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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)


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.