Today, I decided to change my last name back to my maiden name.
My last name has always been an issue growing up, and once I got married, I happily changed it. Read about it in my previous post HERE.
When I filed for divorce, it was too much of a hassle to go back to my maiden name – not only do I have to deal with all the paperwork, but my entire business and branding was tied to my name. And not to mention that my maiden name was “Ho.” You do the math.
In the last few months, I have really considered and discarded the idea, not wanting to deal with the headache…and to think that if I do get remarried, I have to re-change my name all over again!
But finally, there was one straw that broke the camel’s back, and I no longer want to keep my ex’s last name. I want as little association with that as possible.
My family name represents people that love me and want the best for me. My family is a group of people that have integrity and character. My mom is wise, social and super cool. My dad is the most sacrificial, service-oriented man I’ve ever met. My brother is incredibly talented and creative. And that is what I want to represent. That is the name I will be proud to carry again.