As many know, I recently became a “Mrs” on October 19th, 2019. Beforehand and even a few times after, I have been asked what name I will be publishing future content underneath. For myself, it wasn’t something I had considered much. As Shakespeare famously stated in Romeo and Juliet, “What’s in a name?” I thought it would just be “ME”, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized that it is a question that I should have asked myself. Then, my mother told me, “You started writing as a Fairchild, and although you’re married now and have a new name, you’re still a Fairchild.”
She’s absolutely right though. Although my new last name is proudly “Wilson”, I am still a Fairchild and will continue writing underneath the name because a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.
This post is in memory of my grandfather Richard Martin Fairchild and my grandmother Doris Louis Lloyd.
*Photograph taken by Honeycreek Photography