Moniker, nom de plume, sobriquet, title, appellation, nom de guerre. Titles all, for the designations with which we choose to be known as.
Names have always been a fascination and recently I have been handed a load more from the blogland. I had a post recently from a Hmmm (3 m's actually!) and it set me thinking about the choices that bloggers have made.
Petrona put me onto ProBlog where I learnt that I fell into the experiential type of blogger (I think experimental would have been more appropriate as I often don't really know what I'm talking about).
I have noticed that by and large the referential bloggers seem to use their real names, well I presume that they are real otherwise Frank Wilson would have come up with something a little more daring! Weird thing is that I know a Wilson Frank, come to that I also know the alliterate Lexi Lobb and also a Sky Texas Delta, but that's my circle, get your own!
Blog names are a subject in themselves and the most weird, strange and often ridiculous names I have found are the ones on Miss Snark, probably because the snarklings are too scared to give anything other than an untraceable name which they change the moment they sign out!
In the blog world I have met -
Petrona - meaning 'small rock' in Greek or she may be from the Roman clan of Petronius (I go for the latter) but she comes under referential so she couldn't help sneaking in her own name of Maxine which incidentally means 'Greatest' latin. Very apt!
Skint - probably not as skint as he likes to think (sympathy vote?) as he scoffs hovis on the quiet (US alert - Hovis is posh bread). Anyway he is a welshman with a penchant for wooly lambs and has a neat line in blogging - if he keeps it up.
Pundy - haven't quite worked this one out yet. Bundy (eng) meaning Free, was the closest I could find but he also provided the good, real name of Liversausage, oh read him, you'll see!
Shameless - probably falls under my category of all-is-not-as-it-seems but he writes some good stuff and keeps lions as pets
Buntifer - an individual who had invented a whole world of Buntiful things but confuses the issue when he signs in as Cheesm from the Tribe of Cheesemongersanonymous, speaking of which...
A-nonny-mouse - pops out of his hole from time to time and is not to confused with the term blog-anony-coms from my own Blogology. Oh dear, this is starting to look like a dictionary or maybe a friends promotion tour (I'll have the chocolate later guys).
Also come across
Tillerman - does what it says on the tin - found lurking on the heaving oceans and in amongst English writer blogs - weirdo but does have a very funny list of 'self'
Vitriolica- my fave web insta-artist, split personality between a writer and an artist, totally reasonable if you ask me.
I know full well why I decided to call myself Minx and before you go making those assumptions bear in mind you will be as far away from the truth as you can get - think Horsehead Nebula and you're not even close.
But why did you choose yours - was it that panic to find something quick when blogger announced that your all time favourite was already taken, or have you held a lifelong ambition to be a 'Squirrelnutkin' in some shape or form?
But here's a thing for you incurably nosey's, I am also known as...
Mrs Minx - at work
Madame Minx - at the bank (yeah, and then I woke up!)
Best Mate Minx - by the Gin Co-operative
Muminx - by the feckers
Darling, yummy, scrummy, pookins, fluffy bum - by the milkman( or should that be milkperson)
Yownx - by Owen (treacherous cat)
'Where's my white shirt?' - by the MD
Mistress Minx - also (on occasion) by the MD, but I'm not going into that one!!