A few weeks ago my partner and I went to our city’s circuit court building and submitted name change applications. I legally made my middle name, which is the name I go by, my first name and dropped my first name all together. My partner changed both their first and middle names to more gender neutral names. Annnnd we just got our court orders back in the mail saying that our names are officially changed! Now we have to do all the busy work to get our names altered on all of our records and documents, but that’s work for another day. Today I just want to celebrate this little moment of success!