I tend to ignore my name as well, since it was *extremely* popular the year I was born and I always assume they mean a different person. My friends have started calling my larp character's name instead. Sad thing is, it works.
My brother worked in a gaming store and had a large group of friends who would come there to play games after hours. Word got around that you could play there after hours, and that if you were looking to purchase you could probably get an employee to do that too (they weren't paid after normal business hours), so other folks would come by after hours to shop. Slowly, the group of friends grew.
eventually a guy asked if he could join in a game, and folks said, "Sure, what's your name?"
"Nope, gotta be something else."
"There are already six guys named Mike in the group, and we're running out of nicknames."
"The guy in camo is ROTC Mike (it was pronounced rot-see, not spelled), the guy beside him is Medium Mike. Big Mike and Little Mike aren't here tonight. ... "
"Okay, I'm Zack. I've always admired that name."
And that is the story of the Seven Mikes, and why one of my brother's friends is, decades later, still called "Mike Gale .... you know, Zack".