Why do some people change their names?Since my childhood I read newspapers very minutely. Earlier I even used to read matrimonial advertisments, 'lost and found' advertisements and other classified advertisments. I used to find and still find classified advertisments very interesting. Among other classified advertisements, I find advertisments on change of names most interesting and in some cases hilarious.
I have personally divided these changes of names in various sub-categories. Some people change their names after religious conversion. There is another category. Some ladies change their names after marriage, even within the same religion. This happens mainly in North India. Some people change their names because they don't like the names given by their parents.
But the most hilarious ones are those who change their names according to numerology or similar 'logies'. In this categorry, I have seen 'Sumana' becomes 'Sumanaa', 'Jaylalitha' becomes 'Jaylalithaa....', 'Rita' becomes 'Reethaa', etc.
Whenever I see such change of names, I can't stop laughing. I feel ridiculous that people spend their hard-earned money because of such ridiculous belief.
I would like to know the opinion of other Members in this regard. Do they feel such change of names laughable?