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I Changed My Name

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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

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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 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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    Berlitz9999 Berlitz9999 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 12, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    There are only a few people who have been through what I have been through but with society today many more people will be like me. I'm going to use fake names. So heres my story...
    lifeislife99 lifeislife99 16-17, M Aug 5

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    My name is Roselani meaning "Roses in Heaven" or "Heavenly Rose." It's Hawaiian/Samoan.
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    When I was 17 I was a very bad person. I talked back to my parents, I was very disobedient and I had 5 piercings in my right ear without parental permission, I didn't care what my...
    1993george 1993george 18-21, M Aug 6

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    When I was 17 I was a very bad person. I talked back to my parents, I was very disobedient and I had 5 piercings in my right ear without parental permission, I didn't care what my...
    1993george 1993george 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 6

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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 Jul 30

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    I have had it for quite some time. I put writings that are by me and random thoughts by me on it. I don't put anything that's by anyone else. I have things on there that I don't...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Aug 2

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    hahahaha.......somebody told me this name was funny (a lady ..ofcourse :)..........and then i realized it was "cutepirate18" that was shown up as my profile name.....which is...
    postNIRVANA postNIRVANA 18-21, M Aug 7

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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 Jul 24

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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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    My username used to have my real first name in it. After finding out this site was pervert central, I didn't really like that anymore. I was ecstatic when I found I could change it...
    ShimmerSquirrels13 ShimmerSquirrels13 22-25, F Aug 1

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    Summer's Eve. Hahahah sounds like a feminine wash brand. She changed it to Sierra Rain, which is beautiful.
    suryothai suryothai 36-40 6 days ago

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    Given its low price and ease-of-use I'm considering creating a 3rd Web page for one more team with whom I operate.Their tech guidance dismisses the problems you might be possessing...
    Miguelnf82 Miguelnf82 31-35, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Past the operate we do making ground breaking instruments for our consumers, improving education and learning is among the finest ways in which Apple might have a meaningful...
    Joshua603a4yn8 Joshua603a4yn8 31-35, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My original username was Mini42301 A game that I played when I was younger called Club Penguin my original username for that was Mimi42301 but I guess Club Penguin didn't allow...
    Mini42301 Mini42301 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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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 Jul 30

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    I can't take back what has been done, I can't take back the words I said or the actions I did. But I'm done being depressed now, I had my time of crying and drowning myself in...
    AriaDream AriaDream 13-15, F Aug 1

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    I'm not gonna mention the messy break up but it changed me completely, it's not just one thing that changed either I am a completely different person than I was when I was dating...
    Franchise1107 Franchise1107 16-17, M Aug 4

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    I hate my first name its so ******* weird. Why couldn't my parents just give me normal bloody name, I was named after my Granddads middle name Bilius and yes thats a real name, i...
    redheadbandit redheadbandit 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 5

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    Due to my ridicules family I ended up having 3 different names, since they couldn't decide and all hated each others my aunt Sonja,mom and dad choose my names. My first name is...
    AriaDream AriaDream 13-15, F Aug 6

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    I was reading some short stories today, and I noticed a pattern. Go to any book store, story website, movie store, etc. Search around a bit. I can almost guarantee you'll find a...
    thelastfirstchoice thelastfirstchoice 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    Yep, I wish either of those name's were my name :( And I'm a girl... Who cares?! I Just LOVE the name Aiden and Nico! even though they are considered Boy names. tch! I just...
    NicoBunny6 NicoBunny6 18-21, F Aug 8

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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 1 Response Jul 24

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    I adore my name . EglÄ—. I love when people call me by my name it's sounds so lovely to my ear. It's a Lithuanian name and it originally a name of a Christmas tree in my language...
    9scythe 9scythe 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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 13-15, F Jul 24

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    So around the middle of June I met a girl at the gym I go to. We clicked instantly to the point that we sat in the gym and just talked for hours. As the weeks gone by we have been...
    saix217 saix217 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 1

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    When people say "you've changed" theres a 95% chance that you just stopped acting the way they wanted you to.
    Imadreamer123 Imadreamer123 13-15, F Aug 2

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    I was formally engaged when I was nineteen years old to someone I was madly in love with, but little did I know he had different plans. After our engagement was called off, not...
    PeaceBatman PeaceBatman 22-25, F Aug 7

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    Started reading the messages of my friend from the day i have joined this site, surprised to see how much i am changed now with my thoughts in an year.
    visibleme visibleme 18-21 Aug 9

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    I think it changed his more than mine. I think all that I learned was how much of a bastard he was
    Ashley1719 Ashley1719 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    I did everything to try and please him... I got in trouble for him... He said he loved me n said he'd never leave me... But he left... Now that I look back on this... He was just...
    kleopard88 kleopard88 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Changed me for the better. Sure it was sad but on the brightside i learned how to be less of an *******.
    rehn65 rehn65 16-17, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Almost a year has passed and never before did I realise how much has changed: how I love, how I think, what I do... Everything!
    jpdepamaylo jpdepamaylo 16-17, M 4 days ago

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    I've changed my profile picture before, for a few days or so but for the most part I have stuck with the picture (well really it's painting) of bubbles. I've even grown a bit...
    Ridiculousity Ridiculousity 18-21 20 hrs ago

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    My user name isn't the same my real name. But it is a common name with one different letter in it. When I fill my name out in applications or anything, they assume I spell it wrong...
    AlbertTdavid22 AlbertTdavid22 22-25, M