The Day I Divorced My Husband’s Name

Names make the news all the time. Just weeks ago this world waited with bated breath and whispering humbleness for the name of the new prince of England to be announced. People are still mocking baby North West’s parents (Kim Kardashian and Kanye West) for the joke they seemed to have pulled off. It wasn’t that long ago that Cher, Madonna, and Prince ruled the world with no last names at all, the latter going without a name entirely for a while.   ...more

The big name change dilemma

“You’re changing your name?”This was the big question today at our newspaper’s features meeting when I announced that any future stories I wrote would be under my new last name.“I wouldn’t do that, ” one of the gals said, noting all the work I had done under my current last name.  She mentioned how she was sporting her maiden name as her byline.  And one by one around the room, it was apparent that this was the popular choice among all the women.  I would be the only one taking on her husband’s name legally and professionally....more

What's in a Name? Apparently a Lot

My Advice to Tiger Woods: Change Your Name

Tiger Woods was born Eldrick Tont Woods. A man of mixed descent, the traditionally Thai name Tont reflects his mother’s Asian heritage. I don’t necessarily follow the world of golf too closely, so I did a little research on him for my blog post on this topic and learned that he has been given lots of names over the years: everything from Athlete of the Year to Athlete of the Decade....more

How about this? Don't change your name.

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My name is good, too. :)more