19 Oct 2011

Part 4 - Not My Real Name

From Full Name, Please, 9:05 am on 19 October 2011

"The name of a man is a numbing blow from which he never recovers." So said Marshall McLuhan. But you might recover if you change it! There are many reasons people might change their names, and Amelia Nurse tries to ferret out a few with Fiona and Ewan Lincoln who created a new last name when they got married, Shahram Aryan and Andy Thompson who changed their names to distance themselves from religious backgrounds they didn't share, to Roger Steele about pen names in New Zealand, and to Karen Trebilcock who uses a pen name.