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What should we call Hillary?

Ruth Tarrant

24th November 2015

There has been some hoo-ha this week in the more gossipy elements of the political media about Hillary Clinton's apparent "abandonment" of part of her name. During her time as First Lady (when husband Bill was president) and also when working as a Senator, Mrs Clinton was keen to use her full name of Hillary Rodham Clinton, Rodham being her maiden name. Was this to distinguish herself from her husband and create a separate identity? Or simply following a typical naming convention of many married American women?

Ruth Tarrant

Ruth has been Subject Lead in Economics at tutor2u for many years after a career of teaching Economics, Business, Politics and Maths in a range of secondary schools. She is a highly experienced A level Economics Examiner, and also teaches undergraduate Economics on a very part-time basis at the University of Oxford. Ruth is passionate about making economics fun, engaging and accessible.

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