de Rossi, de Generes, d’Estaing.
Why would she do that?
Surrendering your identity is not and should not be part of marriage.
I’m surprised that either Portia DeRossi or Ellen would want to do this.
why are lesbians always so squallid. bleah! Sick sick sick women.
It’s not sick to be a lesbian Luisa Cristiani – you braindead moron.
It is however squalid to surrender your name and identity to your partner.
There is no reason for it.
It makes me want to vomit a little bit when I hear my straight female friends take their husband’s name after marriage to become subservient little women. I would expect more from a lesbian couple.
It’s their choice and it’s symbolic that they want to exist as a couple now that Proposition 8 has been overturned in court. Congrats to them.
“It makes me want to vomit a little bit when I hear my straight female friends take their husband’s name after marriage to become subservient little women.”
Well, ALL of my straight married female friends did that and NONE of them could be described as ‘subservient’ in any way whatsoever! Surely that’s an old-fashioned view?
Maybe Portia chose to change her name out of love…?
You do not need to change your name (and thereby surrender your individual identity) to prove that you love someone.
Then again Ellen is rumoured to be an incredible control freak so perhaps she pressured Portia into changing her name.
de Rossi, de Generes, dé classé
“You do not need to change your name (and thereby surrender your individual identity) to prove that you love someone”
Indeed (and I didn’t say it was a necessity) – nor do you need to get married to prove your love. However, that doesn’t mean that women who choose of their own free will to do either of those things are ‘subservient’.
Your own opinion is clear in what you wrote and the strength of the words you used eg vomit. But, whatever my own views, I don’t think it’s right to judge others who do something you personally wouldn’t choose to do yourself. It’s not compulsory to change your name yet many women (and some men) do it. It might not be to your taste, but it’s their choice. YOU might consider it’s ‘losing your identity’ but many people don’t. Each to their own.