A Nigerian writer Sugabelly has explained the reason why a child should take the woman’s surname, instead of the man’s.
In her opinion, she believes the pains of childbirth are enough for the the child to be named after the mother and not the father.
Read her post:
Everyone fights so much about women taking their husband’s name when the real issue is why should the child bear the father’s surname when women are the ones who face death to give birth, and the ones who do majority of all child care worldwide?
And it’s actually true. Every woman who gets pregnant knows or should know that there is a distinct chance of her not making it out of the labour room alive. That’s the reason why the first statement always made about a new birth is “Mother and child are both healthy” Women die.
One of her followers then wrote that he who proposes should get the name
She thne responded saying proposal can never be equated with giving birth to a child and nurturing the child for a lifetime.
Because proposing marriage is equal to giving birth and nurturing that life for a lifetime not to mention years of unpaid and unappreciated domestic labour
And some feel it is just another irrelevant issue to discuss when there are more pressing issues in the minds of Nigerians:
Is thiS another trending issue, like are u guys serious about this naming things when we have serious issue to talk about pls this is kind of senseless matter I swear when many are busy outside making money some are fighting for names smh