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Thread #30857   Message #398958
Posted By: Burke
15-Feb-01 - 06:54 PM
Thread Name: What's in a (Mudcat) name
Subject: RE: BS: What's in a name
When I decided to join I knew I wanted a handle & tried a couple of ideas as Guest, whatever. Then I read some of the earlier threads on names to get more ideas. My last name is very unusual so I knew if I used it I may as well use my whole name. As a single woman I did not even really want my gender to be evident from my nickname. Burke is the name of the building I work in, but without noticing I picked a name that has my 1st initial. (Something subconscious going on there) Sometimes I'll sign with a B. which in a sense is closer to my real name, Barbara.

I went for something nondescript, was successful & now am not sure I'm happy with my decision.