American Man Adopts Nigerian Wife’s Surname


An American man has decided to add his wife’s surname to his name after marrying a Nigerian woman.

Howard Sueing III Ekundayo has adopted his Nigerian wife’s surname, Ekundayo. He made this known on his Twitter page.

In a report by Punch, Howard, whose Twitter bio reveals is an Engineering Manager at Netflix, tweeted on Sunday that he had recently got married to a Nigerian woman, one Bukky Ekundayo, and that he was changing his surname to hers, so they could pass it on to their children.

He tweeted,

“I recently got married! I’m replacing my birth surname/suffix (Sueing III) with @SimplyBukks‘s (Ekundayo) so that we can pass it on to our future children. “Ekundayo” means “to turn tears to joy” in Yoruba. (sic)”