I’m having a hard time with my name right now. In my effort to become more androgynous, I find myself shunning all things considered “too feminine”, including my name, Emily. It’s an unambiguously feminine name with no real androgynous or unisex nicknames or derivatives. My middle name, Sarah, has the same problem. On the one hand, I’d like to experiment with different names to see if something more middle of the road suits me better, but on the other, my name is such an inherent part of my identity that I don’t think I’d feel li,e myself if I changed it, not to mention, how do you even introduce a totally different name to your friends and family who have on,y ever known you by your given name before? The fact that I haven’t had the conversation with anyone about my androgynous feelings also complicates the issue. How did you all deal with this problem?