In real life, I share the name of someone famous (actually, someone imfamous).
She is well enough known that in most situations, upon learning my name, most people make some sort of comment. As a college student, I get to look forward to at least one of these comments in each of my class the first time role is called. That is especially fun in large lecture classes. Even worse, occasionally people comment ‘thats a pretty name’ and I never know if they are making fun of me or not!
The worst things is, I can’t do the right thing and hyphonate my maiden name should I get married, because I want to be rid of the damn thing!
So does anyone else have this problem? How do you handle it?