| Originally Posted by mauraw |
I second that wish! I worked hard for my masters, yet theres no overt way for people to know i'm a master at my craft haha
actually morgan, my FI always wanted to be called Dr. (not actually be a medical one, just for people to call him that, or for him to get his PhD in something so people would call him Dr.) so 2 christmases ago when his family went on a cruise, and they asked for his name or whatever to put on his room key/card, he put "Dr. ____" so that the whole cruise the staff was calling him Dr! He got such a kick out of it that he kept the card. and boy was he pissed when i explained to him that publications wont print Dr. next to your name unless you are a real medical doctor -- phds DONT count as a Dr. salutation.
but back to topic,
i got really sad the other day because i realized that when i legally change my name i have to surrender my old passport and get a new one with my married name (plus pay the fee for a new one, ugh!) i have lots of cool stamps in there from when i studied abroad and i feel like it contains a record of my life's journeys. also, it will have the passport stamp from our wedding trip.... maybe ill just tell them i lost my passport and need a new one, and i can keep the old one!
i am changing my name legally but not professionally. i am already established in my career with my maiden name, and in my business, your name is your brand. if people already trust your brand, and then you switch your brand name, you have to rebuild your reputation and trust with clients just as you would if you were a marketer's product. too many people in my industry know who i am since im in the public eye, so changing my name would hurt my credibility.
You get to keep your passport stamps. I think they just replace the one page. I asked a friend this last week because she have traveled all over. She said she is making a copy just incase.
I'm getting a phd, not going to med school. Phds do actually go by Dr. But, you have, PhD after your name, not MD.