One is constantly barraged with requests to “SAY YOUR NAME”. The problem is that some of us have had a few name changes over the years, and on a distracted day, one could inadvertently blurt out one of those previous names… I’m saving those stories for another post!
My first “change of name” experience happened on the first day of school. The teacher was confronted with 2 MARY LYNNE students. She made an on the spot judgement call, announcing that I would be MARY from that day forth, and the other little girl would be LYNNE. It stuck. I lost my dual name that day and never looked back. … Read the rest