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?
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No, my name(s) online is just an online alias, nothing to do with my real name
64%
I go by a name derived from my official name (shorter version for example), but not by the actual thing online
14%
Not yet, but I plan on changing my offical name to a name I currently go by online
9%
Yes, I go by my official name online (or at least partly)
13%
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Published: November 4, 2016
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larvestaHobbyist 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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Ahhh, yea! How long befor eyou go to university? I hope you can start passing soon!
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larvestaHobbyist 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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Yea, that makes sense! I'm sorry to hear they are like that D:
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SangFeProfessional General Artist
One day my name shall be officially Van and all shall bow at my awesomeness!!! XD
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Nice :la:
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Ninja-AlpacaHobbyist 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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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Breezy is a nice name ^^
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KiraLaManzanaHobbyist 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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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
That's actually a really cool coincidence!
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PiepawsHobbyist 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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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhh, I see! That makes sense ^^
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XenophilithHobbyist 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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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Yea! It's a good name ^^
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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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Ahh, I see ^^
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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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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Awww B(
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coffinjockieHobbyist 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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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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coffinjockieHobbyist General Artist
yee!! It's funny how much names just slowly grow on you. xD
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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Yea ^^
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TarassisHobbyist 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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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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