I read all links, and found them fun and informative.
Oh, yeah. My real name is Philip, (duh). I shortened it for two reasons. One was because I had a 4th grade librarian that pronounced it, Fee-lip. Drove me nuts. And, the Texans with a drawl, (couldn't be me), that pronounce it Full-up. So, I went with Phil so they could call me Fee-ul.
I'm right up there with one name wonders. You know, Elvis, Einstein, Cher