Can you rename self in OOP Python

In a class, self is the default variable for the instance of the class. IS there a way to rename it somehow, so instead of it is

Just change the name of the first parameter on every instance method:

class Example:
    def __init__(something, name): = name
    def print_name(me):

ex = Example("myself")
ex.print_name() # myself

While this is possible, it is generally not recommended to rename self to something else. See PEP 8 Style Guide.

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If you’re used to JavaScript, you can rename it to this, it’s always the first parameter of the function.

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