my name most certainly doesn't fit me. My mom listened to some cooky gypsy who told her I would most certainly be a boy. So they had Thomas picked and no girl names.
When we were ready to leave the hospital, and I still was just "Baby" my grandfather walked in singing some nonsensical song and the chorus reminded him of a popular name and poof. I was labeled.
Later in life, I chose Cara for a lot of reasons...mostly it is more euphonious that my given name....and shorter!
I have pondered a legal name change, but that's like work....a few hundred dollars....and I would forever have to fill in that line on forms that ask if I have ever gone by a different name.
truthfully though....I love saying "cara" when i get my iced green tea lemonade at Starbucks.