There are a lot of different things to consider when getting married. It is not simply picking a dress, checking out different floral bouquets and cake testing. There are some legal documents that have to be signed and one major decision that has to be made as it will affect both the bride and groom for the rest of their lives. For one couple, the husband decided to make a pretty big decision which was definitely outside of the norm and his explanation for why he did it is absolutely astounding. Meet Ryan Sarafolean, the husband who decided he would relinquish his last name in favor of his bride’s.
The husband at the center of this unusual story is Ryan Sarafoleon who decided to submit a blog entry on The Huffington Post about why he decided to shrug off tradition and give up his surname. He had spent a lot of time thinking about the traditions that have shaped patriarchal societies around the world and how a name itself is a reflection of this.
What is in a name he began to ponder? It turns out a lot is in a name, particularly a husband’s.