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Yes you can do that and use it on forms, correspondence, etc. You are right to ask about the distinction and interchangeability with the LLC for liability protection purposes. You need to make it clear on any contracts or deeds or other legal documents that the LLC is the party to the contract and not the DBA. So you should ensure the party to all contracts and deeds is "XYZ LLC d/b/a Better Name." But in correspondence, advertising, etc you can just use the tradename "Better Name."