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That'll Be Mrs. Awesome to You

That'll Be Mrs. Awesome to You

Whether you were known as Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Garcia, Mrs. Singh or Mrs. Potatohead, it’s likely that the last name you shared with your spouse had a huge impact on your identity. Now that you’re on your own, you have the option of reverting back to your old name or choosing a new one altogether. Several women have chosen to go through the legal and emotional process of changing their names after getting divorced.

Meg Bertini combined the last four letters of the father’s name, Robert, and her mother’s Italian heritage to come up with her new name after deciding to forgo her married name.

"It was 'heavy' and just didn't reflect who I was any longer," she told the Christian Science Monitor.

If you thing a name change might be just what you need, make sure to remember that it isn’t without its downsides. Oftentimes courts charge several hundred dollars for the change, and if you have children, you may not want to have different last names.

Did you change your name after your divorce? [Christian Science Monitor]

Posted: 6/9/08