Do you use a fake name for your user name?

Indonesia
April 1, 2010 2:34pm CST
Many people use fake names rather than their names for the usernames. I wonder why?
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5 responses
@mysdianait (65070)
• Italy
1 Apr 10
I use my own name as part of my username on almost all of the sites that I belong to, including here on myLot. I have no problem using it, I think many are wary of using their own name, some because they don't want to be recognised by friends or family who might be on the same sites, and others because they are still not familiar with internet and find it somewhat 'scary'.
• Indonesia
3 Apr 10
Yeah..that was what I thought. But then I realize, how if someone hacked my account on other sites? Perhaps I should think to change it. How about you..Don't you have the same fear?
@mysdianait (65070)
• Italy
3 Apr 10
You think it's unusual? There are some who are called Diana and are much more famous than me
@mysdianait (65070)
• Italy
4 Apr 10
I guess it all depends on which circles you are a part of
• Italy
3 Apr 10
No. My name is really Nemonezonicamidecus! LOL
• Indonesia
3 Apr 10
you got to be kidding..
• Philippines
1 Apr 10
simply because you can't trust anybody these days most especially on the net, the net is full of fraud, deceit and lies, so in order to protect ourselves and our privacy we don't use our real names..
• Indonesia
3 Apr 10
Thanks for the advice..
@erikmama (12929)
• United States
1 Apr 10
You never know what creepy, crawly creatures are out there. Atleast on other social networking sites you can limit the people who view your information.I dont mind telling my first name, but not my last,but I am guilty of it as my link for my writing sites.
• Indonesia
2 Apr 10
Ok...tou make me aware of it. thanks
@Devilova (5396)
• Indonesia
3 Apr 10
I never use my real name for my username in social networking, only some of it.The rest are hiding with that username.Like misdianait said, I just hide my first name.