I have not only done this but have had it done to me before. Back when I was in High School people were always changing the names and posting under false pretences. It got so messed up no one knew who anyone really was. It turned into some kinda game. Though the events like the MySpace tragedy that happened to that girl is taking things way too far.
That happened in my neck of the woods. It was a tragedy.
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I changed my name in Junior High. It had two benefits. First, they couldn't locate my permanent record from elementary (which was an unintentional benefit). Second, it gave me a fresh start with a new identity. Since then I've acquired a half a dozen nicknames and aliases and so I usually can determine where I am by what they call me.
The nature of my personality invites persona names. People *do* call me by my real name (or variations thereof), but just about as many call me Rio. It's an either/or. But no, I've never changed my name or anything. Nicknames is the extent of it.
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I always go by either my first or last name- I don't have any nicknames (that I know of ) and I always give people my real name.
ok- one exception to that- I generally give out the name everyone always confuses my first name with instead of my first name while I'm out, but that's because I don't want anyone who I met going around facebooking me and asking me out with them or anything!
Human beings make life so interesting. Do you know that in a universe so full of wonders, they have managed to invent boredom? -Terry Pratchett
Never with friends, but once when visiting relatives. I went by either Zoe or Xenobia. I can't remember which one my sister used. Long story.
I kind of like the name Zoe. *thinks about legally changing names AGAIN*
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