Why do hubbers have odd names and not their original name.
Hubbers have odd names and it is surprising they do not use their original names as it will give them a strong identity in internet.
i suspect they do this only for the sake of change and nothing else!! may be i'm wrong but that's the way i perceive. i'm not one of them of course....good question mathira
Good question. I use my real name here, because I enjoy the notoriety. However I do appreciate some of the clever handles that some use on other boards. Example: "The ill-tempered clavier."
To answer your question, some hubbers are concerned about their professional reputations. For example, it would be impolitic for some research scientists, using their real names, to express strong beliefs in UFO aliens on hubpages. Nobody wants to be the laughingstock of his profession.
I think we all like to hide ours. For me if i put my name i dare to post any blog because i think someone will read who might not love me.
They keep it different to have some funny name.Its not odd but it somehow represent the quality in them.in my case I kept my first name with word max.
I used my real name, but perhaps for other people it is a privacy issue. On one hand, the greater anonymity you uphold, the more controversial issues you could tackle without getting into too much trouble!
Hubbers have odd names to keep people from knowing exactly who they are. Sometimes people have stalkers and they need to remain as annomous as possible but as the same time they still want to live their life without total fear.
I think some of them simply do not want to disclose their real names, and some of them use their HubNames to express their creativity - which is a great tool for this, as well a good marketing trick. Some of these HubNames I really like are ThoughtSandwiches, awordlover, attemptedhumour, Just Ask Susan and so on... All of these HubNames are extremely creative and/or very interesting - at least to me they are
I've been using "FatFreddysCat" as an online alias for years on a number of sites and forums so when I joined here I saw no reason to stop.
I think some of it is the need for a unique log in name. There are over 230,000 people hubbing, so to find a log in name may be difficult for someone named "John Smith" or something like that. Also, some people can show a lot about who they are and how they think by their names. It is just another way to show their personality.
there are people who would like to remain anonymous here. then there are also other people who like to give themselves wacky names so that they appear different and stand out from the rest
I don't know why other Hubbers use creative names, for me I am use my name mainly to give my writing a signature along with the photos I use on my hubs, which are all taken by me. For me it's not much different than me signing one of my paintings.
Let HubPages ensure ultimate safety to all the members. Then, and only then, they can justly demand such a requirement. Their website is full of abusers: anyone can create an avatar here, for free, and post whatever they want. They can pick whomever they choose, it's not even a requirement to publish 'quality hubs'. I would rather insist my safety than my seeming honesty which is utterly subjective. It's not a friendship website, and it has perils. I would even advise everyone to think twice or ten times, before they put their real-life names on the internet.
I enjoy using my real name just because the polished look it has on articles. However a lot of people do not wish to give out their real names and prefer to go by a pseudonym for safety purposes or personal preference.
I would have never started writing if my name had been attached. Now that my writing has improved, I may reveal my name. I have friends that I admire as writers. When I started writing I couldn't place myself in their category. On HP I have been able to look at different writers and learn from them..
by Barry Rutherford7 years ago
I know I there area number of hubbers who use their real names if you are one of them post here !
by lisabeaman7 years ago
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by Jonathan Janco5 years ago
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by greathub9 years ago
HiHow about giving an option to all hubbers that they may display their real names on each hub alongwith their hubpages id.Those who have ids that are somehow not at all related to their names and who want to display...
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