Originally Posted by jimmer45khb
Well according to the game it was because he was trying to make a new life after he lost every thing if you remember on KH aries called him Squall and then corrected her self when he looked at her
You're completely correct.
Remember, Squall has a vary vain personality.
Maybe even worse than Cloud's.
Seeing his whole world being taken over by heartless & not having to the power to do anything about it must've hurt.
Thus the name Change.
FF7 had a lot of depth to it, and that's why Square is so focused on that particular series. But after beating FF8, you cannot help but think that there could be more to Squall's story.