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A Rose by Any Other Name

A Rose by Any Other Name

I toyed with sharing this fun fact because it is so personal and is surrounded by pain. But like my Boldness in the Face of Anxiety post, I have a feeling I’m not alone. So, if this helps one person, it’s worth any judgement that may come…

It’s not uncommon for a child to dislike their name growing-up and then appreciate it later in life. For me, it was the opposite, so I legally changed it in 2014. No, Amélie is not my birthname. Actually, my given name was fairly common, ordinary, even, but that’s not why I changed it.

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