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

My Name Is Worth $500K

"How is married life?" is probably one of the most common questions that newlyweds get, but if there is one question that crops up most often for women who have announced a recent or upcoming wedding, it's: "are you taking his name?" Here, Sharon dishes all the reasons she isn't. ...more
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The Name Change Shuffle

I changed my last name at the Social Security office and the DMV and it wasn't until after that I felt an unexpected twinge of loss, sadness even-and I can't quite seem to put my finger on why.   After my first marriage I changed my name and never questioned it at any point.  Maybe it's because I'm older now?  After the divorce I didn't want to go through the trouble of changing it back so I never requested that as part of the divorce decree.  I didn't think it would be a...more