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Is the name (not necessarily username, just names you ask people to call you) you go by online (or one of the names you frequently go by) your official name in real life? 

64%
336 deviants said No, my name(s) online is just an online alias, nothing to do with my real name
14%
74 deviants said I go by a name derived from my official name (shorter version for example), but not by the actual thing online
13%
67 deviants said Yes, I go by my official name online (or at least partly)
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50 deviants said Not yet, but I plan on changing my offical name to a name I currently go by online

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larvesta Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i go by kali irl, but cheren online. i'd like to change what people call me irl to cheren when i go to university since that's when i plan to start trying to pass irl. but for now, i can't come out as trans so i'm forced to stick with my birthname for now.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhh, yea! How long befor eyou go to university? I hope you can start passing soon!
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larvesta Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
a while yet, sometime during 2018. i have the unfortunate reality of not having parents who will take me seriously and won't let me change my appearance (i can't even dye my hair brown), so i'm just going to have to be patient. when i'm not living with them they can't stop me so that's really the only chance i'll get.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, that makes sense! I'm sorry to hear they are like that D:
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inidis Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016  Professional General Artist
One day my name shall be officially Van and all shall bow at my awesomeness!!! XD
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice :la:
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Ninja-Alpaca Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I go by the name Breezy online, even though it's not my birth name. I wasn't the one who came up with it though, a majority of the people I know in real life call me that (I've been called that ever since I was a little kid, I was never really sure why) and I kinda just liked it better than my birth name
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Breezy is a nice name ^^
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KiraLaManzana Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Welp, here I have almost my real name but in most pages I use "Kira" as my name.

Fun fact: My mother liked the name Kira but didn't use it because my father wouldn't have accepted, I didn't knew that till she saw my Twitter name, interesting right? haha
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's actually a really cool coincidence!
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Piepaws Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well my internet alias is Piepaws, but my closest friends call me Pie, Lin (a shorter version of my real name) and my very closest friends that I've had for a long time can call me Foofy, it's my old internet name from when I was 6-12 years old so I associate that name with how cringy I used to be, but my friends think it's an adorable name and I don't mind if they call me that.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhh, I see! That makes sense ^^
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Xenophilith Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I go by Lisa or Xen/Xenora in RL and online. But most just call me Lisa.
The name Xenora kinda grew onto me in the last year.
I'm fine with many names, actually! I don't mind what people call me, unless it's humiliating or really weird and awkward.
Xenophilith is just my "artist name". Maybe I'll do something with it later in life. Who knows :'D
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea! It's a good name ^^
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DarkGrievous7945 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
My screen-names associate more with my hobbies and my obsessions or whatever was in my mind at the time of their creation.

However, I more often than not associate with my real name, at least, my first name.

My github is the only one of my (public) online accounts to officially integrate my real name. But, it retains an element of my usual name-creation technique:
"Brian151"
<real name> + 151 (context: pokemon, so mew's #)

However, on either content I've submitted, or in my bio/about sections of a given profile, my real first name is...somewhere.

(tbh, kinda tired of my dorky screen-names...lol)
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, I see ^^
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War-Thrush Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish I went by it in real life, but people dont get I'd like to be called a fake unrealistic name I think.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww B(
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coffinjockie Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
My name is "Rebecca", but I'm often just called "becca". Ever since I was little I was called "Becca Bear" as a pet name (My grandfather used to 'hunt for bear meat' and tickle me. that kind of thing :,D)

I never really appreciated that name (since I thought I was #toocool for it), but now I'm actually kind of liking it. So I go by "Becca" or "Bear" online and offline.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's nice! :la: I wasn't sure how to feel about Bienie at first either - it was a name my brother invented - but it grew on me.
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coffinjockie Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
yee!! It's funny how much names just slowly grow on you. xD
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea ^^
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Tarassis Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
unfortunately, Jazz is not my birth name ;-; tbh I really want to change my name at some point bc I am nOT COMFORTABLE WITH IT AT ALL UGH
whether I would change it to Jazz or not, I'm not sure, but honestly I really don't like my birth name fff
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AW MAN I FEEL YOU
I'm not entirely fond of my birth name, but even if I would seriously consider changing it, changing one's name is a favour and not a right in Belgium, so chances are really big it'll be denied fffff
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Tarassis Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
CRI
ahh that sucks ;n; 
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TheyCallMeSage Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know why people call me Sage.
My name is Brian X'3

But hey, I've been called much worse, so either of those is fine by me ;P
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, it IS in your username :dummy:
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TheyCallMeSage Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
When I changed my username, I changed it to TheyCallMeSage because that's what people were calling me and I am really not good with names X'3
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's fair :XD:
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x-DigiGummy Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I go by Cameron, or Cam for short. My birth name is associated with so many things I do not want to deal with. I don't know if I'll actually ever change my name, but if I did, it would definitely be Cameron.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That makes sense!
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zebarnabe Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My first name is José, the diminutive/alias is or Zeca. My uncle used to call me Zé Barnabé out of a joke, but it as stuck as zebarnabe and I start using it online since 15 years ago. In fact, I use the nickname so much that if you want to find stuff about me you just need to google it.

It is however a popular name in Brazil (I'm from Portugal) and I often get emails from people trying to contact someone with the same name... *sigh*
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww D:
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Snowue Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Online i either go with Snow or with Lucy. Snow has obviously nothing do to with my real name :D Lucy is my fursona's name, which is a shorter version of my second name and i just recently started using my second name in real life too so jeah :D
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohhh, nice :la:
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zooIogy Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:shrug:
For a while I tried to get people to call me Lighty (my fursona's name) but since a lot of the people I was interacting with didn't know/care about my fursona and instead knew me from a game called Toontown (where my avatar's name was my birthname) I still had most people use my real name.
I don't interact with that many people these days--at least not in a capacity that requires name usage--but sometimes people will still refer to me as Lighty.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohhh, I see ^^
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MaskedMaker61980 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016
No one knows me, I don't even have a name...I'm not even human, just some other intelligent lifeform.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay cool :XD:
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MaskedMaker61980 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016
Yeah, cool.
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silent-hiII Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the name's boy
fuckboy

no, my real life name is kinda...boring?
it's kaja, haha. (which translates to either raven or weed in certain languages lol)
in the internet, i go by fromo or daniel, because i feel so much more comfortable with them.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That makes sense!
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bunnysnow Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
tbh I think Kaja is a cool name. Not trying to say you should keep it because I like it, though. You should have whatever name makes you feel comfortable and like yourself.

Also, my last name's Weed, so I know how you feel
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FoxyMcWolfington Featured By Owner Edited Nov 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Foxy McWolfington is totally my IRL name! Lol, no, not really. My online name, on DA anyways, has nothing to do with my IRL name. TBH I prefer it that way. Not that I am unhappy with my real name, I just like the idea of being able to build a personality online that fits what I want to be . I originally choose McWolfington from KurtJMac's series Far Lands or Bust, his in-game wolf, Wolfie McWolfington Esq. III. And the Foxy comes from loving fox art.

But anything really works, I've been called Foxy, McWolf, Magic (my main OC), Sir Wolf... there is a few. I think McWolf or Magic are my favs though.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Those are nice names!
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AliKitKat Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
On the internet, I go by Ali. In real life, my full name is Alice. But AliKitKat is derived from my first and middle name, Alice Kathrine. Ali Kat. I got the kit part because I call my cat Lucie a "kitten cat" and soon started calling her "kit cat" and well it stuck.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhh, neat :la:
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AquatheOhioKitty Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I go by Aqua online and have for a little over 10 years now, I prefer it to my real name as well. X3 Though some do call me by my real name, Courtney, since it's my sonas name as well but most just call me Court for short (as it's also my RL nickname).
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohh, I see ^^
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Original-Rae Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016   Digital Artist
The name I usually go by online is similar to my middle name (my middle name being raē ) and I just use Rae so it's easier on other people.
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