A Note on My Name

I was looking over some documents and PR things for some upcoming events and realized that the Preston in my name was missing from some of them. This happens all the time and I guess I get it–I do use just “Kendra Leonard” when it’s expedient. But for all things professional, Preston it is part of my name. It’s not an ornament or optional. In the UK, people often assume I have a double last name and call me Dr. Preston Leonard. That’s fine, not a big deal; I just roll with it. But leaving it out is not good. The moral of this story is: please ask people how they want to be credited BEFORE you make up logos, print programs, etc., and please don’t just assume that you can leave part of someone’s name out if it’s inconvenient for your design or word count limit.

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