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About my new name

Posted on Apr 10, 2010 by in Operations | 5 comments

The adoption finalization courtroom

You may, or probably won’t, notice that my name has changed from J.R. Atkins to J.R. Kinyak here on the site. That’s because after nearly 6 years of marriage, my husband Ted Slampyak and I adopted two kids, and all four of us changed our last names to Kinyak, a combination of AtKINs and SlampYAK. Being a Kinyak is very nice.


  1. Many congratulations and best wishes from the Killebrew/Karons to all the Kinyaks!

    • Thank you, Kate! We love being Kinyaks! Except I do have my qualms (kwalms) about starting with a K instead of an A—there are advantages to the A.

  2. Congrats, that’s awesome! I’m glad you didn’t become Atkins-Slampyak. That’s a bit of a mouthful.

  3. Thanks, Julia! I agree that Atkins-Slampyak would be pretty awful! And yet people keep suggesting that instead of Kinyak.

  4. *ahem*—welcome to the land of K!!

    It’s the greatest!

    Kate Killebrew (Karon)

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