Young bride-to-be is attacked by trolls over public decision to keep her own last name: ‘Your marriage will fail’
- Bride-to-be Claudia Sokolova used for last name
- She doesn’t want her partner’s last name
- People say her marriage is doomed from the start
A young bride-to-be claims she copied numerous abusive messages after revealing she won’t take her husband’s last name if they get married.
Wedding coach Claudia Sokolova, 25, said people have told her her marriage to fiancé Nick is “doomed from the start” if she doesn’t take his last name.
But the fiery young bride-to-be said her partner doesn’t mind if she keeps her name — something she decided to do when he revealed he’d never change his.
He told her that he “loves his name” and wouldn’t change it for her, so she decided she would also refuse to give her own name.
“I’m the last person in my family to bear my name and I’m not going to change it into something I don’t like,” she said.
Wedding coach Claudia Sokolova, 25, said people have been telling her her marriage to fiancé Nick is “doomed from the start” if she doesn’t take his last name
“I like his name on him, but I don’t like him,” she said.
The young woman is proud of her Russian surname – and her fiancé is happy if she keeps it.
“Most of my friends have taken their husbands’ surnames, and that’s fine. It’s just not for me,” she told Newsflare.
But outsiders have criticized her decision.
“However, people online, especially other women, are very sh*tty about it,” she complained.
“I’ve heard women say things like, ‘You’re keeping a tight leash on your husband,’ and the fact that their partners wouldn’t have married them if they hadn’t taken their names.
“People have even asked for our divorce, all because I want the legacy of my name to continue. It’s just cruel.’
Claudia is proud of her family’s history, which is carried along with her last name.
“My family is from Russia – where feminism is practically unheard of. My grandma, who was just the coolest woman, taught me to always be unashamedly myself and never rely on a man to get what I want.”
Claudia asked her partner if he wanted to change his name – he doesn’t want to, so they both keep their own names
“My grandparents and mother fled the communist regime to Australia, they built lives for themselves in the real world and I am lucky enough to still bear their name.”
She plans to hyphenate her children’s surnames so that both names can be borne.
“If you like your last name, don’t change it just because it’s tradition,” she said.