So lately I’ve been thinking of changing my name, and a new year is a good time to make a big change, right? I like the idea of choosing a name that fits you, because let’s face it…honestly, the name you were given doesn’t always fit YOU, the real YOU.
I never liked my middle name anyway…it’s really boring. What I want to do is make Anne my middle name, and change my first name to Phoenix. I can still go by Anne, which would then be my middle name.
Why Phoenix? Well, Phoenix is first of all a really awesome name!! We had even picked it out in case we had a boy, we were going to name him Phoenix Oriole (because Oriole is another really awesome name). The reason why I love the name Phoenix though is because of the symbolism of rebirth. Phoenixes die in a burst of fire, then are reborn from their own ashes and grow strong and beautiful again.
I have been through a lot and in some ways feel like parts of me have died. But I’ve come through and am stronger than ever. I feel like changing my name is another symbol of my new life.