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Offline ashley7

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How did you pick your name?
« on: November 05, 2020, 09:04:32 pm »
For me, Ashley felt like what I looked like. Also, I wanted a name that a female of my race would use, but also was Americanized enough to represent US me.

How did you pick your trans name?

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Re: How did you pick your name?
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2020, 09:46:34 pm »
My wife did.

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Re: How did you pick your name?
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2020, 02:53:40 am »
My best friend did.
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Re: How did you pick your name?
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2020, 03:25:54 am »
I just liked the sound of it, no reason really.
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Re: How did you pick your name?
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2020, 04:53:30 am »
I didn’t (well, I picked my middle name - Alice) - Pam was the name I’d always used to describe the feminine side of me so it was just publishing my name. My initials have been PAM both with my shadow name and my real name.


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Re: How did you pick your name?
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2020, 05:30:52 am »
I found my first name from one of the contributors in an ethnic cook book published the year I was born.

Rakel is pronounced the same as Raquel. In the Mideast K's and Q's are sometimes used interchangeably.




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Re: How did you pick your name?
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2020, 05:41:14 am »
I just always knew it was my name? It is really strange, no connection to my old name at all... but I just knew..
The one 'issue' with Sarah is it seems like nearly every other trans-girl you meet is also called Sarah..haha! There are a lot of us on here!
When I legalised my name-change I even considered picking something else.. I batted a few names around for a couple of days, but in the end, I am Sarah...Nothing else fitted.
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Re: How did you pick your name?
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2020, 10:14:22 am »
I wanted to keep my initials. I didn't want my new first name to be the same or similar to any friends or co-workers. I researched common female baby names and picked out a few that I liked. I also considered potential nicknames which people could derive from the new name. For example, I considered 'Jennifer', but one of the nicknames would be 'Jenny'. One definition of 'jenny' is 'a female donkey' -- not very flattering. Once I settled on 'Jessica', I researched baby names. I wanted a short middle name which would balance nicely with my new first name. There weren't that many 'R' names I liked, but 'Rose' caught my eye quickly. 'Rose' also symbolized my soul finally being able to bloom. When I signed up for Susan's Place, I became 'Jessica Rose'. Before making it official, I gave a list of several potential names to my wife and daughters, which included names based on my daughter's middle names. Interestingly, they all agreed on 'Jessica Rose'.

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Re: How did you pick your name?
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2020, 12:21:03 pm »
ashley7

You started a great thread.

It was clear as light to me, I knew this is my name, it is me, it represent me!!!!!!!
I never ever felt any connection to my dead name.

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Re: How did you pick your name?
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2020, 02:38:10 pm »
About 40 years ago, I saw my name on a tombstone in a country graveyard and thought it was the most beautiful name I'd ever heard.

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Re: How did you pick your name?
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2020, 03:11:31 pm »
About 40 years ago, I saw my name on a tombstone in a country graveyard and thought it was the most beautiful name I'd ever heard.
I still think oldandcreaky is an unusual name - are you sure that was the name and not the epitaph??


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Re: How did you pick your name?
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2020, 04:45:25 pm »
My X wife and I rode motorcycles with another couple that we became close friends with over the years until I got divorced after 19 years. 

The wife of the other couple was a soft spoken very nice lady and I really liked her a lot.  Her nick name that every body used was ''She She'' and it stuck with me... In fact I still call her she she when I call on occasion and chat with them.

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Re: How did you pick your name?
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2020, 05:28:20 pm »
Hi, originally I picked Cynthia but it really did not feel right. I think I used it for 2 months.

Rachel fits me and feels right. I use Rachel and my middle name 99% of the time in e-mail at work; I really like using my first and second name.
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Re: How did you pick your name?
« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2020, 05:39:46 pm »
Weirdly i picked a random char name in a game and it came up with Calandrina.....i liked it, but preferred the K, so Kalandrina it became, Kally for short :) It sorta stuck, and its not very common.
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Re: How did you pick your name?
« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2020, 06:01:57 pm »
My wife did.
Mine too....I expected her to run for the hills but was pleasantly surprised

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Re: How did you pick your name?
« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2020, 09:38:04 pm »
Mine were given me.

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Re: How did you pick your name?
« Reply #16 on: November 07, 2020, 12:00:16 am »
“Sarah” is not my real name...it is just a screen name.

I had three rules for picking my real name:

1) it had to be a name that reflected my personality.
2) it had to be of English or Scottish heritage
3) it could not be the given name of any of my female friends and family or of wives of friends or family.

I then went through the top 1000 girl names. Just those three rules narrowed the list down to 5-6 names (a lot of strong names got eliminated because of the “no friends or family” rule, including of course “Sarah” which was a very popular name for my birth year).

The name that I ultimately chose was the pretty clear favorite of mine from the short list.

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Re: How did you pick your name?
« Reply #17 on: November 07, 2020, 12:11:04 am »
It was very late and I was at the beginning of this journey, (about 25 years ago) and I was dozing off listening to the sounds of dial-up internet. I was registering at a CD/trans site (Nature's Path I think) and it asked for my name. I dozed off, finished registering, and woke up. And there was my name. Anastasia. That has been my name ever since. When my daughter was born, we only had a girls name picked out, no boys name. My mom asked me what will happen if its a boy. I said that won't be a problem, she's a girl. Then I asked her what my name would have been if I had been a girl. She said Anastasia, but i was a boy so my sister got that as a middle name, shortened to Ann. I wish I could tell my mom that my name is Anastasia, but she doesn't understand.

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Re: How did you pick your name?
« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2020, 03:18:58 am »
My name was my great granny's name and would have been for the first girl in the family. Course no girls ever happened so when I transitioned I laid claim to the name :')
I dunno how I would pick a name fully on my own accord.



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Re: How did you pick your name?
« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2020, 11:07:08 am »
My mother purposefully picked a gender-neutral name for me at birth, Cameron. I'll never be able to thank her enough for that.

Though I have picked up the new nickname of CeCe.
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