I Changed My Name

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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

    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

    I've changed my name many times; each time I

    take a different step into my future. I change my name whenever I make too many mistakes or have too many bad experiences... It means it is time for change.... forgetting the past is all I can do to save my future. Each name, a new chapter in my life. Eventually I will find the...
    Destinyyy Destinyyy
    18-21, F
    Jul 24, 2015

    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

    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

    it was sumptuous but

    now it is pineapplelumps which is a candy/lolly in nz that i like
    pineapplelumps pineapplelumps
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 15, 2015

    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

    i wanted to not be a women

    after my past so stopped wearing trousers after what myvstep dad done at 30 yrs old i legally changed my name to forget who i was
    Jbj1 Jbj1
    31-35, F
    Aug 6, 2015

    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

    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


    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

    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

    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
    RubyBerlitz9999 RubyBerlitz9999
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 12, 2013

    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
    5 Responses Apr 17, 2014

    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
    RubyBerlitz9999 RubyBerlitz9999
    22-25, F
    Dec 12, 2013

    I recently decided to get a name change.

    I have always hated my name even from birth, and it has never fit my personality. It's too masculine and too direct and too commanding. I'm sweet, kind, bubbly, gentle, and optimistic. My new name will define me for who I am, and not represent me as somebody I am not. Plus, the...
    xJaydenPatrickx xJaydenPatrickx
    18-21, M
    Jun 17, 2015


    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
    1 Response Oct 19, 2011

    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

    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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