Cheers March


acceptedI know I shouldn’t drink and blog, but I feel so accepted and loved right now that I need to.

Yesterday my parents and I thew a re-naming party for me and my new name, March, a load of our friends turned out to celebrate the occasion and, after questions, naturally, being asked as to why I wanted to change my name, and why March, they were all truly supportive. Some brought gifts and cards, completely unexpected, just sharing the day with people who love and accept me was amazing enough.

We chatted, questions were asked and answered, and love was shared. I feel so loved and accepted for me, just as I am. Somehow I feel like I’ve given myself permission to be me now, to not try to be anyone else’s idea of ‘perfect’ or ‘normal’ because me is pretty awesome just as I am!

I wasn’t expecting people to bring gifts or cards, it genuinely took me by surprise, so thank you to everyone for not only coming, but for seeing what an important day it was for me and for making it so special. I was kindly gifted some beautiful bunting with my name on it, a gorgeous box which I’m now using for jewellery and is already full, a stunning scarf, an pretty anklet, nommy chocolates, a questionable notebook (it implies I’m a genius!), a heartfelt poem and two amazing super special items which are now sitting on my altar. I am still processing just how generous and loving everyone was.

The day itself was so wonderful, if hot! Quote of the day was “shouldn’t complain!” re the weather! It’s true, it didn’t rain, there was no wind, it was glorious, but we all sweltered somewhat!

Drinks were drunk, toasts were made and the day was marked in spectacular fashion.

So big thanks to everyone who came, especially with invites going out so last minute! You made me feel really special and created a strong, happy memory for me to move forward with into my new life. Thank you.

Cheers March

The Reading Residence


  1. Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love)

    So glad that you had such a lovely re-naming party and feel so accepted and supported in your new name and identity. It must feel so liberating to be able to truly be yourself and be accepted for the person you are 🙂 #WotW

  2. Sheri

    Excellent idea, to throw a re-naming party. What a fabulous way to start your next chapter of life. I wish I could have been there in person (I probably would have failed at possum bashing!), but I was there in spirit. <3

  3. Kim Carberry

    Aww! How wonderful! What a lovely way to celebrate your new name.
    It makes me happy that you are so happy x

  4. Anne

    What a lovely happy post, it sounds like changing your name was a big thing for you and it’s lovely that you are having so much support from friends and loved ones. The party looks lovely and I love your dress. Enjoy your new chapter x

  5. The Reading Residence

    A post brimming with joy and happiness, an absolute pleasure to read. I’m so pleased you had such a wonderful time, and acceptance is a huge thing. Best of luck moving forward now in this new stage x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  6. Angela Webster

    Good on you for doing what makes you happy and how lovely of all your friends and family to celebrate with you, congratulations on your new name. #WotW

  7. Fozia S

    What a lovely way to start off with your new name. The party was a lovely idea and glad it went well!

  8. tracey at Mummyshire

    What a lovely thing to do, to have a re-naming ceremony. Sounds like you had a blast and it’s lovely to read how accepting and comfortable you now feel with your new ‘Self’
    What a very happy WOTW post!
    Enjoy your week, March

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