Choosing an email name

@sonnet (165)
South Korea
February 16, 2007 4:10am CST
A couple of months ago when I started a new email account on Gmail, it took me about 2 days to choose a name I liked. Absolutely every thing I could think of until then was taken already. I imagine with the more established free email sites like Hotmail and Yahoo, almost every name is taken. I wanted a personal name for a personal email address. A name that said something about me as a person and who I am. I didn't want to use my real name, I already have that with my hotmail address. I tried poems, quotes, song names, hobbies, my favorite things, pop culture references yet everything I liked or that felt personal was taken. In the end I went with a LINE FROM A SONG I liked and to my relief it was available! So if you don't use your real name as part of your email address, how did you come up with yours? Curious to hear about your thought process in finding a unique yet personal identity.
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@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
16 Feb 07
I went through much the same prosess as you did. I have tries using names of things that are meaningful to me. Eeverything i could think of was already taken. I ended up with a hotmail adress containing bits of my name. I guess i was just much too late getting my email adress :-(
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@sonnet (165)
• South Korea
16 Feb 07
Well it can be really frustrating. My top choices were all taken but I still had a lot of fun trying to think of something new and original.
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• India
22 Nov 10
Hello, you can use one of the strong quality in you as a part of the email id. your idealism, your favorite pet are also could be of good choice. If you do not want to use name, then you can try by your highest qualification followed by date of birth/ month of birth/year of birth or a mix of them. Places of visit can be one choice. Let me explain with one example. If you are borne in England, grown up in Russia, studied in Orissa, setteled in America. So you can choose 'eroa' which you can remember easily.