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From: "Caroline Bradford" <>
Subject: Re: [Ess] Legal marriage name.
Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2011 11:01:11 -0000
Perfectly legal, Ingrid. In fact, technically speaking, if everyone knew
her as "Jennie" then that was her real, legal name, not the one on her birth
It's only very recently that we have become so obsessed with "identity" that
documentary proof is seen as necessary for everything, and this has caused
no end of difficulty for some people who have spent their whole lives using
names different from those on their birth certificates.
> Hi Caroline,
> I knew about the interchange of Jane/Jennie just wondered if it was
> The reason was her Mum was called Jane also maybe this was the reason
> or so
> I am thinking.
> Thank you for your quick response.