Under Scots law a woman has always kept her maiden surname but the law, like social convention recognised them under their married surname. In legal documents, right down to at least the 1990s, a married women would appear either only under her married surname or the slightly more archaic Christian name followed by maiden surname followed by “or first ...
Is there such a law that says that they cannot "nuke" last names once
they get them, but are only allowed to "pile on" the new one to the
ever-growing list of last names? Perhaps as a way to signal that it's
not a good idea to get married to somebody who's obviously prone to
If this is not the case today, has it been the case in ...