I wasn’t sure if I wanted to post this in the other name thread or not, but what are people’s experiences and feelings around their legal names? For me its kind of awkward, because we have someone in the system who goes by our legal name… and its not me. 😛 I’ve been half tempted to legally change our name to at least insert my first name in there, but legal name changes are a pain (we did one when we transitioned). Then there are the problems that I have a professional reputation under our current legal name (which has always felt very unfair, by the way, since I’ve done most of the work) and that everyone struggles to pronounce my chosen name. On the other hand, I’m the host, and that should count for something. But, what if I fuse again some day? Do I change my legal name again? Bah. It’s a mess. What have y’all done about it? Do you identify with your legal name?
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