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I Changed My Name

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    Some clinics actually do require transsexuals to change thier name, even if they have a unisex name. Like it proves you mean it. BS. I changed my name because my new name suited me more and I needed to start over in a way. Also I wanted to distance myself from my family and be...
    AngelaDark AngelaDark 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 6, 2009

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    I recently decided to get a name change.

    I have always hated my name even from birth, and it has never fit my personality. It's too masculine and too direct and too commanding. I'm sweet, kind, bubbly, gentle, and optimistic. My new name will define me for who I am, and not represent me as somebody I am not. Plus, the...
    xJaydenPatrickx xJaydenPatrickx 18-21, M Jun 17

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    HOORAA!!!

    My name change was made legal on Aug. 26, 2009. It was the most exciting day for me in a LONG time. My mother was there to share it with me, and to morn the loss of her daughter. She has always accepted the change, but it hit her pretty hard when she heard the magistrate say it...
    ImminentDisaster ImminentDisaster 26-30, M 8 Responses Aug 31, 2009

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    Changed My Username Slightly...

    For my friends circle, used to be "anardun" now I'm "anadude" on EP. I hope that doesn't confuse anybody. It's close enough to the old username that it shouldn't be too big of a problem. I just needed it to be slightly different.
    anadude anadude 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 19, 2010

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    Dana

    Recently I sent a request to justice, with a lawyer to change my first name legally, there are great chances for it works. I've called by that name for the last 15 years or so, totally for the last 11 years. I have already several attestations from firends, saying they've been...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 19, 2011

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    Today I made a Statutory Declaration (in

    England) and officially changed from my male birth name to my new female name. It's very exciting - it feels like a major milestone in my transition.
    chantalmw chantalmw 26-30, F 6 Responses Apr 17, 2014

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    I came across my other (original) name today

    and it was strange to enunciate the letters that formed it together. I repeat it slowly in my mind and it is as if I am trying to recollect the face of some distant acquaintance. The name sounds familiar, but whose is it? Its been over 4 years since I made the long awaited...
    IHateMirrors IHateMirrors 26-30, F Apr 7, 2014

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    To Something That Fits Me Better

    My mother gave me an extremely feminine name. I have hated it all of my life. My middle name was no different. I have thought about changing it since I was a teenager. I used to make every one call me Joe.The name that I chose wasn't very masculine, but at least it's not a...
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise 36-40, T Nov 25, 2012

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    Well, my mom did anyways.

    She calls me Ruby now, and i love what it says about girls named Ruby in urbandictionary! :) So, whaddaya thiink? :D
    Berlitz9999 Berlitz9999 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 12, 2013

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    Actually it was done

    for me when I was about 12. When I was 11 my father whom I was named after was coerced by CPS to voluntarily cede all claims to my younger sister and me. As soon as the documents were signed, my mother packed his bags! She was also damned if my sister and I retained any links to...
    Bashka91 Bashka91 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 2, 2014

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    Just recently changed

    both my first and middle name. My old name is Gemma Louise.Currently I'm Alice Gemma.Wanted to keep my old first name just to keep my Mum happy.
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 13, 2013

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    Your Name, Your Identity

    Well all my life I have wanted to change my name and I've never felt comfortable with it. It's not that it's not pretty or that I'm not grateful for my mom having me. I just wanted to feel good about it and after all this time I have finally found a name that feels right. I am in...
    Owleeeeease7 Owleeeeease7 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 13, 2012

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    Berlitz9999 Berlitz9999 22-25, F Dec 12, 2013

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    I Changed My Name Too

    After over 23 yrs of marriage I recieved my Divorce as of Dec 28th. My Name is now "Priestess Theresa Marsel Long. I doped my married name a added Priestess because of the work spirtual work I've done as a Pagan.
    PriestessTheresa PriestessTheresa 41-45, F Jan 4, 2010

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    My Middle Name

    I changed my middle name - paid for it & everything.  Why?  Well I always hated my FIRST neame - probably mostly because it was repeated over & over with such a mean, disgusted tone, by my father & step mom.  I came to associate my...
    kylae77 kylae77 31-35, F 5 Responses May 3, 2009

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    My Name

    When I was growing up, I hated my last name. Kids made fun of me and I couldn't wait to get married someday and change it. I grew up and married a very abusive man and when I divorced him ten years later I decided to legally change my last name. It was very exciting, ...
    Celestiallds Celestiallds 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 19, 2009

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    I Changed My First Name When I Was Young

    I was only 20. I grew up with the name Julian. This is a rather effeminate name, which makes for a bad time when you grow up in a working-class, rednecky area. I was bullied and abused because of it (besides other things). I hated the name, so I legally changed it to Andrew. I...
    speedoflight speedoflight 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 7, 2013

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    Is Rocelyn a rare name? Is it nice?
    Diyani0537 Diyani0537 13-15, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    My name is Darian and it means gift 🎁
    llGalacticll llGalacticll 13-15, F 23 hrs ago

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    Had to change it as kept getting to many same sex friend request, they obviously don't read me post about being straight. Now the CLUE is in my name
    Str8MaleCD Str8MaleCD 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    My username, Diyani, is my aunt's pitbull so my real name is Rocelyn. It came from Jocelyn, how did you end up with your name? Who named you? Why?
    Diyani0537 Diyani0537 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    How many times does a person have to tell you their name before it sinks in? ............People tell me their names and then 5 minutes later I've forgotten it...
    Squirrelstales Squirrelstales 46-50, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have often changed my clothes in my van at the beach. My family and I would driving around and find a nice beach or lake to swim in so we would hurry and change our clothes and...
    femalemusiclover femalemusiclover 46-50, F 3 days ago

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    For my future son, he'll just have the same name as me, making him a lll, since I'm a jr. Shaun Curtis (last name here) lll For a boy And for a girl.. Naomi or something...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Yes. I've changed so much. Wth
    lolcamryn lolcamryn 13-15, F 8 Responses 6 days ago

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    The pic on the left of me when I was 14 . 4 years ago when I started my account on experience project .when I didn't know how to apply makeup correctly and when I still had braces...
    FlowerChildWithARockNRollSoul FlowerChildWithARockNRollSoul 18-21, F 108 Responses a week ago

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    Yes we have changed the are name on this site...We are a CLP...We was loadsofcum but now we are CLPLIKEFUN...Hope all friends see this...
    CLPLIKESFUN CLPLIKESFUN 46-50 3 Responses Jun 21

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    so, i came up with some cute names for a girl.......and now i got too many to choose from :( lets have a vote. comment the name(s) you like: River Destiny Naara Africa Nahra...
    ThatOneSomaliGirl ThatOneSomaliGirl 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 20

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    I have to admit I've changed a lot since April 2013... I had my first sleepover with church girls my own age, I barely even looked at people anywhere near to my age since being...
    SadlySafe SadlySafe 13-15 7 Responses Jun 20

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    Pain changed me. Made me harder. Fear made me braver. Heart breaks made me wiser. Food made me fatter. Friends made my life more fun. Enemies taught me not to give up. Rivals...
    Pain24 Pain24 13-15, F Jun 20

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    I like unique baby names, so far for a girl I have: Mila Esme Neveah Valentina Naya Daiyanara ( like from oitnb) Lana Jhene For a boy: Skyler Dris Dakoto Gabriel Cass Matias I...
    KaiyaSantana KaiyaSantana 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 19

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    I want 3-5 kids :D and yes I know they're hard work but still... Anyways,I like the names: Mateo (male),Damian(male p.s its because of Damian lewis). For girls,Monique and Martziah...
    September19 September19 13-15, F Jun 18

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    A flame that once burned so bright, Is now but a tiny flicker. Life has taken its toll, With it's beatings time and time again. What was once a mighty roar, Is now barely a...
    VomitChick VomitChick 70+, F 14 Responses Jun 17

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    I was the suicidal, crazed, cutter on EP about 5 years ago. Now, I'm just a music junkie, and mom to be and somewhat of a brat xD I'm not who any of y'all might have known, and I'm...
    NewsboysFanatic NewsboysFanatic 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 17

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    I thought love was supposed to last forever. I thought we were going to spend the rest of our lives together. I never thought that would end. But I discovered something about...
    YourFriendRya YourFriendRya 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 15

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    North! How cruel is that?!!! To doom that child to a play on words as a name forever?? North West??? And if she ever writes a book about her life will it be "North" by...
    sttos sttos 56-60, M 1 Response Jun 15

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    To all my friends who keeps telling me every second that I've changed, please try to agree to the fact that I've changed.. I know I wasn't like this before.. you may call it as...
    amazingmoment90 amazingmoment90 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 14

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    There are many names out there for my daughter but im giving her ellisia ellie for short if you think about it it is a beautiful name
    thebestbroney thebestbroney 13-15, M Jun 14

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    Reading Fahrenheight 451 in 8th grade changed my entire perspective on society, education, censorship, politics. It had such a profound impact on me, and was such an interesting...
    Siobhan420 Siobhan420 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 13

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    There are quite a few names I like, obviously I can't have a child for every name I like, plus I'm too young to legally have a child anyway yet, but the following boys names are...
    thedimone thedimone 13-15, F Jun 13

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    My name is a strange one. Tyler comes from an old name for people who installed tiles in buildings. O.o
    WanderingThinker112 WanderingThinker112 16-17, M Jun 11

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    My name is spelled Keionna (Key-ah-na) most of the time people pronounce it (Key-o-na) and they spell my name like Keanna.
    xokekeox xokekeox 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 10