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20th Dec 2017

This groom made an unconventional decision before his wedding


Fair play, like.

There are lots of things to consider before you tie the knot.

When are you going to get married? Will the venue you have in mind be free that day?

What kind of dress are you going to wear? How much money are you willing to drop on the dress? Will the dress be white or cream? Will you wear a veil with the dress?

Yeah okay, most of these things are dress related but whatever, it’s important.

Another thing that you’ll definitely have to consider is whether or not you’re going to take your partner’s name.

It’s becoming increasingly common for brides to decide that they don’t want to bother taking their husband’s last name these days.

Whether for work reasons, personal preference, or because they’re just not all that bothered, more and more women are opting to keep their own surnames after they tie the knot.

However, one groom has done something rather unconventional and decided that he’s going to take his wife’s last name when they get married.

Shocking stuff, altogether.

Grant Phillips took to Facebook to explain his reason for wanting to take his wife, Jade’s, last name.

He started by saying that, first off, Jade’s name will die if somebody doesn’t take it so he wanted to do it for that reason.

Right so.

Then he went on to talk about his other rationale for taking his wife’s surname.

“I know a lot of people have the perception that a man taking his wife’s name is somewhat emasculating… Each to their own I guess.

“I, on the other hand, believe this is a sad perspective based on an understanding of an outdated tradition which centres around ownership.

“For me, I’mhonouredd that Jade would like me to take her name.”

We guess that all that’s left to say is well done Grant for not adhering to the sad perspectives of other men, because you, of course, are not like other men.