Monday, December 29, 2008

Why we do a lot of things.

On the phone with a client at work I had to give her my email address so she could send something to me. My work email has my first and last names @ my workplace name. I always spell my last name out because it starts with a B which over the phone could be a D, and it's the kind of name where people go - "huh?"

At some point I said "yeah, I married that name!" to which she replied - "well I married 'Hickey'!" (her last name). We both laughed and I told her that I had divorced mine and she said she had too - and she wondered out loud how come we had kept these married names!

Together we both said "the kids!" More laughter.

I thought our bonding moment was over until she said "but let me tell you what happened. I kept the name and later when my son got married - he took his wife's name!!!"

Damn kids!! Too funny.


LadyBanana said...

About 6 years after I divorced I went back to my maiden name and it was the most wonderfully liberating feeling, like "he" no longer had any hold over me.

The kids kept his name but it's been fine..

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

I always mourned my maiden name even to this day 38 years of marriage later I wish I would of hyphened it... its like losing a part of your identity.

BetteJo said...

I wasn't that attached to my maiden name. But my married name isn't great and I would have rather had something else. But - I wanted to have the same name as my kids. Now I've had my married (and divorced name) longer than I had my maiden name.

The Beading Gem said...

I'm not attached to my maiden name either. A name is just that, a name. It doesn't encompass all of a person. What's important is WHO you are not what you're called.