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Deciding on the surname in a marriage and cohabitation

Two people planning to get married can choose whether to take the surname of one the partners as their common surname or whether both will keep their own surnames. It is also possible that their surnames will be made into a new compound surname for the couple. Two partners living in cohabitation may also apply for a common surname.


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Updated: 7/23/2019