I'm glad to hear things have calmed down a bit, and you are keeping yourself busy. I do hope things go well for you at the support group. Hopefully you can find someone to carpool with, and as Jannet said, perhaps emailing them and letting them know your situation you can get a ride from the get go and not have to spend any money.
Jennifer is a lovely name, and if you feel it fits you, then why not?
Lovely thing is we can pick the name we feel best suits who we are.