The XX Factor

Looking for Submissions: How Marriage Changes You

In our “Your Comeback” blog today, Emma Gilbey Keller writes about Allison Yarrow’s decision to change her name when she got married -something Keller never thought she’d do. She’s looking for more submissions from women whose relationships have inspired life changes: Did you convert as part of a commitment? Did you move across the country or to another continent? Emma wants to hear from you at .

Personally, my only strong feelings about my maiden name are that it should not be hyphenated. I would never force my future offspring to have Grose tacked in front of my future husband’s name. That’s just cruel.

Photograph of a “Just Married” sign by Getty Images.