So, the English cricketers Nat Sciver and Katherine Brunt, who are both on the Women’s National ODI and T20 teams as well as on the Trent Rockets of the Hundred league, were married earlier this winter. And I am totally pleased for them, and it’s awesome and all of that, but they have chosen to hyphenate the surname and their new jerseys now read "N SCIVER-BRUNT" and "K SCIVER-BRUNT" across the back and it just seems less than optimal somehow.
I feel extremely grouchy complaining about this in any way, because as I say, it’s a lovely thing and they seem very happy indeed.
I also wonder if they are the first (legally) married couple to represent a nation in international sports? Are there other married couples who play in the same professional league? These are not things I know.
Tolerabimus quod tolerare debemus,