I have kept my first husband’s last name for my entire life (so far). I hated my own last name, and loved his. It rings melodiously with my first name. Early on, a feminist colleague asked why I would keep “that man’s” last name, instead of going back to my own. I reminded her that my so-called own name was also a man’s name: my father’s.

Psychotherapist, Hypnotherapist. Leans Left. Mindfulness practioner before it was cool. M.Ed., LPC. Carolsantafe93@gmail.com.

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