My middle name is Michael.
When I became a Singapore Permanent Resident back in 2005, I was issued with an identity card.
On that card my name was presented as “Murphy Darren Michael” (Chinese style).
This became an endless source of confusion (and annoyance). People would address me as “Mr Michael”, or “Murphy Darren”, or “Murphy Darren Michael”, but never just Darren (which is my preference).
A few years ago, my card came up for renewal and I took the opportunity to ask that my name be presented on my new card “correctly”. It took some convincing (at first they wanted to know why I had changed my name ), but finally they agreed and I was issued with a shiny new card with my name presented “correctly” as “Darren Michael Murphy”.
The natural balance was finally restored, and all was well again