I’ve noticed that many folk on embracing their trans gender have taken the opportunity to choose a new name. And naturally I will do likewise.
However I like and respect the names my parents chose for their son so have simply ‘feminised’ these to Antonia Michele. Initially it was my intention to be known as Michele; I certainly like the name and it marks a real difference from the boy name of Tony (Anthony) by which I am known. However I am pondering maybe making life easy for everyone by simply sticking with Toni (Antonia) so those who choose not to use my female name will be thwarted; Tony and Toni both sound the same.