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Nimue (Nimue)
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Posted on Monday, July 30, 2012 - 6:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Merida wishes her fiance had a different last name, even though she's planning to keep her own name, and his name is not famous, notorious, or associated with anyone or anything she dislikes. How come?
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Monday, July 30, 2012 - 9:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is there a particular last name she wishes he had instead? Or does she just wish it were anything other than what it is?

If he had a different last name, would she still keep hers after marriage? Does he have the same last name as her?

If this were her boyfriend and they had no plans to marry, would she still wish this?

Is his last name also a word?

Does her fiance having his last name cause her embarrassment? Material loss? Does it cause misunderstandings? Or will it? Only after they are married?
Nimue (Nimue)
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Posted on Monday, July 30, 2012 - 10:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Enjay (Enjay)
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Is there a particular last name she wishes he had instead?no Or does she just wish it were anything other than what it is? yes

If he had a different last name, would she still keep hers after marriage? yes Does he have the same last name as her? Yes. GOOOOOD QUESTION!!! Now all you have to do is figure out why this bothers her, which should be a SNAP

If this were her boyfriend and they had no plans to marry, would she still wish this? no

Is his last name also a word?irrel

Does her fiance having his last name cause her embarrassment? see later answersMaterial loss? no Does it cause misunderstandings? see later answersOr will it? yesOnly after they are married? yes
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 12:18 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does she worry that people will assume she changed her name when she didn't? Is she keeping her name for feminist reasons and wants people to know that rather than think she is taking the traditional route?
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 12:19 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Or...does she worry people will think they're related?
Martinfg (Martinfg)
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Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 10:06 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are they the same name but spelled differently?
Markobr (Markobr)
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Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 6:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

If he had another name - would she take a compund name consisting of her and her husband's last name? Would she want her husband to take her name? A compound name?
Nimue (Nimue)
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Enjay (Enjay)
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Does she worry that people will assume she changed her name when she didn't? yesIs she keeping her name for feminist reasons and wants people to know that rather than think she is taking the traditional route? yes
Enjay (Enjay)
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Or...does she worry people will think they're related? no
Martinfg (Martinfg)
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Are they the same name yes but spelled differently?no
Markobr (Markobr)
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If he had another name - would she take a compund name consisting of her and her husband's last name? no Would she want her husband to take her name? no A compound name? no

********** SPOILER ************
I realized that this puzzle might be easy, but not THIS easy. I had underestimated the lateral skills of a clever Enjay!! Marya McLaren is a very ideological feminist who would sooner cut off her thumb than take her husband's name, Unfortunately she already has it, since she's marrying Tim McLaren (who is unrelated to her). She wants everyone to know how pc she is, so if you get introduced to her she treats you to a speech about how her name has always been McLaren &she would never take her husband's name. She's a great person to be around if you suffer from insomnia --she'll put you right to sleep! I hope my new puzzle won't. Please check it out.
Solo1 (Solo1)
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Posted on Wednesday, August 01, 2012 - 3:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Suggestion: She could call herself McLaren of that Ilk - has a nice Scottish sound, no?
Anyway, McLaren is, I assume, her father's last name, not her mother's, so what is she on about?
Nimue (Nimue)
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Posted on Wednesday, August 01, 2012 - 5:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Beats me.

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