"So i just came out to my dad abt being , and he said something really wise about names, i think.

He said “Gifts are not obligations. You give things to people, and you hope they like them. And your name was a gift from us to you. If it doesn’t work for you anymore, you’re not obligated to keep it.”

and i just thought maybe other people could use hearing something like that."

boosting this ancient toot because someone faved it and i remember it exists and the quoted thing is important.

yea, i didn't really know what to tag it as.

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@BrightEyedDyer (i should probly use Markdown style quotes coz they are more visible >_<)

@grainloom Meh, I'm old and unobservant. It's a really nice thought though. Thanks for posting it.

@grainloom I dig it. I changed my name when my given one no longer applied. When we named our kid, I vowed to assist with the paperwork and cost of changing eir name as soon as e seemed competent enough to pick a name (I don't plan on personally paying for it multiple times...).

I like my names like I like my family: intentional, supportive and covered in bees... (wait, one of those isn't right...)

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