I'm having trouble getting Google+ to recognize my "single-part" name. My full legal name is Treesong. This name is a single word, no last name, just Treesong. I've tried several times in recent months to follow the directions laid out here:https://support.google.com/plus/answer/1228271?hl=en
The directions seem very simple. It's great that Google+ has instructions for how to handle this. I enter my name in the first name field, enter a dot in the last name field, and file an appeal to have the name changed.
But then it doesn't work. The appeal is just rejected with a form letter saying that this name does not comply with the Google+ Names Policy. But the opposite is true. The name "Treesong" would comply with the policy because it's my full legal name. "Treesong Treesong" does not comply with the policy because it is an erroneous doubling of my name.
I've tried submitting all sorts of documentation indicating that this is my real legal name: state ID, court order of name change, etc. I've included links to my other social profiles which do (surprisingly) list my name correctly. I also have the benefit of being an author and public figure, so there is copious documentation of the fact that I am publicly, privately, and legally known as Treesong.
How do I fix this? This is especially important to me because it's affecting my suggested Custom URL. But I realize that that may be a whole nother question, so first I'd like to just settle what my official name is with Google+. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!