Or added a middle name or two. A lot of authors, at least those I know, add another middle name or the likes to create a catchy abbreviation. George R R Martin = GRRM for example, and then we have JK Rowling, though she had a different reason for creating that abbreviation. Anyways, I dislike (personal reasons also) my surname and it's kinda Norwegian, thus it will play out badly in English speaking countries, so I've been thinking about changing it. Or well, more than thinking, I've actively been looking these past few days and am planning to change as soon as I find something I like. I think I want something catchy, a pen name kinda...if you get what I mean. What are your thoughts on this? Anything you ever contemplated or planning to do now or a later point in your life?