How do you choose your username?

@beki710 (949)
May 19, 2009 8:41am CST
When you are on sites such as Mylot how do you choose your username for them? Is there a story behind your username? Do you have different usernames for different sites? My username story is pretty boring. My name is Beki and I'm born on the 7th of October hence 710! I use the same username on most sites as I find it easier to remember! The only time I don't use beki is when I'm on websites specifically to do with my business in which case I use my business name of overdramaticdesigns.
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@bluishrose (2289)
• Philippines
19 May 09
I based my username on my real name which rose and mixed it with my favorite color which is blue. Sometimes I put numbers after my name which is always 17 because its my fave number and I was born on the 17th of october.
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@beki710 (949)
19 May 09
Cool! Thanks for sharing - and we have very close birthdays! Lol!
• Canada
19 May 09
That's how a friend helped me come up with a user name my favorite color is blue too!
@aikhong (661)
• Malaysia
20 May 09
Hi, Beki. For me, i only have one username, which i usually use it online or in my messenger. For those sites i think they're formal enough, i'll use my real name as the username. These are such as in email, online earning sites and myLot here. For those sites that i think not so formal and there's no need to have my own name displayed, i'll use my nickname, which is onered. Haha, the reason behind it is just simple, it's the straight translation of my chinese name pronunciation into english. I usually use this for my blogs, messenger and online networking sites. Happy myLotting! :)
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@beki710 (949)
20 May 09
That's really interesting! Thanks for sharing!
• United States
20 May 09
Most of the time for years now I use the same name monkeywriter (unless its taken I do a variety of it then). It stands for two things. A love of plush monkeys and a love of writing. So there you go monkeywriter. I have done monkeywritergal before. Its boring I know.
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@beki710 (949)
20 May 09
It's not as boring as mine! I like it, taking 2 things you love doing to create your name!
@maeras (107)
• United Arab Emirates
19 May 09
I have 3 user names that I interchangeably use. I'm a bit forgetful so I stick to these three. My user name maeras is based on one of my favorite books. It was a place and was described so vividly. I would have wanted to live there if it existed. Plus maeras sounds appealing to me so it always sticks to my mind.
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@beki710 (949)
19 May 09
That's a really cool name. Which book did you get it from?
@ray_ripz (81)
• Singapore
19 May 09
i choose my username after my name and nickname.. actually i made a unique nickname so that it will be unique every time i sign up to other websites.. it gives me less hassle thinking what username will i use.. and i keep a record of all username and password that i use so that i won't forget it..
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@beki710 (949)
19 May 09
That's a good idea writing usernames and passwords down. As I tend to use the same username I don't forget that ut I often forget my passwords for lots of sites as I use different passwords for each one!
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@K46620 (1993)
• United States
20 May 09
I started a discussion like this a few months ago and never got this many responses! My user name, K46620, is derived from one of my favorite Piano concertos, Mozart's 20th piano concerto in D minor. K 466 is the 'catalouge number'. Since K466 is too short of a user name at myLot, I added a 20 at the end since K466 is the 20th piano concerto.
@beki710 (949)
23 May 09
I very much enjoy Mozart's Piano concertos! Do you play piano yourself? And I am so surprised by how many responses I have got from this discussion!
@K46620 (1993)
• United States
23 May 09
I do play the piano, but I'm not advanced enough to play concertos. I've only been doing lessons for 2 years :( Besides Piano Concerto 20, I like #12, #21, and #24. I'm sure there are more but I've only heard a handful. Which ones are your favorite?
@beki710 (949)
23 May 09
I enjoy 9,20 and 21 I think the best out of the ones I have heard. I haven't heard all of them!
@ebook_freak (1511)
• India
24 May 09
Oh well. Username. It was a challenge actually. My name is Ajith. but i tried a pretty good usernames that started with it. But all were already under use. So I got tired and conjured up the most brilliant one I could get! I don't like telling that aloud. So just take a look at my username! Regards, Ajith!
@beki710 (949)
24 May 09
I like it! Thanks for sharing! It's a pain though when you can't get the name you want!
• India
24 May 09
Yup! You said it man. But now I am a kind of used to this. People call me 'Freak' and recently I learned that it's because they liked my name. Ever since that, I felt okay with my username. But still a thought lingers in my mind... I could have used 'ebook_lover', freak was an extra ordinary experience. And yes, thank you for understandingg my feelings. Even I enjoyed responding to your discussion.
@balasri (26541)
• India
21 May 09
My full name is Balakrishnan and my daughter's name is Srinidhi. I have taken the first parts of both the names and made it my user name Balasri. And you can call me Bala.May I know how you selected your user name which sounds short and cute.
@beki710 (949)
23 May 09
Thanks for sharing. My name is Beki and I was born on 7th October hence 710. Easy and simple!
@balasri (26541)
• India
24 May 09
Yes Beki.It is very easy and simple and cute too.
@marcyyyy (517)
• United States
20 May 09
Beki, my username story is even more boring! My name is Marcy, and I use Marcyyy or Marcyyyy on all of my sites, otherwise I'd probably forget what it was! On some sites, the 3 y's are already taken, so I just add another y. I should really think of sometime cuter or funny...but then I'd be confused! lol
@beki710 (949)
23 May 09
I know what you mean! If I started changing my username I wouldn't be able to log onto anywhere because I wouldn't be able to remember it!
@K46620 (1993)
• United States
23 May 09
I mainly use K466 or K46620, otherwise I would be forgetting my name as well. I do keep a spreadsheet to keep things straight, however.
@Ritchelle (3794)
• Philippines
20 May 09
i use my real name since i came across a reading material that says the courage to use one's name is a sign that one is true in everything. no offense to those who use nicknames or other names . it's just that i don't want to forget my name in my numerous sites . it's because i try to earn from them .
@beki710 (949)
20 May 09
I wish I could use my name on sites but it's too commen hence me having to put numbers after it.
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@Ritchelle (3794)
• Philippines
22 May 09
i would do the same thing too if i were in your situation. however my name, especially its spelling, is not so common and i think i was once mistaken as a male by a parisian somewhere.
@jazel_juan (15748)
• Philippines
20 May 09
here in mylot, i've used my kids names because i could remember it easily. my daughter is named jazel and my son is named juanzen :)) for other sites, i usually use still their names except for my very old yahoo email which is the namme of my fave book
@beki710 (949)
20 May 09
Your children have beautiful names! Do they mean anything? Thank you for sharing!
@jazel_juan (15748)
• Philippines
21 May 09
well, Jazel my daughter's name, i just thought of that when i gave birth lol i just love the sound of Jazel... so nothing meaningful to the name..but my son's name Juanzen is actually the names of my father and my father in law...Juan ( in english is it JOHN) is my father inlaw and ZEN is short for the name of my dad:))
@patialvi (715)
• India
19 May 09
my user name depicts the city i live in. its patiala in punjab in india..so it came by chance when i went to see my friend in some other state and he said look patialvi's are here...and when i was registering on the site, i thought of the same username....mostly i use the same username for almost every site...
@beki710 (949)
19 May 09
That's cool that you got it from a friend calling you that. If Beki710 is taken on a site I like to use bekolina which is what a friend in college used to call me!
@patialvi (715)
• India
20 May 09
certainly you can....
• Indonesia
24 May 09
uhhuh..i always use the same username everywhere, which is shalli17here..hmm a story, hmm..maybe coz my nickname is shalli and my birthday date is 17 lol..just that i think. i have two kind of user names for another sites. lol well as far as i seen, the history behind our usernames are similar huh ? LOL.. i think it's not boring, Beki is a cute name =) and i like ur business name too lol..
@beki710 (949)
24 May 09
Yes our way of choosing usernames is similar! I like yours as well!!
• United States
24 May 09
i use a different username for everything, but i use the same password. i choose my username by my current mood. for instance i was listening to my old favorite song when i made this, so i did a username about music.
@beki710 (949)
24 May 09
That's a good technique to use. Thanks for sharing!
@gr8life (6252)
• Malaysia
23 May 09
Hello beki710, I don't really have an interesting story why I use my user name right now. When I signed up here, I only thought of how great I felt that time about my life and so, I chose gr8life. Just want to make it a bit interesting and different that I used 8 instead of the full spelling of 'great'. I use different user name for different sites online and most of the time, I jot down all the names in a book.
@beki710 (949)
23 May 09
It's a good idea to keep usernames written down if you have a lot I guess. As long as you don't lose the book!
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@chiepao (714)
• Philippines
21 May 09
I use the same username on all sites I register. My user name is way far from my real name. LoL!! Chie came from an anime character (from chobits) which I love... I also used that name on online games that I usually play. Pao is the name of my bf.. and he used pao as his name on online games ( yah, im a gamer ,_,) I just combined our names.. nothing special :P and besides it's easy to remember :) happy mylotting beki :D
@beki710 (949)
23 May 09
Thanks for Sharing. I like the combination of names, it works well!
@paula27661 (15815)
• Australia
21 May 09
My user name is an obvious one too and I tend to use it everywhere except my writing sites where I use my full name. I did join a forum once and used a totally made up user name and just couldn't get used to it! I would receive emails with my made up name on them and I would forget it was me! Paula is a relatively short name do it does the job well!
@beki710 (949)
23 May 09
I understand what you mean, if I choose a different username I find it very confusing.
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@technoobs (406)
• Philippines
21 May 09
I do come up with my user name be always the same as it was a joke before from a colleague about being novice at work. That was the time when I started my first job before nobody calls me like it. For me its about being creative and sticking on it, that's why I stick to this name,technoobs.
@beki710 (949)
23 May 09
Haha! I like it. Nicknames often stick!
• United States
20 May 09
Most of the time I use only my name that way I can remember it. I used to use another name but then I started using my name. It is just easier to remember it.
@beki710 (949)
23 May 09
Yes. I think ones that are easy to remember are the ones that people tend to use.
@scififan43 (2437)
• United States
20 May 09
my username here is related to the fact I enjoy the gene of science fiction movies, tv shows, and books. hence scififan while the number is my current age. on other sites I am required to use my e-mail as a username and I may use my first name as a screen name. on one other site I use my shorten first name and the year in the future should I live to be 100 years. I try to pick a differnt screen name for each site. something that would reflect my personailty.
@beki710 (949)
23 May 09
That's really interesting, thank you for sharing. I'm enjoying hearing everybody's responses and I can't believe I've got so many!