Today’s intro is from Chairman Mom engineer Monica Engel, and it’s all about the conflicting feelings around changing one’s name after marriage.
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I’m recently married and I thought I would have had my name change figured out by now. I had a decently long engagement, just over a year and a half, and since day one I really struggled with the thought of a name change. My maiden name was my life-long identity and the last of its kind in my family. I am the youngest and last of my generation—made up of all women who changed their last name with marriage—to get married. I felt as if I was the only one left holding down the Engel fort.