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Names are a part of language which refers to a specific person. In many languages, names are strongly associated with one of the binary genders, and are only given to children of that assigned sex. However, some names may be used for any gender; these are referred to as unisex. Examples of unisex names in English include Jesse, Morgan and Taylor.

Transgender people often change their name as part of their transition, along with changing pronouns and titles. Non-binary people or those with an androgynous gender expression may seek a unisex name. New names can be chosen by the individual, but those on good terms with their families may ask their parents to choose, since parents typically choose children's names at birth.

In countries which do not legally recognise changes of gender it may be difficult or impossible to change one's name to match one's gender identity.

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