BIRTH NAME = IDENTITY, ROOTS, HERITAGE
Perhaps it was feminist inside me that couldn’t get her head around the fact that just by signing a piece of paper I would have to change my name. The feminist inside me thought “Why does society require me to change my name but not my husband? That is just not fair.” More importantly for me, changing my name meant giving up part of my identity. Your name is a part of who you are. I was Diana Limongi for 25 years and it was really hard to come to terms with the fact that after being married I would lose that name, that identity, and become Diana Gabriele.