I was bitching about how my name on a grant app is the kiss of death, so Sylvia, the departmental administrator, suggested that I simply change my name.
Compliments of Sylvia, I will henceforth be known as Yellowstone Saunders. Has a sort of Indiana Jones feel to it. And as Liv pointed out, I could abbreviate it Y. Saunders. So I'm also considering changing my middle name to Naught.
Oh, Sylvia also suggested I bleach my hair Billy-Idol blonde. You know, Yellowstone and all.
Y. Naught Saunders. I'm kinda digging it.