But in spite of the divorce, the name was part of my life journey, it was my son’s name, and I just liked it.


Celia Green
I’m like the second author - got married at 25 while I was still at university and changed my name to my husbands. Never really felt right so after 2 years I changed it back to my maiden name. Which meant that I graduated with my maiden name and that is now my professional name. I’m still married and both my husband and I work in academia. We sometimes even publish together and I like that I have my own name and not his.



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