The whole “New Year, New You” thing is mostly bullshit, right? After all, if you really want to be a different person, you have to start with the most fundamental thing about yourself — your name.
And so, this week, we’re taking a unique approach to the idea of New Year, New You, by exploring how people reinvent themselves through their names. Fun little fact about me (because I love to talk about myself): Thanks to my parents, I don’t even know how to pronounce my name. Is it MAGDA-lyn,” or “Magda-LAY-nuh”? My mom says it the first way, and my dad uses the latter pronunciation.
Maybe I should change my name to Mary — no one ever fucks that up.