Imagine if people introduced themselves like Web browsers do
Hi, I'm Michelle, actually I'm Angela, I resemble George but not really. As I was saying, I'm Christine, and also Sam.
isn't this what family names are basically tho
they tie you back to all these people you're *not* but are sort of connected to in some ways
"Marion Johnson, nee Veldt."
"J. Harken Willoughby. 'Harken' is a family name, my grandfather was 'Harken'."
(and obviously 'family names' is being used more vaguely here than in the last name sense)
@vi Anxiety and plurality are a heck of a combo.