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I Changed My Name

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 46 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Berlitz9999 Berlitz9999 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 12, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Well, maybe not in an earth shattering way, but still. I am posting this in an effort to keep track of all of the reasons I have to live. The thoughts I've had lately, about...
    pbsurf pbsurf 46-50, M Oct 12

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    My real name really is Sunny Johansen. I know, you think that's dumb. That's ok...I don't care. About two years ago, I had it legally changed to that name. I needed to change my...
    SunnyJohansen SunnyJohansen 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Bit of a name and shame..user: keyyen watch out.
    heyitsabike heyitsabike 31-35, F 15 hrs ago

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    When someone says "I'm cold" I always hear Nicole (my name).
    nmspriggs nmspriggs 22-25, F 5 hrs ago

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    My birth name is Faith, but I go by Katherine because that is what I am going to change my name to eventually. I have never liked my name, for various reasons, so I have made the...
    DrKittyNinjaBunny DrKittyNinjaBunny 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    Oh, yes... This is my third username on this account. DepressedLonelyNeelra EmotionallyWrecked NeelraDorianGray It will probably change again whenever the mood strikes, but for...
    NeelraDorianGray NeelraDorianGray 31-35, F Sep 27

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    Only posting this for my friends, in case they get confused. I just changed my name and picture, going from CloudStrife to Decade91. Anyone can still call me Cloud, Decade, or even...
    Decade91 Decade91 22-25, M Sep 27

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    I was really depressed last November to the point that I didn’t believe I was depressed and told my 2 best friends I was bipolar when I wasn’t. I also told one of them I was...
    em27soccer em27soccer 16-17, F Oct 7

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    Yes, I changed it a few hours ago, since this describes me a little better, or maybe not. I didn't want to pick a complicated name. I still drink coffee--black--so don't worry...
    adarkboy adarkboy 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 9

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    Changed my username to dumbdave which is my actual first name.. Chacha
    dumbdave dumbdave 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    March 2013 .. I had spent the last couple of years effectively starting over after leaving an abusive relationship, changing my job, questioning relationships I shared with...
    WanderingxYingxYang WanderingxYingxYang 46-50, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Yeah, I got a name. I don't really like my name but there's not a whole lot I'm going to do about it. It was my dad's name, his dad's name, and his dad's name, so a legal name...
    Calcetines Calcetines 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 7

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    I thought I had found love when I was in high school. For three years I dated a girl who I was so in love with I was sure we were to get married. I know everyone we knew was...
    Mheis52 Mheis52 22-25, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    my first name is for my great-grandfather and my middle name is for my great-grandmother; even though i'm a girl. you would think it would be flipped, right? but it makes sense...
    freakmagnet freakmagnet 36-40, F Sep 26

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    Hey, I just found this website by chance,typed my name and here's what i was given. Oh,by the way,this is total rubbish.Almost none of this is true.Quite funny though. Enjoy! Your...
    samy666 samy666 18-21, F Oct 10

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    My name is Nell. I was named after my great grandma Nellie... Yeah...I was experimenting with my name the other day (cuz i wuz bored) and my name backwards is llen and that...
    darkfangofthemoon darkfangofthemoon 13-15, F Oct 14

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    My nine all have a name. Collectively they are 'the beans' and i call them that on a daily basis. I'll tell people that I'm dropping the beans at school. Or I'm taking the beans...
    mumsnineangels mumsnineangels 36-40, F Sep 24

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    I changed it from Cyanideheart to Celestialthallium :)
    CelestialThallium CelestialThallium 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 2

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    I will never forget about that for the rest of my life as Ep and people here that I met and the stories that I read has completely changed perspective in life and just gave me the...
    sylsteve sylsteve 26-30, M Oct 8

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    It's only been two days since me and my girlfriend broke up, a mutual thing. However, a lot of sadness and doubt has arisen because of it. I really did love her, and it was an...
    lowfrequencyorganism lowfrequencyorganism 22-25, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I was named after the artist monet. Monet is actually my middle name not my first name.
    LovelyDeadly LovelyDeadly 16-17, F Sep 27

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    I love how people have names that mean something. I mean I'm Rebecca and honestly I think my parents have no imagination. They couldn't have given me a better name. I personally...
    RebeccaMontero RebeccaMontero 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    It means "oath of my god" -.- Apparently my parents didn't actually know this. I was given the name because my mom liked this tv show I can't remember the girls name but she was...
    CanYouHearTheSilence CanYouHearTheSilence 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My name is Serene. Pretty much self explanatory. Which my had something to do with what my name meant. It's no where near peaceful most of the time.
    PleaseDontHurtMeAgain PleaseDontHurtMeAgain 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 25

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    I wish my name was something like gnarly or some other dumbass name
    MTBlake33 MTBlake33 22-25, M Sep 25

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    I am named after Mount Moriah :) i love my name
    cute4me cute4me 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 26

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    I'm a chick who's named after a guy.. Lol. I'm named after my grandfather Jess. "Jessica" is actually on my birth certificate, but everyone calls me Jess
    disasterland disasterland 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 27

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    I was actually named by my brother He chose the name dylan and I'm cool with that I actually love it
    JalenFrankie616 JalenFrankie616 13-15, F Sep 27

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    how many do? how many people have u trusted with your real name ..do u feel theirs a real time threat to revealing u r real name is so what are u r apprehensions!
    romell romell 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 2

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    My name is Bridgette. What is your name? :)
    bridgeoverwater bridgeoverwater 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 2

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    I used to hate it when people misspelled my name. My name is spelled Kaytee, and everyone would of course spell it Katie. It used to drive me insane lol
    oathtoorder oathtoorder 18-21, F Oct 5

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    All through my school days!!! Just about every useless teacher I met would question "have you spelled your name correctly?" What sort of idiot question is that to ask a child? It's...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Oct 5

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    My real name is Haley and my wolf name is midnight idk what midnight means except that it's at 12:00 am lol by Haley means hero
    Midnightthealphawolf Midnightthealphawolf 13-15, F Oct 6