It's hard out there for a teen girl trying to make sense of her identity. And one mom is wondering whether she can draw the line at her daughter's new chosen name, although she 100% supports her decision to transition.
The mom is freaked out by her daughter's new name, and she took to Reddit to ask whether she can gently refuse to use this name.
I know it sounds bad. I may very well be the a**hole here but hear me out.
My (35f) daughter (13) is transgender. She first started expressing the desire to be a girl at age 10. We took it slow, did a lot of research, had a lot of therapy, and my husband and I have been trying to support her as best we can. At this point, she is out to everyone in her life and lives as a girl full-time.
When she first came out, we suggested that she go by a feminine version of her birth name (think Sam to Samantha). That worked for a while because she did not have strong feelings about her name at the time. But recently she’s expressed a desire to change her name again to something she feels more of a connection to. The problem is that I cannot bring myself to accept her chosen name. She wants to be called Electra.