Lucy Stoner


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Lu′cy Ston′er

(ˈstoʊ nər)
n.
one who advocates the retention of the maiden name by married women.
[1945–50; after Lucy Stone]
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But as far back as 1855, Lucy Stoner was the first woman to legally keep her last name but she was negatively viewed by Midwestern Americans as negative and that she was a deviant from the archetype of the 'good woman'
In the past and perhaps still in some places, women who kept their own names were called, sometimes disparagingly, as Lucy Stoners.
The first woman in the United States to keep her own name after she married, Lucy added to our language the expression "a Lucy Stoner" for women who do the same.