Originally Posted by Emissary of Justice
I got it fine. You're basically stating that shouldn't matter and all things being equal, his would win out. And that's incredibly flawed argument especially since the Shiba name fell out of favor which you're saying also shouldn't matter. LOL.
No you missed my point....I was saying in theory if they escaped their roles due to backlash from their marriage their names would mean little. Isolated and living in Kakura Town their family would be irrelevant. Even in the world of living. Has any Kurosaki's shown up there? No... no family. Has the Shiba's come to his rescue in any part of the story. Though spoken in assumption their uncle Isshin.. The Shiba clan have not directly involved been in any of Kurosaki affairs until after ichgo. So again assuming both families ties were cut off she could of taken his name as easily as he would hers. Right now his family status is superior to hers no matter the location. I mean if I was as prideful as Byakuya, I would not drop my name for anything. Anyway this is all hypo... so yah
edit: Shiba clan fell way later Eoj... This is when Isshin was a captain. Rukia wasn't even in SS let alone probably born. Kaien hasn't even died in the storyline.