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Did you pick a name...

...similar to your birth name
13 (43.3%)
...extra different from  your birth name
11 (36.7%)
...without any thought about possible similarity to your birth name
6 (20%)

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Offline Laurie K

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Re: Name picking - Similarity to your birthname?
« Reply #40 on: February 19, 2018, 10:04:10 pm »
My mom gave me a nickname when I was a small child, a derivative of the dead name that I hated, That name unofficially became my " legal " name. upon transition i went from  Lawrence to Laurie..... always liked that name ... but not the phobic abuse i  got as a kid .....  signature  stays the same




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Re: Name picking - Similarity to your birthname?
« Reply #41 on: February 19, 2018, 10:06:11 pm »
Mine was my late grandmother’s name.


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Re: Name picking - Similarity to your birthname?
« Reply #42 on: February 19, 2018, 10:29:57 pm »
My name is the female version of my birth name. I did not pick it however, I was going with Mikaela which is similar/same. BUT no one in my family could say it. No not that, hmmm...

Okay, it kinda happened like this. From a very early age I was different, apparently I didn’t know that I was different but everyone else did. I have no memory of a time when my family didn’t call me Michelle or Sissy. After the age of 8 or 9 it was not all of the time because I had learned to be what people expected of me. Before that time it was so bad that people that I just met sometimes assumed that my name was Michelle and my nick name was Sissy. I remember meeting my grandpa’s family for the first time, I became instant friends with his cousin’s granddaughter. We were playing and she kept calling me Sissy, I asked her not to I don’t like that. She said I am sorry Michelle, why do your grandpa and uncle call you that then? Michelle never bothered me a bit so I didn’t correct her. Anyway, Sissy faded, had to really I had been beat on so much I became the mongrel they couldn’t kill that would never say uncle, Michelle never did though. Even when I finally got to know my younger brother more in my late teens he called me Michelle. My uncles, brothers, cousins all called me Michelle. My one uncle always sung that stupid “Michelle My Bell” song every time he saw me. To be honest I often wondered if my older brother forgot that I had another name. When I told everyone about me and said that I want to be called Mikaela from now on they said okay and kept calling me Michelle. Even the women now, so I asked my one aunt and she said, I am sorry, it’s just the way I think of you. I gave up at that point. I didn’t pick my name, I picked Mikaela almost in defiance of that name. I knew then that my name had always been Michelle, there could be no other.

I think it’s funny when people say that I chose to transition, that being transsexual was a choice. From the beginning almost every choice I made was in the opposite direction. I chose to try to be normal, the memory of that stupid hospital always haunted me. After that I always chose against anything like transition, until the end when the only two options were death or transition. In the end I never had a choice, not even in my name.

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Re: Name picking - Similarity to your birthname?
« Reply #43 on: February 19, 2018, 11:10:26 pm »
Hahaha! How could I have forgotten?! I was just reminded that I had a Clark Kent phase. I hated my birth name and refused to use it in school. So until I was eleven I would pick a super hero alter ego and use that. Peter Parker, Clark Kent, Diana Prince were the ones that I used the most. Age eleven was horrible, more dark than I really want to talk about but I did read Grapes of Wrath and fell in love with Steinbeck. His depression era writing was so bleak for the most part it mirrored my life, kinda like hope was just a word that held no meaning anymore but it was the only word left in my vocabulary. For years after I signed every paper in school Tom Joad, Dora Flood, Lennie Small, Adam Trask or Cathy Ames. Dora Flood was my favorite, wanted to run run away from my life and build a small house just for me.

Lol, the things we forget huh? The teachers hated it but always gave up on trying to change me.

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Name picking - Similarity to your birthname?
« Reply #44 on: February 20, 2018, 12:19:49 am »
When I was growing up, I always wanted to be Cinderella, a fairy or a princess for Halloween. I loved all of the dolls I saw and loved playing games like Mystery Date with my neighborhood girl friends. They just accepted me as one of them until I turned 12. Everything changed around that time and I was so crushed. But I knew that I was a girl. I just didn’t know what I could do, besides play dress-up when I could.


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Re: Name picking - Similarity to your birthname?
« Reply #45 on: February 20, 2018, 02:23:57 am »
Jim to Kim, my school reports said I lacked imagination!

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Re: Name picking - Similarity to your birthname?
« Reply #46 on: February 21, 2018, 02:25:01 am »
My birth name is Morgan.  My mom is Kathryn.  My sister is Lauryn.  If I'd been born a girl, I would have been Caitlyn (no joke).  I haven't made up my mind yet but I think Megyn might be my best choice.
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Re: Name picking - Similarity to your birthname?
« Reply #47 on: February 21, 2018, 03:20:44 am »
My birth name was Alejandro so I was lucky to go by Alex. For the longest time i just switched it to Alexandria. I figured it would be easier for those around me. Thankfully i never had it legally changed to that. I was doing it to make them happy and not really for myself. I'm glad I chose the name I use now. I'm a very picky person when it comes to these things as im very vain lol. Usually the one u don't expect will just stick and it will come back over and over again until it kinda knocks u upside the head. At least that's how it was for me. I'm sure whatever they pick will be just perfect :)

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Re: Name picking - Similarity to your birthname?
« Reply #48 on: February 21, 2018, 05:00:52 am »
My birth name is Morgan.  My mom is Kathryn.  My sister is Lauryn.  If I'd been born a girl, I would have been Caitlyn (no joke).  I haven't made up my mind yet but I think Megyn might be my best choice.

Why deny your parents' name for you if it is an option? I let my dad name me. :)

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Re: Name picking - Similarity to your birthname?
« Reply #49 on: February 22, 2018, 05:31:32 pm »
After looking at the most popular female and male names in the 1980's I kind of like the idea of going with the one that corresponds to my birth name. On the boys' names, Shane is 76th with Natasha being the equivalent.  We shall see. I have time to think about this.

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Re: Name picking - Similarity to your birthname?
« Reply #50 on: February 22, 2018, 10:19:22 pm »
I had picked out a name for myself but had not shared it with my wife. I sent her some trans info to read and she noticed the picking a name part.
When I got home from work she had me sit down to talk and asked if I had picked a name yet. I started calling myself Misty but with the lacy cloths I bought and the name she said it was to porn sounding. My wife is actually the one that made two suggestions. Darlene or Donna and the light went on, 💕💗Donna 💕💗just screamed at me as being perfect.
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