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    Alright so my name is Kenneth but as of this year, I've started calling myself Kenny, except my family won't call me it.

    There is only one true reason I've changed my name, bad experiences and my skanky ex known me by this name.

    How can I get my family to start calling me Kenny? I've tried talking to them but it doesn't work.
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    It's very difficult to get someone to see you as practically a new person, especially your family.

    Imagine it in this way
    Assuming you call your mum "mum" she has asked you to call her "mamma" Although you may have every intention of doing this, you don't recognise her by "mamma" and so it's very difficult to stick to it.

    Your family know you by Kenneth, that is who they associate you to. I know you've said you have spoken to then but perhaps you just need to push how upset this makes you.

    On another note; you should not let your ex determine your identity. If you change your name every time someone you don't like uses it, by next Christmas you'll be called Jane.

    Good luck
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