MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – More women who are getting married are choosing to keep their maiden names.

According to a recent New York Times article, about 20 percent of women married in recent years kept their maiden names. Another 10 percent chose a third option, such as hyphenating it or legally changing their name but still using their birth name professionally.

Sociologists said for many women it’s not a feminist act, but just practical.

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