Thank you for the feedback—here, twitter, facebook and even quietly via email. As you can see from the page header up there, a decision has been made.
In truth, the decision was made before I asked… I was just taking a temperature reading and checking my own sanity. Thanks for holding off on the straight jackets.
So how does one change their name in writing? Like this…
» Register kelliowen.com, check—currently forwards to this, with a reversal of that technique coming sometime after tax season.
» Change top image to reflect name change on the dunlap.com, check.
» Change twitter, facebook, livejournal & myspace, check *whew!* although twitter’s going to be a headache. kelliowen is unavailable, so i’m kelliowendunlap right now—but when everyone’s used to Owen, (quick! what’s my maiden name?) then i’ll decide which nondunlap to go with.
» Change your (newly reborn) message board to reflect the name, both on board and on user account, check.
» Blog what you’ve done so people aren’t confused, check.
So there you have it. I’ll still legally be a Dunlap, I’ll still sign my checks that way and answer to it, but the byline will nod at the woman that always supported me, rather than at the ex.
If I was a football player, this is where I’d wave at the camera “Hi Mom!”