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The name you have chosen to call yourself on Hub Pages !

  1. Sky9106 profile image48
    Sky9106posted 5 years ago

    I am aware that many have uses their own correct name, which can turn out to greatly benefit. I am also quite aware , that many are using more than one name   there are many fictitious characters there are on HP, I know this.Tricks were tried with me .
    But that's not my MO for this question, I believe those folks might have a great answer for me also.
    from whatever length of time you joined it's yours.
    Looking back a little!
    Do you have any regrets, like you found a sweet name, that you really love, and are now wishing you can easily change your original name?

    Bless.

    1. HattieMattieMae profile image68
      HattieMattieMaeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      ha ha I would love to use Hattiemattiemae in real. It was originally my great grandmothers, but I have grown attached to it for the last two years, and a very big part of me today, and even thought about changing it in real to Hattie Mae. I think it just fits me better, for who I am. lol I know that sounds funny.

      1. Sky9106 profile image48
        Sky9106posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        No it really don't , lol I believe they should always be great explainable , if the need arises for the names we choose to call ourselves, all through life, It's funny you should say it may be funny.
        But imagine having to write down your different aliases, because you use so many over time.lol.
        But your name and picture suits , remember I asked for permission to shorten your name. lol.
        Thanks Hattie.

    2. Shinkicker profile image90
      Shinkickerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I use Shinkicker as it's named after a song by Blues guitarist Rory Gallagher. I still like it especially as I often write satire and parody Hubs so the name is apt :-)

    3. rlaha profile image76
      rlahaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I had many names I thought I could use.  However, I thought that honesty was the best policy.  Good question Sky!

      1. Sky9106 profile image48
        Sky9106posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Great answer I would say and thank you rliha. It's a pleasure to see you with my favorite little lady.
        Thanks for that answer and I am 100% on board with the honesty part. Been around and I know for sure it is and especially to thyne own self.
        Bless.

        1. rlaha profile image76
          rlahaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          You're welcome. I always feel that honesty can either get you killed or will take you far. I'm hoping it's the latter.  smile

    4. AEvans profile image70
      AEvansposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I have two accounts. One is floral and the main one stemmed from most of my name. smile

      1. Sky9106 profile image48
        Sky9106posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        AEvans bless , I saw that somewhere , I think it's where I read about tour niece ,or someone ,was a little girl I responded and got no reply that time , thought I had is all wrong.

        Good to confirm, waiting for the Debarge.

      2. Karanda profile image84
        Karandaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Both of them beautiful!

  2. Shanna11 profile image92
    Shanna11posted 5 years ago

    I use Shanna, which is my real name, for simplicity's sake. I used to hate my name when I was younger, but the older I got, the more I appreciated that it wasn't an overly common name. I've never met another Shanna. It's a somewhat unique identifier. If I had a common name, I might use a pen name.

    But my mother named me after a romance novel of the same name, which makes for a funny story, so I've decided I like my name.

    1. Sky9106 profile image48
      Sky9106posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      That's cute , came close to to that Twain lady.

      It usually always go back to mothers , but my dad took a stand and gave me 6 names. Sky is not one of them. That's a story.

  3. aware profile image71
    awareposted 5 years ago

    no sky, i am aware. lol

    1. HattieMattieMae profile image68
      HattieMattieMaeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      lmao! Glad to know you're aware, Aware!

    2. HattieMattieMae profile image68
      HattieMattieMaeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      lmao! Glad to know you're aware, Aware!

    3. Sky9106 profile image48
      Sky9106posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      What a name , maybe you thought about this eons before me .lol
      Bless,

  4. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    "Spunky The Wonder Writer" was my first choice. big_smile

    1. Cardisa profile image91
      Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      lol lol

      1. Sky9106 profile image48
        Sky9106posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I ma still laughing.lolololol.

    2. Sky9106 profile image48
      Sky9106posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      So what happened too Spunky?
      lol!

    3. rlaha profile image76
      rlahaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Haha I like that one smile)

  5. Cardisa profile image91
    Cardisaposted 5 years ago

    I wish I had used my original name but when I signed up I thought it was necessary for the "username" because the option was there. I don't regret it much because my HP name is a combo of my given names.

    My second account, Emerald Strachan, I used my birth stone and my mom's maiden name. I have been using that name as my pen name for a few years so it was fitting.

    1. Sky9106 profile image48
      Sky9106posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      That's beautiful Cardisa , see I am not one for writing down numbers and names etc , so I have sough of developed a thing for names and numbers that are important,.

      I remember a joke and I am laughing as I repeat , a friend of mine forgot a name he used in my presence and called me to ask , remember that time we were all sitting on your porch, and I used that nick name I told you I was called when I was younger, what was it again? LOL.

      Emerald is a great stone.
      Bless.

  6. aware profile image71
    awareposted 5 years ago

    the things i am aware of most.are my shortcomings.  that is why i chose it.
    Raymond

    1. Sky9106 profile image48
      Sky9106posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Tell me about those in a sincere hub. We will lengthen them. LOL

  7. DIYweddingplanner profile image90
    DIYweddingplannerposted 5 years ago

    I wish I had just used DIY instead of the whole long drawn out name, because that's what everyone calls me on here now.

    Or maybe Hot Stuff, that would've been good, too! smile

    1. HattieMattieMae profile image68
      HattieMattieMaeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      ha ha, Well i wish you luck DIY maybe you are hot stuff! lol

      1. DIYweddingplanner profile image90
        DIYweddingplannerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Well, last I checked, no, but I guess it could happen.  smile

        I really like your name, HattieMattieMae!

    2. Sky9106 profile image48
      Sky9106posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I was about to say that I saw those initials on here , and there you are,in such close proximity.
      Hot stuff is also easy to remember.
      Bless.

  8. ThoughtSandwiches profile image84
    ThoughtSandwichesposted 5 years ago

    I'm pretty happy with ThoughtSandwiches.  I sometimes get hungry when I am thinking...

    1. Sky9106 profile image48
      Sky9106posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      ha ha ha , so you remind yourself to eat! Writing is a great wonder, think about this m, it's my own invention, writing it just actually saying it in print.

      Bless.

      1. HattieMattieMae profile image68
        HattieMattieMaeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        yay for instance, right now I'm eating blueberry pancakes! lol

  9. cheaptrick profile image74
    cheaptrickposted 5 years ago

    When I was a teen I worked on a commercial fishing boat and Loved it.I was an apprentice to the guy who baited all the hooks which made me an apprentice baiter...I was going to use Aprenticebaiter instead of cheaptrick...but then I thought holy Crap,what will I use when I become a MASTER...umm,at my craft...

    Ya...cheaptrick was the right one...ya

    1. Sky9106 profile image48
      Sky9106posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      This is a great story cheaptrick, And the same question applies, What happens? lol.

      Bless.

      1. cheaptrick profile image74
        cheaptrickposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Simple,then I become a[Master at putting bait on fish hooks]...but that's to much typing for my arthritis.

        ya,cheaptrick was the right one...ya

  10. momster profile image60
    momsterposted 5 years ago

    i picked Momster cuz sometimes mom's can be monsters and i let my children know what kind of a monster i can be if they dont do what they are suppose to. smile

    1. HattieMattieMae profile image68
      HattieMattieMaeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      YOu sound to tough for me Momster! lol

    2. Sky9106 profile image48
      Sky9106posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Hey momster I wondered from the start but I had a had good idea , so your reasonable fitting reason is out. I lol knew there will be some very interesting reasons , and mine is still on hold for being too long.

      But the sky is the limit.
      Bless.

  11. thejeffriestube profile image84
    thejeffriestubeposted 5 years ago

    thejeffriestube, because it's obvious I'm a Star Trek nerd! I've actually owned that as a domain for over 10 years, and it just stuck. It's just something I feel comfortable with. Others are more comfortable just calling me Dave. :-)

    1. Sky9106 profile image48
      Sky9106posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      There you go I was a Trekkie too , it's done so I am done , love Spok.  however if I may , will you use the very same name on other sites?

      Bless..

      1. thejeffriestube profile image84
        thejeffriestubeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I use it for most of my blogging, writing, SEO stuff. It's very apparent who it is when you google it just like this.

  12. SmartAndFun profile image91
    SmartAndFunposted 5 years ago

    I love reading all the usernames on HP. I like Cheaptrick and Thoughtsandwhiches so much! There are a bunch of others I love but of course I can't think of them at the moment. I wish I had chosen something more funny and creative.

    1. Sky9106 profile image48
      Sky9106posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Your name is fine , and your answer goes the distance by saying that you wish you had chosen something More funny.
      Than's for going deeper  but now I shall ask like what?

      Bless..

  13. readytoescape profile image60
    readytoescapeposted 5 years ago

    Wow that was a relatively tough thread to read through, bad jokes, even worse grammar and some really weird appellation explanations.

    I really need to get out of here, hence the pseudonym.

    Besides all my other AKA’s have been used for other exploits.

    1. Sky9106 profile image48
      Sky9106posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Through it all you found your way. You are hired always needs volunteers. Especially when they are great fishermen.

      Lol

  14. aware profile image71
    awareposted 5 years ago

    just add 9106 to the word sky.  now that's  lipstick.i write poetry.   i think  better than yours.

    1. Sky9106 profile image48
      Sky9106posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      why such a low score here , your words are same lool;

      1. Sky9106 profile image48
        Sky9106posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        How I have never seen you that's my home.

  15. IzzyM profile image86
    IzzyMposted 5 years ago

    Usernames here at HP, as elsewhere on the web, are only as popular as the users who have them.

    Unless your username is targeting a keyword, it is meaningless. Much like mine smile

    The best thing we can do for ourselves when choosing a username is to make sure our name isn't comprised of words that are derogatory in other countries.

    We speak to the world here, as in many places online.

  16. Gordon Hamilton profile image96
    Gordon Hamiltonposted 5 years ago

    The reason I use my real name on HP and elsewhere on the Web is an accident of sorts. When I first started writing online, Hub Pages was one of the first sites I joined. At that time, I had my own fledgling business, much of which depended on the Internet and as prominent an Internet profile as possible, hence the reason I used my real name for what was a totally subsidiary affair.

    There is one funny story I can tell you about a friend, however, who started writing online not long after me - on only one site (not Hub Pages) - for similar reasons. She had been writing on it for a few months before someone pointed out to her that she had spelled her own name wrong... True story! smile

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
      Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Who would have known the true spelling of her name?

      1. Gordon Hamilton profile image96
        Gordon Hamiltonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        It was for SEO purposes, Hollie. She was trying to supplement her other online activities. I honestly hadn't noticed or I would have told her.

        1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
          Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          The internet is a strange place, Gordon. smile

          1. Gordon Hamilton profile image96
            Gordon Hamiltonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Scarcely has a truer word been spoken, Hollie smile

  17. Rain Defence profile image95
    Rain Defenceposted 5 years ago

    I used the name of my business. Unfortunately the US and UK spelling of the word defence is different, so as hubpages users are mostly American, I probably just look like I can't spell to most...

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
      Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      That doesn't matter, it's what you say that's important. smile

    2. Sky9106 profile image48
      Sky9106posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Quite tempting Rain, I grew up under the British way also. shuuu-ush. All gods children.

      Bless.

  18. poetvix profile image84
    poetvixposted 5 years ago

    I picked this name for a few reasons.  First, I wanted to be a poet.  Now, I want to write more than just poetry so in some ways I regret that part of the name, in others not.  As for the vix part, Years ago I went under the screen name of vixen_ _ _ _ on other sites.  I had not heard of Hubpages then.  In many ways I can be very mischievous and have always had such a streak so it was nice to revive part of that name I loved for years.  Shortly after I started using that name I shortened it to Vix in sign offs and it has stuck with me since the nineties in some form or the other.  Lastly, it is indicative of where I was born in a way that only I would understand.  What can I say?  I guess I'm like Shrek...layers.  While I may drop the poet part and revive Vix yet again, Vix shall remain as it has become part of me as much as my real name, Rhonda.  Vix is just the part of me that Rhonda always reminds to think before she says something that is not politically correct in real life... one of the many hazards of employment. If I could go by just Vix, I would but it always seems to already be taken.  Blessings!

    1. Sky9106 profile image48
      Sky9106posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      This simply sticks , I feel like am your brother and I alsu knew that same piece of your history,
      But I got it now .There is no guessing with you .

      Well getting to know poetvis as the world turns I see strength.
      Bless.

  19. Mighty Mom profile image88
    Mighty Momposted 5 years ago

    Mine was a no-brainer.
    If the name (and cape) fits, wear it! lol

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      lol

    2. Sky9106 profile image48
      Sky9106posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Some where at the top you are going to find momster.
      Need no came just do the great job , and you know no one can tell you how to raise your kids.

      I can bet captain Mon is on the horizon.

    3. profile image71
      logic,commonsenseposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Looks a little tight to me, but I don't mind! smile

    4. rlaha profile image76
      rlahaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      You go Mighty Mom smile.

  20. mljdgulley354 profile image60
    mljdgulley354posted 5 years ago

    Great question and I love the comments to it. My hub name is from my business and easy to remember if you leave off the numbers. That part came from being illiterate in computer programs that need a user name.

    1. Sky9106 profile image48
      Sky9106posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      There you go mljd and beautiful I might ad. Isn't it amazing the way the mind works ? Th amount of people including me that have forgotten their password or beeper number.
      I remember one lady on here whose name is myforgottenpen, and I told her what a name ,and there are so many more.
      Bless.

  21. Eaglekiwi profile image74
    Eaglekiwiposted 5 years ago

    My hybrid name I created from the respect I have for the American eagle,plus  the USA was about to become my home.

    The 'Kiwi' part is named after the Kiwi bird ,indigenous to New Zealand and affectionately bestowed on New Zealanders (nic name) of which I am. smile

    I wrote a couple of articles on another site and shortened it to Ekiwi,which I thought might be cool when I launched into EBooks lol

  22. designtech profile image61
    designtechposted 5 years ago

    hey, I didn't know we could have multipul accounts and names?  I just deleted an old account I foregot about.  So what are the tricks?  I'm learning something here?

    1. Sky9106 profile image48
      Sky9106posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Some may have great intention ,and the rest is history, When the cat's away the mice would play.

      Just people, but I enjoyed the movie, "And justice for all!"
      Bless

  23. houseclearance profile image60
    houseclearanceposted 5 years ago

    How do you change your username? created it ages ago but don't like the username any more

    1. Sky9106 profile image48
      Sky9106posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I know for sure , although you might be a little off, the the love will shine on you.
      I don't know but watch out.

      Bless.

  24. savanahl profile image80
    savanahlposted 5 years ago

    I use my first name and initial for my last, which I'm glad I do. It's my user name on all my sites. I did this purposely so, if ever I got published then people can make the connection to all my sites and my writing.

    1. Sky9106 profile image48
      Sky9106posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      There is the brilliance of ones own thought put to future use long ago in the past. Great work, just Believe!


      Bless.

  25. aware profile image71
    awareposted 5 years ago

    Sky i will one for one poems with you any day. my few words will trounce  your many . as to why you haven't  seen any. its cus you showed up late in this game.  withing 2 years , either you will yank your hubs down. or quit altogether. this venue has a short life span. i blame the elitist nature  of the moderators  who  without transparency.  flag content and  material they don't care for.Dog fight, was  the final straw for me . a short first person fiction tale that  cast a  different light on the  practice of cultural dog fighting. i knew when i started it  that it might be the straw that breaks the camels back.

    and also when you use a word haphazardly  and without restraint . it takes from the meaning of said word.
    then all the sudden
    blessed  becomes a spit in the face , or a empty i love you.
    miss me with your blessings.
    im not amused
    ray
    .

  26. aware profile image71
    awareposted 5 years ago

    Delta Herculis. sky 9106

  27. aware profile image71
    awareposted 5 years ago

    sarin ?  or is it just a number?

    1. Sky9106 profile image48
      Sky9106posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      just know that it's dangerous all around.

      1. Sky9106 profile image48
        Sky9106posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        so you are bolt

        1. Sky9106 profile image48
          Sky9106posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Bless is the best , I you are around me you should see , what I use my poems for is special , Shakespeare already took the poetic crown , but that' his achievement. I got mine and I must follow , there is nothing that can stop what I am doing,  It's even too late for death.
          There will always be good and bad people in this world, t could never hurt you if you find one more. But I am blessed in the sense that I have some , and I am proud . I wish you all well , so I usually say Bless with sincere meaning.
          .

  28. aware profile image71
    awareposted 5 years ago

    poem for poem. ive read some of yours.  i like them but a lil religious for me.    we can squash this . i prefer friends to enemy's. esp with fellow poets. my frustration with this venue has been taken out on  you. for this im sorry.
    ray

    1. Sky9106 profile image48
      Sky9106posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Then the road up ahead look great , and that's where we must start.

      Give Thanks.

  29. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 5 years ago

    I've been relache online for over a decade and I will continue to do so in the future.

    1. Sky9106 profile image48
      Sky9106posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      So though it's public , it has a secret meaning. lol. That's ok, great to see you.


      Bless.

  30. Africanus profile image61
    Africanusposted 5 years ago

    In my case, people tend to choose the names they think is best for me.
    The problem with 'Africanus' is that it is both a name and a title - Scipio was a Roman. It simply means 'African' or 'the African' In the Classics and in Anthropology, it was conferred as a title on famous explorers and people of that sort, but in the hands of present-day Spanish and Portuguese people, it becomes 'Africano,' because they understand the meaning and tend to translate it from Latin to their own language. To people who choose to be guided by the sound, it is 'Afrikaans', and for some unknown reason, some others imagine me a woman and 'correct' it to 'Africana.' Less than a monthe ago, I was rejected for membership of a very prominent social exchange site because they thought it was a made-up name. Eventually they agreed to be convinced, but even then, they missed the point completely, and spelled it 'Afrikanus.' 
    The beauty of all this is that without them realizing it, the kind of error they commit among other things,  indicates their level of ignorance and gives me some insight into their education or personality. At the same time they are very pleased about their choice. So it is a win/win situation, and my name remains a sort of self-diagnostic tool

    1. sportgames profile image59
      sportgamesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      The nickname I use reflects very well what I do and what my interest is, so it's better than any other witty name I might have come up with.

      1. Sky9106 profile image48
        Sky9106posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        That's the book in review , it reminds , while it speaks , even while you are sleeping. If your name markets you ?

        Bless.

    2. Sky9106 profile image48
      Sky9106posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Even while being in absentia  I feel the joy you share with that incident . That's exactly the reason my darling mother told my Dad , how do you expect that boy to learn to spell all these names . My Dad replied :

      Because he is my Son.  He meant it. He gave me six names and Africanus   was one on the six. It was No# 3.

      Thanks for the knowledge, keep up the great work.

      Bless.

  31. Gypsy Rose Lee profile image57
    Gypsy Rose Leeposted 5 years ago

    I chose Gypsy Rose Lee because she was real and had a very fascinating life. It was the stage name for a burlesque queen who also starred in some films and had everything to do with vaudeville. She had a very strict mama looking after her - Mama Rose and her mom was the subject of many musicals with famous actresses playing the title role. Finally some dates that coincide with my life - her autobiography was published in 1957 - the year I was born and Gypsy Rose Lee herself was born in 1911 which is the year my mom came into this world. So knowing about this interesting and unusual lady when faced with picking out a name I chose hers.

    1. Sky9106 profile image48
      Sky9106posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Beautiful Rose ! I had to read over to make sure , I saw she was real at the start and said Was, and went back . Got it now and it's beautiful. You know me and mothers at this time. You took a year in front of me . So what! lol.
      But it does feel better if you ever forget, but then how can you?

      Bless.

 
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