An Indiana dad has claimed victory in his battle to let his son use his male chosen name during the graduation ceremony instead of the female name given him at birth. Brian Thomas had launched a petition when his son Wyatt complained that the school had refused to use his chosen name during graduation. “Teachers, pastors, managers, family and friends know him as a boy named Wyatt. But at graduation, because of an unwritten standard the school administration is unwilling to change, he will be called by his dead name,” says the father, adding that his son treated this decision as a personal offence. The petition to school principal Dr Park Ginder racked up more than 14,000 signatures, and apparently the pressure was enough to force the school to back down over the policy. The father confirmed that the school allowed Wyatt to use his name.