I am looking for some advice and I though that this would be a good place to start. I am thinking about changing my name, not a big change. I have the same fist name as my father (William) and to avoid 'confusion' between the two of us my parents decided to use my middle name.
The problem is just annoying; like when I use my middle name I get the, "Don't you know that Lindsay is a girls' name?" and when I get a prescription filled the Pharmacist asks "Is this for your girlfriend?" and my all time favourite "Yeah right, what is your name really?..." and my reply is "Do you think I would make that up?"
My 'plan' is to give myself a new first name and make my current first and middle names my middle names (I hope that makes sense).
The question is do you guys think that that is a good idea? anyone with experience with anything similar? and do you think that my parents would be upset? (since they took the time to name me)