I have noticed a lot of new names in the Circle recently. As the pandemic has more and more people sitting at home it looks like we all have a lot more time on our hands.
To that end, I am curious to get to know everyone a little better. One of the things I have consistently been intrigued by is the usernames that people select. Some just go by their first names, however others (such as myself) choose a completely different name to represent us. So why did you choose the name you did? What does it mean? More importantly, what does it mean to you?
For me, the name “Mythfortune” was selected a long time ago when I started interacting on the Bulletin Board Services that were the early Internet. I didnt know what I was doing, and I needed to create a “name” I would use to log in. As I had recently started reading Robert Asprin’s “Myth Adventures” series, I for some reason chose “Mythfortune”. I did not realize at the time that the name would be how people would address me online. Within the BBS people simply called me “Myth”, and I found I really enjoyed the nickname. So my online persona has been Mythfortune ever since.
Ironically many years later Robert Asprin would actually write a book called “Myth-Fortunes”. I should sue, but I guess I can be the bigger man and let him have the title.
How about anyone else? Any stories you care to share while we are all locked in at home?