My first entry is A is for Army, which is my maiden name. I've heard every joke you can imagine from "that's enough food to feed an Army" to "As in Navy?" and, by the way, my dad was in the Air Force with a man whose last name was Navy! Also, my sister just up from me (I'm the youngest of five kids--I'm the tie breaker) is named Maureen, which if you say it just so, sounds like Marine. None of us kids have been in the service, though.
When I got married at 21, I took my husband's last name, but felt strange. It finally struck me: I missed my Army. I started to use both names (not hyphenated, though) and felt much better. Last October, after being divorced for two years, I changed my name back again. Since my recent marriage, I've been living in a no-name land. Some things are in my first married name, some are just Army, and some are in my new two-not-hyphenated names. Slowly they'll all get to the new name.
Tomorrow...B is for? In the meantime, I want to remind you to leave a comment on the previous post. I'll select winners tomorrow morning and post pictures of the pretty stash they'll be getting. I'll also talk about my own private UFO August. It worked so well for me last year that I'm doing it again!