31 August 2007

What's in a name?

So, here in the blogosphere (as the kids are calling it these days. Or maybe it's just the wannabe hipster media people that call it that) it seems like the thing to do is to refer to everyone by an alias. Sensible enough...keeps the cyberstalkers at bay and the cyber-ax-murderers at arms length. Also, if you're airing not only your own but other peoples business, pseudonyms keep it all nice and anonymous-like. But then you need clever nicknames for all the characters in your little bloggy dramas.

Fortunately, many of my friends and acquaintances come ready made with such monikers. This stems largely from the fact that a) a lot of them used to work at our college radio station and therefore have self-selected DJ names and b) we are a goofy bunch and like to make up random nicknames for no apparent reason. In fact, for every person for whom I had to make up a new interweb name, there was one that already had at least 3 or 4 aliases I could have selected.

Anyway here a little list of my potential cast of characters:

Disco Dan
DJ Evol Eno
Hurricane Cyn
The Lady
Lady Byron, her husband The Wanderer, and daughter BiSH (which would be the CHiPs version of her given name.)
Lucy and her husband, Ricky
The LabRat
Queen Mab

If you spot yourself and would like alternate identification, let me know.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm completely at peace with the names for our household, although in time you'll need to change BiSH to Princess Consort Byron, I'm sure.