I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him. ~Abraham Lincoln
I don't think someone should identify themselves by identifying someone else. I'm probably going to make a lot of people angry with what I'm about to say, but you have to realize that I'm also contradicting myself.
"Marine Wife" "Military Spouse" "Army Girlfriend" "Navy Fiancé" Fine, you are what you are, BUT that shouldn't be the first thing you tell people or the first two words to describe yourself. I hope that's not all that you are. Civilians don't tell people they are a "Marketing Manager's Wife" "Electrician's Fiancé" they tell what THEY personally are, first. Yes, you're personally a spouse, but what defines YOU? There are plenty of circumstances when listing your marital status and/or that you're a parent is appropriate and maybe it is your entire life. Just read this post as a generalization. If I caught your attention, when you're done here, head over to You Served and read Reality Check, MilWives, you didn't earn squat.
Now, if what defines you is being a spouse, such as you're the spouse of a wounded veteran, widow of a veteran or you being a spouse of an active duty military member is in conjunction with your job, purpose or goals in life-that's understandable. Like Wife [Widow] of a Wounded Marine.
The only reason I have Marine Wife listed in my Twitter bio is because they are key words. Military wives like to network with each other and certain organizations. That is the only reason it is there. When I meet someone and they ask what I do, I tell them my career, and if it's necessary, I tell them I am a Marine Wife- maybe we are talking about deployments, or why I'm somewhere alone or talking about my blog, I don't randomly tell people who my spouse is. When people ask my mother-in-law what she does for a living, she tells them what her career is, not what her son's career is.
Silent ranks? No, you're a spouse. A civilian spouse. You want to have a rank? Enlist.
Oh, you came here to find out the meaning behind my Twitter handle, right? Ok, I'll get to that now.
Let's break it down Moto. Wife.
Moto: Not short for motocross. Well, it is, but not in my situation.