For all of those out there who knew me as Christian Arthur Johnson, that person is no more. As of 10am this morning, I stand before you as Christian Arthur Lindke.
Years ago, Jody and I decided that I would take her name rather than she take mine -- only to discover the lack of equal protection regarding ease of name change for husbands. The expense of the process was a cause for delay, but the birth of our daughters made that excuse trivial. So 9 weeks ago, I filed a civil claim to change my name and today my petition was granted.
I'd like to thank Jo Benincasa, an attorney friend of mine, for walking me through the steps of the process.