Monday, February 7, 2011

Question 6

#6: If you could change your name, what would your new name be?

In high school, I decided I didn't like being Stephanie Lastname anymore. It was much too long, and not very fun. At the time, I didn't like Steph, either, so I decided that I wanted my friends to call me Wendi. With an i. I think I had my friends call me that, or tried to, but that didn't work and for a while that was that. (Do you remember htat at all, Renee? Gosh I was obnoxious in high school!!)

Before getting married, I toyed with keeping my maiden name, or hyphenating it with my husband's name... but being Stephanie 10lettername-5letters seemed a bit out of control, so I took my husband's name. It seems silly, but I love being Mrs. Mabry. I love that his family calls me Mrs. Mabry. I still giggle when I get "important" mail that says Mrs. Mabry. When I went to the Social Security Administration and to the DMV, the clerks at both agencies were surprised with how quickly I was there - we made sure to send off our marriage certificate thingamabloobery before leaving for our honeymoon, and we got it  back from the county by the time we returned home. We got married June 13th, and before July arrived, I was Mrs. Mabry.

Interesting, I like being called Steph now, too. Stephanie doesn't sound right with the new last name, but Steph sounds okay. :) So Mrs. Steph Mabry I am, now, and I wouldn't have it any other way!


  1. I am glad you are now comfortable with your name. It does sound lovely! Besides, I think we can all go through a little of that when younger.

  2. Haha I used to try to change my name to Clarissa, so I'd write it on my school papers when I was a child!!! Now I love Michelle :) I also love Stephanie!