My entire life, people have asked me if Dimple is my ‘real’ name. The question has followed me around everywhere. Except in India, where the name is from. I love being Indian — my heart & soul lives there, and it’s my happiest place. Despite that, I once changed my name to Alex because I was so tired of the questions and jokes and mockery .. (kids, and sometimes adults, can be MEAN!). But it just didn’t fit. So I changed it back. Now, I’ve adopted the perspective that if people think it’s weird, they will eventually adjust and always remember me because of my unique name.