Wednesday morning, I had a meeting. I wrote my name on the attendance sheet. When I passed it to the next person sitting, she exclaimed, “Something’s wrong here! You still use your maiden name!”
I realized that I was still using my maiden name to company meetings. I’ve been Iris Dela Cruz for 31 years of my life and now, I have to get used to using Iris Crystal. A new name, a new identity. Perhaps, not even my close relatives would easily identify me if I send them a card using my married name. For a man who change his civil status, nothing will change; the identity is still there. But for a woman, it’s different. Perhaps it’s the same reason why Gloria Arroyo is using Macapagal-Arroyo. Then Loren Legarda instead of Loren Leviste.
Give me six months and I’ll get used to my new name. 😉