Many years ago I met a fellow and he introduced himself to me with his actual name. I always called him by that name. We had no romance, just hung out once in a while. None of his behaviour was suggestive of a desire to attach himself to my money. The night before I left, we were hanging out and lots of his buddies were coming by and haling him. But they haled him by another name than the one he had given me. When I asked him about that, he said "They call me by my nickname. I wanted you to know ME."
Hey, I thought that was sweet . . whatever the motivation.