What’s in a name?
that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;Shakespeare
At the beginning of the summer, I had this feeling that my name was going to change but I couldn’t see clearly how or to what.
By the end of July, it occurred to me: I know my name, I have had it my entire life — a song which I willingly answer to and always will.
The change wasn’t to something, The change is simply a dropping of my outdated married name Trine.
When I told my Father about this decision, he was ecstatic! He explained how my Mother had chosen my first name, Cheryl. He had insisted that I have as my middle name my Mother’s first name, Marlene.
As of September 18, legally my name is me, as I have always been and always will be.
I am Cheryl Marlene.
To find more writing I have posted about my life experience, begin here: About Cheryl Marlene.