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I Changed My Name

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

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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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    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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    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 Sep 2

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    So, I changed my username to a seemingly better handle than it previously was, personal choice of course, I use this particular name throughout my poetry and writings, don't get me...
    PoeticMute PoeticMute 31-35, M a week ago

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    TRANSLATION OF HAZRAT MAULANA ABDUS SATTAR DA'MAT BARAKATUHUM'S SPIRITUAL DISCOURSEIN THE NAME OF LOVEAllah has revealed Islam as a complete and perfect religion. Thus accordingly...
    AN1991 AN1991 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Yes, and it's not some code like someone else suspected. lol I only changed it, because I was fed up with EP and wanted to prevent myself from logging in. As you can see, the...
    Cbjvvbnkfjkk Cbjvvbnkfjkk 26-30 1 Response 1 day ago

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    In May I started talking to this guy named Stephen. He at the time was in 9th grade and I was in 10th grade. I met him when I went to visit my friend in her guitar class. At first...
    emilyann97 emilyann97 16-17, F Aug 21

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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 Aug 18

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    Debbiedee623 is now Deedle623 because my name ISN'T Debbie!!!!!
    Deedle623 Deedle623 51-55, F 2 Responses Sep 8

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    Before I had curly telephone wire hair and everyone that time took a second look when I pass. Now I got my hair rebonded and dyed. I can't get my normal hair back now!!! Not only...
    UOLAUC UOLAUC 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 3

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    I really struggle to think of any boys' names I feel really passionate about. I can think of girls' ones like that. I could be watching a film or reading a book, and any names I...
    ForeverIsOver ForeverIsOver 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 29

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    All my life, I was always known as Gemma Smith. But my real name is Gemma Hawthorne. Not a lot of people know this.... no-one ever asks and plus I don't like the constant...
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F Aug 29

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    I have two baby names one for a girl and one for a boy, I've gotten so attached to these names, no one can ever talk me out of them, the boy name is luke (fiancé wanted to name...
    TsukiWolf56 TsukiWolf56 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 29

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    I have two names. My first name means "strength and strife" and the next one means "honey". My Chinese boyfriend once told me that the reason why many in his country has two names...
    Vanaheim Vanaheim 31-35, F Sep 6

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    my name is kiahna thornton and i'm known as kiahna douthwaite and i hate my last name and first name and it irritates me because all i ask for is a more common name because after i...
    cakehhx cakehhx 16-17, F Sep 10

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    I have 2 first names because my parents gave me and my brother "french sounding names" So my real name is Quinn Marie. I go by Quinn tho haha. My last name I hate even more because...
    QuinnMac12 QuinnMac12 13-15, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    i love really love my name. When i was a child i was often teased at because of my name because it sounds like a boys name though I'm a girl, so i hated it. And my name is a...
    soraseyer29 soraseyer29 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 29

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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...
    Friability Friability 18-21 Aug 20

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    Not my life just hair couldn't find an experience that just had "I changed my hair style" so this is all I could come close to but tell me if u like my new hair style and tell me...
    Botdf1shutup Botdf1shutup 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    Yeah! To the point where everyone you thought was good friends start to leave. SMDH. Never mind they will be the one needing my hand when they need something changed in their lives...
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M Aug 25

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    I've been with my kids mom for 7 years and have 2 kids,a 4 year old and a 1 year old. We had an up and down relationship because when we first started she didn't have an idea what...
    jay305 jay305 31-35, M 4 Responses Aug 28

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    i can remember a day we went to a jungle with my dad's friends and we had to walk in the river! i had a nice trousers (it was new pretty and expensive).it was tight and i couldnt...
    00roshana00 00roshana00 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 1

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    I went through a break up that changed my life for the better I've learned and moved on it was hard but hey that's life
    leostrong leostrong 22-25, F Sep 2

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    I Can Be "Changed" By What Happens To Me, But I Refuse To Be "Reduced" By It. - Maya Angelou _
    Moca2014 Moca2014 26-30 Sep 3

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    My days were filled with joy and my family started to become complete I changed from negative Ann to positive mom and now my kids love me and I love them to more than the world...
    kenzie111Hall kenzie111Hall 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    I have no more feelings left inside of me. I fell in love with a great person once. It was beautiful. Young love always feels amazing but it was an extremely controlling...
    Zari93 Zari93 18-21 2 Responses Sep 8

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    I am 20 years old now. I spend my days working, dreaming, and loving. A few years ago, I was very different. My heart was full of unrecognized pain. There was a terrible ache that...
    blissfullyaware blissfullyaware 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    I feel like I haven't changed but grown up and really started to understand the person that I am and the person who I want to be.
    Kathryn2093 Kathryn2093 18-21, F Sep 9

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    It's complicated. I was young, open-minded, curious, alive. I figured out I was a therian. I kind of got to know myself more, I changed. I turned into this dark, sadistic, self...
    EmberWolf EmberWolf 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 9

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    I can say without a doubt, that 2014 has been the most significant for me in terms of growth. Looking back on the person i was last year, i can unequivocally say that i have...
    Ally95xx Ally95xx 18-21, F 7 Responses a week ago

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    I was abused all my life...physically , mentally , verbally...all of it . I was constantly put down and told I am simply not good enough and I will never be good enough , weather...
    MalaJazz MalaJazz 36-40, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    My first love. I was a freshman in highschool and he was a junior. I loved him so much man i swear I could die for that kid still....he was cheating on me. He took my virginty and...
    heartzs heartzs 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    what you namewhat you namewhat you namewhat you name
    haiyun haiyun 22-25, M Aug 23

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    I need baby names for my next girl. So far I have Layla, Kellie, Cecelia and Emma. My other girl's name is Madeline so Im thinking M name for my second too. I think I like the name...
    Evesdaughter Evesdaughter 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    I'm liking the name Zachariah (named after a influential... Person... In my life ^-^), Clyde, and Oswald for a boy. To be honest, is rather have a son.. But for girls names I like...
    ChanelLove12 ChanelLove12 70+, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Mattisha. Muh-ti-shah (short "i," not an "ee" sound) That's my name, and I hate it, because it sounds ghetto. My family calls me Tish, which I prefer. I don't know. I think I'll...
    lovecatsnothumans lovecatsnothumans 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago