I am hoping for a name change soon, but I am considering the career implications for changing my name. The name I am planning on doesn't match my race, but California (where I live) is a melting pot and there are white Lopez and Martinez and Asian Masons. People will know that I changed my name anyway thanks to my college records, so it's not like I am trying to pass as being born with my new name. In the engineering field, would people even care as long as I have good credentials and do the job right? I realized that science and math has a lot of ethnic people (even foreigners) and different names in it, so I am assuming that the science/math employers aren't like the others who look at a resume, see a non-Anglo Saxon name, and then throw it in the trash. There were a lot of opinions on my potential name. Some think it's realistic (it pops up several times on Spokeo so it can't be too fake), interesting, elegant, and professional. Others think it's "too ethnic", trashy, ghetto (these were white opinions of course), and fake sounding. But, will the science and math people care? I don't give a hoot what cubicle monkeys think. Am I wrong here or are science/math/engineer people just as prejudiced and shallow as others?