I Want to Change My Name

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    So in a little under a month I will finally be

    18! Along with a slew of fun, new privileges, I will be legally able to change my name. My birth name is Joshua (I go by Josh), which is a good name but honestly just feels so dull and unlike me. I'd really like to turn over a new leaf now that I have a handle on my life (was...
    joshlikesblue joshlikesblue
    18-21, M
    2 Responses May 14, 2015

    Name Change On Ep?

    Hi All, I am thinking of changing my name on EP. I just think that my name could be better! A list of ideas for EP names: Sleeping Heart Aflame (might just change it to HeartAflame) Sleeping Aurora Diamond Eye's Wide Asleep (might be too long) Soul On Fire Angel On Guard Purple...
    FreshBeginning FreshBeginning
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 10, 2011

    I actually am in the process of getting rid of

    my first name (my new first name is my current middle name), and changing my middle name to a whole new name.
    EmoGirl286 EmoGirl286
    13-15, F
    2 Responses May 12, 2015

    I would change my last name to King,

    but I don't want any relations with my dad at all.
    BloodFanatic BloodFanatic
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jun 5, 2014
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Sep 14, 2015

    I'm a chick with a predominately male first

    name. Upon meeting people I have to repeat my name at least 3 or 4 times and spell the letters out because either douche doesn't believe it is my name or they try to substitute it with the female version. Bish stop playing. You heard what I said.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Oct 28, 2014

    Drifting Sideways

    Sometimes I think about changing my name. My birth name is Olivia & everyone says its a pretty name, I guess that's true because I encounter more people that have it. Sometimes I think that its not unique anymore. Alot of times I use Rosa for online stuff, not that I mind sharing...
    RosaRod666 RosaRod666
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 29, 2012

    I Hate My Name

    Ive always hated my name because people make fun of it. no one can ever pronounce it and i hate introducing myself. Ive hated my name ever sincei could remember. its hard to sign and its hard to say and its pretty ugly.
    hcofever hcofever
    16-17
    2 Responses May 24, 2011

    I've always wanted to change my name,

    ever since I was a little girl. Although originally I thought it would be from my birth name (Katherine) to my nickname (Katie). Now though, I'd like to change my name legally to Faye. I've been considering this for some time now and I'm positive I'll go and legally change my...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Oct 19, 2015

    Chelsea. It's okay. My friend calls me Chelly.

    It's sounds funny. But I want to change it. When I used to work for the telemarketing company. I was allowed to change my first name and that was so fun. I used to say things like hi my name is Simone or Porsha calling from ______. Simone Montana. Hm sounds goods. Brianna...
    ChelseaMonroe ChelseaMonroe
    22-25, F
    Feb 6, 2015

    I never really thought about going into the

    trouble of changing my name and to be honest i don't even believe i took effort into thinking about it even being as uncomfortable with my entire name as i was i just didn't care until i started questioning. And even that came later on in my life, eventually i decided i may want...
    CosmicEvan CosmicEvan
    22-25, T
    Oct 8, 2015

    I want to change my name to Jemma cause I

    resonate with that more. My name is Tori but I feel like that's not who I am. I feel like a fake person everytime someone calls me that.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 26, 2015

    Muy real name is Karla (Sarahi is just an alias)

    but I'd like to change it for something else. the problem is there are so much names than means so much cute things and sounds so gorgeous than I don't know what one choose
    SarahiK SarahiK
    22-25, F
    Apr 27, 2015

    I Want A Name That Is Truly Mine

    Ever since I was a little girl, I've been obsessed with changing my name. I used to hate my name, Danielle, and went through various names online as a younger teen. For the past few years, I've thought seriously about legally changing my name and have settled on one of my...
    surefinewhatever surefinewhatever
    22-25
    1 Response Apr 22, 2013

    Been giving serious thought to changing my name

    since I know I was named from my Dads friend in high school and I carry his last name. :-( But at the same time I would feel bad.
    malifest2000 malifest2000
    31-35, M
    Aug 30, 2015

    My family have a certain nickname

    for me and it has nothing to do with my real name. But I want a nickname that's short of my name & that I feel comfortable everyone calling me. So, call me Ria (:
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Jun 7, 2015

    I wish I could just run away from everything

    and start over.I wish people weren't so unreliable when I try so hard to please them. But I shouldn't want a 'thank you' when I hold the door open for people because no one asked me to hold the ******* door open.
    MinaFuentes MinaFuentes
    18-21, F
    Jul 14, 2015

    I don't know whether to change my name

    or not. My real name is Hannah, but it's so boring and common and reminds me of ten year old shy bookworm me. My "nickname " is Frankie, after Frank Iero, a massive role model for me. but I'm worried it sounds tacky and obsessive and not like me at all
    irononmylips irononmylips
    16-17, F
    Apr 27, 2015

    My first and middle name is Sarah Nicole.

    They are such common names. I hate it so much! No offense to anyone who likes it. I absolutely love the name Anastasia. I love uncommon and unique names. My parents will let me change my name when I figure out what I want it to be. I just want to add another middle name that I...
    CrystalViolet7 CrystalViolet7
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Dec 5, 2013

    My name is Katelyn...

    Its extremely common where I live and I can't stand it. I like the story behind how my parents came up with it and what it means but I don't like how every other girl has the same name as me...Freshman year, I had 10 friends with the same name as me.
    GreenEyess GreenEyess
    18-21, F
    Apr 27, 2015

    To either Sebastian Michaelis

    or Kassandra Killjoy :/
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses May 3, 2015

    If you could have any name,

    what would you want?
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Sep 27, 2014

    The reason is not that my gender is "T*".

    My name is just to complicated. I don't know a single person, who pronounced my name correctly at once, without me having to explain. It is a foreign name, which hardly anyone knows here. Some people are proud of unique names, but I don't even think it suits me very well. I don...
    Vakuum Vakuum
    13-15, T
    1 Response Feb 21

    I want to be called by something other

    than my real name. I don't want to change it legally per say, just go by another name. Like its my birth name one very legal document but I'm known as the name I want to go by. And, I don't know how to tell my friends and school mates to start calling me by this other name. It's...
    hime1008901 hime1008901
    18-21, F
    Jul 2, 2015

    My Name Has No Meaning

    I've always felt like a name should have a story to it. A deep meaning. A connection. My name has none of these. It is common. In fact, it was the most popular girl name when I was born. All through school, I never had a single class where I was the only "Sarah". My last name is...
    Chuffberry Chuffberry
    18-21
    2 Responses Sep 2, 2012

    Not Even My Own Name, Really

    It's not that I hate my parents or dislike my own name. I want to change my name because, well, it's not really mine. Before my I was even born, my parents had picked out Amanda for a first name and Katherine for a middle name. No one thought anything of it, and all the little...
    neuromuze neuromuze
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Jun 10, 2008

    Why did your parents name you what they did?

    Or why did you name your kids what you did?
    StupidSaltman StupidSaltman
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jun 2, 2015

    objectively, I like my legal name by itself,

    but I don't feel right with it as MY name. When someone calls it, it feels like they're calling a stranger whom I'm impersonating for some reason.
    MagnificentBastard MagnificentBastard
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 25, 2015

    I'm kinda starting to like what I could have

    been named Rose Alice It's really pretty
    CosplayPotato CosplayPotato
    13-15, F
    1 Response Mar 6, 2015

    I want my name to be Melanie,

    Joanna, Alice, or Paisley. My name is Taylor but every girl in the friggin world had that name! Even that ugly chick Taylor swift.
    countrygirlISTaylor countrygirlISTaylor
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jul 31, 2014

    I dislike my name. It's an extremely popular

    name, to the point where there's four other people with the same name just in my grade. It gets confusing unless someone states a last name. I want to choose a new name, to go with my wild escape across the country in two years, nine months, and two days. But I don't just want a...
    Draviel Draviel
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jan 23, 2014

    I've actually always been fine with my name,

    but then one day I met someone named Xhulio. Pronounced Julio but you can also have the nickname X. Needless to say I need this name.
    catchphrasejones catchphrasejones
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 4, 2014

    I Need To Forget My Past And Start Fresh.

    For years now i have battled with depression, anxiety, and my parents have traumatized me. I want to change my name when i move out and go to college. I want to be a new person, and the name Logan does not fit me. I was thinking Dante-after the poet. It means everlasting, and i...
    INVITExHYSTERIA INVITExHYSTERIA
    16-17, M
    1 Response Jan 3, 2013

    Moratorium

    My father named me Heather Nicole. My mother wanted to name me Emma Rose. For the first few months of my life, my mother refused to call me Heather. Instead, she referred to calling me "baby". Maybe that was the first sign. I've always thought I was a caterpillar who needed to...
    celestialincendium celestialincendium
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 2, 2013
    jessykjones09 jessykjones09
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 26, 2015

    Seriously, **** my parents.

    Mom abusive ******* drug addict and dad codependent enabler. I don't know what name to pick though.
    Doomflower Doomflower
    31-35, F
    Nov 19, 2015

    I was born in a different country.

    My adoptive parents gave me a new name. Annie Brynnel. I absolutely hate it. People call me Orphan Annie. it really hurts cuz I actually was in an orphanage. To me Annie is the name for a weak person, a poor helpless child. I am ashamed and embarrassed of it. Annie isnt even a...
    RileyRed RileyRed
    18-21, F
    Jan 30, 2015

    One Of A Million

    I have one of the most common male names of the past 30 years. In school, there were always several other guys with my name. I always felt like one in a million, common as dirt. My name was picked from a crappy 80s show I don't give a hoot about, and it doesn't carry any family...
    PassingTens PassingTens
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Feb 5, 2013

    I don't like my name

    because my father gave it to me and he disliked me since before I came to be. My grandma wanted to call me Hana, so that's what I go by, but I'm determined to change my name to Hunter.
    AnarchyOfAthena AnarchyOfAthena
    16-17, F
    Jan 18, 2015

    Most people have a reason

    for naming their children what they did. My parents named me Jessica because, and they have told me this, it was the only name they didn't both hate. I've always hated my name. Seems to white-blonde-cheerleader to me. Too... Girly. Any number of reasons; I just can't stand it...
    LittleWolf21 LittleWolf21
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 21, 2015

    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 because i've always thought that was a really cute name <3 and i hate my last name, but since i'm a girl then i can get...
    randomgirl42 randomgirl42
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 9, 2015

    But I don't want to offend my parents by asking

    if I could do so. They chose my name because they thought it was beautiful and they chose it for me so I don't want to offend them and change it.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 27, 2015

    ...

    I want to change it if I lose my family...if I lose them then I'll change it to Cipher Niteshade Zephyr... I won't change it literally...I'll just respond to that name...and let others figure out my true name on their own x] Is that better Peanlo? o.O Update: I am officialy...
    CipherNiteshade CipherNiteshade
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jan 18, 2011

    I Want To Be An Individual

    I've been thinking about changing my name on and off for as long as I can remember. Now I'm thinking seriously. I don't like my legal name, Alexandra; it's really not me. I've looked into shortenings and none fit. I couldn't be Alex (my preferred shortening) at school because I...
    Caladhiel Caladhiel
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 13, 2013

    Hi Wolfie here :) Yall help me out I hate my

    name ( Fred Buzzardbreath) Hideous right ??? Well I wanna change it to ????? Rosco Buzzardbreath Wadya think ?
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Apr 27, 2015

    My name is Chaeyeon Seol,

    but I want to abbreviate it these are my options: Chay /Chae/ Eon/ or just Seol
    scy1187 scy1187
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 12

    NOOOOO I DONT LIVE IN PARIS!

    JUST BECAUSE MY NAME IS PARIS DOESNT MEAN IM FROM PARIS. JEEEEES
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Nov 19, 2014

    Alekzander that's what I want to change it to.

    Not Alexander, I want Alekzander
    Alexander149 Alexander149
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Apr 26, 2015

    And I Will

    I don't like sharing a name, especially a last name, with people who screwed me over. That's all. =]
    itworkedintheory itworkedintheory
    31-35
    Jul 22, 2012

    My real name is Clay Matthews.

    I guess it started in Kindergarten. I think my name got mixed up with another kid. His name was Max. Kids would call me Max but i tried to tell them it was Clay. Anyways, the name stuck an now everyone just calls me Max. I think I look like a Max though. I still like to use Clay...
    maximumphoenix maximumphoenix
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Jun 23, 2014

    I'Ve Never Been "Cami Sweet Lori."

    My name is Camille Lorraine. My parents chose my first name because they wanted something that would have the nickname "Cami," and then ended up choosing this over the name Cameron. Ever since I can remember, I've preferred to be called by names other than Camille. I've always...
    stripessa stripessa
    16-17
    2 Responses Jan 25, 2013

    My real name is Anderson(hate

    that name)..... my best friend calls me Andy....so I want to change it to Andy now...because....well....why not? haha
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Apr 27, 2015

    I'm currently testing to get into a new school.

    . But I know that when I get there the same thing with my gender and name are gonna happen. If I don't tell the teachers right away before they mention my old name, everyone will know. I don't want them to figure it out if I can help it. //Also really annoyed my mom thinks...
    DementedKarkat DementedKarkat
    13-15, T
    Apr 27, 2015
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