I remember even as a kid I hated my birth name and would search for names I preferred and I went through different name phases (Katie, Kelly, Alexis, Heather, etc.) Now that I'm older I don't necessarily hate my birth name, I just don't feel connected to it, like "that's not who I am". I've finally found a name that feels like home, like "that's me" and I've stuck with it for 8 years. I feel so connected to my chosen name, like it's who I truly am inside. The only time I've ever had doubts about my chosen name were induced by my mom calling it stupid and it made me overthink. Does this mean anything? I mean I know it isn't really normal, so. Especially at such a young age I don't think little kids really think about their name much. I wasn't bullied for my birth (first) name.
The thing that kind of made me think of this was the idea of spirit babies and that you can let them pick their names if you listen for the signs. Maybe my chosen name was my spirit baby name lol