Brother Flaming Sword of Moderation (johno) wrote,
Brother Flaming Sword of Moderation

Old and New Names.

Time to renew my drivers license and for some reason I have to do the long form and actually go in and get a eye test, new pic and give a finger print. chriso, who is 11 days older then I am, only needs to send in a check with the preprinted form.

One of the questions is if you've ever used a different name.

The answer for me is yes. After we got married, we both changed our names to what I've considered by family name to be.

Then it asks what names have you used.

I wrote down my old name.

It looked odd.
It looked strange.
I didn’t like it.

35 years I carried a name I didn’t like.

Now I understand where that feeling of freedom came from on our wedding day, when Pastor Don introduced us as Chris and John O'Halloran.

Perhaps the subject should be: True Names.

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