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  1. #1
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    Question "Change" my name at age 30?

    My name is Ashley, and I'm pretty "meh" about that. Being a name nerd, Ashley is kind of a let-down name. I've always loved my middle name, Fawn, and decided a few years ago that I would love to go by that instead. It seems to fit my personality better; (I have dreadlocks, do yoga, knit, etc.) I have recently moved and will be starting a new job in a few weeks. It has occurred to me that I could request to go by Fawn and no one would think it was weird, since no one knows me.

    Thoughts? Is it just too weird? It seemed weird to me. Honesty appreciated!
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  2. #3
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    I don't think it's weird at all
    Last edited by daphodil; July 24th, 2015 at 07:10 PM.

  3. #5
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    I think it's completely fine. I had a friend who began going by her middle name when she started college. The one thing I may caution you about would be forcing existing friends who currently know you as Ashley to begin only calling you Fawn. Good luck with your new endeavors!
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    Thanks all!
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  5. #9
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    I think a move and a new job is the perfect time to start going by a new name.
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    I love it. Fawn really seems to fit you! Plus, its not as if you're plucking a random name out of thin air to use. Moving and meeting new people is the perfect opportunity!
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