Dr Bernt, 2

posted April 15th, 2013, 2:09 am


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March 10th, 2013, 12:13 am

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Panel 2 - true story. I hated my name from the day I was born. Before I had any reason to, even. Before I knew what a girl was or a boy was. I just.. I really hated it.

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April 15th, 2013, 9:09 am

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I am the oldest offspring of my mother, but I am not firstborn. My mother's first child was a girl, named Susan, but she only lived for five months and then died. In the mid 90's, I began to discard my birth name and use a gender-neutral name. On Nov 4th, 2004, while driving all day long to a TG style convention in Arkansas, I saw the need of having and using an all-female name. I choose one, but a few hours later, I choose the additional name of ' Susan '. I did this to honor my dead sister, and to provide the means that her name would continue on, since she, by rights, should have had 90+ years of use of it, but only had 5 months use of it. I now carry that name forward as one of my own, so that more " mileage " is added to that feminine name, alongside my family's last name.

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April 16th, 2013, 4:59 am

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@CuteDress&TwinPonytails: I think that is a truly beautiful way to honour someone. Giving them a living memorium is more than most could ask for.

When I chose my name, I adopted my stepmother's first name as my middle name. I wanted her to know how much she means to me, even though we didn't get along for so much of (my old) life.

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April 26th, 2013, 9:53 am

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Funny how cultures think of names...when my Dad moved to the USA from Spain he dropped his middle name. It was Maria. In Spanish, I guess, it was gender neutral.
Kind of off track, sorry, just the first thing I was thinking when reading the comments.

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