Did anyone else pause, fingers over the keyboard, before finally creating a screen-name on a website or a new email address?
Gwyn pointed out I've had two names already on the Ovacome site, but in fact I've had three. I chose my own name to start with and as I began to post on the site and realised most blogs are visible to the public, I decided I wanted something more anonymous. I chose Maverick and put up a few more posts.
This name seemed a bit anarchic and even insincere. I didn't want to give that impression so put my thinking cap on again. I decided finally on Whippit because it's nonsensical and cranky. It's an affectionate nickname my husband uses from time to time.
This has led me to wonder about all you lovely ladies. Is Soapsuds always cleaning? is Doreen Harwood an actress? Does Plum have a Plum in the Mouth? I wonder what it is that makes us choose or reject a name or email address for use on the internet. I wonder if it makes any difference to how we're perceived?