Three names

Someone wrote…

I have three names: my birth name, my adoptive name and my trans name. I kinda like it that way.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?

Posted by on July 10th, 2014 at 08:00 am

Category: your voice 2 comments »

2 Responses to “Three names”

  1. Adryrn

    I’ve got two, but my birth name has two spellings (the legal one and the less feminine-looking one that I actually use in academic settings and around family, but they’re both pronounced the same.) My other name (Adryrn) gets used online and with a lot of my friends (although not all, depending on when I met them and how often I see them.) I’ll probably also use it as a pen name. Sometimes I want to legally change my name to Adrian (since it sounds like Adryrn and actually seeing Adryrn on legal stuff would be weird) and always go by that name, but at the same time I do kind of like having multiple names.


  2. Chris

    Me, too! (First time on the site. Am looking around and feeling comfortable being here. Thanks, everyone, for that.)
    Just now figuring out that what I’ve kept so deeply hidden about me is called trans. (Along with the adoption secrets I’ve kept to protect my adoptive mom and my bmom, I’m getting really tired of secrets.)

    So, I’ve got my feminine adoptive name, my feminine birthname and my gender neutral/male derivative of my birthname. Guess which one feels the most authentic to me?


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