Hi. I’m Sol Orwell

27 Feb

This has been a long time coming.

I’ve wanted to change my name for a long time. I never liked my original name. I pride myself on being as independent as possible, and yet one of the most important links to me was something I had not gotten to choose. It was one of the reasons why my blog was on TechsoapBox.com, and not my own name.

For a six month period I tried on new names – everywhere I went I would introduce myself under a new name. It was a hilarious conversation as people would throw out suggestions for names.

Yet in the end I chose a name that came to me. For the past 18 months I’ve been introduced as Sol Orwell. The actual name change process took me roughly a year due to some issues –I had to apply 4x to get it finally approved.

But that is all in the past. I am now officially “Sol Orwell.” The only way to find out why is through a face to face conversation. It involves parts of my ancestry I was unaware of, tattoos, and a whole lot of other stuff :)

1 Response to Hi. I’m Sol Orwell



August 17th, 2011 at 2:38 pm

I’ve always been interested in changing my name, but haven’t done it yet. The paperwork is probably the only “real” de-motivator in the entire process. I like your choice though. Not sure what to think about Sol, but it is unique.