I was in a gathering of both men and women. We were asked to introduce ourselves.
I introduced myself by my first name. The others did as well.
Then, it was the turn of a particular lady; she introduced herself as Mrs……
We all got talking and even though what we were discussing had nothing to do with the family; Mrs. informed the rest of us that she had kids. I smiled.
The facilitator of the meeting had initially introduced herself to us by her first name but when she was asked to repeat her name; she repeated it as Mrs… I have no idea if the change in her introduction from her first name to identifying herself as a Mrs. was a result of the initial Mrs. who introduced herself but well….
A few social gatherings I have been a part of, I have noticed a few women do not want to be identified as their first name. I am yet to understand why.
Does calling them by their first name belittle them? Or does it reduce the bride price that was paid by their husbands?
To my fellow married women, how do you introduce yourself in a social gathering?
To my single friends, what is your take on introductions?
Do share your thoughts below.