My Farewell to Being A Smith

We had a long run, but we needed to part ways

Photo by Joey Nicotra on Unsplash

It was time for a change

For the past 22 years, my legal name was Tracy Smith. Recently, that has changed and now it’s time to reflect on what it was like to have the most popular last name in the United States for over two decades.



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Tracy Stengel

Tracy Stengel

Writer and freelance fiction editor. Find me curled up w/ a blanket of metaphors or at You can buy me ☕️ at