My name is Rosanne Morgan,
known to my friends as Rose.
In some circles, I am called Rowan; in others I am Róisín.
Once upon a time my name was Rosanne Milligan, known to close friends as Anne.
Later I became Anne Lawrence and had two beautiful daughters.
Much later still I became Anne Rudolph and had a beautiful son.
In 2006 I stopped using the name Rudolph, because another woman wanted it.
I wouldn't use Lawrence again, for the same reason.
Milligan was so long ago, it didn't seem like me either.
My maternal grandmother's maiden name was Morgan.
It is a name that has always resonated with me and feels so comfortable.
Gram had a lovely and talented aunt named Rose, who died young and childless.
As part of my personal reinvention (some may call it mid-life crisis but I don't),
I became Rose Morgan.
Career-wise, once I was a Medical Librarian called Anne Lawrence,
then a Computer Network Specialist called Anne Rudolph.
then a Veterinary Nurse named Rose Morgan.
Now I am retired from those careers and am
a potter, and
|And I'm much too busy to bother with what anyone calls me.|