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09 April 2009 @ 11:50 am
Writer's Block: What is your name?  
If you were to have another name, what would it be?

...seriously, who writes these things? This is the Internet -- don't most people have a plethora of names?

Or does my sample group have a peculiar bias?

Here's a variation: do you consider your LJ handle or other online noms de guerre to be "names", or just "handles"?

"Athelind" is most definitely another "name" for me. I'm well-known online as "Athelind" or "Your Obedient Serpent" -- better known by far than I am by my legal name. A number of my friends and acquaintances call me "Athe" even in face-to-face conversations.

Hell, some people I know on Second Life call me "Athelind" even when I'm logged in under yet another name.

I feel: contemplativecontemplative
Alexisbleeped on April 9th, 2009 07:07 pm (UTC)
:D Hah, that is very much right-on.

(Sorry, I saw your post after mine on the front page.)
Tombfyretombfyre on April 9th, 2009 07:13 pm (UTC)
Much like rule 34, there seems to be a meme to cover every possible situation out there. ^^() I've just got the one name, and it suits me just fine. :3
Your Obedient Serpentathelind on April 9th, 2009 07:16 pm (UTC)
...your driver's license says "Tombfyre"?
Tombfyretombfyre on April 9th, 2009 07:20 pm (UTC)
Well, one name on the internet anyways. ^^ If we're counting legal names, then I've got two. :3 Hooray!
Rikoshi Kisaragi: 27rikoshi on April 9th, 2009 07:32 pm (UTC)
I definitely consider "Rikoshi" a valid enough name for me, to the point where I very often feel weird when my friends call me by my "real" name.
Tubetoob on April 9th, 2009 08:55 pm (UTC)
*does it all the time*
Stalbonstalbon on April 9th, 2009 07:39 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'd definitely consider Stalbon to be another name for me. A few of my online friends who have my number will sometimes actually call asking for that particular name.
Your Obedient Serpentathelind on April 9th, 2009 10:47 pm (UTC)
I've gotten calls and MAIL for Athelind.

We even get mail addressed to "Athelind & Quelonzia Stormdancer".
Tube: thinkytoob on April 9th, 2009 09:07 pm (UTC)
I don't really think of myself as "Tube" or "Rane." People call me Tube all the time and I don't notice it, but as far as I'm concerned, I'm Ryan.
Sternbunny, sharp pointy-teethed rabbitsternbunny on April 9th, 2009 09:44 pm (UTC)
Well, I've been consistent with having 'Beth' somewhere in my user name for most things (this LJ handle excluded). Various permeu...permu...variations on Beth have attached themselves to me over the years. And I also go by my main in Warcraft's name among my guild, although in some of the private chats there is a weird mix of Warcraft name/real name/forum name that can make it hard to tell who is speaking to whom of whom.

Araquan Skytraceraraquan on April 9th, 2009 09:46 pm (UTC)
I've only got seven names, myself... But only two of them see regular use.
silussa on April 9th, 2009 10:38 pm (UTC)
Actually, I'm planning on a legal filing later this year which would bring the "two" names I'm known by together. :)
Tephra: kitty squidtephralynn on April 10th, 2009 02:39 am (UTC)
On more than one occasion friends have completely forgotten that my given name is not Tephra. Lynn gets used mostly by family, friends I first met in offline and completely non-fannish situations, and those annoying business related type people.