I’m noticing a pleasant trend on such sites as Facebook and LinkedIn, as well as in general practice elsewhere. Married and divorced women have begun to use all three names as an identifier. They have begun to use their maiden names as well as their married names. Sometimes they’re hyphenated, sometimes not. I have a few ideas why this is happening, but I’ll keep them to myself for now, so as not to influence the responses.
I’ll be surveying my three-named female friends and contacts in an attempt to ascertain why this phenomenon is taking off so rapidly. The fact that so many women seem to be converting at once is what piqued my curiosity.
So I’ll send out the survey and you ask your friends what’s what, and we’ll see what information shakes out. If you find out something interesting, please let me know. Three-named women, feel free to respond directly.