What’s in a name? Trust me, as someone with a surname that has a downside, it’s a double-edged sword. Since childhood, I have heard bad jokes about my name (although nothing original in decades). When I was single, friends joked that I should marry a man with the surname of Butt and hyphenate my last name. Hyphenation of my name with any other is pretty much out of the question. The upside of my name is that it IS memorable. And luckily, my family always encouraged a healthy sense of humor and a lot of education.