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Madoff family changing name to ‘Morgan’ - Can you do better?

by Jay Firestone

February 25, 2010 | 8:56 am

The Madoff family is looking for a name change and quite frankly, I don’t blame them.  “Morgan” would be the new name, according to HuffingtonPost.com.  But, my only issues is, where’s the Jew in Morgan?

If you’re a Jewish family and you’re forced to change your name, at least pick something that sounds Jewish.  Morganstein. Morganowitz. Schwartz. Stein. Berg. 

Anything but Morgan.  They’re stripping themselves of their Jewish identity as they baptize their surname.  I’m sure this community of online readers can do better and with that said…

Let the official Madoff family name suggestion begin (post your suggestions in comments)!

HuffingtonPost has the story:

“Madoff” isn’t a four-letter word, but it might as well be.

The daughter-in-law of the man who cemented the Madoff name in history alongside that of Mr. Ponzi is trying to shed the infamous moniker.

Stephanie Madoff, the wife of Madoff’s son Mark, has filed papers asking that her and her children’s last names be changed to Morgan in light of the fact that her father-in-law was “recently featured prominently in the news for defrauding numerous investors in his companies.”

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