In 2005, my brother
got me hooked on CSS (the language of web design)
by showing me
Eric A Meyer’s css-edge experiments.
I bought Eric’s book on ebay,
had a good laugh at our identical names,
and started building websites.
Now the confusion between us has gotten out of hand
(despite his patience and good humor).
He was here first,
and has a solid hold on the name.
It’s past time for me to make a change.
As a first step,
let me introduce my new middle name:
Eric Suzanne Meyer. [see update]
Suzanne is the middle name I would have had at birth
under different genital circumstances,
passed down in variations
from my mother (Brenda Sue),
grandmother (Marian Susanna),
great-great-grandmother (Susanna Brendle),
the co-protagonist of my novel,
and some software I named after her.