On names, changing them, and pronunciation

Rebecca Ganetzky rganetzk at oberlin.edu
Tue Mar 11 00:02:15 EST 2003

>I haven't changed my name, I'm still single, and if I ever do get 
>married Mr. Whomever is going to have to accept that I'll most 
>likely want to keep my last name at least in hyphenated form. 
>*grin*  I've been called DD both as a common nickname and as my 
>roleplaying name since the mid-80s -- it'd become quite confusing if 
>those were suddenly no longer my initials.
I'm in a similar position (although not exactly single...I have a 
significant other of about a year, but we're teenagers, so we haven't 
very seriously talked about marriage, etc.) except in my case, I am 
the only person in my generation with my last name, literally.  There 
is apparently no one else in the world with my surname that spells it 
with a z and a y (there are a lot of "ganetsky"s, though).  And 
therefore, I would ideally like to not only keep my last name, but 
have it be the last name of my children, so that it can continue at 
least one generation.
Rebecca D. Ganetzky
"...and do not say that a thing is impossible to understand, for 
eventually it will be understood."-Rabbi Hillel
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