One of the employees at Ancestry.com stops to listen every time that someone says, "Merry Christmas." She has more than a passing interest in the words.
Mary Young has worked at Ancestry.com for three years. Nine months ago, she married Brian Christmas and thereby became... yes, that's right: Mary Christmas.
Since her name change, no one has come right out and asked her if she is kidding when she tells them her name. There have been other circumstances, however, in which she has felt the need to explain. "I changed my name in my work (computer) system," she said. "The head guy changed it back because he thought it was a joke.
Through her work at Ancestry.com, Mary has found that there are between 20 and 100 other Mary Christmases in the United States.
Her husband, Brian, says the best part of her name is that he has Mary Christmas all year long, not just during the holidays.
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