I just wanted to make a quick post to let everyone know I have decided to change my name.  Actually, I have gone through the court process already so it is legal!

My new name is Ylona Hartford.  However, I will still happily answer to Marie if that is how you knew me before.

It is pronounced “eee – LONE – ah” for anyone curious.

I changed my name for a family name that is better suited to singing opera.  Plus, I really believe children should eventually choose their own names.  I never felt like a Kim (my first name at birth that I used until I was in 5th grade) nor did Marie really fit (my middle name at birth).  I feel with Ylona I am finally really myself!


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