Who is Rachel Ann?
I thought you were Ann?
I am, Ann is my middle name. Rachel is my first name.
So what is up with the change?
I am shifting to Rachel Ann mainly for branding purposes. I share the name Ann Harding with an actress from the 1940’s. She was known for portraying elegant, aristocratic women. I am known for portraying a storyteller.
On a personal level, I started going by the name Ann as a teenager during a rough period in my life. I wanted to be someone else and so I distanced myself from the name Rachel. I think it is time for me to be both names and see what happens.
What do you want to be called?
Rachel Ann or Ann. In formal performances I am Rachel Ann, and if we are good friends call me Ann.
Just don’t call me late to dinner.