How did you pick your hubber name?

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  1. Mighty Mom profile image78
    Mighty Momposted 11 years ago

    How did you pick your hubber name?

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    healthylife2posted 11 years ago

    I write a lot about embracing a healthy lifestyle so healthylife2 seemed like a good choice.

  3. stanwshura profile image72
    stanwshuraposted 11 years ago

    Rather unoriginally (and I guess some might say riskily - but the way *I* take personal responsibility for my web behavior is by being me 24/7 - no aliases).  So, heh heh, I guess I can ironically shirk accountability for name choice by passing the buck and saying that my parents have de facto responsibility for said hubber I.D.!  wink

  4. iheartkafka profile image68
    iheartkafkaposted 11 years ago

    It was fairly easy for me. I always say that besides my family, I have three true passions in life: books, running, and pizza. I'm an English professor and assumed I would spend most of my time writing about education. While Dostoyevsky is my absolute obsession when it comes to literature, iheartkafka (as in Franz Kafka) just had a better ring. smile

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    masmasikaposted 11 years ago

    My name sprouted from an idea that names are great enhancers of fate.  I chose my name because "masmasika"  which is a word from my ethnic dialect that means "boundless" or never ending.  My elders often used the word in relation to goods that keep yielding fruits.  I love the name because it makes me feel stronger.

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    Angie497posted 11 years ago

    Oddly enough, Yahoo chose it for me. Really.

    Roughly a million years ago, I decided it was a good idea to have an email account that wasn't connected to my ISP. The choices at that time were pretty much Yahoo or Hotmail, so I went to Yahoo. Tried to use my name, but of course, 'that user name is unavailable.' Yahoo helpfully suggested another one, and since I wasn't too worried about what the name was, I said 'OK.'

    Since I'm efficient (or lazy, depending on your point of view), it didn't make sense to have dozens of different user names on every site in the world, so about half the time, I'm angie497. After I started writing regularly online, I mostly have used TheBeerLady (which is my alter ego LOL), but I wasn't going to go back and set up new accounts just to make the switch....

  7. JanieWrites profile image61
    JanieWritesposted 11 years ago

    For me, it just makes sense. I am Janie and I write, thus Janiewrites. I use it everywhere: my email address ( my website domain: ( I will admit that I stole the idea from a former supervisor who was using his first name with 'writes.' At the time, his ISP address was, so the name was Rodowrites@home -- catchy and I liked it. (and he is OK with me using his idea.)

  8. umbertoobrian profile image60
    umbertoobrianposted 11 years ago

    I combined the names of two great writers, Umberto Eco and Patrick O'Brian.  I was also thinking about Bernardo O'Higgins - the juxtaposition of name origin made me laugh.  So I went with Umberto O'Brian, it felt original.

  9. Ricksen Winardhi profile image61
    Ricksen Winardhiposted 11 years ago

    I use my real name. The reason is because I want to present myself as I am, even in writing and online social networking. Famous writers also use their real name and I believe that using real name build confidence and credibility.

  10. theanswers profile image58
    theanswersposted 11 years ago

    Just wanted to be "Wikipedia" in Hubpages

  11. Joanna Kim profile image61
    Joanna Kimposted 11 years ago

    As you can see, I use my English name. It is easy to remember, thus I can sign in without forgetting the username.

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    Garifaliaposted 11 years ago

    Mine is my real name. As I see most on this site use code names. I used to hate the way my full name sounded in English. Now I kind of find it special. From what I gather you must be one Mighty mom with many obligations. I like your photo too.

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    Liberumposted 11 years ago

    As for many here - also quite simply. I work under pseudonym Cristian Liberum and I simply took one part of my pseudonym. Liberum means "freedom" and blogging is all about that. Feeling free to express yourself.

  14. Rebecca2904 profile image68
    Rebecca2904posted 11 years ago

    Like most people here, I use my real name. I don't feel comfortable using my surname online except on sites like facebook where I know the people in real life, so I decided to just stick with my first name. Rebecca is a pretty common name though, so I put some numbers after it - 2904, or the 29th April - which is my birthday.

  15. soconfident profile image73
    soconfidentposted 11 years ago

    I realized what my niche was before I picked my hub name.

  16. elusivelycool profile image62
    elusivelycoolposted 11 years ago

    It just popped in my head one day. Well it started as elusiveE because my first name starts with an E. But then I thought up the rest and decided I liked it.

  17. hockey8mn profile image68
    hockey8mnposted 11 years ago

    I used my instant messenger name.  Came up with the name because I played hockey for most of my life, the number I had on my jersey was 8, and I couldn't use hockey8man or hockey8.  hockey8mn was one of the automated choices and I picked it because it was the shortest.

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    Tall mama llamaposted 11 years ago

    My husband actually gave me the nickname Mama llama when our oldest daughter was a toddler...he is always rhyming and would say to her "your momma is a llama." She is now ten and I am still dubbed Llama Mama

  19. rajath pai profile image61
    rajath paiposted 11 years ago

    i used my own name as it has always been a dream of mine to have people such as yourselves read what i write; also, it happens to be my most favourite quality. Because i attain absolute happiness when i hear the names of rowling, dickens or austen and to dream of my name stamped alongside it gives me great satisfaction. smile

  20. slackermom profile image66
    slackermomposted 11 years ago

    Well, I chose slackermom because that's what I am. I read a book by a woman who used the term so I stole it because it fit me perfectly. I actually wrote a hub that explained my choice. If you want to read it. Here's the link: … om-are-You

  21. dmhenderson profile image60
    dmhendersonposted 11 years ago

    I used the same username (my initials and last name) that I use elsewhere.

  22. fairvanity profile image58
    fairvanityposted 11 years ago

    I chose mine because Vanity Fair is one of my favorite books, so I just mixed it up a little.

  23. kittyjj profile image67
    kittyjjposted 11 years ago

    Both of my daughters love kitties and their first name initial is "J",  That's how I came up with kittyjj.

  24. FatFreddysCat profile image93
    FatFreddysCatposted 11 years ago

    "Fat Freddy's Cat" is a character in my favorite comic book series ("The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers") and I've been using the name as a "handle" on various internet forums and the like for years.

  25. mismazda profile image61
    mismazdaposted 11 years ago

    Well my hubber name is my email handle, so I just stuck with it ....its easier to remember and its odd in its own way..and its because I drive a Mazda...go

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    SkeetyDposted 11 years ago

    Someone called me that as a joke and I took a liking to it.

  27. slappywalker profile image93
    slappywalkerposted 11 years ago

    When my daughter was an infant, she would always slap at my face when I leaned in to give her a kiss. So one of her nicknames was "Slappy". I tossed it onto my last name and use it as my tribute to her.

    1. stanwshura profile image72
      stanwshuraposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      That is *adorable*!  Wish I had the authority (question authorship) to select this as best.  smile   The image you evoke has me smiling, which these days is rare and tough.  Thank you for sharing such a touching way to celebrate your daughter.

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    CatsPageposted 11 years ago

    I had a very long email address and decided to change it and make it easy for people to remember.  My name is "Catherine" and many of my friends call me Cat  so "Cat" worked, and I thought "Page" would be a good addition for indication of a web page as well as page of a book for my writings.. CatsPage is also my twitter and facebook page name.

  29. freecampingaussie profile image62
    freecampingaussieposted 11 years ago

    We are traveling Australia in our 4 wh drive & caravan and love free camping to save money as well as the freedom from squashed sites in parks - camp by rivers etc !
    We are planning to explore Britain/Europe - Canada & USA next year !

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    Phelckyposted 11 years ago

    Phelcky is a name I've used for years on the web. It's a mix of my cats names smile

    Phoebe - Ph
    Felix - el
    Jack - ck
    Bailey - y

    Phelcky: So that's the story of my name


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