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Yes, my last name really is Nicole
But it used to be my middle name.
On September 21st, 2016, I filed a petition to legally drop my birth-given last name. Just $37 and two weeks later, I received the probate judgement in the mail granting my name change.
There is no traumatic reason for the name change and I am not disowning anyone. After all, a rose by any other name is still a rose.
Choosing to drop my last name was a personal, well-thought-out choice that feels so incredibly right!
After embarking on my studies at the University of Montevallo, I began signing my art as Corinna Nicole. To be perfectly honest, I didn’t think that my former last name sounded distinctive enough to be an artist’s name. From that time on, I never used my last name when it came to anything that had to do with my art.
Corinna Nicole became more than a name, it became my identity as a creative. Legally dropping my surname was my way of expressing commitment and dedication to my artistry and creative endeavors.