My dad just dropped the bomb on me and told me he had gone back to the original spelling of his last name, which apparently was changed when he was 9 and incidentally is the one I was born with but he says is incorrect. I told him I'm not changing right now. I don't even understand the legality of it as I'm sure he hasn't actually changed it but for all intents and purposes he has as in he has reverted back to birth certificate status, no one seemed to care before or after. Now I have to figure out if this "original" spelling is a variant of the one I'm using now, or if I'm actually just living a lie.
This post hasn't gotten enough love. It is actually on topic to the original post, using a metaphor that makes the entire discussion much much more interesting.