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Given one name, but called another.

by canadafreeze on October 1, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Is it all in a name?

I was given one first name at birth, but have been called by a different one since birth. It has caused all kinds of confusion, both emotionally and legally.

The naming of a child is not something to be taken lightly. North? Apple? Really?

Your thoughts?


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