That’s cool. If you’re not yet in the loop on trans stuff, here’s a general FAQ on the topic. It explains the basics way better than I can. Go ahead and read it—this page will still be here when you’re ready.
Call me Tess. For pronouns, she and her.
hober as my username on most things.
My family is really important to me, and I wanted a name that reflected that. My previous name contains several family names. And I also wanted to pick something that wasn’t too big of a change.
Three of my four grandparents died when I was little, but the fourth, my paternal grandmother, lived until I was twenty-five, and she was a huge part of my life. Her name was Theresa (though we grandkids all called her Nina).
There are a bunch of common nicknames for Theresa. I like Tess a lot. Hopefully you’ll find it easy to make the switch.
It’s OK if you screw up my name or pronouns sometimes; so do I.
Shouldn’t you be asking her? (Please do! She’s happy to talk about it.)
In short, we’re together, we’re supporting each other, and we’re a team. We’re both very excited to become parents in the fall, and we can’t wait to meet our little one.
Erin is amazing.