Where does it end? I was channel surfing and was stopped at a group of couples with obvious emotional problems on Oprah. The first woman "I was about to have our son when friends said to me" if you don't add your last name to your husbands, then who is your son to you?" "How will you connect to him?" Maybe because he's your son? Ok, so first we have Abramson-Johnson marries Stofanich-Sobieski. Now we have a kid with the last name of Abramson-Johnson-Stofanic-Sobieski. Then she marries John Stewart-Gibson-Carson-Lettermen, So their kid is Cindy Abramson-Johnson-Stofanic-Sobieski-Stewart-Gibson-Carson-Lettermen. Ok, maybe I am just old-fashioned, but there is a practical reason for a tradition of taking one last name. These people made it sound like if you don't insist on passing your own last name onto your child that you will never bond with them and they will never know your side of the family. Some of the couples were in counseling over it. :surprised How do people get to the point that something like this brings them to the verge of a nervous breakdown? Now I admit that shows like Oprah look for the people that are borderline psychotic because it makes for a more interesting show, but still, these people are out there. One husband was saying that the last names were getting ridiculous and wanted to revert to a single last name. At what point does a three page last name become ridiculous? Or do you think that a child should have the last name of every family member throughout history? Because that is the trend that has started.