Identity crisis? Four-year-old demands name change

VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (KNN) – A four-year-old Vigo County boy is having an identity crisis as he demands his parents call him different variations of his name.

Parents Chris and Ami Essex have refereed to their son, Alexander as simply Alex since he was born.

Now, at four and a half, he is demanding to be called Alexander.

On Sunday, he allegedly randomly said to his mom, “I am not Alex Essex…I am Alexander.”

Ami compared the name change to Madonna.

A theory parents are working with is the child has two personalities. When he is being good and upbeat, he is Alexander. When he is in a cranky mood, he is Alex.

Alex has had an identity crisis for as long as he could talk, parents say. He spent most of the year during age one calling himself “Ozzy.” When he was two, it was “Ozzyzendant”

“I’m okay with whatever, Alex, Alexander, Xander, A.J…whatever, but it’s getting hard to keep up,” Chris said.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s