Thursday, April 9, 2015

H: Husbands- Name Game

Count & Countess Armfelt (LOC)
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Why Do Husbands get to keep their names but we don't?- (A just for fun, not to be taken seriously, post)

Ok... because I needed a little bit of a breather from writing sci-fi flash fiction posts, today I thought we could play a little game instead.

 In many cultures when a couple gets married the wife takes the husbands last name. However, many wives have grown so accustomed to their maiden names that they don't jump for joy in letting go of it. I've also heard the excuse that "they didn't want to become just another Mrs. soandso" - in the case where the husband had been married previously.

Hey, it happened to me... it didn't bother me much. Sure I was glad to take my husband's last name! My NEW problem I was also already published under my maiden name. Twice. Sure... I could jump through hoops and have my publisher reprint the covers (LOTS of hassle). But even then my married last name is a bit bulky for a book cover. So whats a woman to do?

Wait a minute... who says it should always have to be the woman that worries about this?

Then it struck me... we need a new fad! Instead of the woman hyphenating her name or taking her husbands name there is ANOTHER choice.

Mashup your last name!

So here's the game...  take your hubby's last name and your maiden name (or your last name and your wife's last name if you are a guy) and combine the two to make up a new last name!

In my case... Instead of V.L. Jennings... I'd be V.L. Yarninngs

*Cue Laughter

Today's post was inspired by the letter H. H is for: Husbands   as part of the Blogging from A to Z April 2015 challenge! Click on the letter to join on in the fun!

Every day (excluding Sundays) I will be writing a post about something that begins with the letter for that day. Most of the time you will find a sci-fi flash fiction piece here.

*For Readers: Mash up your last names! Tell me what they are in the comments!

As always... if you have something that starts with the letter I that you would like me to try to incorporate into tomorrow's short story, I'm always open to suggestions!


  1. I'm still very much single, so no mashing-up for me. ;-)

    1. What would your parents original names be mashed up? ;)

  2. Cute game, but I am divorced and took my maiden name back. No mashing-up for me either, but it might be fun to have my own last name twice...I'll be Tracy Moore Moore

    1. Lol that would be cute! Imagine this though... If your parents had mashed up their names you wouldn't actually be a Moore right now either! lol

  3. Oh my, what an idea. McFinldy is the mash up of my maiden name and my current married name. But this is my THIRD marriage. Can you imagine what I would have to work with by now? Lord have mercy!

    1. I'd say, in order for this to work you would probably have to start with your maiden name ;) lol McFinldy isn't so bad ;)

  4. Hah! What a fun concept to stumble upon my first time here! I love my married name, not least because the mash-up of both would be a horrendous German-Italian monstrosity!

    2015 A to Z Blogger
    Visions of Other Worlds

    1. Aww, welcome to the blog then Jessica! I try not to be too serious here ;) Marcarelli is a pretty cool last name! It's not one I've heard of before!

  5. Finding my way here for the first time, too. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Mash-up name would be Barvey :)

    1. Barvey huh? That sounds totally legit! ;)
      lol Welcome and Thanks for coming by!