How to change the name by which people call me?
September 16, 2009 8:40 PM Subscribe
I reeally dislike my RealFirstName. I want to start going by a NewName. Unfortunately, I have complicated things by not introducing myself as my NewName at my new "career", office-y job. So everybody just calls me by RealFirstName.
So if I want to change this, and eventually go by NewName, what do I do now?
posted by demagogue to Grab Bag (22 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Some more self-indulgent background:
About RealFirstName, many friends describe it as not suiting my personality. I personally hate it. Even though it's short, I am constantly fumbling over the syllables. Like when I go to shake someone's hand and introduce myself, my mouth trips and stumbles of its own accord. It's not like the name is even complicated, but I digress. Suffice to say I'd like to go by another name.
What do I do now?
P.S., I am not set on my new preferred name[s]. As I don't currently have a middle name, my idea is to leave my RealFirstName the same, and "graft" on a new middle name[s], one of which would become my preferred name.
If you want to help me come out with my new preferred/middle name, please give me a shout at MeFiName@gmail.com.