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I Changed My Name

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Berlitz9999 Berlitz9999 22-25, F Dec 12, 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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    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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    I've changed my name many times; each time I

    take a different step into my future. I change my name whenever I make too many mistakes or have too many bad experiences... It means it is time for change.... forgetting the past is all I can do to save my future. Each name, a new chapter in my life. Eventually I will find the...
    Destinyyy Destinyyy 16-17, F Jul 24

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    FrenchKissed FrenchKissed 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Girl names: Phoenix, Winter, Autumn and Jesse. Boy names: Fabian, Jeremy, Christian and Ethan.
    Readaholic11 Readaholic11 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I'll give the middle name ideas because I don't want anyone taking the first names. Camele Phoenix Willa Koniya Daiygen Dashawn Kyson Winter Cassius Poindexter These might...
    AquamarineLove AquamarineLove 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Omg. I've changed soo much 😍😂^
    0liviaa 0liviaa 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I have learned somehow to appreciate... I've kept in mind that there are some people who will love, some People who will hate for love, or untrue love, and some People who will...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 27

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    My name is Lenna. I'm female. First class of the term, my PE teacher mistakenly read 'Leonard' during the register (could have been a fair mistake as the register was computerised...
    LennaB LennaB 36-40, F Jul 25

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    My name is Rochelle. (Rosh-ell) My friends just call me Rachel. I feel sorry for everyone who's name is not printed on a cup or keyring.
    RachieBlondie RachieBlondie 13-15, F Jul 25

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    I've changed a lot since I was Badlybroken. So much so that I wonder if I ought to change the name? I'll leave the stories because I was that person. A person who thought it was...
    badlybroken24 badlybroken24 36-40, F Jul 24

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    And my profile picture. (Also cleared my circle out since most haven't been active for about a year.) I've had the name YukiSohma and a few pictures of him as my profile picture...
    SheepCatTheCatSheep SheepCatTheCatSheep 18-21 Jul 24

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    If it's a boy I'll name him Brooklyn or Horizon. And if it's a girl I'll name her Anais or something with a C
    Prettylildyke Prettylildyke 13-15, F Jul 24

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    to all my friends I have just changed my username back to bigbabymark because it is what I am I am an adult baby I wear nappies 24 / 7 because I am now incontinent and I do like...
    bigbabymark bigbabymark 41-45, M Jul 22

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    I've known since I was 6. I always thought I came up with the name since my middle name is grace but it looks like I didnt. I have no idea a boy name but my daughter is going to be...
    laurenzerbe laurenzerbe 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 22

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    I know I'm still young, but I constantly think of baby names. I'd love the middle name of my first boy and my first girl to be the same, Jo (well, Joe for the boy, of course). It's...
    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    I used to let people walk all over me and take my real feelings for granted and I got my hart broken so I'm done with being the nice girl that doesn't care my feelings do matter...
    ellaburg ellaburg 22-25, F Jul 22

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    My name is rare but the spelling of my name is even more so
    Notyourprincesa1124 Notyourprincesa1124 31-35, F Jul 21

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    So, i dated this guy. I've known him most of my life. And we used to be so comfortable with each other even before we were friends, because our sisters were best friends, and our...
    selfh8ter98 selfh8ter98 16-17, F Jul 21

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    My real name is extremely rare.. only one of three with my name. It is Tahitian.
    Janaya83 Janaya83 31-35, F Jul 21

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    An open letter to my ex: Dear ----- I can't believe it's been a year since we last spoke. In the 12 years we were together I never though you would not be in my life. In some form...
    Madmanwithabox29 Madmanwithabox29 26-30, M 3 Responses Jul 21

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    My name is Kelsey. The more years that go by the more the name becomes old. In 2014 only 300 babies were named Kelsey. Lol fun fact.
    kelseypalmer08 kelseypalmer08 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    My name is Milena. No one says its right, people have said it means 'dark beauty' or 'Loved by her people' and nope haven't found anyone with the same name. Probably just rare in...
    InsaneWeirdo InsaneWeirdo 16-17, F 8 Responses Jul 18

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    My name is orly it means Light in Hebrew aaanndd it's a girls name (my mom didn't know when she named me this)
    Ihan13 Ihan13 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 18

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    my name is name is miren(my-ren) it's kinda hard to find a person with the same name so I guess its rare (>3<)
    phierrette phierrette 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    its not me, my names thomas lol but my half brother has the first name Silas
    shatteredglass378 shatteredglass378 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 18

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