I will soon be published at a peer-reviewed journal and this is my first publication in my career. My concern is that I'm Asian descent and have an extremely common last name, and personally I do not wish to be identified with my legal last name at all.
On the other hand, my Asian first name is relatively unique. Also, I've been going by an English nickname since I moved to US, and all the people I know knows me as my nickname since I always introduce myself with it in person and in my resume.
So, I thought I would choose my publishing name that is unique and personal to be
[legal first name] [legal last name]
[daily-used nick name] [legal first name].
I thought about adding my nickname as middle name, but this still results in tons of same names due to my last name.
The question is, would this be considered a good idea if I will always use this for publishing from now on? Or would it cause any big troubles in future career, such as employers having a difficulty with identifying my work or other issues? Are there any potential issues with this style of pseudonym?
I read other similar posts about publishing in pseudonym, but the closest I could find to my question was this: