FTM TRANSGENDER- MY REAL NAME AND HOW TO PICK A NEW ONE
How to Choose a New Name (Transgender)
Take your personality into account.Renaming yourself can be easier to do if you know what kind of characteristics you have. For example, are you shy, or are you loud and out there? Are you into Greek mythology, ancient civilizations, girly girl stuff?
Look at baby naming websites.These websites are full of different names, and can help you come up with ideas. Try seeing which names were popular during the decade in which you were born.
Ask your parent(s) what they would have called you.For example, if you're a transgender boy who was assigned female at birth, ask what boy names they were considering. Try involving your closest loved ones and getting their feedback as you choose a new name.
Try a feminine/masculine version of your given name.This can be easier to remember and get used to for both your loved ones and yourself. Samantha can turn into Samuel or Samson, Jesse can turn into Jessica, and Elliot can turn into Ellen or Ella. The main issue with this approach is that it makes it easy for strangers to guess your old name; if you introduce yourself as Erica, someone might ask you "Was your old name Eric?"
Choose a gender neutral name if you're nonbinary.Riley, Taylor, Casey, Kai, Jamie, Avery, Shannon and Quinn are examples of unisex names.
- If you want to pass as either male or female, avoid unisex names (or names that sound unisex, such as Gene/Jean). These are more likely to leave people wondering whether you're a boy or a girl.
- What is considered a unisex or male/female name depends upon what culture you are in. In the USA, the name Ashley is nowadays almost exclusively a girl's name. In the UK, it's still mostly a men's name, though the variant Ashleigh is common among British girls.
Think about what inspires you.Janet Mock chose her name from Janet Jackson. Consider a person who inspires you (musician, artist, activist, relative), a character, or an idea.
Consider your family and heritage.You may wish to choose a name that embraces your ethnicity or your ancestry. You could also name yourself after someone in your family tree, such as your remarkable great-aunt Elizabeth or great-grandfather Frederic.
Consider whether you want to change your last name.This can help mark your transition and distance you from online information with your dead name. However, it also is more complicated that way, may come off badly to loved ones, and will make you need to explain why your last name is different from your family's name.Evaluate the benefits and drawbacks, and choose what is best for you.
- Try taking on a family last name, such as the maiden name of a beloved family member (besides your mother, for security purposes).
Try out the new names.Sign each potential name as a signature. Say them out loud and hear how they flow. Write down your initials. Consider any nicknames that could result in shortening your name.
- Consider how easy the name is to spell and pronounce. Will other people be able to get it right? If you're soft-spoken, are people likely to misinterpret you? (for example, mishearing Kayla as "Caleb")
Think about nicknames.Some names (like Elizabeth, Alexandra, Robert, and William) have many possible nicknames. Shorter names like Paul or Emma typically aren't given nicknames. Choose a nickname that you are most comfortable with, if you like.
- Be aware that some feminine names can be given a boyish nickname (e.g. Alexandra shortening to Alex). If you don't like this, choose a name that can't be shortened this way.
Get one of your friends to help you practice getting used to your new name and pronouns.This is a big step it takes a while to warm up to a name and if by some chance it doesn't feel right, change it, yes you can do that!
Don't rush yourself.Choosing a name is a process, and it takes longer for some people than for others.You don't have a deadline, and there is no right or wrong way to choose a name.Give yourself time to play around with different names. You'll find a good name in time.
QuestionMy given name is Annabelle, but I'm a trans guy and I have a difficult time deciding on anything. I made a list of 25 names that I like and have been trying to ask my family and friends about what they would choose for me but it isn't going well. Help me choose?Community AnswerFigure out a name you connect to most. It should be a name that you love and could live with for the rest of your life. You could choose something like, 'Maxwell' and be nicknamed 'Max'. Choose something you think you'd be alright with getting called every day.Thanks!
QuestionDo my new names have to be close to my old one, or can they be different?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerYour name can be whatever you want it to be. If it makes you feel more comfortable that it be closer to your birth name, then do that. If you'd rather it be different, choose whatever you like.Thanks!
QuestionI need a pretty female name. It can be 'exotic'. I like Elizabeth, Samantha, Clara, and Adela. Can you please help me create a good name?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerMay I suggest reading some Shakespeare? He usually has some beautiful and unique names. For example, Bianca or Ophelia. Even Juliette. You can even find names in the places he mentions, like Verona. My favorite is Katarina, which can be shortened to Kat like in the movie "Ten Things I Hate About You" (which is based off of a Shakespeare play).Thanks!
QuestionI have been going by Jasper, because my dead name started with "Jas." I decided I don't like it now because it is too similar to my dead name. Is it too late to change it?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerNo, it's not. You can do whatever you want to, just know that some people may slip up with your new name.Thanks!
QuestionCan I have a girly hairstyle like a bun, ponytail, or braid if I'm transgender?Community AnswerYou can have any hairstyle you'd like!Thanks!
QuestionI'm FTM, though no one knows. I've tried using the name Quinn, and it was better than my feminine given name, but it doesn't quite fit. Any suggestions for a unisex/male name, one you like?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerNo one else can decide your name for you. However, there are many gender-neutral names that work like the name Quinn does. Names like Drew, Jordan, Alex and even Owen are good options. Also, try a more masculine version of your given name; for example, if you're Jessica, you could try Jessie or jay. If your name is more complex like Katherine, you could try Kyle, Kiran or even something like Ren.Thanks!
QuestionI am having trouble finding a name that fits me. Any help?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerFind some names you like online (there are lots of websites and articles on baby names), make a list and then pick one out. You could give a bunch of trusted friends your top three choices and ask them to vote, if you like. You could also ask your parents what they would've named you if you were born the other sex.Thanks!
QuestionI'm a female to male transgender, and I'm having a hard time finding a good boy name to change to. Any ideas?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerIt would be hard to say without seeing/knowing you personally. Here are some generally decent names, though: Noah, Liam, William, Mason, James, Benjamin, Jacob, Michael, Eliah, Ethan, Asher, Oliver, Jack, Levi, Wyatt, Axel, Alexander, Adrian.Thanks!
QuestionI am male to female transgender and I'm having trouble coming up with a name. I am looking into the names Carrie and Hailey. Which one is better?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerI like Hailey, it sounds so nice! But it's really up to you. Take them both out for a "test drive" and see which one feels right.Thanks!
QuestionI am a transgender FTM. My given name is Vivian. I would like to find a name similar to my "girl" name. Any suggestions?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerI think a similar name would be Victor or Vincent, which in my opinion are two really cool names!Thanks!
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- If you are religious, try looking in your religious book for names (e.g. the Bible or Quran).
- It might take time to get used to your new name.This is okay.
- Before you were born, a parent or parents may have decided what they would have named you, had your assigned sex been different. If you are comfortable with it, this could be an idea for a name.
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