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nah,i'm fine with it,i just wish they bothered translating it when they wrote it in english on my ID instead of just changing each letter to its english counterpart
(my name is Τριανταφυλλος they made it Triantafyllos instead of Rose)

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No, never. It's a part of me and it will always be.

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I love my name. I will never change my name.

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I thought about changing my name for a while because I hated the way it was pronounced, but after many years I've come to realize I actually have a really nice name, it's just the way people pronounce it in the part of Norway where I live that I don't like. My brother had the same problem, but we've both gotten used to it by now

 

One thing that does bother me about my name, is that I have no idea how I'd pronounced it if an English-speaking person asked for it :blink:

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1 hour ago, Synniken said:

I thought about changing my name for a while because I hated the way it was pronounced, but after many years I've come to realize I actually have a really nice name, it's just the way people pronounce it in the part of Norway where I live that I don't like. My brother had the same problem, but we've both gotten used to it by now

 

One thing that does bother me about my name, is that I have no idea how I'd pronounced it if an English-speaking person asked for it :blink:

Same story here. I typically use my middle name with English natives because my first name is hard to say in English.

 

I don't know if I'd ever consider changing my name. I actually like it.

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I think I was stupid and thought the thread meant a username before hand. Let me correct my answer. No, I don't plan on changing my name anytime soon. It's a bit too complicated of a task right now and I don't want to go through it at all.

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I don't mind my name, which is Natalie, but I go by my nickname 'Frosty' almost exclusively. 

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I used to want to change it to a more feminine name, but I'm okay with Kevin. I'm not entirely against the idea of changing it though.

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I absolutely hate my name, knowing that my parents gave it to me. I would change my name to my OC's.

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I did it. When I was 21 I changed my middle and last names around. My family name is a first name and my middle name was my grandmothers maiden name. 

If I could go back and undo it I definitely would. It upset my dad more than I thought it would. We’re so thoughtless sometimes when we’re young. Too much water under the bridge now to change it back. 

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Already did.  Sorta.  I've always hated my given name.  First, middle, and last.  After many years of feeling too scared and awkward to say anything about it, I finally decided to have my friends and family call me something different.  I wanted to change it legally as well, but I bailed out on that idea after learning how difficult it is.  I mean, yeah, I knew it was difficult, but holy crap, dude.  You have to have two background checks--both a state and a federal.  And they have to both come back and be turned in or whatever within a certain amount of time from each other.  Like, they both have to be current and simultaneous.  And the federal takes way longer, so you're advised to let that one get a several week head-start.  They have to come back, like, within a week of each other.  If one is delayed, they both become invalid and you have to start over from scratch.  And it's expensive every time you do it.  If you get 'em back in time, then you go down to the government center and pay hundreds of dollars to have court hearings, and if the judge doesn't like your reason for changing your name, they can deny it.  If they approve, then you have to have your new name published in the newspaper three times within 21 days of the change or it legally reverts back to your old one.

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WHAT THE F*CK?!  ARE YOU F*CKING KIDDING ME?!  MAN..... MAN, F*CK THAT SHIT.

 

On 12/6/2017 at 11:26 PM, Beauty Divine said:

Yes. I LOATHE my true name. Look, I respect my parents to a certain degree, but one of the things that I hate about babies being given their names is that they never really have a choice in the matter. I understand why, of course, but as a result, I don't really see MY name as MY name, but more my parent's name for me. I want my name to reflect who I am now, not what I was like when I was an infant.

Exactly.  We all deserve to be called what we want.  We deserve a say in the matter.  That's why I don't consider my legal name to be my true name.  My legal name is just... well, it's like my social security number.  Just a legal government label.  It's not me.  And y'know, why not?  After all, in the age of the internet, so many online celebrities are better known by their self-chosen aliases, anyway.  I see no reason why we shouldn't be able to called what we want.  The legal name need only be for the legal documentation.

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