A Rosie by any other name? My cousin sent me this interesting article about that old chestnut: surnames. “There is in the creation of a family a kind of uncomfortable and thrilling blending of identity, a difficult obliteration of the distinct self; in short, it’s one of those nuanced, emotional moments that rarely fit into the categories rigidly set out by the purest forms of feminist ideology.” Read on: The Maiden Name Debate – What’s changed since the 1970s? By Katie�Roiphe. The author, Katie Roiphe, makes the interesting point (as my pal Deda did months ago) that women are lucky in that they can change their name on a whim. I still prefer Roseanne Smith to the alternative and now that I have this domain to maintain, it’s decided.

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