How Transgender People Choose New Names

Choosing a new name is oftentimes a first step for transgender people as they adopt a new identity. Much like Caitlyn Jenner’s = “Call Me Caitlyn” cover, announcing a new name is a symbolic moment that makes others to see them differently—even if they may still look the same. Sometimes, it’s a most difficult decision. From spontaneous decisions to wracking detailed name lists, New York Magazine recounts various ways transgender people have selected their new names.