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Thinking of changing my first and middle names legally.

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posted on May, 25 2010 @ 11:13 AM
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I am sick of never hearing a response to my applications, I beleive that it's because I am female and have a distinctly female name. Well my daughter yesterday told me Jamie Fox the comedian changed his name to Jamie because he was not getting hired as a man in comedy so he took a unisex name that could be used feminine and he started getting hired, well this gave me a brilliant idea, change my name to a unisex name that is virtually male most of the time. I decided to change my name to Adrian and have looked at all the ways to go about doing that in my state. But does anyone think it's a bad idea? I was also thinking Fox because it is both for religious and business reasons. They're are many I like, but I want people to look at it and first think "Male gender", this way I may get more of a positive response from employers and maybe a better salary offer.


Also if they say one salary before hearing my voice and another afterward, maybe I can crack open this double standard and sue for discrimination, based on salaries offered to women as opposed to men, but that isn't my main intent.


[edit on 25-5-2010 by ldyserenity]




posted on May, 25 2010 @ 11:20 AM
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I want to change my name to a symbol.

Just haven't found the right one yet.


You may be on to something though, it's really up to you.



posted on May, 25 2010 @ 11:24 AM
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Well I was looking at statistics for IT PRofessionals and there's a huge gap in what women make as opposed to men and I think half the trouble is just getting hired, based on a resume. I assume it's in the name.

Oh and Prince did that one already...lol. But really how do you pronounce a symbol? Well you could use a rune. I have a great link...

www.sunnyway.com...
So you could use the name of the rune or it's meaning to say your name.



posted on May, 25 2010 @ 12:13 PM
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I love Prince, thats why I want to go with a symbol.

The ATS Member formerly known as elevatedone.



posted on May, 25 2010 @ 12:42 PM
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In a way I can understand your reasoning, however changing your name will only get you so far.
If anything it may create more confusion due to people believing you male and not female.

It may be frustrating to be in a male dominated field, but all the more reason to KEEP your feminine name and use it to break through the glass ceiling with.
Wouldn't you rather get jobs based on ability versus name?
As for elevateone-..here ya go..
"E"
and your own site..
E@tatertots.com



posted on May, 25 2010 @ 12:59 PM
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I'd go with something more neutral, like Pat, or Chris. Adrian sounds like a dude in Iron Maiden...or an ugly chick.

Thinking about changing my real first name to Signals, but then my initials would be SS


[edit on 25-5-2010 by Signals]



posted on May, 25 2010 @ 01:09 PM
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Originally posted by AccessDenied
reply to post by ldyserenity
 


In a way I can understand your reasoning, however changing your name will only get you so far.
If anything it may create more confusion due to people believing you male and not female.

It may be frustrating to be in a male dominated field, but all the more reason to KEEP your feminine name and use it to break through the glass ceiling with.
Wouldn't you rather get jobs based on ability versus name?
As for elevateone-..here ya go..
"E"
and your own site..
E@tatertots.com


@ Signals: Yuck I hate those two names, Pat because of SNL and Chris I just really hate that name.
@Access Your advice is good however, I still even if a feminine name would like to change my name. My name is so annoyingly common and it sucks, I am very eccentric, the name my mom gave me is not fitting at all, I stand out, I am no commoner as my "Common" name implies, I'd like something more unusual regardless. I have always felt this way about my name. I'll give you an example of my kid's names, most are very unique, Giovanni...Angelina(kind of common but not so much as mine), and Giavannina. Mine is Amy Blaaaaarrrrrrrrrrgggghhh.
I absolutely cannot stand that name, I'd rather have my eyes pried out with an ice pick than have this name forever!!!!

[edit on 25-5-2010 by ldyserenity]



posted on May, 25 2010 @ 01:26 PM
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That's a novel idea. However, I would prepare for not getting the job after wasting your time interviewing, as a background search (which most companies conduct) would reveal your recent name change and would throw up more red flags than the prospective employer may wish to deal with.



posted on May, 25 2010 @ 01:33 PM
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Not here the court has to approve it, so that would be proving your changing your name has been done not to commit fraud or anything the court here has to approve it. They would see that on the court records.

Anyhow, the people might waste their time interviewing me and get all peeved but I won't lol...it may annoy them but to me there's no such thing as a wasted interview and if they feel this way, then they can die nepetistic scumcuckers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



posted on May, 25 2010 @ 01:34 PM
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Originally posted by ldyserenity

Originally posted by AccessDenied
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In a way I can understand your reasoning, however changing your name will only get you so far.
If anything it may create more confusion due to people believing you male and not female.

It may be frustrating to be in a male dominated field, but all the more reason to KEEP your feminine name and use it to break through the glass ceiling with.
Wouldn't you rather get jobs based on ability versus name?
As for elevateone-..here ya go..
"E"
and your own site..
E@tatertots.com


@ Signals: Yuck I hate those two names, Pat because of SNL and Chris I just really hate that name.
@Access Your advice is good however, I still even if a feminine name would like to change my name. My name is so annoyingly common and it sucks, I am very eccentric, the name my mom gave me is not fitting at all, I stand out, I am no commoner as my "Common" name implies, I'd like something more unusual regardless. I have always felt this way about my name. I'll give you an example of my kid's names, most are very unique, Giovanni...Angelina(kind of common but not so much as mine), and Giavannina. Mine is Amy Blaaaaarrrrrrrrrrgggghhh.
I absolutely cannot stand that name, I'd rather have my eyes pried out with an ice pick than have this name forever!!!!

[edit on 25-5-2010 by ldyserenity]

Honey..I understand completely. I have hated my name since I was a little girl too, as it was a common one given to baby girls at the time.
I have also planned to change my first name and hyphenate my last name...but only for personal reasons, not professional.
Luckily here where I live, I can change my name without much hassle, only just getting new driver's license and such.



posted on May, 25 2010 @ 01:44 PM
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Yes it is actually because of personal reasons and business was just a plus, and religious reasons as well, I wanna take a more pagan name. But I figure if it can fit all these reasons all the better!



posted on May, 25 2010 @ 01:50 PM
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Originally posted by ldyserenity

Anyhow, the people might waste their time interviewing me and get all peeved but I won't lol...it may annoy them but to me there's no such thing as a wasted interview and if they feel this way, then they can die nepetistic scumcuckers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Wow!!! got some pent up anger? Maybe that is where your difficulties are stemming from.

No offense to you....I'm just sayin'



posted on May, 25 2010 @ 02:01 PM
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No but if they feel they wasted their time on me I wouldn't want to work with them anyway, just saying. It probably is to my benefit that they not hire me, if they're feeling they wasted their time cause I am a female, then there's probably issues that I wouldn't want to deal with anyway. It just was a joke about the nepetistic junk, but in all reality, they're the ones who are losing out because of their mommy issues.



posted on May, 25 2010 @ 02:50 PM
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Go for it, if nothing else it could be an interesting little experiment... and if it doesnt work out you can always change it back.
I have to point out though that having a unisex name can be ridiculously frustrating. So be prepared to spend the rest of your life being asked 'isnt that a boys name?' whenever you meet new people. :shk:

Oh and out of interest, how big is this gap between what women & men earn?



posted on May, 25 2010 @ 11:53 PM
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I think that one on my nicknames for years has been a hand gesture. Lots of people use it in reference or when they want to interject.



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 12:32 AM
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Maybe this is an obvious question - but why not use your initials on your resume instead of your full name? People do this all the time (when I worked in HR) it was not unusual in the least. However, it is a bit frustrating when calling to set up interviews ans I never knew exactly how to ask for the person - so I simply emailed instead - if they're interested, they will find a way to contact you.
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ETA:
Oh, now I see that you hate your given name anyway, so this wouldn't be something that is solely for employment purposes, which is a whole other layer. In that case, you should go for it...


[edit on 26-5-2010 by LadySkadi]



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 09:20 AM
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Originally posted by Bluebelle
Go for it, if nothing else it could be an interesting little experiment... and if it doesnt work out you can always change it back.
I have to point out though that having a unisex name can be ridiculously frustrating. So be prepared to spend the rest of your life being asked 'isnt that a boys name?' whenever you meet new people. :shk:

Oh and out of interest, how big is this gap between what women & men earn?


about $20,400 a year is the gap, in fact between females who have a BA and Associate degrees there is absolutely no difference at all in their pay whereas males is abot 10,000 more earning potential in the BA degree as opposed to the Associate's.



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 09:23 AM
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I have had that one too, lol, it's annoying or "hey you! Yeah You" maybe I will just change my name to "YOU" that'll make em think I am Asian, then I'd really get hired. lol. Only I will spell it JIU. Errrrr I looked it up it's spelled "YU" actually, and it is pronounced You....lol.

[edit on 26-5-2010 by ldyserenity]



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 11:01 AM
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Target your new name to your intended profession...

example...porn/male...Lance Thruster

female/porn...Ima Reddy


entertainment....male....Gaynor Pulse

female....Sparkle Pinkerton


Trades.....male....Wrench Handy

Female....Bertha Thumbs

If I can be of assistance; u2u me at your convenience

I kept my real name for legal reasons but adopted a stage name hoping to enhance my career as an actor. How's this sound.... Pepe Brando? I think it's got character and a nice ring to it.



[edit on 26-5-2010 by whaaa]



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 12:19 PM
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Wouldn't you rather get jobs based on ability versus name?


In this economy, most people just want to be hired, period....



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