Eddie Izzard officially changes name on passport after preferring new feminine name
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Eddie Izzard has officially changed her name on her passport, saying: "I prefer her but I don't mind being Eddie."
The comedienne - who identifies as being gender fluid - also revealed she's wanted to change her name since the age of 10.
She made the bold decision to get her name changed officially so people won't make a mistake by calling her 'Eddie'. Watch below:
The 61-year-old, who recently featured on an episode of Lorraine, explained what led her to the name-change.
Speaking about her new name, the performer said: "When I was 10, I just loved the name. Suzy.
"It's got Edward John in my passport so I just thought what if I add Suzy in there.
"When people are not sure what to say, I say I prefer Suzy but I don't mind Eddie. I prefer her but I don't mind being Eddie.
"No one can make a mistake with me unless they call me Gregory or Sabrina and then that's not quite right."
Izzard, who adopted the pronoun 'she' and 'her' in 2020, made the announcement of her name-change on The Political Party podcast.
She explained: "I’m Eddie. There’s another name I’m going to add in as well, which is Suzy, which I wanted to be since I was 10.
"I’m going to be Suzy Eddie Izzard, that’s how I’m going to roll.
"People can choose what they want. They can’t make a mistake, they can’t go wrong. I make mistakes with my own pronouns."
Discussing the subject in an interview with HuffPost UK published in 2021, Izzard said: "I spent 50 years predominantly in boy mode, so let's try the next 50 in girl mode."
"It's just a language adjustment," she added. "And no one should get het up about it."
She continued: "I'm still gender fluid and I tell everyone that's supported me, 'Relax people, he or she, it doesn't really matter.'
"The pronoun thing isn't the important thing, the important thing was coming out [as trans] back in 1985, that was the tough time."
When Izzard first announced her preferred pronouns, she was hailed a 'trailblazer' on social media after Portrait Artist of the Year aired on Sky Arts back in 2020.
One person said: "Just discovered Eddie Izzard now uses she/her pronouns. Love you, Eddie. Thanks for being a trailblazer."
Another added: "Good for Eddie Izzard asking for the pronouns she/her to be used so publicly."
And a third wrote: "I love Eddie Izzard and hope she gets everything she wants in this life."