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Renaming myself

Athena Lilith Martin

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I've decided, after much thought and quite a bit of self-annoyance about the pretentiousness of it, to name myself Athena, after the Hellenic goddess of wisdom. I did actively fight this name in multiple ways before eventually deciding to go with it.

My middle name is Lilith, and Alexandra is formally deprecated.

I'm not changing my legal name soon, and there's quite a bit out there that will need to be updated, but at least I've made a decision!

(One of the first things that needs to be updated is my PGP key - Git refuses to sign commits with a key that has a different name on it. Until I get that done my Git commits will still say Alex.)

I am 99.7% confident that I will not be smited for hubris by using this name.