By Christine D'Annolfo
Contributions to American Life
Lucy Stone's Famous Quote
"A wife should no more take her husband's name than he should hers. My name is my identity and must not be lost."
This quote was significant because Lucy Stone was the first woman in history to keep her maiden name after marriage. She held a strong opinion about women being able to keep their last names after marriage because she felt it was a big part of their identities.