There’s no typical reason, really, but my birth name is NOT EASY TO PRONOUNCE. It’s a traditional Korean name, Chae-Eun. Yes, with the hyphen and all. So most of my friends that aren’t Korean know me under the name of [name_f]Jessica[/name_f], which is not legally it, but much easier for the English-speaking eye. [name_f]Jessica[/name_f] [name_f]Sharon[/name_f] Shin, at the full version. But it’s a very boring name, and I don’t like it that much… so I’ve been considering pen names.
My family tree would be perfectly useless, as my family has just-about-as-complex-as-mine kind of names, but I do want my first name to honor my birth name Chae-Eun, which along the lines means “miner of grace.” So something that means graceful or just grace would be good.
Other things I care for a lot: writing, philosophy, stars. Not that it will help a lot, but still.
Suggestions? They can be entirely new or a mix-up of the names I already have. Anagrams would also be okay, or taking the letters from the names I’ve listed already. Also, should I keep my last name, for the least?