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I Changed My Name

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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 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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    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 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 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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    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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    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 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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    GoddessKaiya GoddessKaiya 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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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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    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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    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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    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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    **** will always be the stupid name to name your child.
    krimsonlove krimsonlove 22-25, F 8 hrs ago

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    Nga. That is my name. Can you pronounce it? Probably not😅😂 but I do love it. I used it get bullied Because other peoples inability to pronounce it 😐 I'm getting my name...
    Ngatt1 Ngatt1 13-15, F 3 Responses May 17

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    Changed my username after a year of my old name Nick150
    IwantoCrossdress IwantoCrossdress 13-15, M May 21

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    In December of 2014, my life was changed forever. I was a depressed teenager, and I always remained cold towards my entire family. I pretty much hated everyone and anyone that...
    ChocolateGirl04 ChocolateGirl04 13-15, F May 7

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    I changed my mind about moving. Every year we get tired of the snow and talk about moving to Florida. I spent my two week vacation there and it was crowded and everyone drove like...
    mom4ce mom4ce 51-55, F May 5

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    I hate when people say you changed in a mean voice like I changed for the good I change and I got confident more friendly and outgoing and expecting my body and loving myself but...
    jaddielove024 jaddielove024 13-15, F May 5

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    So in a little under a month I will finally be 18! Along with a slew of fun, new privileges, I will be legally able to change my name. My birth name is Joshua (I go by Josh), which...
    joshlikesblue joshlikesblue 16-17, M 2 Responses May 14

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    Most people have a reason for naming their children what they did. My parents named me Jessica because, and they have told me this, it was the only name they didn't both hate. I...
    LittleWolf21 LittleWolf21 18-21, F 2 Responses May 21

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    So many of my ideas have changed so drastically lately! It's nuts! Part of me wonders if this is just a stage or if this is for good. I used to be so conservative. Believed in...
    saundra04 saundra04 26-30, F May 23

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    At the end of April, I was stopped for speeding (42 mph in a 25 mph zone) and also because I was smoking pot while driving. I was given a field sobriety test on a steep hill that...
    honestmistakes honestmistakes 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My real name is becoming so common in my country.In movies,in TV soaps they name characters on that.And i don't understand why so many parents are naming their new born daughters...
    GenuineAngel GenuineAngel 18-21, F 5 Responses May 3

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    I have had so many relationships were we would pick names for our imaginary future children. That in each different relationship I have to come up with new boy or girl names...
    tornsin tornsin 31-35, M 4 Responses May 5

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    I absolutely hate my name. It's so damn common. If you go into a classroom and ask for "Jack", at least 3 guys would stand up. Last week, I told someone my name and she's like...
    JackOLanterns JackOLanterns 18-21, M 2 Responses May 18

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    I hate my first name I mean it's the oldest name in the book! As for my second name (which I go by) isn't that rare anymore... I hate that they're more females with my name and...
    OrochimaruSama92 OrochimaruSama92 22-25, F 6 Responses May 3

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    I actually am in the process of getting rid of my first name (my new first name is my current middle name), and changing my middle name to a whole new name.
    EmoGirl286 EmoGirl286 13-15, F 3 Responses May 12

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    the meaning of my name is "names" like actual NAMESS ......... asma = names...... wtf ? best name ever 4 real
    kazzicat kazzicat 13-15, F 1 Response May 25

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    People might think that just a stupid name or weird but I think it's the best name ever and I like and I'm proud of it my name is TURKI and it pronounce like Turkey (the country...
    turki2550 turki2550 16-17, M 4 Responses May 4

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    Ok...I need to explain my screen name and it has some meaning ! "Farmerwork " ,many people think it is rural and corny..but it is named by an old lady --Tasha Tudor ! She bought a...
    Noneever Noneever 22-25, F May 7

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    It's not the name itself, the name is ok i guess. It just doesn't fit me. I would relate that name to a fashion girl which I'm absolutely not. I'm trying to find a good nickname...
    Squirrel03 Squirrel03 22-25 1 Response May 13

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    i love my name.. it's juwita, an Indonesian name, and the English equivalent for that name is sweetheart :) due to the nature of my name, there are some songs titled as Juwita. in...
    wittyweeta wittyweeta 31-35 2 Responses May 17

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    Looking For Alaska, by John Green changed my life a lot. I plan to get one of the quotes tattooed in about 8 months.
    ThatOneNerdGirl ThatOneNerdGirl 16-17, F 1 Response May 17

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    I do love my name. I have my lovely husband to thank for the last name Lopez. I told him jokingly if we ever break up I'm keeping the last name. It's my name now :)
    louisetiger1 louisetiger1 31-35, F 3 Responses May 18

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    My name is Alissa The meaning of it is truth, noble . Then my middle name is Joan which was picked out because my great grandmother who was named Joan ; who died 5 weeks after...
    FlowerChildWithARockNRollSoul FlowerChildWithARockNRollSoul 18-21, F 8 Responses May 24

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    I am definitely not the person I once was. Sure I look like the same person but I have definitely changed as I have opened my eyes to the world around me.
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616 18-21 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I had a friend for 25 years. The last two we fell in love. we spent a few years breaking up an getting back together. She cheated on my and i still obsessively tied to be with her...
    thetripcontinues thetripcontinues 36-40, M 5 days ago

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    My kids names: Noah Michael Aimee Jade Keelyn Rosette Ainsley Elise Khaiden Finley I really love their names, I've always liked obscure names :)
    ElleTheLizard ElleTheLizard 18-21, F May 3

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