So, while considering the anecdata of how some men seem to get really affronted when a) their partners refuse to take their name and b) it is suggested that the children take on the mother's name, I wondered how really difficult it would be on a man's psyche to have his wife's name.
Somehow, I get the sense that not only is it rather an affront, a challenge to convention, but it is also downright insulting to them. But why?
Do men carry the pregnancy? No.
Do men do majority of the housework? My dad does, but he's an exception, not the rule. There is the burden of the Second Shift, and I have no doubt it affects women globally.
Do men do majority of the child-raising? Not that I know of, or else we wouldn't be so surprised when we hear of fathers taking an active hand in handling children.
Do men do anything else other than bring home money, which more and more women are doing these days? Not that I can think of, but hey, I could be wrong!
This might be deal-breaker material.