How did you choose your user name?

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  1. hopped profile image82
    hoppedposted 11 years ago

    I see some Hub writers using their real names while others use nicknames or aliases.  How did you come by yours?

    I registered mine before I even realized that "hopping" Hubs was a thing!  My last name is Hopper and I just thought it would be a cute name.  I was a little embarrassed to realize it probably comes across that I'm looking for attention!

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image85
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I chose Timetraveler2 for two reasons:

      I am old and have traveled many roads in my life
      I love to actually travel with my husband, whom I consider to be Traveler1

      1. hopped profile image82
        hoppedposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        That's a sweet story!  I hope you guys have seen some great places.

  2. Hollie Thomas profile image61
    Hollie Thomasposted 11 years ago

    My user name is a combination of my daughter and son's first name.

    1. hopped profile image82
      hoppedposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting!  I would have thought it was your real name.

  3. Bard of Ely profile image78
    Bard of Elyposted 11 years ago

    Easy - I use it as my stage name anyway!

    1. hopped profile image82
      hoppedposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Clever!  And easy to remember, certainly.

  4. mythbuster profile image69
    mythbusterposted 11 years ago

    Some r/l friends from university started calling me this name as a joke a few years ago (we took classes on mythology, folk and fairy tales, gothic fiction, Native oral story circles, dissent and dystopian literature together) because I basically read well more than the course content as I was always trying to find more information, the roots and various versions of tales, turn up new information on old stories, etc. Everything related to stories was/is a research project for me lol If I had thought more about creating the handle, I wouldn't have created this one. It gets mixed up with the concept of "de-bunking" and that's not my purpose for any story I research. It also gets mixed up in online searches with the popular Mythbusters TV show. I'm usually WAY DOWN the list when people do searches 'cos Adam and Jamie's show (I'm a fan, too) is so popular and they have various sites/vid channel URLS, etc, all getting major traffic. *shrug* OOPS!

  5. profile image0
    FreyaKraftposted 11 years ago

    I used my real name. Not many don't use that.

  6. Gordon Hamilton profile image94
    Gordon Hamiltonposted 11 years ago

    My parents chose my user name "cough" years ago! smile

    Yes - it's my real name but there are some great pseudonyms on HP.

  7. Novel Treasure profile image90
    Novel Treasureposted 11 years ago

    I was hesitant to use my real name because I was somewhat scared of identity theft....i know a little paranoid...but what can i say.

    So I was trying to think of something that was witty and pertained to writing. My nickname is mightybean which does not usual evoke thoughts of wisdom when first heard so I went with Novel Treasure. What I'm hoping people think about my writing, but also what I'm hoping to discover.


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