Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 61

Thread: How many times have you changed your name?

  1. #1
    Aspiring Member Julie1123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    505

    How many times have you changed your name?

    My girlfriend and I were texting back and forth the other day and her phone auto-corrected something she wrote and made it seem like she was calling me Abby. Which kind of is growing on me and feels more right than Julie. Anyways, it got me curious to know how many times people around here have changed their names.

  2. #2
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    S.E.Baltimore Co. Maryland USA
    Posts
    36,071
    Hi Julie, I really have no need to change my name.

    I picked my name because it had no connection to anyone
    past or present it's just my favorite color and flower.
    Last edited by BLUE ORCHID; 10-01-2013 at 07:40 AM.
    Having my ears triple pierced is AWESOME, ~~......

    I can explain it to you, But I can't comprehend it for you !

    If at first you don't succeed, Then Skydiving isn't for you.

    Be careful what you wish for, Once you ring a bell , you just can't Un-Ring it !! !!

  3. #3
    Aspiring Member Julie1123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    505
    Quote Originally Posted by BLUE ORCHID View Post
    ...it's just my favorite color and flower.
    It's got a connection to you and that's what matters.

  4. #4
    Aspiring Member vallerie lacy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    JERSEY GIRL
    Posts
    638
    Dear Abby,
    I'm thinking about changing my name to Julie, because it's a beautiful name.
    After searching my lingerie drawers, I have come to the conclusion that they lied. Ruffles don't have ridges. At least mine don't.

  5. #5
    Aspiring Member Julie1123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    505
    Quote Originally Posted by vallerie lacy View Post
    Dear Abby,
    I'm thinking about changing my name to Julie, because it's a beautiful name.
    Hehehehehe It is. It would look gorgeous on you as well.

  6. #6
    Aspiring Member Sarah Beth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Small town in western Kansas middle of nowhere
    Posts
    770
    For a long time I never associated myself with any sort of female name. Then one day in my early 20's I was looking at myself in the mirror and I just knew I had to be called something to match that feminin side of me. I choose the name Sarah, something from my past, and I have never looked back and never regreted having taken that name.
    "It takes all kinds of kinds" Miranda Lambert
    Now some point a finger and let ignorance linger
    If they'd look in the mirror they'd find.
    That ever since the beginning to keep the world spinning
    It takes all kinds of kinds.

  7. #7
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    6,898
    It seems for some that the changing of their name seems to relate to their exploration of themselves. If they learn something new or enter a different level of the exploration, then they might change their name as a result. Of course some change their name as part of their transition. I haven't felt the need. My journey has been pretty linear and I haven't felt like there has been a new me at any point. I am quite happy with it and don't see a need for change.

  8. #8
    Platinum Blonde member Ressie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    3,462
    On a chat site in the '90s I used the name Kat. Resserd (dresser spelled backwards) had been used mostly on internet sites in the last few years, then Dee, yet I just changed my name here to Ressie which is an actual girl's name. I like Dee, but it turned out to be an overused name on this site.
    "You're the only one to see the changes you take yourself through", Stevie Wonder

  9. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    The Merry-Go-Round Of Life
    Posts
    313
    Once

    I used to go by Celeste, but my girlfriend absolutely hated the name and said I sounded like a fancy female escort :P I just liked it because it reminds me of a color ;p But at the same time it's easier to sound like a genetic girl with a more common name in my opinion so this works!! n_n
    Allison or Alli was one of the other names that I really liked and she ended up loving it too so here I am with it It shall never be changed again <3

    The other ones I had thought about were Erica and Teagan as well

  10. #10
    The non-GG next door.... Candice Mae's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Never, Neverland
    Posts
    875
    I used to be Crystal, but for going full time I didn't really like the name. So I changed to Candice and added Mae as a middle name, which with my last name sounds like it was meant to be.

  11. #11
    member stacycoral's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    wyoming
    Posts
    2,971
    I have changed it twice, once was the name I thought I should be in my teenage years, but in my thirty's I name my second daughter it, then I went with Teresa, but it really did fit me too well, so I am very happy with Stacy.
    [SIZE="3"][/SIZE][SIZE="3"]Stacy Lynn Coral[/SIZE]

  12. #12
    Aspiring Member Alexis.j's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    596
    I have thought about it several times, as there are many unique names out there that I fancy, but in the end, I doubt that I would change my name, as it was my first name that I chose for myself, and ppl normally don't go around changing there names the whole time.

  13. #13
    Breakin' social taboos TGMarla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Southwest USA
    Posts
    6,537
    Really, only once. I went by the name "Elena" for a while, before I landed on Marla. I kept it as a middle name, though. So now I'm Marla Elena Stein.

    Any money found in the laundry is MINE!


    "This is no social crisis....this is me having fun!"

    www.flickr.com/photos/tgmarla/

  14. #14
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    160
    I will be requesting a name change soon, when I joined the forum I hadn't given much thought in to a femme name, Sarah was an easy and common name to use. Since I have been accepting this part of me more, I will be changing my name to something that I like more and keep it for a long time hopefuly.

  15. #15
    Senior Member robindee36's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Chicago burbs
    Posts
    1,002
    Have had the same feminine name ever since I had need of a feminine name. The 'Dee' part was a necessary addition as my salon already had Robin A, B and C in their database. Hence Robin D or Robindee

    Pretty simple I guess.

    Hugs, just plain Robin

  16. #16
    New Member Kelliramerez's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Sunny Southern California
    Posts
    22
    I've always been Kelli. I like Candace also but I'll always be kelli

  17. #17
    Gold Member bridget thronton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Michigan USA
    Posts
    5,489
    Bridget is the only female name i have used (still looking for a middle name i am really happy with)

  18. #18
    Countess in Exile divamissz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    717
    I haven't changed my name, just amended it. "Zelda" was the only choice after a brainstorming session with a friend. "Rose" was a nom de plume I used that sounded like a good middle name.

    Yes, middle name. Well, actually, one of them. I never use them, except if I want to sound really pretentious, but they're there as tributes to two friends who were very important in my life. And I do have a last name but I don't use it, though it's known to a few people out there.

    Zelda Donna Rose Wolfe
    Countess in exile
    Keep Calm and Dance to Morrissey
    Z and the Universe
    I'm also on Twitter and Facebook

  19. #19
    Transgender Member Dianne S's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    1,378
    I don't particularly like the name "Dawn". I just blurted it out at a CD meeting when someone asked what my femme name was (I didn't have one yet.) But it seems to have stuck and I'm to lazy to change it.

  20. #20
    Senior Member Jennifer in CO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Rocky Mountains
    Posts
    1,175
    was christened Jennifer by my Aunt at the ripe old age of 10. Never saw a need to change it. I added the middle name Marie when I transitioned.

  21. #21
    Adventuress Kate Simmons's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    The Poconos PA
    Posts
    18,972
    Many times. The names I choose reflect who I am as a person at any given time. I was originally Heather, then Victoria , then Ericka, then Salandra, then Arianna, then Denise, then Abigail, now Kate. Actually my full name at this time is Katherine Megan Simmons.
    Second star to the right and straight on till morning

  22. #22
    Ice queen Lorileah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Denver
    Posts
    11,805
    With apologies to T S Eliot TGs are very similar to Practical cats. here is the edited version; (change cats to TG and you get it)

    When I tell you, a cat must have THREE DIFFERENT NAMES.
    The Naming of Cats is a difficult matter,
    It isn't just one of your holiday games;
    You may think at first I'm as mad as a hatter

    First of all, there's the name that the family use daily,
    Such as Peter, Augustus, Alonzo or James,
    Such as Victor or Jonathan, George or Bill Bailey—
    All of them sensible everyday names.

    But I tell you, a cat needs a name that's particular,
    A name that's peculiar, and more dignified,
    Else how can he keep up his tail perpendicular,
    Or spread out his whiskers, or cherish his pride?
    (This is the name you call them... The name only YOU use. This is the name you chose here and it changes with the season, the wind or just on a whim)

    But above and beyond there's still one name left over,
    And that is the name that you never will guess;
    The name that no human research can discover—
    But THE CAT HIMSELF KNOWS, and will never confess.



    When I tell you, a cat must have THREE DIFFERENT NAMES.
    The earth is the mother of all people and all people should have equal rights upon it.
    Chief Joseph
    Nez Perce



    “Love isn't a state of perfect caring. It is an active noun like struggle. To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now.” - Fred Rogers,

  23. #23
    Junior Member sweetmelody's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Northeast, IN
    Posts
    56
    Lorileah, one of my favorite books and musicals. Never really thought about TG's that way but it does fit.

  24. #24
    Aspiring Member Brooklyn's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    563
    Never... It's on my birth certificate!
    Life is an endless struggle full of frustrations and challenges, but eventually you find a hairstylist you like.

  25. #25
    Silver Member Tina B.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    North Coast of California
    Posts
    4,230
    Never really changed my name after figuring out what it would be, I toyed with Karen Sue, that's what I would have been named if I had been born a girl, but then I decided, I was a grown up, why go with what someone else thought about a child they didn't even know, when I could find something that fit me better, I came up with my name, Tina Lynn Betterman. Tina Lynn is playing with my initials, the Betterman comes from the movie Tootsie " I was a better man as a women than I ever was as a man." That was a choice I made, almost 20 years ago, and it's been my female name every since, I think it would feel strange at this point to change it, I feel it's who I am.
    Magic is the art of changing consciousness at will.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


Check out these other hot web properties:
Catholic Personals | Jewish Personals | Millionaire Personals | Unsigned Artists | Crossdressing Relationship
BBW Personals | Latino Personals | Black Personals | Crossdresser Chat | Crossdressing QA
Biker Personals | CD Relationship | Crossdressing Dating | FTM Relationship | Dating | TG Relationship


The crossdressing community is one that needs to stick together and continue to be there for each other for whatever one needs.
We are always trying to improve the forum to better serve the crossdresser in all of us.

Browse Crossdressers By State