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I Changed My Name

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Berlitz9999 Berlitz9999 22-25, F Dec 12, 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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    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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    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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    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. Victor Stark 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 never...
    JacobStark JacobStark 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 21, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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    drumbumak drumbumak 18-21, F Jan 18

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    Yeah, everyone calls me Neko on this site, but it's fairly obvious that it isn't my wolf name. Then my name would mean Cat XD no, no...I actually have two different sides of me. I...
    LostNeko LostNeko 16-17, F Jan 8

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    I decided to do a monthly name change because I'm that fickle of a person. I need to jot down some names for the next month soon....And make sure they're available!
    MysticIllusions MysticIllusions 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    I'm not going to sit and write a lengthy story. For those of you who friended me years ago, have read my story, used my story and or experiences....I want to invite you to.My...
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    I was adopted when I was a baby. my adopted family named me Annie Brynnel. I hate it with the passion of a thousand burning suns. I hate A sounds in the english language. Its not...
    RileyRed RileyRed 18-21, F Jan 8

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    I've changed so much from my picture, I'm not brunette I'm blonde and I've changed so much inside holy crap
    Suicidesilenced Suicidesilenced 13-15, F Jan 15

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    I realised the other day that I have drastically changed. When I was in primary school I was what some people call a sheep. I used to want to look and act like all the girls did in...
    CeBeY1 CeBeY1 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I'm already thinking about baby names for my boy. I think it's more fun choosing names for a girl. I don't have much names but the father and I went over some names. I like names...
    KiannaJ KiannaJ 22-25, F Jan 10

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    I'm Tareena, I know one other Tareena. This woman I was named after. My mother worked for a cabinet company and made phone calls for orders and the woman she spoke to was named...
    nyteacher2005 nyteacher2005 26-30, F Jan 15

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    For my daughter her first name will be Cecilia and her middle name will be Marie. For my son his first name will be Tristan and his middle name will be Scott. I want five kids so...
    classAteam classAteam 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    I know of five or six other girls in my school named Alexis, and there's likely more I don't know of. My name is boring. My nickname sounds like something you'd name a puppy. I...
    Smolderous Smolderous 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    My first and last name is really boring. It's like a cookie cutter name. I know so many Natalie's in my life and it's so annoying. I'm kind of embarrassed of my middle name since...
    tinywonderland tinywonderland 18-21, F Jan 11

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    Ever since I was a little girl I have always said that if I have a son someday I will name him after his deceased great-grandfather. So if I ever have a son I wanna name him James...
    DrPepperFanatic97 DrPepperFanatic97 16-17, F Jan 4

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    I would live to name my daughter Stephanie, I just love that name. And I would name my son Eric because of the disney prince in the little mermaid. I know it's weird but I just...
    TimidGrl01 TimidGrl01 18-21, F Jan 2

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    I really dislike it when people call me by my first name when it's clear that I go by my middle name. And I also have a friend who goes by a double-name but everyone calls her...
    Audrina14 Audrina14 13-15, F Jan 5

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    I joined EP a year ago; as a little horny new teenager. I'm now almost 17, I see the world differently. I have responsibilities, a job and bills. My friends have changed and my...
    Shannyo Shannyo 16-17, F Jan 5

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    I remember when I used to be just an empty vessel. No emotions, numb to the world. I remember I would pick fights with everyone and it was the only thing that would actually...
    SkollHati SkollHati 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 8

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    In the past year I changed. I think I'm better then I was but I know my thought process is different and I like it.
    smokebombtom smokebombtom 18-21, M Jan 8

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    I miss my mum everyday! It's been 3 years going on 4 since she left. I'm still not over it. Everytime I play a memory of her in my head, I'll daze off then cry. When she passed...
    moonela moonela 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    I just don't like it. I'll probably legally change my name over the summer, but i just don't know what i should change it to. The reason why I'm not changing it now is because i...
    taliaxox taliaxox 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    Have you ever met someone who just had something about them, maybe you weren't sure what the purpose was but you could feel it? Not being able to put your finger on exactly what is...
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 17

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    I actually changed it a while ago, just thought u should know what I look like
    Newgirl00 Newgirl00 13-15, F a week ago

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    I changed it again :p lol :) :)
    Newgirl00 Newgirl00 13-15, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I want to change my last name for several reasons 1.off because I can't marry the person I love with out Financial or medical consequences so I want to share his last name if not a...
    Leo2015 Leo2015 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    My name means Love. My name is Love ( its true ), so its pretty self explanatory. Its a swedish name though. Not that many people have that name, but some do
    heybro1 heybro1 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I was recently with the woman I thought I'd spend the rest of my life with. She took me to vintage rock diners, I took her to see shows. I'm not one for wearing my emotions, but...
    ScarletSaint1 ScarletSaint1 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My name is Emerald Zelda Solis. Emerald: Emerald (gem-green) Zelda: it was my grandma'a name and it's also the name of that video game( the princess) Solis: I don't know what that...
    ECESES ECESES 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    i live in Japan. we usually call friends by their name. hun or sweetheart is nice.. but when my friends call me by name,i am very happy. because that means ''close friends'' or...
    juryandrews juryandrews 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    my name is Love. Its pretty rare, I have never met anyone with that name. A pretty fun name to joke about too!
    heybro1 heybro1 18-21, M Jan 14

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