“Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck’s Child Reveals New Name During Church Service: ‘I’m Now Fin Affleck'”

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At a memorial service honoring Jennifer Garner’s father, Ben Affleck, and Jennifer Garner’s 15-year-old child, previously known as Seraphina Rose, a new name, Fin, was unveiled. This public debut marked a significant moment as Fin introduced themselves before reading from the Bible, sporting a buzz-cut hairstyle.

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For some transgender or gender-nonconforming individuals, adopting a new name can symbolize a fresh beginning and a way to authentically express themselves, according to insights from the Cleveland Clinic. It’s a step toward living in alignment with their identity, shedding old associations that no longer reflect who they are.

Using someone’s previous name after they have chosen a new one can be hurtful and invalidating, referred to as “deadnaming.” It’s crucial to respect and honor an individual’s identity by acknowledging and using their chosen name.

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Following this public introduction, there have been inquiries about whether Fin’s previous name should now be considered a “dead name.” Bored Panda has reached out to representatives for Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck for clarification and comment on this matter.

During the church service at Christ Church United Methodist in Charleston, West Virginia, on April 6, footage captured Fin addressing the congregation. Not specifying their pronouns at that moment led to Bored Panda using they/them pronouns when referring to Fin.

The memorial service streamed live on Facebook was a tribute to Jennifer’s father, William Jack Garner, who passed away at the age of 85. The event showcased William’s grandchildren, including Fin alongside 18-year-old Violet Anne and 12-year-old Samuel.

In a touching moment, Fin stepped up to the lectern, introducing themselves as Fin Affleck and sharing a verse from the Book of Proverbs, emphasizing the value of integrity over material wealth.

Jennifer Garner had recently shared the news of her father’s passing on Instagram, expressing gratitude for his gentle nature, strength, and the loving memories they shared.

Fin, Violet Anne, and Samuel are the children of Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck, who maintain an amicable relationship despite their divorce. Ben Affleck has since remarried Jennifer Lopez, whose daughter, Emme Maribel Muniz, uses gender-neutral pronouns and has developed a close bond with Fin as a step-sibling.

Image credits: Christ Church United Methodist

The public unveiling of Fin’s new name at the memorial service signified a meaningful moment in their journey toward self-expression and authenticity. The event also highlighted the importance of respecting and honoring individuals’ identities and choices.


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