Where did the name Nikolai Lenin come from? I thought it was Vladimir!!!?

In some books he is called Nikolai Lenin, but in all my college classes he was always called Vladimir.

Where did this discrepancy arise?
Update: Thanks for the info, but that still doesn't really answer my question... For example this book refers to him throughout as Nikolai (I know its not high scholarship). http://books.google.com/books?id=WRhHPgAACAAJ&dq=trotsky+graphic&ei=mSc5S6GrAqbcMbu2gc4B&client=firefox-a&cd=1 Also if you do a google... show more Thanks for the info, but that still doesn't really answer my question...

For example this book refers to him throughout as Nikolai (I know its not high scholarship). http://books.google.com/books?id=WRhHPgAACAAJ&dq=trotsky+graphic&ei=mSc5S6GrAqbcMbu2gc4B&client=firefox-a&cd=1

Also if you do a google search for "Nikolai Lenin" the first site you get is wikipedia for "Vladimir Lenin." Why?

Also I have read several speeches by Ronald Reagan whey he refers to him as "Nikolai." Why?
Update 2: @ Chris

Thanks for the link. So my question is why is he referred to this "sometimes in the west" if he never was referred to as this in Russia/the USSR (as the link states.)
Update 3: @ Naz

But I am almost positive all his contemporaries referred to him as "Vladimir."

He authored all his books as "Vladimir."

So when/ why did this change in name occur?
Update 4: ----- OK here is the best explanation I could find from respected Cold War historian Ray Garthoff. http://userwww.service.emory.edu/~dvigil/Reagan1.pdf Footnote 8 on page 9.... Garthoff states that Lenin's original pseudonym was N. Lenin (never identified as Nikolai) and he claims that the Nikolai... show more -----
OK here is the best explanation I could find from respected Cold War historian Ray Garthoff.

http://userwww.service.emory.edu/~dvigil/Reagan1.pdf

Footnote 8 on page 9....

Garthoff states that Lenin's original pseudonym was N. Lenin (never identified as Nikolai) and he claims that the Nikolai bit is often used "hard line western anti communists" and raises a flag as a suspect source."

If anyone else has other info on this let me know.
Update 5: OK THANK YOU!!! I KNOW VLADIMIR ILLYCH ULYANOV CHANGED HIS LAST NAME TO LENIN AND THAT HE PICKED IT BECAUSE OF THE LENA GOLD FIELD MASSACRE (WHICH WAS NOT BOLSHEVIK, BTW)!!!!!! MY QUESTION IS WHY AND WHEN DID PEOPLE IN THE WEST START CALLING HIM NIKOLAI LENIN INSTEAD OF VLADIMIR LENIN, WHICH HE WENT BY IN... show more OK THANK YOU!!! I KNOW VLADIMIR ILLYCH ULYANOV CHANGED HIS LAST NAME TO LENIN AND THAT HE PICKED IT BECAUSE OF THE LENA GOLD FIELD MASSACRE (WHICH WAS NOT BOLSHEVIK, BTW)!!!!!!

MY QUESTION IS WHY AND WHEN DID PEOPLE IN THE WEST START CALLING HIM NIKOLAI LENIN INSTEAD OF VLADIMIR LENIN, WHICH HE WENT BY IN RUSSIA!!!!!
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