For a while I've been in a bit of a quandary about my pen name.
The Problem is, I absolutely LOVE the name Emily Cross, but when choosing the name I decided to overlook the fact that there was another Emily Cross out there, an American foil fencer who won a silver medal in the Olympics in 2008.
Now maybe you've never heard of Emily Cross, but if you google 'Emily Cross', she comes up for about the first two pages. My worry (maybe it's silly) is that when I start querying myself as 'emily cross', agents who look me up on google will only find her name?
So, What should I do?
a] Keep my Emily Cross name, and just go with it
b] Rename myself Amelie Cross (or something similar) and phase emilycross out? (and hopefully not loose readers?) Or add an initial like Emily M. Cross?
Any suggestions would be great, really not sure what to do!! Would you believe I've been mulling over this for months!?!?!