“We now pronounce Mr. and Mrs. Jack Smith!” used to be the big proclamation deeming that a couple is, in fact, married as they make their recessional down the aisle. But for a variety of reasons, more and more women are keeping their maiden names. The New York Times reports that about 20 percent of women keep their maiden name after they tie the knot. The officiant should know this as the couple gets married, and family members and friends should respect the wishes of the couple regarding surnames throughout their married life.