Chrissy Teigen Hilariously Shut Down This Tweet Criticizing Women For Not Taking Their Husband’s Last Name

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It’s been American tradition since the country began: when a man and a woman get married, the woman takes on the man’s family name. But what some people don’t realize is that it’s not actually a worldwide tradition. In fact, there are many cultures where women keep their family name and it’s considered status quo. So why is it such a big deal that there are some women who just don’t want to change their last name?

So when one Twitter user decided to ask for the reasoning behind women who won’t take their husband’s last name, she probably didn’t expect the vast number of responses she got.

The whole thing became a huge debate about why women should or shouldn’t take on someone’s last name, with plenty of people asking why it even matters.

A lot of women came up with incredibly valid reasons to why they decided to keep their last names, including the history behind the practice and their love of their own family name. Besides, let’s be real — why does anyone need a reason to keep their own name?

But perhaps Chrissy Teigen said it best when she revealed the reason why she didn’t take John Legend’s name when they got married.

That’s right — John Legend’s last name isn’t even Legend.

Sorry guys, Chrissy isn’t here for any of your double standard BS and neither are we. Have a good day. TC mark

Callie Byrnes

Callie is a professional Thought Catalog blogger by day and an amateur Tumblr blogger by night.

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