|04-28-2011, 11:44 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2011
I'm changing my name.
To Meghan Rose van Klaveren. (I won't say my old one but I will say that it is incredibly dull and personally meaningless.)
My first name will not change. (It's Meghan.)
Why am I doing this? I'll need a couple hundred bucks and a court date and I'll need to get a new social security card and passport and notify people..
Well, I'm changing my name for many reasons. But the number one reason is that this name just fits. It's beautiful. It feels right. I've never called myself this before a few days ago, but when I did, I knew it was the name everyone should call me. My biological father's original last name, which is very common and totally dull, has been legally mine my entire life. When my mother married my stepdad, my sister and I took his last name (never legally; recently we reverted to our birth last names), which is Dutch and, well, it's all right. (Also, my biological father changed his last name to something random when I was 11 or so.) But I don't think that my stepdad is as important in my life as my mom is, so about 4 years ago I vaguely decided to take her maiden name.
Apparently, according to my mother, before I was born she thought Rose would be a great middle name, but then changed it to my father's mother's name (who I never met because she died before I was born). Well, I remember that when I was 7, I was sitting in school and thought of a rose and felt it would be a much better middle name than my current one. My mother had never told me of her prebirth contemplations until I told her this a few days ago.
So, yeah. Putting it all together, and confirmed by everyone who knows me, it fits and it feels right. Not to mention it has a beautiful ring to it. So, I'm thinking around October-December, I'll change it.
As I told my friend.. it feels like this was always my name. I just had to find it.
Also, wasn't sure of the right section for this.. but it is a very spiritual decision, so I thought this forum would be fitting. Feel free to move it to fun and recreation (?) although that seems like an odd place for this thread.
Last edited by nietsdoen; 04-28-2011 at 11:48 AM.
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