To take or not to take, your husband’s surname

Tamara El-Rahi | 08 August 2014
Is this, like, a totally outdated tradition?

Baby name wizardry

Carolyn Moynihan | 26 February 2013
When parents choose a name for their baby they are making a decision that may place them right in the mainstream of social history or at the margins. Now you can find out where you are with an online name wizard.

Women say “I do” to husband’s name

Carolyn Moynihan | 23 July 2012
A study of surnames in an Australian state shows that when couples marry more than half of the wives take their husband’s name, The Age reports.

Little Masons and Isabellas multiply

Mariette Ulrich | 05 June 2012
What's in a baby's name?

What’s in a baby’s name?

Carolyn Moynihan | 13 January 2012
The regulation of children’s names is in the news again after New Zealand authorities published a list of names rejected over the past decade.

Naming baby in the age of Google

Carolyn Moynihan | 28 November 2011
Besides the quest for novelty (which can go to truly bizarre lengths) there is now a new set of considerations in choosing a name for baby.

Family Edge looks at news and trends affecting the family in the light of human dignity. Our focus is the inspiring, creative, humorous, annoying, ridiculous, and dangerous ideas in the evening news. Send tips and brainwaves to the editor, Tamara Rajakariar, at tamara.rajakariar@

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