Having read about how J. K. Rowling names were chosen/created:
- "Fearing that the target audience of young boys might not want to read a book written by a woman, her publishers demanded that she use two initials, rather than her full name. As she had no middle name, she chose K as the second initial of her pen name..."
I became perplexed.
The most sold of children's single volume books is the "Le Petit Prince "(The Little Prince)" signed as "Antoine de Saint-Exupéry", i.e. by a male name(s) without a middle one. While this writer really had the name Antoine Marie Jean-Baptiste Roger, comte de Saint Exupéry.
So, what should I know in order to decide when and how to conceal/abbreviate my gender and middle names signing my writing?