It came to my attention when I woke up, that if I want to submit my thesis under the correct name, I should get to change my legal name soon :blobsleepless:

I guess long thread incoming about me struggling with consulates and embassies and getting letters to reach me.

French first name change procedure thread 

Good thing, they have a proper list of everything they need to change the first name.
de.ambafrance.org/Changement-d

And transposées.eu/ and wikitrans.co/ also have a good list of everything which is needed.

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French first name change procedure thread 

So they need a birth certificate less than 3 months old.

I wonder what takes the longest: getting an appointment in Berlin or getting the certificate to arrive by post in Germany?

Let's get the certificate first, then I can still beg the consulate for an appointment before it expires :flan_shrug:

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French first name change procedure thread 

I'm glad I can ask for the thing online
service-public.fr/particuliers

But uh, I don't think I know the full names of my parents :concern:

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French first name change procedure thread 

So I learned the changed name after marriage is not actually the official name, it's just the "usual name".
I was hesitating when they asked for my parent's official family name.

And: birth certificate, asked! :muscle_hmn_r2:

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French first name change procedure thread 

Got twice an automatic email saying my case has been manually closed and now I'm not sure what it means. They can't have already sent the paper by post, can they? :concern:

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French first name change procedure thread 

I already receive my birth certificate. So uh, I guess I need to quickly ask for an appointment in Berlin.
It's happening quicker than I expected, it's a bit scary.

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French first name change procedure thread 

I wrote to the french embassy on Friday, and today they replied that I should send all my files by post first, so then I can bring any missing paper for the appointment .

It's good! Less stressful about possible incomplete file.
But that means I have to gather all the pieces already now and *this* is stressful. :concern:

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French first name change procedure thread 

Oh I have updates on that!
All the papers are printed or photocopied, I just lack a proper stamp and I can drop the letter in the mail box.

I'm cringing each time I have to interact with people under my old name, so I think I'm ready to make the current one official!

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French first name change procedure thread 

It's a bit blurry what are the proofs they want that I'm known under my name, so my best friend wrote a letter for me, and I have my Ergänzungsausweis with a guest scientist work contract and a show-swordfighting certificate.

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Also I considered for a while keeping my old first name as a second name. To keep the average gender-neutral and so my grandma can still use it without being wrong or something.

But it would feel weird to have a second name!
And my therapist asked me if that was just to not make my parents angry, because I couldn't really come up for a good reason to do it like this. Except maybe being afraid of too much change?

French first name change procedure thread, more personnal 

But I don't feel attached to my old name, actually. I don't really hold grudges either.

It feels a bit like identifying with the univerity where I studied or the region where I lived. I can aknowledge that it was part of my identify, and now it changed, and I'm still the same person but I also changed, and it's all just a normal process.

Also it's just about the official name, it won't even matter in real life if I get a 2nd name or not.

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