Dunno how it will work out in the end, whispering and such to people. I wasn't sure how I felt about having a surname TBH, but it's not the first game I've had to deal with that. But like most FFXI vets, I'm used to being "me". Some of us have acquired, or given nicknames to our "nicknames". Now to add a 2nd name changes the dynamics of it all! I've been pondering names for a few days now, and nothing goes well after LordDVS. I may have to finally retire that name, even though I've used it for 15 years in many places other than FFXI alone. It will be weird, finally reuniting with old friends, only now, we may have to get used to calling each other by new names.
You know, since that's a bit of a unique name in itself... If the character limit lets you do it, wouldn't you like to just try out "Lord DVS"? That way it doesn't look so crammed together too. :)
Ah surnames. This brings back memories of EverQuest and how great the accomplishment felt when you reached level 20 and finally earned that special surname. The Gods (GMs) would appear and bestow upon you the holy blessing... lol.
I suppose because of that I'm somewhat used to the idea of a surname, though I've changed a bit since then (10 years ago...), and I'm not sure what I'd choose now. My first name will be Japanese, but I'm not sure I want to overload it with a Japanese surname too. I'll have to think on it. :) Actually, LordDVS gives me a bit of an idea.... "Lord" or "Lady" something or other XD