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Changing vs. My vs. Name

I posted a poll earlier but I didn’t get many replies and I really need some help in deciding. My first name isn’t desperately horrible or embarrassing but I’ve never liked it and it’s very difficult to pronounce and spell. I’ll be starting uni soon to do Portuguese and Spanish and I’ve found that it’s even harder for people who speak those languages, which all my lectures will, to say. I’ve always wanted to be Kate and if I want to change my name, doing it before uni would make sense. However, my problem is that my parents, especially my father, obviously love my name and I don’t want to upset them but I really want to go by Kate at uni. Do you think I could do that just by making Katharine my middle name (I can’t use my current middle because it’s my cousin’s name) and have everyone call me Kate or should I make Katharine my first name and use my current first name as my middle name? Just to clarify, I do want to make Katharine part of my legal name so that there is a clear reason for people to call me Kate. Thanks in advance!

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Poll created: Feb 26, 2014
Total Votes: 1


Keep your name as your first name and if you have a middle name then keep that too and add Kate or Katharine as a second middle name and be called Kate.
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
Keep it the way it is and introduce yourself as Kate. Don’t introduce yourself as your name anymore, start with Kate.
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
You can assume any name you want. You don’t have to legally change your name. Married people do this all the time.
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
What’s your current first name, and what have you gone by till now?
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report

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