broke: letting people change their name cause they get married
woke: letting people change their name because they're trans and have a real name
bespoke: letting people change their names because tbh trans or not you should just be able to change your name whenever you feel like it i literally cannot comprehend why this is a problem
give every citizen an immutable, unique id number
no you can't change your name, how will we identify you?
@haskal it's somewhat harder to spy on people who change their name and this is exactly why you should do it multiple times, in addition to having a pseudonym
@substack universal identification exists so that if you ever get convicted of felony you can expect your life to be utterly ruined even if you don't go to prison
name change laws
@xenon @excitedleigh @haskal I'm in the middle of a legal name change in the US and decided it was less effort (and risk of me making a mistake) to hire a lawyer. I have a court date next month (that I may or may not have to appear at) to find out if it was approved. The lawyer took care of the publication in the local paper for me. But the whole process was not cheap and it's taken a couple months. (And I'm not trans, FWIW, this is just I didn't like my name.)
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