When a man marries a woman, often, she takes on his last name or more recently a combination of his and her last names or in rarer instances, she keeps her own last name.
My idea fits man-woman, man-man, and woman-woman marriages.
Would you agree that a marriage is a sort of joining of two lives?
That thought led me to my crazy idea. In honor of the love shared and the long term commitment to each other, why not both partners take a completely new name that would represent the marriage and the new life they share together?
Mr. Jones and Mr. Adams want to chose a new name. What would they choose? Well, they both have common names so why not try on something with a common name in it. How about Smithsonian?
I know that is already taken, but it illustrates what you could do. And then there is the questions about first and middle and extended names.
This idea removes the patriarchal system that honors the fathers past and honors instead the current joining.
Please take the time to tell me how crazy I am and how ludicrous this idea is.