Morse vs. Reiff a little clarification…

Morse vs. Reiff a little clarification…

For all those who may be wondering why I have 2 last names and what to do about it…

First, no, it is not that I have a secret identity, work for some eavesdropping agency or suffer from multiple personalities (most times)…

The quick story is:

1.  I was born Barrett Carlton Morse,

2.  In a fit of teenage angst against my father and in support of my rebellious nature I changed my name to Reiff legally (was never adopted) to start fresh and strike out at my Dad,

3.  Turns out the guys name I took turned out to be a bigger douche than Dad, but by this time I was stuck with the name as I had finished college and started my professional career as a Reiff,

4.  I reconciled with my father 10 years after the divorce to great joy as a result of deep personal reflection and understanding that parents are far from the perfect we are raised to look at them as,

5.  My brothers and I went through intense debate about changing family names entirely, going, back several generations etc., but realized we are our father’s sons and nothing will really change that,

6.  I am in the process of changing my name legally back to Morse as I make the professional transition as well – this takes time and will hopefully be complete in the coming year or two (DMV & SSA lines dreadfully yet to come)…

Hope that helps!

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