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New Year, New You, How TV’s Best Characters Got Their Names and TikTok’s Camp Pence

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.

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