Should a Woman Take Her Husbands Name?
Is it wrong when in marriage the wife does not take her husband's last name; but is identified by her maiden name throughout their marriage?
Yes, it is wrong for a woman to do this, as it is
nothing more than following the Women's Liberation philosophy. One major problem that surfaces, what shall the children's
last name be, the wife's or the husband's?
The cause of this new trend lies in rebellion against God's
Word, the Bible. You see, God instituted marriage with Adam and Eve
and set the principles for all mankind thereafter.
In Genesis 2:24, God states that,
"Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, a
cleave unto his wife: and they shall be ONE FLESH."
Since this is impossible, physically, it is therefore referring
to the husband and wife being identified by ONE NAME. This is
further made clear by Genesis 2:23
"...she shall be called WOMAN because she was taken out of man."
Here, the Hebrew for "man" is "i
sh" (masculine) and the
Hebrew for woman" is "ish shah. The "ish" is taken from Adam's
name and the "shah" is the feminine in Hebrew. Therefore, being
Adam's wife she has taken Adam's name.
God further addresses them as Mr. and Mrs. Adam in Genesis 5:2
Male and female created he them;
and blessed them, and called