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Lady sparks controversy as she claims its biblical for man to take wife’s surname

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A Nigerian lady has sparked a debate online as she claims that a man is meant to take his wife’s surname after marriage and backs her claim with a bible verse.

She said that the Bible expressly instructed mento “cleave unto their wives” and leave their parents.

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In the video that was shared, she claims that men are expected to adopt their wife’s last names and give up anything related to their parents, including their names.

The lady quoted Genesis 2:24 which reads; “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”

She emphasized that the bible clearly said that he should leave his family and join hers, so she wasn’t misinterpreting it.

She claimed that no one likes to talk about that particular aspect since it goes against the stereotype that men like to promote, according to which the wife should be the one to change her surname.

The lady partly said …

“The bible says you are are supposed to leave your father and your mother and everything that has to do with them, including their name and cleave to your wife, which suggests that you should adopt your wife’s last name and not the other way round.”

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