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Puzzle ID:#30444
Fun:*** (2.5)
Difficulty:** (1.62)
Submitted By:JessicaLynn*us****




Mallory Garett and Gabrielle Poke are sisters. They have the same mom and the same dad. Neither of them are adopted or married. Why are their last names different?


Mallory was born before her mom and dad were married, so she has her mom's maiden name. Gabrielle was born when they were married, so she took her dad's last name.

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May 12, 2006

So they're not children of hillbillies then.
May 12, 2006

Suppose they were adult children and were married?
May 12, 2006

We are told that they are NOT married!
May 12, 2006

i got the solution and another one: one of the sisters had her name changed.
May 12, 2006

hmm. . . .a lot of possibilites. . .

it makes you think!
i cant wait to hear the other possible answers

i said that the parents couldnt decide what name their kids could take so they just gave one kid the mom's name and one kids the dad's name
May 12, 2006

This is my tenth teaser! I am proud of having a bigger star next to my name. You should hear the story that helped me come up with this, though!
May 13, 2006

I said that those are their first and middle names, but not their last names
May 25, 2006

NUMBER 10, GOOD ON YOU. In Mexico sometimes the child takes the mother's family name. In other cultures, naming is based on birth order. A good teaser.
May 28, 2006

nice one. i thought those were their first & middle names. ya got me on that 'un.
Jun 08, 2006

This one was quite easy!!
Jun 19, 2006

Don't children usually take their father's name even if the parents aren't married?
Jul 13, 2006

got it right, yay me

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