i am already using a chosen name, at least partially. i only go by the name written in my passport, which is Lydia, if i really have to, for "official business" stuff. i hated it, and the way and reason my mother chose it for me, and the way peers in school misused it to abuse me, since i can think. so yeah, my chosen name is Yuna-Lilia. my friends call me Lilia, its simpler and shorter and if i have to write official mail or so, i can put the initial and feel it is me i am writing about, without raising questions, as it is the same initial as with the passport name.
i have used so many names in the past, trying them out somehow, but Yuna-Lilia feels right and i feel like i will stick to it. it speaks of yew trees, and of lily flowers, of my connection with plants and both the dark and the light.