800 British couples have ‘meshed’ their surnames this year, according to the UK Deed Poll Service.
Meshing is fusing together two surnames to make a new one and is the latest trend that has crossed the Atlantic.
What started out as lazy writing by journalists (‘Brangelina’, etc) has become a fast-growing trend with couples in their twenties and thirties.
Real examples include:
Miss Price and Mr Nightingale became the ‘Prightingales’ (…)
Mr Pugh and Miss Griffin became Mr and Mrs Puffin.