Hey guys I don't often write here but I wanted some opinions on a matter of importance to me.
My name has always been a part of myself that I have never connected to. I've always thought that a name is just something people use to differentiate between each other. The last few years I thought about it, and I realized a name is more than that. A name is how you see yourself, a word that can bring feeling to people who know you.
My real name is Emily, I'm sure many of you know that already. It is a name that I don't feel. When it rolls of my tongue I frown, it feels foreign and constricted.
So my question is this: how do you all feel about people changing their names?
My plan right now is to change my name to Amelia when I go off to college in 1.5 years.
Several reasons. Firstly, it was the name my father wanted to name me. It is also the name I use in Spanish, and most importantly: I like it.
Amelia Mayer sounds nice, right?
I have only known people to change their names when they are young, grade school/junior high. The obvious implications of this change would be people's judgement, confusion, and isolation from family members who would not understand. If I do decide to do this, I am hoping those things would not happen to the extreme. I asked my dad if I could change and he told me, "I never liked Emily anyway"
I love Autumn
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