• Jessica Taylor Yates

Why I Decided To Change My Last Name

What's in a name, after all?

No, I didn't change my last name to Latte - should I? Image: Supplied.


Any woman who grew up with a shit last name in the 90s and 00s couldn't wait for the day they could change it. Generally, this meant through marriage. I grew up with a last name that is hard to spell, hard to pronounce, and easy to make fun of: Meisels (I'll tell you now - pronounced My-zils). In truth, I grew up hating it. I longed for one of the 'cool girl' last names like a Cam