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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Grass is Greener... but Could Be Just as Brown

I finally changed my last name recently. Yes it was nearly two and a half years after my marriage that I got around to doing it but it is finally done. I was looking forward to my new last name for one reason. My last name that I was born with although not too horribly difficult still caused pronunciation challenges and all kinds of weird spellings. I was used to all the variations, all the jokes associated with my last name and just learned to nod when retail clerks tried and normally failed to send me off with the correct pronunciation of my last name.

My husband’s last name which I recently took on as my own is so EASY. It’s easy to spell, it’s easy to say and it is a common name. I was super excited to have it... that is until I had it. You see although the new name is easy to say and to spell and to pronounce it is also a popular FIRST NAME for a woman. In the past eight weeks I have had no fewer than six people get confused about which name is my first and which name is my last.

When will I ever learn that the grass is never greener on the other side of the fence?

4 comments:

Jason said...

Could be worse, you could have my last name ;).

lilmansworld said...

I just welcome the vowels in my now married name. its a winner on wheel of fortune !

Anonymous said...

im loving it at the same time, a woman whom i talked over the phone said "ok, have a nice day whitney" and apologized later.. my friend asked me if my husband is african i said he is but hes caucasian if you know what im say

mrs fruit

paul peggy zeus said...

What's in a name. You are who you are.

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