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I Changed My Name

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    GoddessKaiya GoddessKaiya 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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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 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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    Berlitz9999 Berlitz9999 22-25, F 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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    Ok so it's coming up to Christmas

    and New Year so I'm in the spirit of turning over a new leaf and telling the truth. John Blackburn isn't my real name. I was born in Russia to two Central European parents who moved to Britain when I was only a few months old. Ever since then I have been British, but I have...
    JohnVBlackburn JohnVBlackburn 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 21, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 7 Responses Apr 17, 2014

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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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    my real birth name is ok, i was named after a flower. but i don't feel like i've blossomed in life lol. if i could change my first name then i would legally change it to Katie...
    randomgirl42 randomgirl42 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 9

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    I have two names. One which was given to me at birth by my birth mother. My original birth certificate has that name on it. Two years after I was adopted my adopted parents decided...
    hadyourchance hadyourchance 36-40, F 5 Responses Mar 22

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    Some people hate their name because it's weird or strange. But oh god, I hate my name because it's so generic, boring and common. I would love to changed my name but the problem is...
    nuwandaisaphony nuwandaisaphony 16-17, F Mar 26

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    Having the name Lilja is the hardest thing ever. And it is pronounced Lil-ya; it's Icelandic or something like that. I swear to Primus that I'm in the top ten of 'Mispronounced...
    megsygirl megsygirl 13-15 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My first name is Falecia, when I was born it was Ashley, but my parents changed it when they got me. I really hate my name, I actually want to legally change it someday. But I...
    Huskyforders Huskyforders 13-15, F 29 Responses Mar 19

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    I don't like my legal name. It's not bad at all, but it's a female name. I'm hoping to get it legally changed after I come out as trans to my dad.
    illuminatisweaters illuminatisweaters 13-15, M Mar 22

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    Yes I have changed.I have completely changed my image.I got my belly button, lip ,eye brow tongue and ears pierced.My family argued about it but I won.I have changed what I wear...
    BulliedGirl15 BulliedGirl15 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    Joy luck club by amy tan; the house of the spirits by isabel allende; boy meets boy by david levithan; the witch of blackbird pond; no God but God by Reza Aslan to name a few.
    gemini910 gemini910 22-25, M 16 hrs ago

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    I'm anti social. I don't like talking too people because of the way most of them are. I feel different about a lot of things and I don't fit in with everyone because I don't do...
    Justadarkhole Justadarkhole 22-25, M Apr 9

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    Children's names should be based by meanings. Almost everyone in this world today gives their children such stupid names. No offense. But long ago, it used to be common that the...
    DBXDBX DBXDBX 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    Rishikesh, my name has meant meaning, in sanskrit rishik means senses, and my name is a combination of rishik and esh, so esh here means god or Ishwar. So when we combine both...
    RishiC RishiC 22-25, M Mar 25

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    Ursula... It's a very uncommon name where I live, at least...and when people ask me what my name is, I'm told I have a pretty unique name. Idk, I've never really liked my name...
    TheArtisticOne TheArtisticOne 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    We speak languages of names, use words to convert thoughts and visuals into understanding them amongst each other. The element of nature is chaotic in it's raw form, and we divide...
    Lunatricks Lunatricks 18-21, F a week ago

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    Okay so to everyone wondering about my EP name and my real name -Yes my EP name is my real name. J stands for Johannesen which is my last name
    LarsMartinJ LarsMartinJ 13-15, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Levi. Because my dad came up with the name while he was high one day. Then a year after I'm born, he dies. To what you may ask, an overdose. Now I associate my name to my dad, who...
    DemonsConsume DemonsConsume 13-15, M 5 Responses Mar 20

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    I thought this was a neat group to stumble upon. I've never liked my name, but like most things that are permanent, you deal with it. I prefer Ash on a normal basis, but if someone...
    HopeInConstruction HopeInConstruction 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    It's actually very similar to a common name. The only difference is one letter. It's frustrating because when I meet new people most of them mispronounce it and call me by the...
    SapphicMinion SapphicMinion 26-30, F 14 Responses Mar 23

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    I have changed. And I still am. And I know I will change again next week. I change so many times, it's really frustrating. I get so confused. I go from a nice social girl to a...
    mydailylifeasme mydailylifeasme 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    (I'm in the middle) I have changed soooo much since then. But I was soooo pretty too
    BooBear99 BooBear99 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I have nothing more to say than I have changed , but for the worst. I am evil. I feel this is my destiny for me to be evil.
    Thedepressedgirlatthewindow Thedepressedgirlatthewindow 16-17, F Mar 28

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    He was the love of my life. I have never loved anyone like I love/loved him. I thought I had been in love, until I fell for him. It changes everything. Now it's over and I thought...
    silvis silvis 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 3

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    I've changed. Sorry I haven't been on im so busy. My family found out about my self harming so I have to go to more therapy. I've opened up a new doorway to hell. My family doesn't...
    CatWithScars CatWithScars 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    I changed my username. I am now the vampire without fangs.
    VampireWithoutFangs VampireWithoutFangs 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I have changed from being a sensitive person to someone who doesn't care anymore. But at time I still get very sensitive but mostly not. I don't like this change. Insensitivity has...
    lostnsad lostnsad 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    Hello well I'm new at this website so I just want to share something that happened to me a few months ago, Well a few months ago I was on a vacation with my boyfriend and 2 other...
    Alondra30 Alondra30 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 8

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