This week alone I have corrected the spelling of my name 3 times, despite the correct spelling being available in the threads where this occurred.
For ten years, I was the person who introduced themselves as ‘Al’, a relic from a retail job which handed me this new, more palatable name on a badge. No one thought to ask me if I was okay with it prior, forced upon me to make my name "easier" to English customers. Back then it came as a revelation, those awkward othering conversations could be avoided, this was good.
Adopting anglicised names is commonplace amongst people like me, but studies indicate that doing this correlates with overall lower self-esteem. A year or so ago ‘Al’ no longer felt like the easiest option for me.