Identity. So, everything, basically.
Yesterday I started the transition of my identity from Courtnee Fallon Papastathis to Courtnee Fallon Rex.
I tried this name on briefly a while back when I was messing around with choosing one that left me harder to search for but also somewhat easy to recognize.
Interestingly, the email account I use only for domain registrations still had Courtnee Rex as the name when I logged into it to purchase domains today.
I like how Courtnee Fallon Rex sounds and flows. It’s badass. I like that Rex means Mighty counselor-ruler, King. I like that it’s a masculine name traditionally given to boys. I like that it reminds me of the big king dinosaur who also can’t pick his own nose.
Formidable and fallible. That’s me.
I like it for other, deeper reasons as well.
And suddenly, I am strangely, pleasantly, lighter.