Changing your first name for the legal profession?

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justonemoregame
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Re: Changing your first name for the legal profession?

Postby justonemoregame » Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:29 pm

I have a friend named Artimus, I think he was named after the drummer in lynard skynard

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Re: Changing your first name for the legal profession?

Postby rad lulz » Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:33 pm

justonemoregame wrote:I have a friend named Artimus, I think he was named after the drummer in lynard skynard

Who is also a convicted sex offender

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Re: Changing your first name for the legal profession?

Postby Hutz_and_Goodman » Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:40 pm

I think this is a good idea. My given name is Osama, but I now go by Steve.

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Re: Changing your first name for the legal profession?

Postby AreJay711 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:43 pm

BigEasTTT wrote:I changed my name....or rather, gave myself a nickname.

After watching freakonomics and reading a book on the subject, I almost felt it was necessary. I feel the merit of your work will be the larger factor for employment; nevertheless, if two applicants with similar resumes (Tyrone v. Bradley) apply for the same position I feel Brad gets the first shot at the job over Ty. FWIW The POTUS went by Barry instead of Barack which gives me the impression that he felt similar regarding the name situation.

BTW I'm a URM and non-URMs boomers love my anglo nickname- makes me seem more like them.



Were past the Irish bashing, bro. It's just browns now. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/County_Tyrone

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Re: Changing your first name for the legal profession?

Postby BigEasTTT » Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:01 pm

It's pathetic?lol
Marion Robert Morrison v. John Wayne (weak ass to bad ass)
Norma Mortenson v. Marilyn Monroe (normal to sexy)
Leslie King v. Gerald Ford (Some guy to President)

Even after arbitrary cuts like GPA and School attended eliminates many applicants, there will potentially be many candidates left to choose from. When this happens DeShawn, Unyque, and Sadaam are at a more disadvantage than Charles, Sarah, and Michael.

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Re: Changing your first name for the legal profession?

Postby Aqualibrium » Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:51 pm

Pardon me for thinking this was a serious thread, lol.

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Re: Changing your first name for the legal profession?

Postby pruufreadr » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:37 pm

eric922 wrote:
justonemoregame wrote:That there are people who don't believe Bobby/Timmy/Rusty/Randy are actual given legal names is why I want to change mine. I think I'm going with Alastair.

I dare you to change your middle name to Crowley. Actually, that'd be kind of awesome. If I was a partner I'd hire you just so I could say Alistar Crowley works for my law firm.


I named a kid Aleister. I thought it was common as heck, but, no, it isn't. We couldn't decide on which spelling to use, so we chose Crowley's.

For advice, I use a nickname professionally because my given name is much too much. You wouldn't believe the difference it actually makes. The diminutive is semi-standard, and people do not get confused when someone else uses the whole name. It was a strange adjustment because my kid nickname wasn't any better so I had to get used to hearing the new one--and being slightly annoyed at the need to change it in the first place.

What surprisingly works is to use the more professional-sounding name on cover letters, correspondence, and any opportunity you have--even though you have to put your full name on your application. Unless your given name is offensive, I think most of the benefit of changing your name happens at the informal level and there wouldn't be much benefit to an official change.

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Re: Changing your first name for the legal profession?

Postby justonemoregame » Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:54 pm

booop.
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Re: Changing your first name for the legal profession?

Postby RemyMarathe » Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:12 pm

I was going to suggest Lee then saw your comment about it being southern. This was my first thought: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Harvey_Oswald

I don't know about southern though.

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Re: Changing your first name for the legal profession?

Postby envisciguy » Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:33 pm

I don't see anything wrong with just going by "Lee." I don't think that's southern and if it is, it's certainly not like it's a hick name.

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Re: Changing your first name for the legal profession?

Postby AreJay711 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:43 pm

Wait this is a question?

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Just go by Lee, bro. Why is that not obvious?

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Re: Changing your first name for the legal profession?

Postby TaipeiMort » Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:46 pm

Ruxin1 wrote:
justonemoregame wrote:I read freakonomics, I think that's what has me freaked out. And I'm not even sure I like my name's alternatives.

If you could change your first name for law school, what would you change it to?


Freakonomics was mostly proved wrong. HTH.


**Disagreed with by those who didn't like its conclusions/empirical methods =/= proved wrong.

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Re: Changing your first name for the legal profession?

Postby Bobnoxious » Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:49 pm

Hi there. Lemme introduce myself.

Bobby Gene Huddleston

and I'm a Jr.

From a line of sharecroppers...literally.

<sigh>

Radio personality name: Bob Allen. <chuckle>




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