I hope I get you right: you are talking about individuals who change their name at a certain time? Like from John
In case you do: I have experienced one case of the kind (here in Germany). About then years ago here was a young man (I think he was 23) by the name Erdman. This translates "earth man" and it sounds just as horrible in German
. You might think of dwarfs or creatures of the kind, or else of a miner - or both. In fact the name is a literal translation af Adam
, but nobody realises that here. That man was suffering from his name, and so one day he decided to have it changed to Christian
, which is as common in Germany as anywhere else in a western society. Plus it sounds a bit alike.
Everybody could feel with him and encouraged him to take this step, and he lived happily ever after …
But this isn't a fairy tale, but a true story and the name change indeed was an important change in the life of that young man.
I hope this may help.Andy