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?

Tracing Jewish heritage along the Danube

On the water, we were all in the same boat as it powered from Budapest to Bavaria. But when we stepped onto dry land in a different city each day, each traveler could choose between a Jewish heritage tour or a more standard city tour. And we who had booked our trips in honor of our roots would, for a few hours, explore paths haunted by ghosts.

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?

Tracing Jewish heritage along the Danube

On the water, we were all in the same boat as it powered from Budapest to Bavaria. But when we stepped onto dry land in a different city each day, each traveler could choose between a Jewish heritage tour or a more standard city tour. And we who had booked our trips in honor of our roots would, for a few hours, explore paths haunted by ghosts.

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