This also isn’t just for Trans or Binary clients.
I’m in a relationship where my partner is a successful professional in a quite specific specialisation. If we got married she is genuinely torn about taking on my name because her own name is essentially her professional identity. One that she has spent over a decade building - changing her name adds a huge set of complications.
Not that I’m saying she should take on my last name mind.
I’ve also worked with clients in the past who are authors, journalists, politicians, actors, speakers, academics who’s names essentially are their identity.
There are also many families now who choose not to take on names, or kids as they grow up choose one name over the other.
This is a huge block with some financial institutions because electronic AML checks might not go through because there are incomplete records on one name or the other. A lot of our record keeping facilities are just not set up to handle someone with two names. Being able to use a name of their choice while maintaining that link to their ‘legal’ identity in a way that is meaningful.
Anything that helps this has much father reaching possibilities.