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How do people name their alters? Do they tell you a name, or do you name them yourself? I've recently discovered my alters, and we're still very much strangers, but I feel like it would be easier to call them by names and not things like "the child" or "the caretaker." Just looking for some advice or any naming systems!

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    • AnimalBoy

      80d

      We decide our names ourselves or come with them already, at best the rest of the system just gets to veto a name we have a problem with

    • AnimalBoy

      80d

      We decide our names ourselves or come with them already, at best the rest of the system just gets to veto a name we have a problem with

    • StoneHaven_System

      347d

      My System uses an app called Simply Plural. It's a System (or friends of systems) app to keep track of alters and not only their names but their ages, their roles in the system, their likes and dislikes, information they may want to be known. It also gives you the option for a pic of what they look like, (or as close as possible to it) and their preferred pronouns. It also has the ability to keep track of who is fronting (as long as they take the time to change it in the app) and has the ability to notify friends or family that have the app and who have your information of who is fronting at the time so they can also keep track. (Only you can give them that information, they can't access it without you)

    • TheKandiCollective

      363d

      We just kinda started naming people whatever the host thought was fitting and if anyone didn't like their host given name they were free to pick a different one. Although eventually when people showed up they just gave themselves a name, or already had one from source memories

    • SecondChance

      364d

      Mine all have the same name just different personalities and I can't remember a lot because my mind is so fragmented.

    • Kattahanna

      364d

      My alters have names I don’t know if I named them or they named themselves, the names just always seem to be there.

    • Sunflower.System

      364d

      Most of our alters came to us with names. There's a handful that didn't, so we picked nicknames until they decide

    • Stephanie666

      364d

      I know mine only cause they've talked to my friends and family

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A: Some people discover their alters' names by asking them directly or waiting for the alters to introduce themselves. Others might choose names based on the alter's role, personality, or interests. It's essential to be patient and respectful when trying to learn more about your alters, and finding a name that feels right for each of them can help strengthen your connection and communication within the system.

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