Ricky Williams continues to be one of the most interesting people in the world.
In the latest example of why he changed his name to Errick Miron and his reasoning was pretty admirable yet interesting.
While on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz, the former NFL RB his new name and said that he wanted to go by his birth name Errick and his wife’s last name Miron saying
“I did it probably a year and a half ago, made it official,” the former football pro said. “Something I’ve been thinking about and talking about, and I finally went through the steps. I went to the social security office with my marriage certificate, and I went through the process. It was quick and easy, and it felt meaningful. Really meaningful….I’ve found that that’s been really powerful in creating ease, intimacy and trust in my relationship.”
“One of the ideas that popped into my mind was I can take her last name,” he said. “I think it’s cool. It’s somewhere where we can both win.”
“It’s one of those family secrets,” he said. “My grandma, obviously, back then you don’t say anything. And so Williams was her husband’s name, but wasn’t my dad’s father. So Williams is not even really my last name. And if you go back far enough, its idea of it is a slave name, so I think of what is even the purpose of a last name. And I find more meaning in this last name than Williams.”
Would you ever take your wife’s last name?
I am curious what is the history of the “Miron” last name. I mean Williams might be a slave name, but Miron might have owned those slaves, but that is another discussion for another day.
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