I have a VERY popular name. I used to hate it, only because I had to use my give name and last initial. Now it's not so bad. I still know many people with that name, but I no longer have to use my last initial to distinguish myself. I use the shortened version of my name, but I don't mind if people use the longer version. It's not a big deal either way to me. I answer to pretty much anything. Just don't call me by my first name. That's my mother's name.