I legally changed my name. There was nothing wrong with the old one. I feel like the new one just fits better and it makes me happy. I have a gypsy soul and I thrive on change. I blame my restlessness on being a military brat. I’ve been wanting to change my name for a long time but I could never settle on one that felt right. Plus there’s the hassle of changing everything, drivers license, social security, etc. my business is also named Rachel Telles! So I knew it was going to be a challenge but I’m not one to shy away from doing something just because it’s complicated. So I went for it.
My new name is Lucie Raine. I chose it because Lucie means light and Raine means queen. I can’t think of a better name for a fresh start than one that means light queen. It doesn’t hurt that my passion is capturing light (photography) but that wasn’t the primary reason for the change. I like to think of it as an evolution. I’m always striving to be better, to learn more, to transform into the best version of myself.