Changing Name

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  1. Freedom1776

    Freedom1776 Member

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    Hey y'all
    I am about to start the process of changing my last name (taking my mothers last name). I was wondering if any of y'all have any experience with that and know how I should go about informing cadre at summer indoc for NROTC and at my college (incoming freshman). I'm not sure how that affects the paperwork for my scholarship or nameplates/uniforms or anything like that so any help is much appreciated. Thanks y'all.
     
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    Day-Tripper 5-Year Member

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    Counting your introduction & final statements, you typed "Y'all" THREE times in 2+ sentences.

    Y'all, y'all, y'all, etc.

    I'm guessing you're not from Brooklyn?

    Imagine if a resident of Ben-Stuy or Redhook or Bensonhurst or Coney Island typed "Youse" three times?

    Regional accents are accepted in verbal format, but should not be in written form unless you're Mark Twain writing novels bout the good-ole-days in Hannibal, Missouri.

    Just saying.
     
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    You know what they say about opinions.... You are welcome to yours but really.... Why attack this kid? This is just an informal forum. What's the big deal? Did it offend you? I will say it again like I say so often, the anonymity of the internet makes people mean sometimes.

    Kiddo, I would reach out to your rep for the NROTC at your college and ask for their assistance. Good luck to ya.

    Edit: Realized who you were and that you are headed to Texas A&M. My DS will see ya at indoc and at Texas A&M FOW.

    Gig' um,

    Fellow Texan
     
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  4. Freedom1776

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    Thanks for the advice. I sent a copy of the judge's signed order to my OSO, to Col. Hawes at TAMU, and to admissions and the registrar. A&M said they would have it fixed within two weeks but my OSO didn't respond so I sent another email to the NROTC placement office just so somebody at command would be able to see it before indoc.
     
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    Day-Tripper 5-Year Member

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    I think you read my post in far, far too serious a manner. It was meant to be totally light hearted & not an "attack". But my point still stands. Literacy is not a bad thing. Communication skills, both written and verbal, are in dramatic decline. I was re-watching Ken Burns documentary "The Civil War" the other day and was struck how the letters of the common soldiers (from both sides of the Mason-Dixon Line) featured a tremendous level of literacy, particularly compared to their descendents in contemporary America.
     
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    I can appreciate where you are coming from, and I wasn't particularly offended. I'm from the Pacific Northwest, I was just using y'all because it is faster to type than "you all" or "you guys"
     
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    @Freedom1776 Not saying I agree with earlier comments but have to chime in that you, which is also a plural, is shorter than anything you suggested. So if brevity was your objective, you missed it.

    Definition: You - used to refer to the person or people that the speaker is addressing.

    In any case, having been married to a North Carolina farm girl for nearly 30 years, I'm quite fine with y'all.
     
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    Y’all be trippin....
     
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