The woman formerly known as Sheila Ranea Crabtree can now describe herself as Sexy — her newly granted legal name.
“I feel like I’m a free-spirited person, I love to have fun, and this is the last piece to make my life complete,” Sexy, 41, told an Ohio judge during her a court hearing regarding the name change, the Columbus Dispatch reports. Her backup names were Sinder (as in Cinderella) and Sparkle.
She was joined in court by her husband and two teenage daughters. Sexy told they judge her family supported her request. With that, the name change was granted.
“I absolutely hated my first name with a passion,” she told the Newark Advocate of Sheila. “It did not suit me, and I just did not feel like it was meant for me.”
The birth name also reminded Sexy of her unhappy childhood. She’s gone by her middle name, Ranae, since she was a teenager. She plans to keep going by Ranae in most settings… “But sometimes, I’m gonna go by Sexy, just to have some fun.”