My name is Thomas Nixon. Well, really, I have always signed things "Thomas C. Nixon". However, when I was publishing my first book with Ten Speed Press, my co-authors and I did not use middle initials. As it turns out, that was a good thing.
You see, there are other Thomas C. Nixons out there in the world and some of them choose to write. The one most likely to pop up is the Thomas C. Nixon who has written a number of books on evangelical Christianity. Clearly we publish in different circles, but Amazon and Google really don't care.
So I am Thomas Nixon. It is well worth your time to go to Google and Amazon and punch in your name. With so many writers out there, it's entirely possible that you may wish to make a choice of which name to use.
By the way, I am the most famous Thomas Nixon on the Internet. Even more famous than economist Thomas Nixon Carver. Not sure what that is worth, but there it is.