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Women keep their names after marriage for more than feminist reasons

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Leah Mary Allen Christensen and Walker Bennett in Sedona, Ariz. (Courtesy of Leah Mary Allen Christensen)

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Shauna Rae Foster and her husband Domingo Contreras, one of the growing number of mixed-name couples in the United States. (Courtesy of Shauna Rae Foster)

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Thirty years after the feminist movement spurred women to keep their maiden names, women are choosing to hold on to these names for a different reason--to preserve their ethnic identities.


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