Thursday, July 20, 2006

Someone Should Tell Diane to Change Her Name

Well, I feel as if I've truly arrived. Why? Because complete strangers are blogging about what an idiot I am! In this case, my idiocy apparently stems from the "uber ridiculous" decision to use my name. I admit it's tempting to toss off a wicked comment in return, but I have to give them credit -- they read Newsweek and never once misspelled "Smolenyak." I'll be sure to tell Diane so she can claim her t-shirt . . .


At 5:38 PM, Blogger Chris said...

Evidently these people aren't familiar with the Spanish-speaking world, where many, many, many people elect to use dual surnames like "Rodriguez Rodriguez." Heck, our high-school Spanish teacher in Maine was named "Otero Otero."

BTW, I admire your restraint, Diane.


At 8:23 PM, Blogger Lee Anders said...

I happen to like your name. Has a nice ring to it. :-)

At 1:29 AM, Blogger Randy Seaver said...

Diane, er, Megan,

Is this a dual personality thing? Did they use your right (er, Megan) name in the Newsweek article?

So these dimbulbs can spell Smolenyak right twice, but can't get Megan right? Sheesh.

IMHO, when you use your maiden name in your full name, you are honoring your father's surname, using a form common to a professional person, and differentiating yourself from all the other Megan (Diane?) Smolenyaks in the world.

Cheers -- Randy

At 9:47 AM, Blogger Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak said...

Hey Chris, Lee and Randy,

Thanks for coming to the defense of my name! There actually have been 3 Diane Smolenyaks in the history of mankind (2 by birth and one who married in), but I have never been one of them. Here's hoping they never google their names! As to me, I shall remain Smolenyak-squared.

Thanks again!


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