Well, it’s official. I’ve taken the first steps toward doing something I’ve been thinking about for a long time: changing my name.
Don’t freak out–I’m not changing it drastically and I’m not getting divorced. I’m just adding my last name back in and hyphenating it. I have a few reasons for doing this, and Chris and I have talked about it and he’s completely supportive.
First, (and this is going to sound stupid) my last name is significantly cooler and easier to live with than it was fifteen years ago, thanks to the international soccer star and metrosexual who shares my dad’s name. No more having to spell “B-E-C-K-H-A-M” two or three times for people like I had to do in high school.
Second, my dad didn’t have any sons, and while his brothers have sons, that’s not the same.
Third, for professional reasons, “Katina Beckham-French” has some advantages over “Kat French” or “Katina French.”
There are a couple of other reasons as well, but those are the three least complicated ones. 🙂