Would I ever change my name? If you were to ask me that now, I would say no. If you were to ask me in my middle school and high school years, I would definitely want to change my name. There is nothing wrong with the name Maria. I always viewed my name in a negative manner because it is a typical Mexican woman name. My mother is named Maria, my sister is also named Maria, and about all of my aunts are named Maria. There is nothing unique about my name at all. But, I have grown to love my name. If I were to get married I would want to change my name but keep it as well. I would hyphenate. It took me a long time to appreciate and love my name that I don’t think I could part with it ever. I always believed that if I were to ever get married, I would immediately ditch my name and become a new person. In a way, I feel as if my name is a part of me and is a part of my identity.