So, I don't like my legal name, my married name, Sarah Hutchinson, because it's too boring. And my maiden name, Sarah Baron, is hard to say, so I added my middle name because I feel like my 'hidden' self, the writer in me, is now out of the box (I didn't give myself permission to truly write until I was 36). Sarah Gabrielle Baron has been my 'pen name' for 5 years. Now, feeling some pretty feminist thoughts, I'm thinking of changing to Sarah Waterhouse, because I can trace my 'family' name back through matrilineal lines to my great-great-great grandmother, Waterhouse. I think that name is good and witchy too. I emailed Joey about this once, and his advice was, 'Just pick one and stick to it'. Anyone else use a 'nom de plume'? Why?