I just wanted to get some thoughts on this topic. I am a French native citizen - born in France, speak French, etc ... I currently live in the US. I speak English with no accent; I sound just like your average American. My name (French obviously) is similar phonetically to a famous NFL quarterback and therefore when I introduce myself, people often ask me "Is that your nickname?". I then have to explain that I am French and blablabla. I have never had any problems with my name but was wondering if when cold-calling, it would be better to use a fake generic name such as Dave Johnson or something that people wouldn't question. I was also thinking that if I register a company, I could simply put the name of the company on the contract instead of my own and they wouldn't question it. I would like to know what you guys think about this, the legality of using a fake name to call people, as well as any downsides you see to doing this.