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This is a topic which some of you may be aware why I am writing those of you who aren’t, in February of this year I took a huge leap and after considering it for sometime decided to change my name. For those of you who weren’t my followers before my name was Jessica Leigh and it is now Olivia Jade.
I changed my name as I felt my previous name wasn’t me and it felt like it was a name I wanted to leave in the past, Olivia Jade is who I wanted to be so I made it a reality. People assume changing your name is hard but it’s actually really not, it’s as simple as getting some documents online and getting them signed, the hard bit is telling your family, having the constant questions and be prepared for people saying your name wrong forever, but that I understand. People who have known me a long time know me as Jess and being Olivia is a lot for them to take in, but those who do remember it puts a huge smile on my face.
The day my deeds came, I couldn’t stop jumping around and smiling, it was official I was now Olivia Jade. The first thing I did was make an appointment with the bank to my account name changed and after that went and changed the rest of my documents, e.g. went to the university.
I did get some strange looks in places as they are used to last name changes and not first and middle ones, but I did it. Of course you are always going to have that part of you which is your old name, but there’s something exciting and amazing about being able to pick your own name, the scary part is remembering that name isn’t for your pet it’s actually for yourself.
There’s been times when I’ve been asked my name on the phone and I’ve automatically said Jess, but that’s going to happen from time to time, it’s natural. For people who want to change their name and are too scared, I’d say go for it! If it’s something you feel you want to do then why the hell not!