The Origins of Chosen Names
You are invited to participate in a research study conducted by Elin McCready from the Department of English at Aoyama Gakuin University and E.N.G. Jole, a private researcher. You must be at least 18 years of age to participate in this study.

The purpose of this study is to gather information about the factors that influence the name choice of people who select a new name for reasons involving gender. If you agree to take part in this study, you will be asked to talk about the reasons you chose your name when transitioning. You will also be asked to talk about your family, culture, and other circumstances surrounding your name choice.

Your decision to participate or decline participation in this study is voluntary. You are free to withdraw from the study at any time without penalty, with no loss of benefits to which you were otherwise entitled.

Your responses will be used only for research purposes. You may choose not to consent to any quotation or other use in public forums such as academic papers, presentations, or articles, of your name and/or reasons for choosing your name. In this case, your responses will be accessible only to the researchers involved in this survey. You may give permission for us to use your name in these aforementioned public forums in an anonymized, aliased, manner as well. You may also choose not to consent to the use of your reasons for choosing your name in connection with your name or alias in a public forum. You may revoke or give consent to any of the above uses at any time by contacting the researchers. All information will be stored securely according to your preferences using enterprise-level encryption and only accessible to the researchers.

Data collected from this study will be used in academic articles and presentations. Data derived from this study may be held for future use, and may be stored and re-analyzed, or otherwise combined with other data at a later date.

You will not be paid for participating in this study.

If you have any questions or concerns about the research, you can contact Elin McCready at or E.N.G. Jole at

Please print a copy of this page for your records.

By clicking “I agree” below you are indicating that you are at least eighteen years of age, have read and understood this consent form and voluntarily agree to participate in this research study. 

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