Washington University Law Quarterly
Although I first examine the history of surnames, the focus of this Article is an inquiry into two questions which the courts must resolve: First, under the common law can women retain their pre-marriage names during marriage; and secondly, if not, is the imposition of the husband’s name on his wife constitutional?
Julia C. Lamber,
A Married Woman’s Surname: Is Custom Law?,
1973 Wash. U. L. Q. 779
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