what do you guys think about permanent name change?
i fed up with people pronouncing my name with various wierd pronounciations. And it is very hard for them to remember my name.
neither that "e" nor that "a" phonetically exist in english language.
also "r" is pronounced differently in turkish. my name is composed of six letters and 3 of them already miss pronounced.
i plan to change my name to Julian and last name could be Augustus. 6 or 7 years ago i read one of my mothers 30 year old books : it was a history book from Gore Vidal. it was about that empiror "Julian Augustus". i was really impressed by that book. Everything that he did during his time was similar to what i would have done if i was him. i felt so close to him. At the end of the book when he was murdered, i cried about one week. i really cried so badly. the book was 600 pages and through all those pages, he became like a part of me. when i lost him, i felt like i lost a real person in my life. Anyway, that is why i want to name myself after him.
What do you think guys? is it a good idea to go for a name change by court? what would be the disadvantages? at least i will have a name which people are able to pronounce easily and correctly. and i wont feel like foreigner each time i am asked what my name is. it always reminds me that i am a foreigner and causes some sort of alienation. i may miss some points in that decision. that is why i ask for your opinions. what would be the outcome of that name change?
would you like to call me Julian instead of Serkan(you probably pronounce it in very wierd variations).