Well, it started earlier this year when Newsweek ran a piece about tracing your roots with DNA. Some bloggers spotted my name, decided it was the silliest thing they had ever seen, and had an online discussion about it. What amused me, though, is that they thought my name was Diane.
Fast forward to the other night. I did a radio interview and before I came on, the hosts said that they would be joined by a guest named -- you guessed it -- Diane. Not sure where that came from, but they realized the error before I even came on and graciously corrected it. And they even said Smolenyak perfectly!
So this morning I was on television and discovered that my name is Megan Blank. Somehow, over the course of 2006, I seem to be morphing from Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak to Diane Blank. Of course, as a genealogist, I had to explore this name and discovered that there are indeed a number of people who sport it -- including, appropriately enough, a contributor to one of my favorite sites, findagrave. So my apologies in advance to those whose name I seem to be in the process of adopting. I'll try not to embarrass you!