On the web almost no one goes by their real name anymore. This is because of privacy, when a person is online they can be anyone they want to be… Say you have a guy named “Bob” and he wants to criticize a blog post of one of his friends. In this situation, he can either tell his friend about his mistakes and risk his friend getting mad at him, or he can leave a comment on his blog via a different username, say “Elvis” perhaps.
Now I’m not saying it’s OK, or you should have a false username but in the situation “Bob” was in, it seemed acceptable. Usernames should be something unique, it should say something about you as a person.For example lets take apart my username “Ryanb58″
Ryan – My real middle name.
B – The first initial of my last name.
58 – A random number I just happen to like a lot at the point of creating my name.
See almost all of the parts of my username have to do with me. So maybe your name is “Eugine” and you want a cooler nick name for the web, in this case maybe don’t use your first name. Do you have a cooler maybe more elegant middle or last name? By all means use it if you do.
Usernames don’t even have to represent you if you don’t want. Say your a republican and your on a democratic website or forum. I’d personally name my self something that people wouldn’t know me as. Like Little-Larry or something. All is fair in the game of politics right?
Maybe you have a cool username or maybe a funny one. Let us know your username in the comments below and maybe explain how you gave yourself that name, don’t be afraid to post your username even if it has nothing to do with you!