Something I’ve always known I’d never do if I got married was change my name. Meyers is my last name and Meyers it will always be. Taking someone else’s name always seemed surreal and rather archaic to me – becoming someone else’s property and all that. (Though the reason my long-time committed partner and I will never get married has nothing to do with that.)
But ironically, I have changed my name. Sort of. And I have no one to blame but myself. I exist now as both Robin Dale Meyers, my given name, and Robin Daléa, my stage name.