I am sad to hear of this... I hated my name growing up. People would miss spell it or miss pronounce it. It is Danish and in their culture, the name is beautiful.
After I got married, I told my husband about the name changed and he was very supportive. Our attorney lived in our neighborhood so he gave me a good deal. BTW when I told my parents, my dad was ok with it (he is 100% Danish). My mom didn't speak to me for a couple of months which was well worth it all. I didn't like her.
Now days it is very easy and affordable to change your name. You don't need an attorney at all. I went to the University Law Library and bought a "Change of Name" packet for $3.00. I filled all the forms out, walked over to the courthouse (one block from my office), went to the counter to pay a one time "filling fee" which was $125.00. They sent me to one of the courtrooms, handed my forms to the clerk and she got the judge. He asked me a couple of questions like "are you doing this for credit or fraudulent reasons?" He decreed the change and stamped my documents, clerk made copies for me.
Another thing I found out... you can assume a new name and go by it at school without changing it legally until you're 21 yr old. Then by law, you need to legalize it.
We wish you well and happiness.