i wish it was socially acceptable to change your name if you felt another one suited you better.
like obviously, “skippy the wonder horse” or “bloodrayne crystal skull” are not names that would be acceptable anyway, but say someone was born an “jamie” and decided they really felt more like an “elizabeth.” it would be nice if they could just get their name changed without people getting all growly and nosy about it.
i dunno. i mean, i know it’s partly a legal thing, so the process itself has to be a little complicated, but it would just be so much nicer if society’s views on name changes were a little more chill.
I live in Alabama. It’s really easy to change your name here. It costs $18, a couple of signatures, and about five minutes of your time.
I found out because my parents disowned me a while back. I went and changed my middle and last names to disown them right back. I even went from the initials “DMY” (dummy) to “DOC”.
I no longer wish to adult.