Your name can help brand you positively or negatively, and “ugly” names can hurt you.
In one study, two women were found to be equally attractive. Then the name “Elizabeth” was added to the bottom on one lady’s picture, and “Gertrude” to the other. So how do you think the voting went now?
That’s why so many aspiring actors through the years changed their names. Would Norma Jean Mortensen be the icon she is even today if she didn’t change her name to Marilyn Monroe?
The other thing that can plague you is Generic Name Syndrome. It’s a handicap if you have a generic first and last name like hundreds or thousands of others. You’ll never show up on Google try as you May with marketing yourself.