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Can a married woman keep her surname ("maiden name")?

Verified 12 août 2020 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

Yes, when a woman gets married, she keeps her family name..

She has no steps to take.

However, marriage allows each spouse use the name of the other spouse or the double-name :: it is a usage name..

This is voluntary.

In all cases, each spouse keeps the name on his or her birth certificate. That name will always be on his papers.