Question for future/current PhDs: Are you (or did you) changing your name, and if so, are you doing anything special (i.e. moving your maiden name to middle name)? How are you going to write your name for publications? I really don't want to get into a discussion of whether or not to change my name, or why people do what they do, I'm just curious about this particular aspect of the issue. If I change my name, I'm not sure about publishing under it, since a PubMed search under one name won't turn up papers under the other. A girl in my lab changed her name, but moved her last name to her middle name, and continues to publish under her maiden name. This seems sort of weird to me, since you wouldn't normally publish as 'Firstname Middlename', but I don't really know another way around this. Just looking for opinions, advice, knowledge from those who are going through it or have been there.