I’ve always been annoyed that my parents named me David even though they knew that they would always call me Brandon. It’s apparently a southern thing to call kids by their middle name. Every year in school I would have to correct teachers for the first week or so that I go by Brandon and that followed me to college, work, etc. It sucks, but I can’t imagine being given a name that completely changes people’s perception of my race, intelligence, social status, etc. That must be miserable.