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I Want to Change My Name

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 ?
    wolffive wolffive 51-55, M 2 Responses Apr 27, 2015

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    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 3 Responses Apr 9, 2015

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    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

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    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 1 Response Jan 18, 2015

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    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

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 14, 2015

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    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

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    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

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    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 18-21, T Oct 8, 2015

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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.
    bombchu bombchu 26-30, F Oct 28, 2014

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    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

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    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 26-30, M Aug 30, 2015

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    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

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    jessykjones09 jessykjones09 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 26, 2015

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    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

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    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

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    Its kind of a psychological need I think.

    ... Its just a need I have to feel like I can be my own person, I'm not named after my grandpa who everyone in my immediate family compares me to and I don't want to be associated with a family that didn't care about me when I was growing up... I feel like It's time to take my...
    xXverlorenXx xXverlorenXx 22-25, M May 21, 2015

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    If you could have any name,

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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.
    dysfnkshnal dysfnkshnal 16-17, F Apr 27, 2015

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    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 1 Response Apr 27, 2015

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    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

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    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

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    To either Sebastian Michaelis

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Nah, not really. Surname of Caesar?

    That's cool. My great grandfather was named Julius Augustus Caesar, that was cool too. Apparently he had some issues getting into the Air Force as they wouldn't believe his name at first. My parents decided to go along the same tack and name me Mark Anthony Caesar. I think that...
    KSPerson KSPerson 46-50, M Apr 27, 2015

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    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

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    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

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    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