Rachael D. Robnett In The News

Profile: Rachael D. Robnett

ScienceDaily
December 12, 2017
The pending nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have royal watchers brushing up on royal naming practices and asking 'what's in a name?'
December 11, 2017
Deciding whether or not to take your partner's name when you get married is a pretty big decision, if only because your more traditional family members might raise an eyebrow if you or your spouse chooses to keep their own. Well, it looks like those traditionalists might be onto something, since a new study found that taking your partner's name in marriage can affect the power dynamic in a relationship. Researchers out of the University of Nevada conducted a three-part study in the United States and United Kingdom and concluded that when a man's wife doesn't take his name, he's perceived by others as less powerful and submissive.
December 11, 2017
Over the last half-century, American women have increasingly chosen to keep their maiden names. A new study suggests a wife’s choice of surnames may influence perceptions of her husband’s personality and the distribution of power in the marriage.
Science Blog
December 11, 2017
The pending nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have royal watchers brushing up on royal naming practices and asking ‘what’s in a name?’
Times Live
December 4, 2017
Men are perceived as powerless and less masculine if their wives choose not to take their surnames after marriage.
Morning Star
December 4, 2017
A recent study suggests men whose wives keep their name are viewed as more feminine
Coast 933
December 4, 2017
"I now pronounce you man and wife, you may kiss the bride... etc and so forth." This is followed shortly after by the MC announcing the newly married couple, "Now, introducing for the first time, Mr. and Mrs. Smith..."
derStandard
December 4, 2017
If women do not take their husband's surname, it is sometimes perceived as "disempowering" the husband.