hard to pronounce asian name - name change for legal hiring?

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Re: hard to pronounce asian name - name change for legal hiring?

Postby FantasticMrFox » Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:41 pm

I'd change it, mainly to make it easier for others if I had a name that was hard to pronounce. You are going to be a lawyer, so I don't think molding to what's expected for the benefit of others would be too out of the ordinary. But, don't change it to a name that's too plain.

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Re: hard to pronounce asian name - name change for legal hiring?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:29 pm

Just wanted to pop in once more (I'm one of the people who changed my name to an Anglo/English/common first name, and made a short form of my old foreign first name into my middle name).

I do hope you change your name for one other reason: it actually improves your interaction with other people. Your introductions are smoother. Your ability to leave a message on the phone improves. You feel more a "part of" when your name doesn't stick out like a sore thumb. The transition can be tough for a bit if you're still around a lot of people who knew you before, but it is totally worth it, still.




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