Are American newlyweds blending their last names?

Are American newlyweds blending their last names?

Are American newlyweds blending their last names?

Language and how we use it.
Aug. 16 2006 1:15 PM

Keeping Up With the Smoneses

Are American newlyweds blending their last names?

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Despite three decades of experimentation, the blending of surnames still subverts expectations in a way that seems to make many people (including some journalists and columnists) deeply uneasy. Perhaps some day name-meshing will truly catch on. If it does, don't blame Brangelina.

Correction, August 17, 2006: This piece originally stated that the Rudorens got married last year. They were married in 2004. (Return  to the corrected sentence.)