How I Became Bug

I absolutely hate my given name. My last name is a joke and I can't stand to hear people say the name as it rings through my ears. For years now I have thought about changing my name. I answer to a lot of names, depending on the people I'm with. I let people give me their own nicknames for me but mostly I just go by Bug.

Growing up I felt trapped, caged in and scared. Most bugs are like that right? I had already been answering to a million aliases given to me by my mother and the only proof I have of my given name is my birth certificate.

When I left home and ventured out on my own I went by my given name for awhile but it felt wrong and I began to absolutely hate it all over again.

As I was introduced to the online world I knew I couldn't give my real name and so Bug was born. It was symbolic for who I used to be and who I am now. I am not a Bug that can be squished anymore, although some days I still fight those feelings.

Bug is who I am, not what I am. I don't care if people laugh at my name anymore. I have several choices of what I want to change my name to, all of which I answer to, for personal reasons but Bug is me and that's all that matters.
Bug67 Bug67
22-25, F
Sep 18, 2012