A Twitter user, Ryan Morrison has taken to the platform to reveal
why he wants to bear his wife’s surname after they get married.
The usual practice is for the woman to take up her husband’s surname after marriage, but Ryan Morrison has revealed that he is going against the norm as he is going to adopt the surname of his wife after marriage.
Explaining the reason behind his decision, Ryan said his surname doesn’t have any root, as his grandpa gave them a random name to hide a family secret.
On the other hand, the surname of his wife can be traced back to hundreds of years in Japan.
“Hey y’all — I’m getting married tomorrow and taking my wife’s name. Had to make a rebrand joke, srry.
Long story short, my grandpa was a priest, wasn’t allowed to get married, and had a secret family. As a way to help keep this all hidden, the kids were all given the last name Morrison — as the story goes — chosen by opening a phonebook and pointing at random.
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“On the other hand, my wife’s last name comes from her Japanese father, and can be traced back for hundreds and hundreds of years. Since my father-in-law doesn’t have siblings, and my wife only has a sister, there’s not a whole lot of people to carry on the Miyoshi name.
“I figured her name is the better choice out of the two, so why not! As of tomorrow afternoon, I will no longer be Ryan Morrison, and instead: Ryan Miyoshi
“Another fun fact: The Miyoshi’s have been living in California for more generations than my own family has been in the US!”. He added.