If it were culturally easy (i.e., without serious hurdles in the form of social resistance and legal hoops) for you to take a new/alternate first name as one you choose (and not one chosen for you at birth), would you do so? (And feel free to share what you would pick for yourself, if you feel comfortable doing so.)
I think I might. I like my given name just fine, but it still bugs me a little that I didn't have a pick in the matter. But I can't decide what, out of a universe of options, I could settle on without feeling a certain anxiety that I might have missed a better one.
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