last name


“I was never going to change my name to Rocknroll…I’ve never changed my name to anything so I didn’t see a reason to start now…I quite like Kate Winslet; in fact I think it’s very flashy…I’m proud of my name because I’m one of three girls and we have one boy in our family so… READ MORE »

Love & Sex

When I let it slip to people that I sometimes regret taking my husband’s last name after we were married, a panicked look crosses their face. They’re expecting, I can only guess, a diatribe about a good-for-nothing bum of a husband. I’ll give you the good news now. We’re 12 years in and going strong.



In South Florida, one man’s romantic gesture to his wife has turned into a legal battle with the DMV and a moment to reflect on traditional gender roles.  … READ MORE »


Each year on the first day of school, there were kids who came back as entirely new people. They’d correct the teacher during role call. 

“Erin?” the teacher would ask, scanning the room. 

“I’m Nikki now,” Erin would say, presumptively going by her middle name. 

One girl changed her… READ MORE »