For most transgender and crossdresser people, the first thing they did after they decided to transition is changing names, no matter they are male to female or female to male. They want to change their name to a more masculine or more feminine one. They want to disconnect themselves from their biological gender. A good transgender name is also more likely to encounter a tranny date. How to choose names? After all, choosing a name is a very important thing because from then on, people would call you by that name. There are so many names for you to choose from. A new name represents a new start. How to choose a name that is suit for you?
When it comes to changing names, many transgender people would choose to change it to another one, or they choose to just abbreviate their names, such as Alexander to Ali, or some people would change their name to the feminine version of it or masculine version.
If you have several options and you can’t decide which one you should go for, some people do flip-coins for it, which is fine. But my suggestion is you can ask you family or your friends. Most people don’t get to choose their own name, which I think it is kind of nice to be named by parents. Name is also a bond to your family. Therefore, if you don’t know which name to choose, you can ask your parents. What would they name you if you were born female/male?
Or you can choose some meaningful names. Names that represent who you are or what kind of person you want to be. Brave? Beautiful? Kind? Strong? Gentle? There are names that have these meanings. All you need to do is to look through dictionary or on the internet.
If you still struggle with two or three names, try them on. You can let your close friends or family start to call you by the names. Maybe one for a week to see if it fits you. It is very normal that you may like a pretty name, but when you really try it on, the name doesn’t suit you. So do not afraid to try it on. Names are just like clothes. You can see them beautiful on the closet. But you will never find out if it fits you unless you try it on. Choosing a name that fits you is more important than choosing a pretty one.
Do not afraid to change it once you do not feel comfortable with the name. If you think you set your foot on this name and you have told all your friends to call you by that name, but it turns out it is not the right name for you, do not afraid to change it. Name will go with you in your whole life. You don’t want a name that doesn’t sound like you. So if you think it is not the right name for you, please do not hesitate to change it, even if your friends have known it. After all, it is your name.