Meet My Middle Names

The burocratic and lengthy process for changing my legal name has put a lot of focus on the suffering associated with my deadname rather than the happiness that comes with my new name.

Time to change that!

Towards that end, I thought it would be a sweet idea to describe each of my middle names as an individual person. Careful: Some attributes may be exaggerated :)

🌙 Luna

Luna is a total space nerd. While you can barely list the eight planets of our solar system, she will talk your ears off about all the other strange and wonderful objects in our solar system and beyond. Luna is not afraid to face all of those difficult emotions in life—she faces them heads on and always remembers to be kind to herself.

🧙 Merlin

Merlin is a wizard. Nobody knows how they come up with solutions to the most arcane of coding problems. They're able to locate their roommate's phone at any time of day within 10 seconds. It's a mystery if they actually love helping others or if they're just annoyed at the other person's inability to solve the problem.

🪕 Banjo

Banjo is an explorer. They are driven by an instatible desire to know more about our universe. Are they an archeologist, a physicist, an astronomer or a space pirate? Nobody knows. Banjo will give you all their attention if you teach them something new that you are knowledgeable about. If you want to seal the friendship read them The Little Prince at bedtime. Careful: They might cry a little at the end.

🌊 River

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a River and they are an unstoppable force against injustice. They magically show up when someone needs their help day or night. I have to admit—I don't know them very well yet, but they sound like an amazing person. I'm very eager to learn more about them.

I love each and every one of you~