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.

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Interestingly, Miley repped her maiden name, instead of her new married name, Hemsworth. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Miley Cyrus Wore the Coolest Monogrammed High Heels to the 2019 Grammys," 11 Feb. 2019 The Insta-name change is undoubtedly a big deal; earlier this fall, Hailey Bieber also debuted her married name on social media after tying the knot with Justin Bieber. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Priyanka Chopra Unveils Her New Name on Instagram After Marrying Nick Jonas," 9 Dec. 2018 She's introduced as Penelope Blossom, which is confusing, given Blossom is her married name. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Crazy Secrets We Learned About the "Riverdale" Parents on “The Midnight Club” Episode," 8 Nov. 2018 Renate Schroeder — who now goes by her married name, Renate Dolphin — didn’t even go to Georgetown Prep, an all-boys Catholic high school. Tara Isabella Burton, Vox, "Brett Kavanaugh and the hidden cost of male bonding," 26 Sep. 2018 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

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First Known Use of married name

1903, in the meaning defined above

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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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