My child's name changed?

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I've sponsored a child, Fergus (PH9650155), for almost 4 years now, and his name on all the documentation and letters I've received from him has always been Fergus J Famoso. But I just received an email with a new picture of him, and it says his personal name is Budot...which I've never heard about before.  I checked my account, and it has his name as Fergus and Budot.  Has his name changed or is this his real name that I never knew about? Thanks.
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Hi Kaley! I know seeing this in your child's update must have been confusing; I'm so sorry! When your boy was registered into our program, our staff put his personal name as his first name. However, he might prefer to be called Budot and now that he's a little older, they may have updated it for this reason. It's also possible that they found a birth certificate or school certificate that has his personal name as Budot. However, I have sent an inquiry to our office in the Philippines to check and make sure this name change was intentional and not a misunderstanding or error when they updated his profile and we'll contact you once we hear back from them.

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