“ Google staff apparently guess whether a name on a Google profile is the name you “go by in daily life”, suspend the profile (and your associated Google Plus account) if they don’t think it is and then require you to somehow prove that that is what people routinely call you. There apparently isn’t any standard of proof available, other than sending them links to LinkedIn profiles or scans of photo ID.”
I am routinely, daily called by several other names that aren't on Photo ID or LinkedIn. I'm known by these names. I publish software and make other products and conduct business under them. But Google will no doubt delete them anyway.
Evil empire, anyone?