Deciding on a new name for myself
January 4, 2014 8:30 PM Subscribe
I am female, I go by like 10 different names (and respond quite well to all of them). I never really had one name as a result.
I have reasons for changing from my birth name, including that there are porn stars with the same name online lol!
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The names I use the most include:
Sades/Sadie/Mercedes. I've been using all three for over 8 years.
I am not looking exactly for a "real" surname with lineages, nor will I look to my grandparents to see what other surnames there were, but I just want something that won't make people think "is this made up?"
For example, I wouldn't like something like Smith or Goodman, but I like something like Fields, Northfield, or Brook. I am also fine using one of my used names as a surname, such as Mercedes. I feel like that may obviously sound made up though!
My concern is that hopefully my names aren't too weird, nor would give people the wrong impression (names do matter unfortunately). Hopefully these names also make good business names.
I've been thinking of these combos but I was wondering what you all thought:
Angel Mercedes (trashy? sounds made up?)
Engel Fields (Engel Mercedes Fields?).. I think I would sound like some botanic garden if it was Angel Fields.
Sadie Fields (or Sadie Northfield, similar to the village I was raised)
and so on.. you can suggest a combo if you like.
I want to fit the Angel/Engel in whether as first or middle, not too sure about what for the surname though. Even though my friends have no problem with Sades or Sadie, I get told that Mercedes is a trashy name because it's associated with the car brand that tacky folks name their daughters after (I think Mercedes is a beautiful name though).
But yes, please throw in your opinion!