Thursday, April 12, 2012

Say my name, say my name


Today I am blogging at the Feminist Mystique about one of my favorite things: my last name. Here's an excerpt:

Growing up, I always worried about changing my last name when I married. It 
may seem like a strange worry for a young person to even think about, but I did. 
And it wasn’t for any type of social or professional reason; it was vanity actually.

Go here to read the article in its entirety.

5 comments:

Jess said...

Great post! I thought it was interesting, and that's kind of the evolution of how I see it going for me too. (I'm not engaged or married though.) I have a really difficult last name (Gambacurta) that no one knows how to pronounce, so I won't be too sad to see it go someday.

I also think that it is hard, as you pointed out, for people to figure out if you're married or maybe just "together" if your names aren't the same. Or what to do about your kids. In this day and age it's not uncommon to see two unmarried parents with separate sets of kids with different last names from either parent—talk about confusion. I like simplicity, and I guess I'm a tad bit traditional too.

Margaret said...

Look at you guest blogging on a Yale grad's site! I love your writing and responded to that post. Don't forget us little people when you make off rich and leave us all behind with your elevated thought processes!

Ashley said...

Love the post. You lucked out with two great last names. Too many kid at the h.s. I am at have two last names and it is super long and confusing.

Shelby Kendall M. said...

My maiden name is Hungarian-Romanian.. Czirban. No one ever knew how to spell or pronounce it, but personally, I LOVED my last name. I was proud of my heritage. I too worried a ton about changing it. To this day I miss having my maiden name. I hate that I had to give it up. To tell you the truth I wish David's last name had been Sommers instead of Martin. Both my brother's and my father's middle names are "Martin".. Taylor Martin Czirban and Reed Martin Czirban.. so I thought it would only be fitting to be "Shelby Martin Czirban" Instead of the other way around... Haha.

Danielle said...

Hi M.C., I loved reading your post for The Last Name Project! Thanks for participating in the series. If anyone else you know would be interested, do let me know or forward them my email address.

Also, Shannon, you, and I definitely need to figure out a way to encourage one another to accomplish our 30 things before 30. Or else I don't know when I'll ever go sky diving! :)