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I Changed My Name

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Kinda Required

    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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    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 11 Responses Aug 31, 2009

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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 22-25, F Apr 7

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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 Nov 25, 2012

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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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    Berlitz9999 Berlitz9999 22-25, F 1 Response 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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    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

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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 3 Responses Dec 13, 2013

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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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    I have emotional attachment to my name but I can't quite figure out why I feel uncomfortable with my name. It just doesn't fit. I don't dislike it, I just want to change it. Not...
    SaraRose0616 SaraRose0616 16-17, F 22 hrs ago

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    My name is Taylor....easiest name ever. Someone actually said Tyler...where the hell do you see a damn e?
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    I always remeber my mum telling me that when I was born the people in the room next to her had the surname crucifix. When leaving, they did the usual - what did you have, have you...
    SnowAD SnowAD 22-25, F 21 hrs ago

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    I've never wanted to change my last name. My surname is in my stage name, it's what I'm known by and I've never had any other. I've never knew another name my whole 34 years and I...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Hello lovelies. My user name was CharlieSGiesenburg but I changed it to MyOwnSpectrum because it suits me. The spectrum is my life, therefore being my EP. Everything is on here...
    MyOwnSpectrum MyOwnSpectrum 16-17, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Someone named their child Beautiful that'd be ironic if they were butt ugly as they got older.
    countrygirlISTaylor countrygirlISTaylor 13-15, F 22 hrs ago

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    I cant believe someone would name tgeir child ****
    mia0 mia0 13-15, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    My name is Chanley Rhea Price. My last name was originally McClure , but after my alcoholic father walked out on us , I changed it to my stepfather's name.
    sassyrhea sassyrhea 16-17, F Jul 6

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    Zachary is my real name. My brother Drew was called Daniel and my sister Quinn was called Phoebe at birth. Our parents changed them tho. They could never decide on names so...
    LandonS LandonS 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 6

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    Back in the slightly hippy 70's, I was in junior school. Great place to strive and thrive between the ages of 7-11. However. Once I hit secondary school, life changed somewhat. All...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Jul 22

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    In Lazio, when Klose personally changed the conduct of many young people there. "A lot of young people aged from 18 balls through the side, waiting for 60-year-old coach who took...
    fifacoins123 fifacoins123 22-25, F Jul 10

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    Aight look I know I changed it to Skitzephrenia but I'm changing it back to King Heat. Skitzephrenia will be one of on my many alter egos.
    KingHeat KingHeat 18-21, M Jul 7

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    I used to be the devil himself but I've changed. Even though I've changed I'm not no where near the person I want to be. I've hurt people emotionally and physically. I knew at...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I joined this website a long while back because I was going through a very bad time, I was depressed, suicidal and lost. My life has changed now and I still feel funny. I had...
    doctorwhofan doctorwhofan 22-25, F Jul 17

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    To be honest my boyfriend..he used to treat me like ****, like I was his second option, he chooses me over his friends, but honestly I get it, you love your boys, you need to spend...
    annaycarbonneau annaycarbonneau 18-21, F Jul 17

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    I'm gonna have 8 kids. 4 girls and 4 boys. The boys will be; Howard, Jack, Morgan, and Martin. The girls will be; Janet, Lexi, Kourtney, and Shaniqua. Howard is named after my...
    100PercentMe 100PercentMe 13-15, F Jul 10

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    I'm absolutely in no way ready or even excited to have children. I'm not patient enough for them and I love being free and not having to care for another human being. But I think...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F Jul 15

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    So hear they are, they're not English names though. Girls names Sanaz Maryam Anahita Zahra Alma Ayla Banafsheh Maha Boys names Saeed Mehrdad Ali Arash Ashkan Hamid...
    Mahsa99 Mahsa99 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    I love odd and unique names for people when or if I have children these will be my top choices for names...... (1). Desiree Josephine DJ for short cute girly name (2). Dimitri...
    SkullSweetHeart SkullSweetHeart 16-17, F a week ago

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    this video totally changed my life god bless you Kaelynn!by the way the music in the background is Angels on the moon by thriving ivory.
    BenjaminChapman BenjaminChapman 18-21, M Jul 3

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    I cut my hair short (but it's growing back already) my mother told me to never cut it again... My dad never liked the idea of cutting my hair in the first place. I fixed my grammar...
    MerpR MerpR 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    I started smoking weed when I was 16. My Dad caught me doing it and took my weed. This made me hate my Dad. I acted so mean to him when really he was just trying to keep me safe. I...
    kevin1080123 kevin1080123 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 5

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    That's how adoption works. I had a birth name, my name now, and, for some reason I'm not really sure about, my foster parents gave me a name when I lived with them. I actually like...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F Jul 6

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    My husband leaving me is the one bug thing that has changed my life. Didn't see it coming at all... Now I'm just trying to find my feet and my way again.
    mssst mssst 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 8

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    I hate my name. It's Cameron-Rose. Seriously, what mother names their child that!? I hate the abbreviation of my name. It's Cameo. It's what I'm known by, by everyone...
    InTheAutumnBreeze InTheAutumnBreeze 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    My wolf's name is Amaris. I remember when I realized that I'm a wolf therian, but she remained nameless for about two or three months. Then one night I dreamt of myself as my wolf...
    EmCWolf EmCWolf 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    Have changed from sweetlady002 to 00flyaway. I just felt I wanted a bit of a change, not quite a fresh start, but just an adjusment. I'm still me though! Just muddling through...
    00flyaway 00flyaway 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    I have neglected to write an experience about the most important man in my life. Rarely do I come across someone as extraordinary as him, and although it may be near impossible to...
    PrincessKayleigh PrincessKayleigh 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    My best friend has changed my life tremendously. He has made me realize so much and has made my laugh more than anyone else has. I don't know what I would do without him
    JalenFrankie616 JalenFrankie616 13-15, F Jul 18

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    Recently on EP , I have met a girl who is the best person I have ever known , I can tell her anything , she helps me overcome soo much and I am so grateful that I met her , I know...
    Theworldismyhell Theworldismyhell 18-21, F a week ago

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    If there's one good thing about me, it's my name. A lot of people I know named Nicole hate the name because its 'common' and 'boring', but I love my name. I used to go by Nikki a...
    JustOldLight JustOldLight 13-15, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    My real name Hanna, but I prefer my middle name, (grace) my family calls me hanna but I tell Everyone else my name is grace
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    My name is Revan... It suits me so well its also a name of one of my favorite video game characters. And for some reason I just absolutely love that name.
    Zalbaar Zalbaar 13-15, M Jul 7

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    I had a vision about having 3 children. Two boys and a girl. I know I want to name the girl Victoria and my youngest son, Michael. I'm not sure about my first born son and not...
    bribri590 bribri590 18-21, F 1 Response