I've recently started at a new job. Since starting, I've been unable to access an internal IT system I need.
Support have told me that it is likely because my email address has an apostrophe. My last name includes an apostrophe, and it seems they have the convention of making the email address exactly match the full name.
I assumed it would be possible to simply change the email address to remove the apostrophe.
However the support person has informed me that in order to change my email, I must first change my last name to remove the apostrophe there as well.
This will mean that in all company systems, my name will be wrong. I'm unhappy about this, but I'm not sure how much to push the issue.
A quick search of the company directory shows that there are other people with the same last name, who do not have the apostrophe in their email address.
Part of me wants to tell them that they must find a work-around, to avoid the need for me to change my name. However, I'd also like to avoid causing drama, when I'm only new in the company.
Is it unreasonable to expect that the IT systems should support my name, without modification? Is it reasonable for them to expect me to change my name in the system?
Update: 2nd April
I realised this question is causing some confusion as written. They're not asking me to change my legal name, as in changing by deed poll. Of course that would be unacceptable. They're asking me to change my name in the official HR system, which they will then use to re-create my email address. So it will just mean that in all official company systems my name will be missing the apostrophe.