# Why do the Aunts change all of the womens name?

Why do the Aunts change all of the womens name?

The women are all state property. Their former identities are no longer of any consequence.So, for example, Offred a patronymic name that means "Of Fred". This refers to the man she serves.

The women are all state property. Their former identities are no longer of any consequence.So, for example, Offred a patronymic name that means "Of Fred". This refers to the man she serves.