Corrine Administrator, Microsoft MVP, Security Analyst Staff member Joined Feb 22, 2012 Posts 9,987 Location Upstate, NY Sep 22, 2012 #1 Many Synative members have shared the story behind their choice of avatar (How/why did you pick your avatar?). Aside from the gobbledegook being used by forum spammers, I've seen some unusual choices for usernames. Who has a story to share about your use name choice? Do you use the same name everywhere? When I started on forums over a dozen years ago, the name I wanted to use was already taken and nothing else appealed to me. After all, I felt the chosen name was "personal" so finally just went with my given name. Fortunately, my name isn't very common so I am able to use it at most sites. Even when it has been in use, using a slightly altered version, accompanied by my :rose: has assured recognition.