The Clanzoors? Never! | Life and style | The Guardian

The Clanzoors? Never! | Life and style | The Guardian.

In the event I have only been partly ostracised by my family, but it is not only the issues with my family that persuaded Bridget to take my name. “I think it will be a great conversation opener,” she told me. “I’m going to enjoy having to explain why my second name is so exotic.” I suspect that trying to explain to the grumpy man at US immigration why her surname sounds a bit Pakistani may not be quite as enjoyable as she imagines. Nevertheless, I have to admit that her having a Christian first name and a Muslim second name is a powerful response to those who would seek to divide Christians and Muslims and suggest there can be no shared common ground.