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Audrey Cohen

Audrey Etlinger Cohen is a New Hampshire native who lives in Brookline, MA with her husband, Jeff, and their chocolate lab, Brady. She is a graduate of Brandeis University and works in public health on issues of aging, disability, and long-term care. She an avid outdoorsman, non-fiction reader, and baker.

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What's In a Name: Audrey Cohen

"You're changing your name? I'm surprised."
"Why are you surprised?"
"I don't know. You just seem like the kind of person who wouldn't."

I had this conversation with my friend Ben a few months before my wedding, after I mentioned that I was planning on taking my husband's last name. Presumably, what Ben meant when he said "the kind of person who wouldn't" was educated, career-oriented, politically progressive- someone for whom getting married was a pleasant parallel track to other goals instead of an ambition in and of itself. Apparently, it's difficult to believe that a woman with a career, who strongly believes in women's equality, would take her husband's name.

As we continue to develop our series on names, please let us know if you are interested in sharing your story.

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Jewish Women's Archive. " Audrey Cohen ." (Viewed on September 17, 2014) <http://jwa.org/blog/author/audrey-cohen>.

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