- An American man set to wed has made the decision to take his wife-to-be's last name
- Identified as Ryan Morrison, he explained his reasons for adopting her name, Miyoshi
- Ryan revealed his grandfather, who was a priest, picked a random surname from a phonebook because the family was meant to be a secret
- According to him, his wife's last name s better choice as it can be traced back for hundreds and hundreds of years
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While it is the norm for women to take on their husband's surname when they get married, a certain design manager has revealed on Twitter that it is going to be the other way round.
Briefly.co.za learnt that the guy, identified as Ryan Morrison, took to the microblogging platform to reveal that he would be getting married soon and intends to take his wife's last name instead of her taking his.
Ryan explained that he was doing so because of the history of his own surname. According to him, the name Morrison was chosen by his grandfather who was a priest and had a secret family.
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Since priests were/are not allowed to get married and have children, his grandfather picked a random name from a phonebook.
Explaining further, he wrote: "On the other hand, my wife's last name comes from her Japanese father, and can be traced back for hundreds and hundreds of years. Since my father-in-law doesn't have siblings, and my wife only has a sister, there's not a whole lot of people to carry on the Miyoshi name.
"I figured her name is the better choice out of the two, so why not! As of tomorrow afternoon, I will no longer be Ryan Morrison, and instead: Ryan Miyoshi."
Some of his followers dropped their two cents in the comment section. Below are some of the comments:
"I did the same thing for similar reasons! It’s actually been pretty hard. It’s taken years for my family to accept it. and a lot of the government systems aren’t set up for the groom changing his name, which is a massive pain in the a*s."
"This is absolutely wholesome and adorable, made me feel so warm inside. Congratulations!"
In a related report, a Nigerian TV host, Lolo Cynthia, revealed in an interview that she would like to keep her surname after marriage. She further explained that she would only take her husband’s name if it can create opportunities that hers cannot.
Several Nigerians found her opinion distasteful and they took to their handles to call her out. Some others also felt she should be left to wish for what she desires.
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