For those who have adopted, have your kids changed their names?
All of our kids have, some very minor and some totally different. All of them except for Larissa and hopefully Little Man had an input into their name.
Yoselin Karina became Joselin Karina
Lewis Carlos became Anthony Lewis, do not call him Tony because he won't answer.
Lewisa Carlosa became Larissa Ann (my middle name) Sometimes she is called Weesie, a name we called her from the beginning.
Cheyanne Faith became Michelle Alise (Michelle is Sarah's middle name) I liked Faith but Michelle didn't want to keep it
April Sharon became Emma Rose (Rose is Tasha's middle name, and my grandmothers)
Kassi had two middle names, she removed one and put in Ann (sharing with Larissa and myself).
The name we have chosen for Little Man is Benjamin Ross. Benjamin comes from my husbands family.
We put a lot of thought into new names. The kids also think about it for a long time. We offer suggestions and do veto some names. Emma's name of choice would have been Bambi Sparkles. Michelle was talking the other day about how much she likes her new name and is glad she could change.
Some people have a problem with changing names, they feel that you are taking away a part of the child. I don't feel that way. I think a little differently. Instead of looking back, I think that you are offering them a new beginning and an opportunity for a great future in their new family.