Thriving After Divorce: I Took My Last Name Back

If you were going through a divorce, would you change back your name? Why or why not?

Bougie Black Blogger


“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose

By any other name would smell as sweet.”

Romeo and Juliet (II, ii, 1-2)

I am a firm believer that names should mean something and by something I mean greatness. So many people are out there naming their children made up names which in some cases deliver no purpose, no drive. Mohamed Ali started calling his self The Greatest long before he was great and EVERYONE began believing and calling him The Greatest as well. I heard a saying, it’s not what they call you but what you answer to.

When I was a Girl Scout Leader, my favorite activity was “What does your name mean”, we would go around and tell how we got our names and if we knew the meaning. For those with “special” names, we created meaning by having the students pick words that started…

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