From the late Dr Elizabeth Aronsen:
When I graduated from high school I was asked how I wanted my name to appear on my diploma. Being a relative smartass and liking to poke cheetahs, I wrote in 'Elizabeth Louise Aronsen III' knowing that there could be no such thing in girls as there was in boys because women generally changed their last name when they got married.
I assumed that the high school officials knew the same thing and would catch the joke. On graduation day my name appeared not only on the diploma as ELA III but on the program as well. Mother was asked by a number of people if I really was ELA III (I guess they didn't get the joke either) and finally she started answering them "Well, there's Rolf, then Jarl, and then Elizabeth so I guess she is the third."
It continued on to my college and graduate school diplomas (advanced degrees don't mean they are any more savvy) and only stopped with my medical school degree because mother convinced me that I may not be able to obtain a license and practice medicine if I didn't have my legal name on my diploma. Jarl memorialized it one year in a gift of a pewter mug engraved with ELA III. Then when Erica was born she was named Erica Lynn Aronsen so, of course, she becomes ELA IV.
(Found on Facebook via John Tviet)