thanks for sharing this! as i have been going through some internal conflict in regards to my given name, whether or not i should change it, why i may or may not want to, and what my name would even be if i did change it, a lot of the things discussed in this game spoke to me personally.
the name i use online is not the name given by my parents, but it is a nickname given to me by my internet friends when i was a preteen, based on my username at the time. so, in its own way, it is also a “given name”, and not something i chose myself after realizing my identity. kind of a strange thing to think about, i guess. i’m not sure if i mind it, but…it does seem…atypical to replace a name that was assigned to you without your input with another name that doesn’t come from you entirely. or maybe i do have ownership of it, because it was based on a username (as silly as it was) that i chose, and came from friends that i care about? and does it even matter, or are my feelings of conflict insecurity over whether i am “trans enough”?
sorry for rambling. names are a hell of a thing to think about! i guess i’m not ready to go through that door either.