Обычно я обедала в столовой колледжа – Пьюк-холле. На самом деле она называлась Дюк-холл, в честь покойного директора. Но с моей легкой руки она получила новое неофициальное прозвище.

What does this expression mean, and how is it used?

Incidentally, can other personal pronouns than "моей" be used just as well?

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There is a more general idiom легкая рука, meaning the ability to solve problems and gain success with ease and luck.

I suppose the expression с легкой руки may be tracked to this idiom: started with one's fortunate proposal.

You may use it with any possessive pronoun or personal name, except for plural ones, because it's unnatural for several persons to share a single hand (and с легких рук is not idiomatic). Although, phrases like с их легкой руки do creep into language.

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