So I have encountered the idea of taking a new Zen name when one takes the precepts. What is the actual tradition for it? Is it something another gives to you? Or something you choose for yourself?
I know not everyone does it. But if I take the precepts I am strongly considering doing so. Is it also tradition to actually legally change your name? Or is that also a preferrence.
Is it something people in general should know me as? Or other buddhists and/or specifically Zen practioners use with each other?