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Name change?

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Hi, I've recently come out as non binary, and although this is not a new topic I am considering a permanent name change.

My reasoning being that my current first and middle name are strictly feminine, and I have not used them ever since I quit high school. I've always taken on nicknames with no gender specific alignment, because they made me feel better.


However I am struggling with the ties I have to the way my name has been used in the past, and by that reason alone I am affraid of changing it. I have items with my current name on it that I was given by my now passed away grandparents, and it's all over photo albums. And I'm sure if I change my name, there will be a lot of backlash from my family.


Has anyone else who is NB gone through with a name change, and what are your experiences?

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As you are NB, is there really a need to change for other than personal reasons?  You haven't used your birth name for such a time, would it be difficult to continue?  In what way are you struggling?  

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On 12/3/2018 at 6:31 PM, Jani said:

As you are NB, is there really a need to change for other than personal reasons?  You haven't used your birth name for such a time, would it be difficult to continue?  In what way are you struggling?  


Thank you for your reply!

I'm not entirely sure myself why I'm struggling, or what is really holding me back from committing to a permanent name change. Like I said, I haven't used my name for so long, and only use it at work and with family..


Though I agree that one only needs ones own reasoning to change ones name, and I am confident in my own knowledge of who I am.

For now I am using the name I wish to change to with my friends.

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