Just a vent for this particular post. Looking for advice. Maybe I'm being stubborn, but I feel strongly about this.
OK, I have a daughter who is now 41 years old. I named her Cari Lee when she was born. But for some reason many many years later, she decided to make a big change in her life, which included changing her name to Carma Haley.We haven't lived in the same area for about 20 years, except for a short time when she moved near us, so we have never known her as anything but Cari. The only people who call her Carma are her "new" friends. So she is asking me not to call her Cari because it confuses people. I told her just to tell them that she was named Cari but changed her name and that her mom and family just couldn't get used to the change. Am I wrong? I don't see a big deal, especially since we live in different states. I don't call her anything most of the time, lol.
So what do you think? If your child decided to change their name from Jim to Billy Ray, could you get used to the idea and call them that?
Maybe I will call her: ❦ (The daughter formerly known as Cari)