As if I haven't posted enough little anecdotes in this thread... I was nostalgia'ing with my mother, when she reminded me of something I did as a child.
When I was 8 years old, I decided I wanted to change my name... And for some reason I chose the name "Tanya" (Which is nowhere close to my real name). I started ignoring people when they referred to me by my real name. I would only respond to 'Tanya'. I did this for over 6 months. My mother had to explain to my teachers why I was suddenly writing "Tanya" on all of my papers. My grandmother was furious, because I refused to respond to my real name and she refused to call me by the name Tanya.