Why do you use the online name that you use?


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I can't remember where I got my user name from. I came up with it years ago, I think at some point in high school. It's stuck with me because it is rarely in use. In the rare event it is already being used somewhere I have a secondary handle, pacificoctopus. I like octopi and the Giant Pacific Octopus is badass.
Mine is Redpepper and the story behind it is that I was having an emotional LDR with a man who is also a redhead. He used another veggie for his on line name and he suggested that I use redpepper for my name on Fet life, as I was starting an account. I didn't end up using that but decided to here.

I wish now that I hadn't used the name I did on Fet life as it is the only one of it's kind out there and at least redpepper is harder to google... you get a lot of red pepper recipes.... fine with me!

Anyway, I would change everything to this name if I could as it suits me somehow, or have I become someone because of it.... don't know.

It's funny because my nicknames in real life are far more soft and squishy.... kinda lovey and endearing. What does that say??? I'm a hard ass redhead when redpepper and not so much in real life? :confused: HA, you'll have to guess on that one... Mono would know. Probably a little of both..

If I had to pick a name for Mono that would suit him in real life it would be "schooner" as it's his fighting name. Or maybe "the littlest Hobo" as he saw himself like that at one point... or "sherpa" as he tends to carry all the stuff while the core primary family walks ahead (his choice I have to add!).

I wonder what he would pick for me?

My husband would be "mushroom" as he is a mushroom geek... always researching, picking, growing, getting together with a local mycological society... or maybe "fuzzy" as he was called that in high school due to his ultra curly blond hair.

Anyway, would love to here others?:D
I have found mine a good initial test of compatibility- if they know my name is a Harry Potter reference then we usually get on!


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Rosie used to be the nickname a former father-in-law gave me, when I had pink hair. Mayfair is because I'm a huge fan of Anne Rice. It was my sex worker name, also.


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Mine is from a particular favorite song, from a particular favorite band.