If anyone could help me or give me any kind of advice I would surely appreciate it.
So... my first name is Katie but I've never really liked it. I hate it's sound so much it feels like a cold shower whenever someone calls me it. It never felt like me. On the other hand I love the name Katherine and all of it's nicknames besides Katie. Now that I'm finally turning 18 and I can change my name, I wish for it more and more. I'm Katherine even in my dreams sometimes. Whenever I hear the name Katherine or when I think of myself as Katherine it feels like being hugged, so I think it's the right one.
But I have a serious question. How will my family accept it? What could I expect? Should I ask them beforehand or is it better to tell them when I already make a change? How would my classmates react when they find out? Will I have to explain everyone that I changed my name? How could I make this change a smooth one? How do you tell your family and relatives to stop calling you Katie (or any name you have) because you hate it?
If anyone has had this experience it would help me with my decision and it's possible consequences.
Thank you! ;)
Sat, 07/16/2016 - 12:22pm