Rebekah Wade, the editor of the Sun and soon to become chief executive of News International, is also called the empress and ruler of men. She is a very independent and strong woman, but she has shocked her fans. Married Rebekah has taken her husband’s name. She has decided to take her second husband’s surname, so no Rebekah Wade anymore, but Mrs Brooks. She’s not that kind of woman you would expect to give up her own identity, but apparently she is following the last trend. In the seventies, eighties and nineties the number of women who were keeping their own names had increased, but over the last 10 years women have become old fashioned again, because they have decided to take their husband’s name again.
Reaction to: How could you, Rebekah?
Seriously, what’s in a name? Why would the Guardian publish something ridiculous like this. Is there really somebody who cares that Rebekah Wade is now Rebekah Brooks? After all, it has to be your own choice. According to recent surveys, somewhere between 60 and 80 percent of brides take their husband's last name when they get married. I can imagine that you consider taking your husbands name if you’re planning on having children. Like that you will be easily recognizable as being one family. If you don’t like your surname it’s also a good reason to take your husbands’. I really don’t see why people are making a big deal out of this.