Paulina Zalewska
Paulina Zalewska voted up Sincerity Annabell's answer

It's a legal requirement you put your legal name on your paperwork. However, I have seen it done this way:

James Alan ("goes by" Keith) Smith

You have to put the words "goes by" in quotes. You have to write it exactly like I have it with the parenthesis too.

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Paulina Zalewska
Paulina Zalewska voted up JNicka Nicka's answer

I always followed Happy's advice.

And as I introduce myself.  First and last name. If its ok people call me _______. Thank you.