I personally know at least one person who has changed her name from what she was born with. A lot of people do it, either because they don't like the name they were born with, because they want to be famous, because they've achieved fame, or maybe just because they want to.
I got to talking to her and we were trying to decide on a new name for her because she's going to have to change it again (long story that isn't mine to tell) and she asked me if I would ever change my name. The simple and short answer is a no.
The long answer I gave her though was "I don't think I would because even if my parents chose it on a whim after they found out I wasn't a girl, was the second gift they gave me, the first being life. I'm not in a hurry to throw either away."
Damn I'm deep.
I've got no problem at all with people changing their name, but I just don't think I would ever do it. Besides, I've got no imagination, I doubt I'd be able to come up with another one. I wouldn't even be able to name my own children or pets. If I have kids naming it is the momma's problem. If I wanted to use every name I want to use, then I'd need have enough children to single handedly make overpopulation a real crisis.
Incase you're wondering what I meant earlier, basically when I was scanned in ma's tummy the doctors decided I was a girl. I'm told they bought dresses and gave me a pink room and just went the whole nine yards folks do when they find out I'm getting a girl. Then when I'm born the doctors realise their mistakes. Looking at my birth certificate reveals I wasn't actually registered for a month or so.
Some people still question if the doctors were actually right. I am one of them.
Also in case you didn't notice I went ahead and made the blog wider, to better accomadate pictures and what not. Though now everything is leaning slightly to the left. If someone could help me fix that I'd be pretty grateful. Also please note that posts are still just as long as ever, it's just that with more room they look shorter.
Totally not overcompensating.