Hi! first off I love your books. I just have a question(s) for you, if someone ascends and becomes a shadow hunter, what last name do they have/take? If they are not a female with the intention of getting married like Sophie Collins what would they do?
When people ascend and become Shadowhunters, they pick from a list of existing names that have become defunct, because the families have died off, etc. That’s the case no matter what — Sophie doesn’t take the name Lightwood. She gets a different name:
“You are Nephilim now,” she said. “I name you Sophia Ashdown, of the blood of Jonathan Shadowhunter.”
and takes Lightwood when she marries Gideon, but she has to be a Shadowhunter first, to marry him.
They can also submit a new name for approval.
and also what becomes
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