Carolyn Hax: 40-year-old prospective grad student wants to change her childish name

Dear Carolyn: I’m in my 40s and heading to graduate school for a completely different career. I’ve always hated my first name — it sounds great for a child but does not transfer very well as a professional name. I’d like to change it as I embark on my new direction, but I feel silly being my age and sounding like I’m having an identity crisis. Thoughts?

Carolyn Hax: 40-year-old prospective grad student wants to change her childish name

Dear Carolyn: I’m in my 40s and heading to graduate school for a completely different career. I’ve always hated my first name — it sounds great for a child but does not transfer very well as a professional name. I’d like to change it as I embark on my new direction, but I feel silly being my age and sounding like I’m having an identity crisis. Thoughts?

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