Politicians want to allow double names for married people again

When two people get married, the tricky question often arises: What do we want to be called after the wedding? Today there are three options: the man takes over the name of the woman, the woman in the future bears the name of the man – or everyone keeps his single name. There is only one option left: the combined name. Although many couples want just that.

But the parliament abolished the double name in 2013. Family names like that of SP politician Susanne Leutenegger Oberholzer – a central figure in the fight for the new naming law – have not been allowed since then.