- I feminized my name. That's who I am after all.
- It's the name of someone who was close to me.
- Just used my first initial and went with it.
- My name is a name I've always loved.
- I was just drinking and it came to me.
- October 10, 2020 at 11:50 am #392764Stevie SteinerAmbassadorRegistered On: June 11, 2020Topics: 26Replies: 628Has thanked: 2875 timesBeen thanked: 3084 times
Since joining, I’ve met such a wonderful variety of great ladies. And the names of my new girlfriends…. so many beautiful names too. Then I had to wonder where they all came from…
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- October 25, 2020 at 9:36 pm #398712Rachel CrossParticipantRegistered On: October 13, 2020Topics: 19Replies: 163Has thanked: 936 timesBeen thanked: 837 times
my name comes from my first letter of my name. R and rachel comes from one of my favorite aunts. i remember how nice she looked in a red dress. the C in my real last name. is short for crossdresser. just drop the dresser. and my middle name would be brandy because my real middle name starts with B. and brandy is the name of the song i like.
- October 24, 2020 at 8:52 pm #398279Emily AltParticipantRegistered On: August 24, 2019Topics: 9Replies: 306Has thanked: 251 timesBeen thanked: 1316 times
I chose a name I liked and is dissimilar from my legal name. A few things were important considerations:
- I don’t like any part of my legal name. I wanted a fresh start.
- Keeping my legal identity and CD identity completely separate to reduce the chance of being outed to family, friends, and work. Select individuals and organizations know (or will know) about me, but it’s on my terms.
- I wanted a name I’d be comfortable using legally if I ever transitioned.
- If I transition, I want to respect the conservative sensibilities of my relatives. Having a completely different name is one way to minimize the fallout.
- October 24, 2020 at 12:58 pm #398145Maria PinkParticipantRegistered On: October 18, 2020Topics: 3Replies: 73Has thanked: 138 timesBeen thanked: 250 times
My name comes from an ex-girlfriend that I had that was not only the only person that knew but actually encouraged me to dress. Even though things didn’t work out for us I still miss her at times and thought it would be a fitting tribute for her and women like her that help and encourage us girls to be who we are.
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- October 16, 2020 at 5:48 am #395284GenevïéveParticipantRegistered On: July 28, 2020Topics: 5Replies: 248Has thanked: 2928 timesBeen thanked: 1018 times
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- October 13, 2020 at 12:52 pm #394128BertaParticipantRegistered On: March 25, 2019Topics: 0Replies: 23Has thanked: 218 timesBeen thanked: 96 times
Like Paula shared I chose “I feminized my name….” as it is the closest to what actually happened and how Berta came to be. My Mom insisted I was going to be the daughter she’d always wanted. (My 6 year older brother had taken care of the family name continuation.) As she was near 40 yo I had to be her girl baby. She told everyone this and insisted that any and all baby gifts had to be for her girl baby who’s name would be Roberta. When I arrived (in April, 1940 there was no way to accurately predetermine a baby’s gender) with a tiny spicket and no slit she simply dropped the “a” and I was Robert. I was dressed in all the lovely baby girl satin, etc. dresses and gowns she’d been given. When I started school Dad told her to get me little boy clothes to wear, which she did. What he never knew is that she still dressed me me in the lovely lacy satin girls underwear she’d been given under my little boy school outfits! I am positive that is the reason for my overwhelming need and desire to wear satin whenever I can still today at age 80.5! When I rediscovered my need to be encased in feminine satin again after our 3 children had left home I just did it. When I discovered the old MSN Crossdresser chatroom and came to know I wasn’t the only male with these needs and feelings I had to adopt a name to use on line in those chat sessions. While many crossed my mind I decided that I’d honor my Mom so I dropped the “Ro” and restored the “a” to the end and Berta was created!
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- October 13, 2020 at 6:55 am #393951Leslies Ann Gray GirlParticipantRegistered On: September 22, 2017Topics: 1Replies: 103Has thanked: 254 timesBeen thanked: 357 times
Hi i am Leslie , and it just happens to be my real name , so i liked it and just added Anne as a middle name and felt very comfortable with it . I found myself in love with a girl named Anne one time and really like it so i said this is my fem name . It makes me smile when addressed as Leslie Anne . Thank you for this post . Leslie
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- October 12, 2020 at 9:26 pm #393845Paula FParticipantRegistered On: August 7, 2019Topics: 11Replies: 655Has thanked: 1218 timesBeen thanked: 2332 times
I had to pick that I feminized my name, as it is the closest to what happened. Actually my sister and her friend who helped her dress me that very first time created it by just adding the ‘A’ on the end. But, I liked it so well, I became the girl they created that day.
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- October 12, 2020 at 3:49 pm #393734Jane DonParticipantRegistered On: March 4, 2020Topics: 2Replies: 27Has thanked: 6 timesBeen thanked: 56 times
There was nothing Romantic Or really meaningful about choosing my fem name–My wife & I went back & forth with names til we came across one that No family member or friend had & was quick & easy to say & not be confused with My Male persona– We Could have used a Version of my male name (sounding the same but spelt different but–it would be to easy to make a mistake—
- October 12, 2020 at 3:00 pm #393718Brandie NocholeParticipantRegistered On: October 6, 2020Topics: 11Replies: 12Has thanked: 94 timesBeen thanked: 193 times
- October 12, 2020 at 12:49 pm #393650Amy MyersParticipantRegistered On: February 11, 2019Topics: 15Replies: 1074Has thanked: 2795 timesBeen thanked: 2595 times
My name just seemed to come to me one day as my femme identity was getting stronger and I started thinking “she” should have her own name. No idea, as I haven’t know many Amy’s, but over the following few days I though through several other names, but “Amy” seemed to be the one I felt comfortable with.
So I could say, Amy chose me. When I was signing up for CDH, they needed a last name, so I choose Myers, as I used to live in the area where the actor Mike Myers grew up in.
- October 12, 2020 at 9:47 am #393545Vanessa ?ParticipantRegistered On: September 26, 2020Topics: 5Replies: 33Has thanked: 7 timesBeen thanked: 182 times
Mine is a “none of the above” situation. I had a few other ideas for possible girl-names before I settled on Vanessa, but wasn’t really 100% on board with any of them.
Vanessa actually was suggested to me in a comment on one of my really early pictures posted on another site. I kinda liked it but wasn’t 100% sure at first. But a few days later when I was talking about the subject of picking a girl-name for myself and brought up the suggestion to my roommate (well, she was my girlfriend at the time, now ex but still living together) the way her face just lit up had me like “yep, that’s it, that’s the name!” 😅
- October 12, 2020 at 9:24 am #393524Mary PriscillaParticipantRegistered On: May 23, 2020Topics: 0Replies: 50Has thanked: 70 timesBeen thanked: 180 times
My first name (Mary) honors a very good woman friend who has been a wonderful support in my desire to CD. My second name (Priscilla) comes from one of my favorite movies; “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.” While campy and flamboyant, the characters were, to me, very real and charming.
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- October 12, 2020 at 8:48 am #393483Heather JamesonParticipantRegistered On: April 1, 2019Topics: 7Replies: 356Has thanked: 559 timesBeen thanked: 1243 times
- October 12, 2020 at 4:00 am #393365Patty PhoseParticipantRegistered On: May 7, 2016Topics: 0Replies: 1409Has thanked: 1002 timesBeen thanked: 3376 times
When I began dressing fully en femme at 18, my role mode and inspiration was Daisy Duke. When I first went out to a Halloween Party at college, I essentially dressed like Daisy. I met other dressers there. we got together and partied often. I always wore nice pantyhose. Girls teased me and began calling me Pantyhose. They even gave me a name badge. That eventually became Panty Hose. Then a small written “n” made it look like Paty Hose. Then it made it’s way to Patty Pantyhose and eventually Patty Phose. So my name was essentially made up by others, especially girls having fun with me.
- October 11, 2020 at 12:07 pm #393095Rei DurdenParticipantRegistered On: October 11, 2020Topics: 14Replies: 477Has thanked: 2989 timesBeen thanked: 1758 times
Rei only recently introduced herself to me while I was purchasing ‘clothes’ online. When it came time to enter personal info under first name, there she was.
She has always been with me, but I’ve only allowed space in my life for her in the last year or two (how sad to have been hidden away for 40 years)
- October 11, 2020 at 9:45 am #393057Suzette YorkParticipantRegistered On: September 4, 2020Topics: 1Replies: 83Has thanked: 1020 timesBeen thanked: 415 times
i said it was a name that i always loved. However that is not really true – it is actually a name that my SO suggested for me when she was more into me exploring my femme self. i have loved it ever since then as i love how femme it is.
- October 11, 2020 at 9:44 am #393056KristaParticipantRegistered On: January 24, 2017Topics: 5Replies: 237Has thanked: 199 timesBeen thanked: 806 times
Hi Stevie, thanks for the question, you needed an “other” category in the poll. It was my Mom who gave me my name. She had told me my whole life that I should have been born a girl. And she really wanted a daughter. So one day a few years ago before she passed away, I asked her, what would you have named me if I had been born a girl? Without blinking she answered Krista. Wow, I immediately loved it. I wish I had been Krista all my life, but at least I have Krista in my life now. I know my Mom would have accepted me as a CD. Unlike my super traditional and cold father, Mom was caring, loving, understanding and probably had the most influence on my life. Stay safe, stay healthy, All the Best, Hugs, Krista.
- October 11, 2020 at 9:27 am #393049Laura LovettParticipantRegistered On: March 26, 2020Topics: 8Replies: 412Has thanked: 1152 timesBeen thanked: 1982 times
Well I chose “My name is a name I’ve always loved”, because I loved it when my wife chose me to play the part of Laura Lovett in a costume party for her birthday, some 7 years ago.
Having the chance to fully feminise at a party to which she’d invited all her old school friends was just bliss – I really thought she’d fully accepted me, but, alas, I was not to get into a dress again in front of her for many years after.
But her friends posted pictures on Facebook, and I shared them – I was and still am very proud of my creation.
And, as my profile picture shows, I’m even prouder, with the frankly staggering makeover that Poppy achieved on Saturday.
Yes, I FaceApped it, but only to look at the next steps! It’s really not far off!
- October 11, 2020 at 7:06 am #393016Kay AndersonParticipantRegistered On: June 1, 2020Topics: 17Replies: 550Has thanked: 5551 timesBeen thanked: 2916 times
Well, if you really must know… I had a dear dog that I truly loved. She would follow me everywhere. My wife named her KayLee. So I often used the name KayLee for times when I needed to sign up for something and I knew that it would result in junk mail or junk email. I got so used to using it, I decided to go with a shortened version, Kay. It seemed to fit my personality. My wife also liked it. Oh Kay?
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- October 11, 2020 at 6:52 am #393014Stephanie FlowersAmbassadorRegistered On: June 26, 2017Topics: 25Replies: 4373Has thanked: 6668 timesBeen thanked: 6875 times
Yes its Feminized to who I am but there’s other reason for my choice. Secondly Stephanie is my wife’s middle name and lastly many year’s ago my mother has always told me that if I was her daughter she would have name me Stephanie too. With everything pointing to the same name it was obviously my first choice… And flowers 💐, well its me. I love flowers as in my gardening and in my fashion styles, love florals….
Stephanie flowers 🌷
- October 11, 2020 at 6:45 am #393012Debbie JParticipantRegistered On: April 24, 2019Topics: 1Replies: 57Has thanked: 125 timesBeen thanked: 273 times
I used to go by Michelle, after a pseudo girlfriend, but even though I think it’s a very femme name I just didn’t feel like it fit me. Once day I hit of Deborah, shortened to Debbie, which does come the the first initial of my boyo name, and it felt right.
- October 11, 2020 at 5:58 am #393005Joanne JacksonParticipantRegistered On: May 26, 2020Topics: 2Replies: 86Has thanked: 198 timesBeen thanked: 369 times
- October 11, 2020 at 5:41 am #392991Wendy CParticipantRegistered On: September 14, 2020Topics: 0Replies: 2Has thanked: 9 timesBeen thanked: 11 times
My gurl name is special to me as I know it would have been my birth name had I been born a biological girl, ie. AFAB. Since it has that link, I view it as my ‘actual’ name when in my feminine.
So much so that I am seriously considering changing my middle name to Wendy via Deed-Poll even though I do not intend to fully transition to girl.
So yes, my name is important to me 🙂
- October 11, 2020 at 4:58 am #392981Lucinda HawknsParticipantRegistered On: September 1, 2015Topics: 6Replies: 1178Has thanked: 74 timesBeen thanked: 1160 times
it was a name that i knew a girl a knew down the street from me, her name was Lucinda, so i took that name. she was my school sweet heart, she moved away a few years later. i miss mer i wanted to marry her but never got the chance to ask her she moved away before i could ask her
- October 10, 2020 at 10:38 pm #392933Laura MorganParticipantRegistered On: October 3, 2020Topics: 0Replies: 10Has thanked: 18 timesBeen thanked: 21 times
I used a name of a distant a sector who had to survive hard times as a woman during the American Civil War. She had to suffer from her dad being gone to the war (which he didn’t agree with) had to suffer the economic severity of that war then had to help rebuild after the war. She had to do “man’s work” since all the men were conscripted into the Army to keep the farm going. She had to survive the hardships after the war and rebuild her own and her family’s life. I seen an old black and white 19th Century photo of her with her new husband. She was a beautiful woman despite the photo being old school black and white flash photography. I admired her spirit, her character, and her courage. I wish I was like her so I chose her name
- October 10, 2020 at 10:30 pm #392931CassieParticipantRegistered On: August 28, 2020Topics: 4Replies: 22Has thanked: 32 timesBeen thanked: 148 times
I started with the root name of my real name which is Cassius. Someone on here asked me if I had a femme name, I kinda thought that was but I suggested they could call me Cassie. Then I also thought Cass is close enough to my birth name that if someone called me from across the street I would react to it. Whereas if I used something like Marie, I wouldn’t react the same way unless I knew someone was actually calling me.
- October 10, 2020 at 5:04 pm #392885Danielle SilverfeatherParticipantRegistered On: July 29, 2019Topics: 9Replies: 57Has thanked: 46 timesBeen thanked: 312 times
- October 10, 2020 at 3:36 pm #392861Alice UnderwireParticipantRegistered On: September 16, 2019Topics: 17Replies: 2049Has thanked: 710 timesBeen thanked: 3748 times
- October 10, 2020 at 2:24 pm #392841Grace ScarlettParticipantRegistered On: July 26, 2020Topics: 22Replies: 587Has thanked: 3335 timesBeen thanked: 3051 times
Nothing to do with drinking.. honest !? Believe it or not I simply love the name….all my life it’s never changed and I have never wanted to change it…. after all…grace is who I am!!
Ms Scarlett xx
- October 10, 2020 at 1:06 pm #392804T.J. ByronParticipantRegistered On: October 18, 2018Topics: 0Replies: 237Has thanked: 1922 timesBeen thanked: 868 times
Yeah, my initials worked for receiving packages, CDH posts…and as a doctor, that’s how I signed my charts and reports.
A good friend is ” P.J.” so I figured, why not!
Love to all
- October 10, 2020 at 12:33 pm #392792Kathleen 60454ParticipantRegistered On: January 8, 2020Topics: 21Replies: 210Has thanked: 1446 timesBeen thanked: 638 times
It was a name that I have always liked and also it was the ne of a girl that I was in grammar school that had very beautiful and natural long blonde hair that when half way down her back, that was braided every day for at least six years of grammar school.
- October 10, 2020 at 12:02 pm #392771Bettylou CoxParticipantRegistered On: May 26, 2019Topics: 17Replies: 1496Has thanked: 2522 timesBeen thanked: 4628 times
Actually, it’s a variation on my wife’s name; when I first started shopping online, I was too shy to buy clothes using my male ID, and I hadn’t developed enough to create a femme name for myself. I just kept it when I joined CDH, and now I own it. LOL.
- October 10, 2020 at 12:02 pm #392770Lexie TraskParticipantRegistered On: August 9, 2020Topics: 6Replies: 61Has thanked: 85 timesBeen thanked: 323 times
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