I've wanted to change my name for about 5 years but I'm finding it difficult to express exactly why I want to. I'm dreading having to explain to my family and friends. I feel like my family won't understand. How can I make this easier?


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Jann Nikka Profile
Jann Nikka answered

Tell the truth or lie. Now if you lie you'll have to remember that lie and keep lying.

Say because I like this name better it suits me. PERIOD. Its your name.

Cookie Roma Profile
Cookie Roma answered

If you are a legal adult you can do it without explaining it to anyone.  How can you expect your family or friends to understand you reasoning when, apparently you don't even understand it.

Danae Hitch Profile
Danae Hitch answered

Cookie is right. If you don't understand why you want to change your name, then it is hard to explain this to your family. If you're afraid you'll disappoint them, because perhaps you were given a family name, then I can understand your hesitation to explain your reasons.

Once you're a legal adult, you can make this name change. However, I would suggest that you spend a few moments understanding why you feel compelled to change your name. You should understand why you're doing something before you do it. Once you are clear on why, it will be easier to talk about with your family.

dragonfly forty-six Profile

Maybe while going through the process of changing your name you will find the words to express your decision.

In the end this is your business and no one else's.

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