Ex. 01.14: Married Names – Culture
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INNBLIKK. Even though Norway is an egalitarian country with a high degree of equality between men and women, it is still most common for a Norwegian woman to take her husband’s name after marriage. View the statistics below:
- 20% of Norwegian women keep their own last names
- 80% of Norwegian women take their husband’s name
- 34% drop their maiden name completely
- 46% change their maiden name to their middle name, but use their husband’s last name
The statistics are much different for men:
- 93% of Norwegian men do not change their names at all after marriage
- 7% of Norwegian men take their wife’s last name or combine their last names
(Source: SSB, 2005)
(Photo Source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wedding_rings.jpg)
MARRIED NAMES: Based on what you have learned about Norwegian names, predict what the most likely married names would be for two people marrying each other with the names Bente Førland and Jostein Solem.
Bente’s married name:Correct 3 / 3 PointsIncorrect / 3 Points
Jostein’s married name:Correct 2 / 2 PointsIncorrect / 2 Points