Pseudonyms

10 years ago | Murazrai (Member)

I just wondered, is the usernames here are the pseudonyms or real life names? My username is a pseudonym, but I have a full pseudonym named Muranyl Kizrai.

Chaos Fighters...the fantasy of the scientific magic.

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  1. RavenProject (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    To no one's surprise, RavenProject is not my legal name. ;) That's been my online callsign for over a decade now, and when I was incorporated the name of my company.

    I'm starting to sign up on more boards as MidnightCross, the name of the series I'm launching in August, for brand recognition.

    I'm also regretting that I took my real name (John Benton) instead of RavenProject on Facebook. :)

    -J

  2. MeiLin Miranda (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    MeiLin is my pen name. When I get closer to releasing the finished book I'll be telling ze world who I yam! So dramatic!

    "An Intimate History of the Greater Kingdom"
    http://www.meilinmiranda.com/
  3. allantmichaels (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    Allan T Michaels is my pseudonym, because in this highly google-able world, I want to keep my fun writing separate from my real job (which also involves a different form of writing).

  4. joel wyatt (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    Oh, okay, then. I'm not REALLY Joel Wyatt, I'm not really 28, and I've never survived a kaiju attack, or met any superheroes. (yet)

    No real top secret or job-related reason for hiding my identity, just keeping the fourth wall up (this post notwithstanding)

    Anybody who's curious could track the "real me" down, if they were so inclined. But it's hard enough keeping them reading about JW.

  5. nomesque (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    Nomesque isn't really a 'pseudonym', I guess - more like a brand (*lol*). I use either Nomesque or my real name everywhere - decided a while ago that pseudonyms were just too much trouble.

  6. Jim Zoetewey (Moderator)

    Posted 10 years ago

    I don't use a pseudonym. "jzoetewey" is a contraction of my name. The original isn't that hard to find. In fact, I'm not that hard to find. Everyone in the US or Canada with Zoetewey as a last name is a relative. That's not true in the Netherlands though... Zoeteweij probably isn't especially common there, but it's likely more common than it is here.

  7. Kess (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    'Kess' isn't a name that I use for writing, or anywhere except online (though it is the name of a long-standing character of mine. I'm known as Kess or Kessbird most places I hang out.

    All my writing goes under my real name, though. I don't see the need to use a pen-name or pseudonym - I'm proud of what I write (most of the time). My other online names tend to be holdovers from when I used to do RP and played specific characters - until I started putting my writing online, I never used my real name.

  8. NiSp (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    lmao @ jw!

    my real name is no secret either. it's just rather boring to type out all the time, so NiSp is merely me being lazy :P

    i'm testing out a few contemporary short stories, which is far from my preferred pasture, so i'll use a pen name for that - just in case...

  9. Dary (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    Through a bizarre series of events and coincidences, my pseudonym has pretty much become my public name. Only my family use my birth name these days!

  10. Murazrai (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    At first it is plain nickname for myself, but after my works discovered by my family and get insulted, I decided to use it as a pseudonym, knowing that they won't allow me to write as a career. Muranyl Kizrai is the name used if I ever mentioned in my books.

    Chaos Fighters...the fantasy of the scientific magic.
  11. Clare-Dragonfly (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    Clare-Dragonfly is, naturally, a pseudonym. Clare K. R. Miller, the name I use for my writing, is *mostly* my real name. Clare may someday be my real name; it's certainly the name most of my friends call me, especially online.

    Mr. Z: I actually saw a sign when I was in Belgium bearing the name "Soetewey." I don't know what it was for, though, since I don't know any Dutch.

  12. zoewhitten (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    Zoe Elaine Whitten is my real name, but not the one I was born with. I had my name changed legally when I was 30. I was worried that the judge would balk at the request, since my attorney was also requesting a change of my gender. Being that I hadn't had any surgery yet, I didn't think we could pull it off.

    For one thing, the law says you can't change the gender on the birth certificate or driver's license until after surgery. Add to that the fact that we were filing my request in a small Texas court with a newly elected Republican, and I didn't like my odds at all. Fortunately, the young judge seemed to take a liking to me. Five minutes and two questions later, I walked out with a signed court order and an ear to ear grin.

    Then I moved to Italy, took a side trip to Thailand to have surgery, and returned to Italy to get married. Yep, kind of a dull story. ^_^

  13. Pyerse (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    You know Pierce is my real name, but for my pseudonym, I change the spelling of it to Pyerse.

    For more about me visit http://www.pyersedandridge.com
  14. Jim Zoetewey (Moderator)

    Posted 10 years ago

    Clare:

    My last name means "sweet way/road" so who knows? A street sign, maybe?

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