From Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, 1600:
JULIET:
      ‘Tis but thy name that is my enemy;
      Thou art thyself, though not a Montague.
      What’s Montague? it is nor hand, nor foot,
      Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part
      Belonging to a man. O, be some other name!
      What’s in a name? that which we call a rose
      By any other name would smell as sweet;
      So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call’d,
      Retain that dear perfection which he owes
      Without that title. Romeo, doff thy name,
      And for that name which is no part of thee
      Take all myself.

Currently my blog and most other social media platforms I am known as simply “Miss Phloss”.  Obviously this isn’t my birth name however I’ve adopted it for performing, writing, and how I’m introduced to people when I am out and about.. I like it, however Facebook of all things has gotten me thinking.

Facebook requires a first and last name and will not accept “Miss” as an acceptable first name.

Why Facebook, do you think you have the power to tell me what I can or cannot call myself.  The upside is however that I’ve been thinking about it.

If I was to have a last name after “Phloss” or “Phlossy”… what would it be?  I don’t know… but I’m setting out to find one I like…

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