Eddie Izzard says she is remaining Eddie Izzard in public but people can also use her feminine name
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The comedian known to most as Eddie Izzard has announced that she'll keep that name in public, but has a feminine name she prefers to use.
She had previously revealed her feminine name was going to be 'Suzy' and the 61-year-old said that's who she'd wanted to be since she was 10.
While Izzard would prefer people to use 'she/her' pronouns and the name 'Suzy' she has said 'I don't mind Eddie' and 'I don't mind he/him', joking in a recent Twitter post that 'no one can really get it wrong unless they call me Kenneth or Sabrina'.
The comedian and actor, who has had a number of starring roles in major Hollywood blockbusters as well as performing her stand-up comedy in a plethora of languages, announced to her followers today on Twitter that this was the situation with her names and pronouns.
As people may now well know, I have added the name ‘Suzy’ to my names.— Eddie Izzard (@eddieizzard) June 1, 2023
So going forward I am preferring Suzy but I don’t mind Eddie.
And I prefer she/her but I don’t mind he/him.
So no one can really get it wrong unless they call me Kenneth or Sabrina.
I am remaining… pic.twitter.com/4VpeIKkvuG
It's a pretty easy guide to understand on what to call her and she's previously spoken about how people need to 'chill out' about genders and pronouns.
It really is as simple as calling her what her name and pronouns are.
In an interview she gave back in 2021 to HuffPost UK she described the changing of names and pronouns as a 'language adjustment' and 'no one should get het up about it'.
In the same interview she said she'd 'spent 50 years predominantly in boy mode' and was looking forward to trying 'the next 50 in girl mode'.
After revealing her preferred feminine name Suzy got her name officially changed and has had it added into her passport as well.
Suzy has previously said she knew she was transgender for years but held off on coming out because of the success she experienced early in her career.
She said she knew about her gender identity when she was a child but didn't have the vocabulary to express it before she 'took off as Eddie'
Her appearance on Portrait Artist of the Year in 2020 was the first time she asked to be referred to with she/her pronouns for TV.
The comedian has also commented on the current conversation and culture war going on about the transgender community.
She said: "It's just something we have to go through. We are in the conversation now. And we will get through it.
"People get very angry on the internet and I just ignore it. I really try to be positive.”