Twice today I've been called by the wrong name. By vendors. People trying to get my business.
The first vendor (who has done this before) and I e-mailed a few times, and I finally wrote, "By the way, my name is L[azygal]". I got a phone call semi-apologizing, but mentioning that there's an actress with a similar name blah blah blah.
That's definitely the way to my wallet: blame my parents for my name and the confusion it supposedly engenders.
I just got another e-mail from someone I spoke to at Midwinter, and who has my information written down in front of him. As in, no possibility of a typo.
It's actually gotten worse since I moved to MPOW.
I'm thinking of changing my name. I just don't want to admit defeat.