When I was around 6 years old I wrote stories with several dozens of characters with names invented by me, most of them hard to spell, my friends asked me what are these names, I liked how Teoalida sounded, so I started using this name for stories with myself. At 12 year old decided that everyone should call me Teoalida rather than on real name.
When I connected to internet in 2005, my parents told me to never disclose real name, so I signed all my products as Made by Teoalida. Sometimes in business is required the real name, but probably they are against me doing any kind of business.
I made this website in 2009 and launched Teoalida name/brand worldwide. Some friends said that was better to use real name in web domain name, but if I started as Teoalida, continue this way. What is the problem of using a business name different than real name?
Using such unique name is at advantage in business. Proof: in 2005 when I got internet connection, I did a google search and, surprisingly, were 0 results for Teoalida name. In 2008 were still few results, only from the forum of my town. On all other forums and websites where I registered, I used generic names such as Somebody or Future (common words for purpose of preventing people to search and find things posted by me), meantime my real name is too common and a Google search give thousand results, people won’t be able to find me, also may be hard to spell for foreigners.
Some negative impact is due to using same name both for business and for local friends. I have unwanted popularity through neighborhood bad guys, low-educated people sending messages or leaving comments on Facebook but I don’t want such friends in my business name.
Since I am known internationally, I have seen people who cannot spell Teoalida name correctly. I get sometimes emails addressing me as TeoLida or TeoaLinda. WRONG! It should be spell Te-oa-li-da.
Do you have any suggestions?