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  1. Jason Deegan
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    Right now I am loving this article! GREAT INSIGHT 🙂

  2. Morgan Dragonwillow
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    Thanks Jason! I am glad you enjoyed it. It was something I felt strongly about writing to help myself and others that either have changed their names or want to.

    Peace and Healing,

  3. Sigrid Saradunn
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    I too changed my name in 2003 when I got my divorce… I no longerwanted to have any association with my soon to be former husband. I was almost 60 years two months.
    Time was of the essence due to the court skip to the RD (Reader’s Digest) version,
    I asked my long time friend to come up with a suggestion for my first name…she said she really liked my first name,and I decided that, yes, I could get used to it, but change to Siggi as what I was called… I never was called that, and I liked that.

    I had thought to make an anagram of my painters group’s names…too few vowels. So, I asked one if I could use her last name… Dunn as part of my last name.

    Then the Sarah, came to me and I liked it. Strong women had that name. So Saradunn.

    At work, as a nurse, we signed our initials a zillion times a month…I had two of the initals SS already, and someone else had those…and mine needed to be different.

    My middle name is S … with no punctuation like Pres. Harry S Truman… a male painter suggested that, so male and female painters were represented. I am not a Democrat, (I), but I love Harry. and the idea. I am still happy with the choices, and when people ask, I just tell them I wanted to be “artsy fartsy” with my name. No business of theirs about why.

    Thanks for sharing your story Morgan. Love your name and the story behind it.


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  5. Anita Stout
    Anita Stout at | | Reply

    Before I knew you had “changed” your name, I scrolled past it and then back to it and said…WOW, what a cool name! Your name is what led me to find out the story behind it, so, you did well by you when coming up with it.

    In reading your story I thought…”Was she spying on me and taking notes?” Interesting to see how many of us “survivor/voice finders” turn out to be writers.

    Nice to cyber meet you.

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