While this has never been private, it is something DH tried to "dox" me with during out interview. It was embarrassing. For them.Wait a minute. You're real surname is not actually Sterling but Stanton? My whole world has been turned upside down here. I need a moment.
However, Sterling is literally the name I use for *anything* not official, government/hospital related. The only reason I've not had it legally changed already is the fact I'm still technically a "resident" of the US and not a citizen, and until my moving process is officially over (it takes ten f'n years), I don't want to complicate things.
My name IS Jim Sterling. It's not an alias or a pen name, as far as I am concerned. It's the name I want to be referred to as.