married name


Definition of married name 

: a surname acquired by a woman through marriage

Examples of married name in a Sentence

She used to be Susan Brown, but her married name is Susan Wilson.

Recent Examples on the Web

My email address previously was based on my maiden name, and now it is based on my married name. Amy Dickinson,, "Parents disagree about daughter's speeding offense," 17 May 2018 Prior to getting married, my e-mail address was based on my maiden name, and now it is based on my married name. Amy Dickinson,, "Parents disagree about daughter’s speeding offense," 15 May 2018 The locals knew right away the girl was Blazena Prochazkova, whose married name is Hrabetova. Jim Stingl, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Stingl: Soldier's son will visit Czech Republic to meet mystery woman in World War II photo with his dad," 1 May 2018 Once June arrives at the hospital, she’s given the inquisition by a woman who refuses to call June by her real last name, in favor of her married name. Claire Dodson, Teen Vogue, "The First Episodes of "The Handmaid's Tale” Season Two Just Dropped and Things Still Look Bleak," 25 Apr. 2018 Mary Etta, whose married name is Blanchard, expects to be on hand to run Saturday. Carl Nolte, San Francisco Chronicle, "Marking 100 years since women held their 1st Dipsea race," 21 Apr. 2018 Abigail, the 4-year-old daughter of Miles, who goes by her married name of Blumenstein offstage, was killed. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, "Broadway's Ruthie Ann Miles improving after NYC car collision killed her daughter and second child," 8 Mar. 2018 At the time, the university had no record of Weithorn’s attendance under her married name and maiden name, Schofel. David Smiley, miamiherald, "This Florida politician says she trained at MIT, but there’s no evidence she attended | Miami Herald," 4 Apr. 2018 In February 2016, Brown argued during Syed’s post-conviction hearing before Judge Martin Welch that McClain, who now goes by her married name McClain Chapman, should have been called as an alibi witness at trial. Diane Herbst,, "Serial's Adnan Syed Will Get a New Trial After Murder Conviction Was Overturned, Court Rules," 29 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of married name

1903, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of married name was in 1903

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English Language Learners Definition of married name

: a married woman's last name if she uses her husband's last name as her own

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