On Being a Woman – What’s in a Name?

This is an essay I posted in another blog that relates to this blog. I’m reposting it as an update to this, which I haven’t been able to get to recently because I’ve been “gone” for much of the summer.




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Scientist, traveler, woman, writer, spiritual explorer, mother, grandmother, fascinated with the world, appalled by deliberate human ignorance. Website and blogs include: http://javsimson.com/ http://solowomenathomeandabroad.blogspot.com/
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4 Responses to On Being a Woman – What’s in a Name?

  1. our names are very hard to let go- and it’s especially hard in the professional arena for networking…great post-

    • Tricia, thanks for the comment and compliment. Yes I agree; professional women have a particularly hard time with the issue of names when they marry. The name is a sort of brand and helps others find and identify you.

  2. Very thought provoking essay. I had never considered the idea that changing your name through marriage could have such an impact.

  3. Thanks for the comment! Perhaps I’m just more prone to identity crises than most women. But I do think there is a subtle effect on self-esteem when a woman changes her name, even if it isn’t recognized.

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