I just did a search and my actual name, no middle initial, is in use. I don't want to be confused with someone else... I go by a shortened version of my legal name, but prefer my legal name for things like this... though I never use an initial. My options: Long first name, middle initial, last name Long first name initial, middle initial, last name Long first name initial, middle initial, maiden name initial, last name Long first name, Maiden name, Last name Shortened name I usually use, last name Shortened name initial, middle initial, last name Middle Initial, Long first name initial, last name Middle initial, short first name initial, last name Long first name, last name (screw the duplicate!) Long first name, psuedonym last name I could be more specific, I guess and give actual examples... but how would you go about choosing? My initials are very gender neutral, so I could be anyone... Inverting them still sounds reasonably good. I have a pretty damn common last name now that I'm married, so using my unusual (in this area anyway) maiden name would definitely set me apart... Thoughts? How did/do you choose what to write under?