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I Changed My Name

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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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    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.
    24luverofchoc 24luverofchoc 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 13, 2013

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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, T 1 Response Dec 12, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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, T 1 Response Dec 12, 2013

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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, T 4 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    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 10 Responses Aug 31, 2009

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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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    Related Experiences

    My dad picked my first name and my mother my middle. My dad said he wanted his princess to have a unique name, because she'd be a unique young lady. What people don't know is that...
    BrohovahsWitness BrohovahsWitness 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    I changed it from Nano_Neutel to AnnaCatherineac86.None of those are my real name, but since I'm here mainly because of my crossdressing, I changed it to my feminine side name.
    AnnaCatherineac86 AnnaCatherineac86 26-30, M Apr 11

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    After giving it much thought, I think it time. More people are getting rid of their unwanted names. It's possible I may offend or raise questions. But really, my decision is my own...
    Sistahsky Sistahsky 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    I changed my username cause the old one was ana17 and it looks like anal7 so i changed it. So if you are my friend on here im still me i just changed my name
    Anaaaaa345 Anaaaaa345 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    The time I have spent on Experience Project has been the most valuable time I have ever spent anywhere. I have written almost everyday. I have ben here since 2009 under another...
    MsOracle MsOracle 66-70, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    Last week I got out of an abusive relationship. Last week my whole life changed. I am now living the "single" life. Which I haven't for a while. At first with my boyfriend...
    laneyrn laneyrn 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    NightGambit; Your Name's Power is Bravery: Your name's power is that it helps you be brave. Your name conveys both a conqueror and a poet. People who meet you can't help but...
    NightGambit NightGambit 26-30, M 8 hrs ago

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    I know you feel sorry For what you did to me I know that you weren't ready For this responsibility I know that you were irresponsible Young and thought you knew best I know that...
    MostArdently MostArdently 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 24

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    I have changed so much in the past year or so, I used to be so slutty and stuck up I can hardly believe I was that person, I suffered from several panic attacks from October 2012...
    jenniferjones11 jenniferjones11 18-21, F Apr 6

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    many of you may know him many of you may not have heard of him he was a stock broker in the 80s and 90s , he made millions and was the owner of Stratton Oakmont , he made lots of...
    SebUK SebUK 13-15, M 4 days ago

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    Looking back on who I was as a child, I wouldn't be proud of myself now, in some aspects. I've kept a lot of morals I had but have broken a lot too. I guess growing older does that...
    DGSteele DGSteele 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    "My Last Name" I learned how to write it when I first started school, Some bully didn't like it, he said it didn't sound to cool, So I had to hit him and all I said when the...
    KortneeAnne KortneeAnne 22-25, F Mar 28

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    Binger, that's my name. It's pronounced Bing-nee, but in canada, they call me binger. If they wish to try and hurt me they say 'Finger' and flip the bird. I mean if my parents were...
    Izuka Izuka 13-15, F 14 hrs ago

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    i still have my ex-husband's surname and it bothers me every single day. i kept it after divorce for three reasons - my two kids have that last name, I have a great career in which...
    wahine79 wahine79 31-35, F Apr 11

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    My wolf name is Icy Aura. I have been lucky enough to find out my full wolf name, unlike most who only find out the first half of their wolf name. And since I've found out my wolf...
    IcyAura IcyAura 13-15, M 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I am eager to share a fantastic baby names website where you can find your name meaning, names for your new born baby, origin specific names with meaning. BabyNamesCube.com will...
    addneyjohn addneyjohn 26-30, M Apr 7

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    I'm finding myself again! Throughout the years, from me being 15-17 I lost my personality. It was changed by what I wanted it to be and the thought of letting my ex down. I stopped...
    alicelt alicelt 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    From 7th grade to now I pretty much changed. I've lost weight, started wearing makeup, cut and dyed my hair.
    broadwaybabe99 broadwaybabe99 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    Since joining EP about a year ago so much has changed in my life. I left my miserable little town and went on into bigger and better things. Now reading these experiences like "I'm...
    whocares16 whocares16 18-21, F Mar 27

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    Boy Noah Orville (last name) Orville is my grandfathers name Girl hollow or pixie Janice ( last name ) Janice is my grandma name Both of them raised me
    Aoinosora Aoinosora 16-17, F Mar 27

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    It used to be dio124 I changed it to tyler1995 (obviously
    Tyler1995 Tyler1995 18-21, M Apr 5

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    At least I used to. My name (real name, not username) is either a deliberate misspelling of an already uncommon name or a combination of 2 common names, I'm not sure which. I later...
    PinkChocolate00 PinkChocolate00 13-15, F Apr 6

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    I absolutely must have a daughter named Paige. If I find out I am having a daughter, her name must be Paige. I have been in love with that name since I can remember. My daughter...
    ForeverIsOver ForeverIsOver 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    Hello All, I was given away by my Mom when I was Two Weeks Old, The Lady who raised me was God sent had so many Health problems Diabetes, Congestive Heart Failure, Arthritis,Etc...
    Miserable40 Miserable40 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    We built a life together and when it ended, I lost everything. He went on living life. Made me realize he never loved me at all. That the eight years we spent together meant...
    Angela1989 Angela1989 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    Life has turned upside down, spun around and set my path in a strange new direction... My mindset gotta change..Help...How to change to meet the new life head on.... So health...
    mommaceitta mommaceitta 51-55, F Apr 8

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    I fell changed one minute I am sad next minute I am happy. my life is missed up and it hurts and this site has really helped me because I never really had someone to explain my...
    shaleah033 shaleah033 13-15, F Apr 8

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    I have to say this, today someone made me step back a bit and made me think why I was being someone else when I could have been myself, yet after I changed to myself, she still is...
    MrRj1 MrRj1 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 10

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    Ok well my full name is a curse but my first name is pretty cool and unordinary. My name is Tremaine. I'm not saying my full name (so nobody can track me down and find me and kill...
    loveyou344 loveyou344 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have a list of names that i love on my Ipod, some of them have middle names, and some don't: Girls: Adrianne Cheyenne Kylie Reagan Emerson Kate Elodie Oakley Melaina Boys...
    anovasiangel anovasiangel 13-15, F Mar 25

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    Not all of them because I'm too indecisive with names, but I've had the name Josephine picked out for my future daughter since I was 12, and I still love it and am set on it after...
    puberro puberro 70+, F Mar 27

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    I've actually always been fine with my name, but then one day I met someone named Xhulio. Pronounced Julio but you can also have the nickname X. Needless to say I need this name.
    catchphrasejones catchphrasejones 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    My last name reminds me every day of the first name of my ex. I hate my ex so much. And I seem to keep meeting people who's first name is my last. It's starting to get creepy/weird...
    phlyist phlyist 31-35, F Apr 4

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    My first cane from my grandmother's name in my dad's side. Her name was Patricia, and she died a few months before I was born. It makes me feel sad, yet proud to know that I'm...
    patrick199 patrick199 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    fang,she is one of my classmates that i am fond of.before graduating, i told her about my heart.sadly she refused. after graduating from the school,we rarely meet each other...
    jindfish jindfish 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    My original name is Tina. It's too simple, too short, too mainstream. I've hated it ever since school started. I'm Chinese too, and my last name is one of the most common surnames...
    dearlovecc dearlovecc 13-15, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    Just for fun I again used both my real name and my username Wraithorn. Again I received rather similar results. The first is for Wraithorn, although i must say that i do not...
    wraithorn wraithorn 41-45, M Mar 26

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