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Posted by: Jerry the Aspousetate ( )
Date: November 24, 2017 01:35PM

You don't have to tell them. Just the total if that's all you want to divulge.
Birth name, temple name, name changed for marriage(s), screen name here, nickname(s) and who knows what else?
Pay Lay Alol

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Posted by: Aquarius123 ( )
Date: November 24, 2017 05:20PM

Probably around 15 or so.

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Posted by: Tevai ( )
Date: November 24, 2017 05:44PM

Too many to count.

Some of them were "me," others were names I ghosted under (either made-up names, or real people I was writing "as").

One through-the-court legal name change.

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Posted by: cutekitty ( )
Date: November 24, 2017 06:02PM

Yes, too many to count temple names, for sure. The name I got for ME first time thru, is not anywhere close to anything I want to be called for eternity. I hate the name. Once I was a Ruby. Don't remember any bible Ruby?

I still have my maiden name. Yahoo, here and google. Maybe 4 total.

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Posted by: Very Afraid ( )
Date: November 24, 2017 07:26PM

Don't forget school nicknames. I had three. My mother used to call me "Goddamn Brat," which was lovely. I was called many variations of the word "skinny." I guess people didn't understand the damage of name-calling. My horrible ex-husband used to call me "Woman." As in "Woman, make my dinner."

How about:
Laurel
Bee Hive
Mia Maid
Gleaner
Daughter-in-Zion
Mother-in-Zion
Celestial Being
Priestess
Eternal Companion
Matron
Organist
Singing Mother
Primary Teacher
RS Counselor
Wife of an Inactive Elder
Divorcee
Single working mother
Inactive
Less-active
Offended
Having a faith-crisis
Questioner
Intellectual
Apostate

In Mormonism, names are labels. My TBM neighbor was made a temple President, and he and his wife were enjoying the prestige. "President Whatever." His wife was required to put in a lot of hours of temple work, too, and I asked her what her title was. She hesitated, and said, "Matron."

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Posted by: Lethbridge Reprobate ( )
Date: November 24, 2017 08:28PM

My birth name and the name I was given by my dear parents when they adopted me. And I hated being called elder and especially Brother....@#$@#$@#



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 11/24/2017 10:03PM by Lethbridge Reprobate.

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Posted by: Susan I/S ( )
Date: November 24, 2017 08:42PM

But I am VERY happy to have sorted out a nasty name problem this summer with the SS office. Took two days and a TON of paperwork only to find out {GASP} the IRS was WRONG in what they were telling me the problem was. Over 20 years and two states to fix it but getting that SS card with my real, correct, LEGAL name - priceless.

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Posted by: Cheryl ( )
Date: November 25, 2017 04:02AM


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Posted by: catnip ( )
Date: December 01, 2017 04:09AM

After having done three decades of hard time working for Social Security, I can't tell you how many messes like yours I had to sort out. And it isn't easy. Everything has to be documented to a gnat's eyelash.

Congrats to you!!

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Posted by: stellam ( )
Date: November 24, 2017 09:59PM


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Posted by: Jersey Girl ( )
Date: November 25, 2017 10:08AM

Birth name which was my maiden name, two nicknames family and close friends use, married name, and only three online names, one my name in Irish, the other Jersey Girl here, one more on another list, that's it. I also had a confirmation name that I rarely used, Teresa.

My dad's family name was changed when my Irish grandfather came here, but we have relatives here and in Ireland with the old name. My mother-in-law who was born in what is now Romania had a hard time with having had three first names and different ages when she applied for social security. This we were told was common.

I am a nevermo so never had a Temple name,luckily.

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Posted by: Done & Done ( )
Date: November 25, 2017 11:29AM

Counting my temple name,Elias, about 8. Although I do answer to Old Goat, Old Fool, and You Idiot, so I guess 11 is more accurate.

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Posted by: ificouldhietokolob ( )
Date: December 01, 2017 11:41AM

Add "valued poster" to that list.
And I hope you answer to it :)

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Posted by: Done & Done ( )
Date: December 01, 2017 04:42PM

Thanks Hie. Right back atcha.

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Posted by: Dave the Atheist ( )
Date: November 25, 2017 11:32AM

Besides RfMers swearing about me ?

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Posted by: anybody ( )
Date: December 01, 2017 07:47AM

Straight Tongue
Pigeon
Lap Ear
Deerslayer
Hawkeye
La Longue Carabine
Pathfinder
Leatherstocking
Trapper



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/01/2017 07:48AM by anybody.

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Posted by: moremany ( )
Date: December 01, 2017 11:50AM

Life isn't over yet.

M@t

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Posted by: Horrace ( )
Date: December 01, 2017 04:02PM

I was under cover for many years, and had a pseudonym. A pseudonym is not an alias, and only used normally to mask identity in official correspondence. Some ex-colleague here may know who I am by using it, and linking it to me is not allowed. So I gave just a hint in the screen name. I'm out of that business now.

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