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Cool Username

Have you ever sat down and actively tried to think of a cool username? As some of you know, I use the name liberty4all on twitter. It’s great and all, but I use it in other places too and I run into two problems. The first problem is that someone else also uses liberty4all as a username. This means that I sometimes I have to think of another username, which increases my chances of forgetting it and never logging in again by about 80%. The other problem is that people refer to me by my username. This drives me nuts for this particular name. I don’t know why.

Here are some names I’ve used in the past:

sugrhi27 (my first name on AIM, don’t remember the pwd now)
mysecretelixir (my favorite name on AIM)
joanna_divine
blueygdragonfly
edgarwarhol (and variations of)
secretelixir (and variations of)
passionaterain (and variations of)
zippyblu
pogojo
calamityjane
joroses

With all these and more that I cannot recall at present, none have ever felt like one that I could truly embrace. None were ever applicable for every use. For some reason, I decided to go ahead and open usernamecheck from my twitter toolbar. This was a bad idea. I am now obsessed with finding a username that I can have that is completely not taken in any form.

This could take a while. I’ll let you know when it’s finished…

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Joanna is a stay-at-home mother of 2 young boys. She enjoys reading, writing, cooking, socializing, and constantly struggles to find new and better ways to manage the home.
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  • Keri and Jason

    I used to float in the same boat. Then one day, I got lucky. My brother was desperate to sign me up for a football pool, of all things. So he created an account with a username of vidasista and signed me up. It’s stuck with me ever since. It’ll come to you someday. One that will stick.

  • Karlana

    I went through a couple myself before settling on one that I felt described me best. I was originally courtjester96, but since I got married, I was no longer a Jester (it is my maiden name, no joke!). So, it has been hawaiianbrat96 ever since.

    I am Hawaiian.
    I can be a brat (nicer to say versus the evil b-word).
    I graduated high school in 96.

    Anyway, happy new year!

  • Diana – FreeStyleMama

    I know where you are at. I was thrilled to come up with freestylemama (I used to design/sell Raver clothing online…and have just kept the name) and it’s never taken!!!

    Happy New Year!

  • Evolving Mommy Catherine

    I am boring and just stick with the same thing most the time. Good luck on your search…hope you find something perfect!

  • Carey

    Good luck with finding an original username! Let us know what you pick. Happy New Year!

  • Bonnie Irving

    I Hear ya! I have had the name Scrubbybubbles on yahoo since ’99 there IS someone else, that has that name( how dare they! that’s MY name!LOL)on AOL, i just had to drop the u off of mine on there. every once in a while i run into that problem.. but i just drop the u off and that generally works for me. some times ( i think once) i couldn’t even use that! but, that’s me! i have been it for 10+ years and i think that it adequately describes my personality! I will have to check into that username check thing. is it on the twitter page?

  • I am Harriet

    I can relate.

    Happy New Year to you.

  • Lin

    I always think I’ve found “it” and then a few days later, I’m thinking it stinks. I think it changes like the wind or what I’m feeling that day. Maybe we just need numerous aliases. I’ll be curious to see what you pick.

  • HEALTH NUT WANNABEE MOM

    I will be interested to see which you decide on. Mine fits me b/c I am and always will be a wannabee healthnut I think.

  • Veronica Lee

    Happy New Year!

  • Annette Piper

    It IS hard – I haven’t found one yet that no one uses but still ‘fits’ me.

  • Sweetbabs

    I know what you mean about finding a good screen name. I use to be lost and all over the place too. Till the summer of 07 where I was given the nick name Sweetassbabs. I use that and a variations of that all over. Do you have a nick name you could use?

  • Opus #6

    Sometimes your username preference might change because you have changed as a person. I’ll be curious which one you pick now.