My *not so new* Orthodox name is my middle *fairly old* Christian name. I have never been called by that middle name, though it's a name I rather like, and was suitable to use when becoming Orthodox. The only time it is used is when taking the sacraments. There has only been one person who persisted in using it beyond then, when I obviously preferred to go by my known name. Old habits die hard.
If I had known at the time of becoming Orthodox that I could have been baptised with my first Christian name, the one I was christened with a three months old and later confirmed into the Anglican Church, I would have done so in honour of my parents' dedication. But there was such a fuss about "taking a saint's name" I thought it was something that was a fixed rule. When my daughter-in-law was seeking a saint's name before her baptism, I found out differently. The priest told her not to bother; that she could keep her name and simply celebrate her name day on All Saints.