My mom doesnt know im trans (which is for the best rn) so she doesnt know my chosen name and such. Whats helpful is that my chosen name (Hann) and my birth name (Hannah) both start with the same letter. I just bought a state champ marching band ring, and i was able to convince my mom to let me put H. [LastName] instead of Hannah [LastName], and it eased away my fears so much and now i dont have to worry about carrying a dead name everywhere i go.
That’s great!! -Matt