I've wondered this before with other politicians with unfortunate names. If you had a "bad" name, whether it's the combination of first and last name, easily teaseable, or if your name is just plain Weiner, would you change it before running for office?Answer Question
Answer by Carpy at 7:19 PM on May. 31, 2011
I would want to change it, but if I were running for office I would leave it what it is because if it looked like I was making a big deal of it, others would follow suit.
Answer by QuinnMae at 7:22 PM on May. 31, 2011
Answer by hot-mama86 at 7:33 PM on May. 31, 2011
Answer by agentwanda at 7:36 PM on May. 31, 2011
Answer by okmanders at 8:28 PM on May. 31, 2011
As far as, changing your name, I would think that would be a soc. sec. card nightmare but I guess Barry knows about that also, some say he has a few of those...
Actually legally changed my first name to "Lori" as it was the name I had always used, and later changed my last name when I got married...it wasn't difficult to do as per my social security number or passport. I just had to send and show the people at the SSA and Passport office my judges order, and they changed it accordingly. It then became my new identity as I used it for my driver's license, credit cards, etc.
Funny story, I JUST found out that my mother had named me something completely different (first AND last name) on my birth certificate and legally changed it when I was SIX years old!! So, to date, I've had THREE different first names, and THREE different last names (counting one marriage)!! LOL
Answer by LoriKeet at 8:34 PM on May. 31, 2011
Answer by chaiteamomma at 10:48 PM on May. 31, 2011
I want to add I would never run for office but if I changed my mind and had a last name like Wiener and then looked like a wiener probably would consider a name change.lol
Answer by chaiteamomma at 10:49 PM on May. 31, 2011