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Why would you change your name to Supreme Symposium?

Anamika Mazumdar, of Bengal India, did that and a whole lot of people started wondering why anyone would do it. If you don’t know the person changing names, name change can seem pretty odd. But, when you’re the one doing the legal name change, it’s all perfectly sensible, personal and important.

Some people figured she would get the legal name change, then get a big loan under the business sounding name of Supreme Symposium. Deposit the money then transfer it to her personal name and skedaddle with the money. I recommend that you don’t do that! But I do wonder what kind of mischief the people who thought that up had been into.

Others thought it must be a publicity stunt and they would soon be hearing about the new recording just released by “Supreme Symposium”. Some people were just a little jealous, contemplating if they would have the courage to step off their own name into something so exotic for an actual real life name.

The truth is, unless you’re the one choosing the name and following all the way through with it, it’s nearly impossible to grasp the reason for the change. Why did Elon Musk and Claire Boucher (AKA Grimes) name their son X Æ A-Xii? They did. And, I bet they know exactly why and it makes sense. Names are extremely personal, and very important to the person whose name it is.

So, Anamika Mazumdar became Supreme Symposium, for every legal purpose. But she can change her name again if she chooses. Changes in your life may move you to take a new name for the stretch of your life to come. The traditional taking of a spouse’s last name after marriage is just such a change. And, it may not be advisable, but a person could do that every year of their life. So, if you wanted a new name, and the new name is just perfect for you now…why shouldn’t you do that. And, maybe that perfect new name for Anamika was Supreme Symposium.

The courts have, over centuries, devised certain rules and boundaries for establishing a new legal name (Can A Judge Deny a Name Change?). I’m not a lawyer, but those rules appear to be safety nets so unscrupulous people can’t use legal name change to harm, cheat, confuse, scam, or cause other types of wrongs or injury. But, it seems the courts only stop new names in those kind of extreme situations. Otherwise, I think the judge’s attitude about name change is “Go for it!”. In other words, if the name is one you want…and it’s not hurtful…have at it!

Ronald William Artest Jr (a member of the LA LAKERS Championship Team in 2010), legally changed his name to Metta World Peace in 2011 and then to Metta Sandiford-Artest in 2020. Those name changes were undoubtedly heartfelt and personally important to him in real life. Simon Smith, of the UK, legally changed his name in 2015 to Bacon Double Cheeseburger (Huffpo – Mr. Cheeseburger). True. It’s likely this one was slightly less nobly motivated. But it’s still a very personal event, and I think it’s still his name.

I would like to know Supreme Symposium’s real reason for her legal Name Change. So, if anyone should happen to find out, please let me know. Or, if you should see this Supreme …. ::::call me::::. The point is, it’s her journey. The same is true for each of us.
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