Just call me Torre | AspenTimes.com

Just call me Torre

I want to publish this short account of how I have come to have one name.

I know that some people would like a little background and I don’t mind sharing. The name on my birth certificate is Ronald Wayne Maranian III. Torre is a nickname I have had since birth, given to me by my father. It is what I have been called from birth.

My parents divorced and my mother remarried. I grew up as Torre DuBose, my stepfather’s last name. It seemed like most people just called me Torre because there wasn’t anyone else with that name. As far back as I remember I have been Torre, so I thought about changing it legally.

I talked to my father about it and he asked that I wait until I finished school and then change it. In 1992, I got my driver’s license renewed with the name Torre on it. I checked a box for a name change and it was done. A few years later a judge here in Aspen made it legal.

Let me say, I have a close relationship with my father and my stepfather. I am very proud of my Armenian heritage and I do not try to hide my birth name.

It may seem different to people for me to go by one name, but for me it is who I’ve always been and what people call me. Thank you for letting me share my story with anyone who wondered.


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