A new poll shows that four in 10 Irish people love their surname too much to change it after marriage.

In a recent poll, 42% of those surveyed said that they would not take on a new name after saying "I do".

Over 1,700 people told The Daily Edge that they would keep their birth-given moniker intact. However, only slightly less - 35% or 1395 people - said that they did intend to take a future partner's name.

While 9% were undecided, 6% thought that double-barrel names were "the only way forward". A further 5% said they wouldn't get married in the first place.

Interestingly, there was no option to express interest in 'blended' family names - which are increasingly on the rise, especially after 2015's monumental Marriage Equality Referendum.

In fact, Dawn Porter was on to something in 2012 when she married Chris O'Dowd and changed her last name to O'Porter - but bare in mind that O'Dowd himself never altered his name.

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According to Hitched.ie, if you want to buck tradition and form a new name (or the aforementioned double-barrelled surname comprised of your maiden and married names) there are some steps you must adhere to. 

One must apply to change the name by Deed Poll, a form that states your interest in legally changing your name. With the required €30 fee and your birth cert, this is the quickest (and cheapest) way to become bestowed with your 'new naming identity'.

One Fab Day outlines that then you'll have to inform your bank, employer, insurance providers, and revenue, plus obtain a new passport and exchange your driver's license. 

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Oh, and make sure the social media handles are available... @NewName who's this?

What do you think? Do you agree with 40% of Irish brides? Should women keep their names after marriage. Let us know in the comments section below.

* This article was originally published on our sister publication Irish Tatler.