Name Change

2012 Sep 12, Timid Robot Zehta

My legal name, Timid Robot Zehta, was chosen by me and changed via court order.


Q. What do you prefer to be called?

Please call me by my nickname (my first and middle name):

  • Legal Name: Timid Robot Zehta
  • Nickname: Timid Robot
  • Pronouns: they/them/theirs
  • Honorific: Mx

Q. When did you change your name?

2012 September.

Q. What are your previous names?

The name assigned to me at birth was Timothy Robert Wheeler. For a few years prior to 2012, it was Timothy Robert Baldoni.

Q. Why Timid?

I like it. It fills me with delight. It can be abbreviated "Tim". A wider ranger of people know what it means. I'm an introvert.

Additionally, I am very pleased to disassociate myself with a name that professes a belief.

Q. Why Robot?

I really like it. It fills me with more delight than "Timid". It can be abbreviated "Rob". I mean no disrespect to my namesake. I am also under no obligation to honor a man I never knew. I do regret loosing a name with germanic origins--that reflects my heritage. Domo arigato!

Q. Why Zehta?

It comes from the SI prefix "zetta-", meaning a sextillion of something. That's a big number. It starts with "Z", making it easy to find my name on lists. It is short and I could secure the domain name. Also see Zetta- - Wikipedia.

Q. You based your selection of a surname on available domain names?

Yes, most of my world is connected to the Internet--most of my favorite things. There are no 4 character domain names left (except expired ones being resold at a high cost).