Basically, my girlfriend's friend at work has a friend who has recently divorced. She wants to convert her surname back to her maiden name Hindley.
The friend jokingly asked her if she is a relative of Myra Hindley. Surprisingly the lady replied that she was her cousin (or something along those lines). Talk about an awkward situation huh?
So - would you change your surname if someone in your family had done something terrible?
Also, would you consider changing it if you shared it with someone who had done something terrible but wasn't a relative, i.e. Hasslehoff. I mean Hitler.