What is the general convention around names, both given and surnames? I am working in the 1500-1700 part of my family tree back in Lincolnshire.
If I stick with the name in the MM at birth, say Birditt, It may the only time it ends up being like that as later in their life it may be written more often as Burditt. And nowadays the descendants are all using Burdett.
One of my ancestors is Arnall Truebloud in the parish register at birth, Arnall Trueblood at his wedding and Arnold Trueblood at his death.
Personally I prefer to unilaterally keep the my surname as it is known today and leave the dozen Tudor and Stuart variations in the aka section. But is that breaking a convention?
(and don't get me started on my French ancestors in Louisiana...)