My name is a very common one, and I'm not just talking about my first name. My first name + last name combination is so popular that there were three people with exactly the same name in my high school. In my professional career, this has caused problems in communication. Many of my emails have been mistakenly sent to others, and I've received just as many of my colleagues with the same name. This is especially problematic when one of us goes on vacation (and thus cannot forward on time-sensitive communications).
I've just moved to a new area with my family, and I'm applying to jobs. Let's say my name is John Smith. I'm considering appending my mother's maiden name, say Abigail to my name as follows: John Smith-Abigail.
If I apply to jobs using this name and continue to use it at work, will there be any issues in my application or in the job itself? I ask because "-Abigail" will not appear on my driver's license and other IDs. Things like having to pick up packages under my name but the name on my ID does not exactly match.