Is 'Ahalyā' the real name of Gautama's wife or is it an acquired name?
At least, the Monier-Williams dictionary seems to think it's an acquired one. The word is listed as a + halyā:
अ-हल्या (A-halyā) f. N. of the wife of गौतम or शरद्वत् S3Br. iii , &c MBh. &c
One of the meanings of halya (not halyā) is 'deformity' so ahalyā probably means 'no longer a deformed person'. If this is the correct etymology of the word, what is Ahalyā's (w/o Gautama) real or birth name?