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Re: OT-now Ms. Mrs./married names


OH MY GOD CHRIS ARE YOU A WOMAN???  I had no idea!  All this time I thought
you were a guy.  Well, not that it's a problem...I mean...I just
thought...sheesh!  Boy it's a good thing I didn't send you any of the pics I
send to Singer!

DF

Chris wrote:

> I kept my maiden name.  My son uses my maiden name for his middle name
> and uses my husband's last name.
>
> Chris
> Long Island, NY
> Zone 7
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf Of Melody
> Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2003 11:36 AM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] OT-now Ms. Mrs./married names
>
> Kitty: I hyphenated my last name...Hobert-Mellecker. I was 25 when I got
> married and didn't feel comfortable giving up my name but also wanted to
> honor my husband's family name. My children have just their dad's last
> name but are always asking me why that is...I don't really have a good
> answer for them. One couple I know did something I didn't even know was
> possible, but which is apparently legal as well...Her last name was
> Johnson, his was O'Mara...now they are both Johnson-O'Mara...Just as it
> is legal for a woman to change her name at the time of marriage, it is
> for a man as well. Their son carries both last names too. If I had known
> before I got married that this was possible, this is probably what my
> husband and I would have done...seems more fitting for a true union,
> don't you think?
>
> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
>
> "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."
> --Albert Einstein
>
>  --- On Wed 01/29, Libby Valentine < LVALENTINE@WORKINGCONCEPTS.COM >
> wrote:
> From: Libby Valentine [mailto: LVALENTINE@WORKINGCONCEPTS.COM]
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2003 07:42:10 -0500
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] OT-Reverse sexism< Ms. Mrs.
>
> I kept my name (it is after all, my name), much to the chagrin of the
> clerk
> who did the license.
>
> Libby
> Maryland zone 6
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kitty Morrissy
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Sent: 1/29/2003 7:44 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT-Reverse sexism&lt; Ms. Mrs.
>
> So another qstn for the ladies:  If you are or were married, how did you
> (if you did) change your name?
> I went from Kathleen Marie Glasch to Kathleen Glasch Strope.
> (At the time my birth name Kitty had early on been changed to Kathleen
> and
> then later changed back to Kitty)
> I know many women who would have gone to Kathleen Marie Strope,
> retaining
> less of their former self.
>
> Kitty
>
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