Why isn’t research done to women’s identities after marriage? Most women change their last names and names are very evident in modern society. Many people “are” their names these days. Your full name is what you identify by on many primary social media sites and a person’s name influences how they’re perceived by others. A woman is bound to change her personality a little once her identity has changed, right? And most women change their last names after marriage. I know I changed a little bit once my name was changed, not by choice. Couldn’t a woman’s change in identity affect the dynamic of the marriage? Would marriages last longer if each spouse kept the identity that they met and fell in love with?