A New Name

I recently changed my name and I’ve updated the website to reflect my new name.

The previous address for this blog, kthdsn.com, came from my usual internet username, and was my old name, Kate Hudson, without the vowels. This is the surname I acquired from my ex husband, who has not been a part of my life for many years now, so it was high time for a change.

I considered going back to my maiden name, but that was the name I had when I made the mistakes that resulted in my married name, so it carried the same baggage. I’ve moved on with my life and I wanted a name that looked forwards rather than backwards, so I decided to adopt a new name, and spent a long time considering what I wanted. I settled on Harris. I keep the same initials, and it appears in my family history so it’s linked to where I came from, and it’s loosely related to some of my hobbies and interests.

While I was changing my surname, I realised that my middle name also carried baggage. I was named after a family member who’s no longer part of my life, so I took the opportunity to change that too. Since middle names are rarely used in daily life, I decided to go for something a bit more outlandish, and chose Minerva. Again, I keep my initials the same, and it’s related to my interests, although there’s no family link this time.

Since I changed my actual name, it seemed right to change my website name too, so here we are.

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