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Would it be normal to choose a gender neutral name that i feel more comfortable with if i identify as agender?

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Last Updated: 07/08/2019 at 9:01pm
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January 11th, 2018 5:52pm
Absolutely! People who are gender-nonconforming, no matter what gender label they settle on, change their names all the time to feel more comfortable. Not everyone does, so it's by no means a requirement, but if it would make you feel more comfortable in your own skin, go for it!
January 12th, 2018 10:35pm
Absolutely that's normal! I think people on any part of the trans* spectrum often want to choose a new name for themselves, both because it feels more comfortable, and because it can mark a change and the start of something new (such as, coming out and living as who you really are). And having a gender neutral name would match perfectly with being agender, since it wouldn't automatically be associated with any gender, just like you :)
April 17th, 2018 10:43pm
Yes, I think that is okay as long as you feel like yourself using that name and it empowers you as a person, then you should go for it
May 2nd, 2018 6:12am
Yes. Definitely. Absolutely! Those who are agender, bigender, etc. change their names all the time to feel more comfortable in their own skin. Not everyone does, but most do. Names like Avery, Alex, Devin, or Karma are some great examples. Pick a name that suits you and your style, and that you feel comfortable with. Its your life! Live it how you want!
June 12th, 2018 12:08pm
I don't see what would be abnormal about it. Gender neutral names are always a safe go-to no matter what your identify as.
June 25th, 2018 3:12pm
Yes! You should choose whatever makes you comfortable about yourself, accepting your choices, feelings and opinions is more important than worrying too much about pronouns. Just identify yourself as whatever makes you feel more like yourself.
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July 8th, 2019 9:01pm
Sure, you're free to choose whatever name feels like who you are! Doing whatever makes us feel comfortable and true is always good. However, it might be hard for an agender person to obtain a legal switch of name... But you can still use the name of your choice in any aspect of your life that is not bureaucracy.