Whats in a name?

How many times have you changed your name

When starting transition and choosing your female name, how many times did you change it?

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  • 1
  • 2
  • 3-5
  • 6-10
  • 11 or more
  • I’ve never changed it.

This topic contains 10 replies, has 8 voices, and was last updated by  Meran Berwyck 8 hours ago.

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  • #52586

    Traci Smith
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    <p style=”text-align: right;”>Hello everyone, well my question is what is in a name?  To start off I will give my given name at birth, Tracyee Lynn Smith, now for me this name brought tons of unwanted jeering from kindergarden through middle school as you can imagine. Thats a girls name, you have two girl names. The others boys always delighted in pointing that out. By highschool i had adopted Trace, most of my friends had started calling me that by the end of middle school anyhow. Still along the way through life others would occassionally still find joy in pointing it out, as if I didnt already know my own name. A good friend of mine in the Army used to delight in it, until I told him yes Jason its a girls name. Much like your very own which is Hilary I believe on your records. Very pretty as well. That stopped the teasing, he was so embarressed and asked how i knew that. I said, I process all the clearances and have your records duh.</p>
    Anyhow, once I decided to start HRT I decided that Traci would be more appropriate. Just changing the spelling to make it fit me better. But now I am not sure if it fits me better or was just more convienent. New life, so should I go with a new name as well? Destiny perhaps, or maybe Traci is fitting.

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  • #52843
     Meran Berwyck 
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    I went through four different name changes, not legal ones, just ‘handles’.  I started with ‘Misha’ (as suggested by a CD friend), but I didn’t feel it.  I changed then to ‘Michelle’.  It worked well and many people in the neighborhood I lived in were used to calling me that.  But as I reached out in chat rooms and Internet social sites, I learned that ‘Michelle’ was over-used and often confused with others using it.  I then chose the name ‘Colleen’.  I kept it for a couple of years, as well and even people who knew me as Michelle went along with the change.  But I also went through a ‘dry’ period where I made no contact with anyone and I got into some serious trouble as well (that I would rather not discuss).  I dropped Colleen and did some name searching online.  I wanted something that was far from the others I used and wouldn’t be associated in any way to my legal name.  I found the name Meran which is a name used in Scandinavia and the middle east for both genders, and it’s easy to say and spell.  There are still some who say it wrong, but it rhymes with ‘Karen’.

  • #52802
     Cami Jill O’Lantern. 
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    Poll was closed. Now reopened.

  • #52695
     Jayne Bennett 
    Participant

    SILVER

    Hello everyone, well my question is what is in a name? To start off I will give my given name at birth, Tracyee Lynn Smith, now for me this name brought tons of unwanted jeering from kindergarden through middle school as you can imagine. Thats a girls name, you have two girl names. The others boys always delighted in pointing that out. By highschool i had adopted Trace, most of my friends had started calling me that by the end of middle school anyhow. Still along the way through life others would occassionally still find joy in pointing it out, as if I didnt already know my own name. A good friend of mine in the Army used to delight in it, until I told him yes Jason its a girls name. Much like your very own which is Hilary I believe on your records. Very pretty as well. That stopped the teasing, he was so embarressed and asked how i knew that. I said, I process all the clearances and have your records duh.

    Anyhow, once I decided to start HRT I decided that Traci would be more appropriate. Just changing the spelling to make it fit me better. But now I am not sure if it fits me better or was just more convienent. New life, so should I go with a new name as well? Destiny perhaps, or maybe Traci is fitting.

    I started out with and stopped at Jayne (just because I liked it!), added Sophie (after Sophie Scholl and the White Rose, the courageous WWII Nazi activists; she’s my fave heroine of all time!) and have kept my last name as “B” so the FBI can’t find me (yeah, good luck with that!) Here in the Land of Aus, you can get the names on your birth certificate changed whenever you want! It’s the next step in my transition and I will be able shred the pesky original. Was I a good girl for talking up? I can be a bit of a princess sometimes. Jayne Sophie B

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  • #52672
     Catherine Kingsley 
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    SILVER

    I started a “Hillary” because I was in love with the sexretary of state Hillary, and wanted to have sex with her, but changed it to “Catherine” because I love  shop and wear Catherines plus sizes for women. Love it when a woman call me “Catherine” when Im dressed!!!!

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  • #52597
     Cami Jill O’Lantern. 
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    Fixed your poll to add the no change response. Hope you don’t mind Traci xx

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  • #52596
     Cami Jill O’Lantern. 
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    I haven’t really changed mine. I was born Cameron and changed it to Cami as I felt Cameron was a male name. I’m finding lately that I don’t mind it so much now. I do remember when I was younger Cameron Diaz appearing sort of helped. Not sure when that changed though. These days I prefer Cami but don’t get upset when called Cameron. It has been used on purpose  to miss gender me but I’m past that. Thanks for an interesting poll. I can’t vote though I guess.

     

  • #52595
     Marianne Tornander 
    Ambassador

    AMBASSADOR - EDITOR

    Though I have yet not made a legal name change, l have used the name Marianne for my true self for many years and if I ever get to that point i wili surely become Ellen Marianne.

  • #52593
     Anonymous

    Where’s the never option?  I’ve always been Stacey.

    • #52594
       Traci Smith 
      Participant

      FREE

      <p style=”text-align: center;”>Hi and it was my first attempt at a poll, my mistake and apologies Stacey.</p>

  • #52592
     Cloe (CC) Webb 
    Managing Ambassador

    MANAGING AMBASSADOR

    I had chosen Cloe before I made my first online appearance, but with the Khloe Kardasian craze in full swing I swayed and went through a string of 3 or 4 other names before I finally decided nothing but Cloe fit.

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