Tuesday, February 24, 2009

whut's in a name?

I got an email the other day from someone who just started reading this blog. The email said...

"Just wanted to say hello. I enjoy reading your blog. I've been "lurking" for a minute. Maybe one day I'll comment. LOL. I have a question...is Kyle your real name or your alias?"

I responded to the email.
But it got me to thinking about names. I use my full name on Facebook. However, on Twitter, my name is @12kyle. And in the blogosphere I'm 12kyle.

For those of you who may be new to this blog...yes...my name is Kyle. Really! LOL The number 12 was my football jersey number in college.

What about you? How did you come up with your blogger name...or your twitter name...or your myspace name? How did you become to be known as "TastyDiamond69" LOL? What is your real name (first names only please...some of y'all might be running from the police and I don't wanna get anybody into any trouble. LOL)


clnmike said...

Mike is the name cln is the last.

The Jaded NYer said...

I'm sure I don't need to explain my name to you... LOL

but for your readers who DON'T know... Kyle calls me Jaded Santana because of my love love LOVE for Johan Santana, pitcher for the New York Mets.

The Jaded NYer said...

oops, almost forgot... in the real world, ppl call me Raquel, as in Welch, but no relation lol

Smarty Jones said...

My real name is Tiffany. Go figure, huh? I've been told I don't look like a Tiffany. :-)
Anyway, I came by the alias "Smarty Jones" because "I've been known to know shit from time to time."

MzInspiredMind81 said...

My blog name is 'mzinspiredmind'. I came up w/ that b/c when I first started my blog, I started it w/ the intent on writing on all things that inspired me.

My real name and name I use on any other social networking site is: Samantha

Rashan Jamal said...

Mine is my first and middle name... When I first started blogging I was Terrance Casanova, which was my old graffiti name when i was a kid and dreamed about tagging like Ramo in Beat Street... It's also the name I give my created players on Madden. LOL

eclectik said...

eclectik relaxation is really my birth name.

OR Im eclectik and that Tribe song is really soul on ice

...and my only vice has to deal with lots of luvin and it aint nothin nice

...it aint nothin nice.


Angel said...

Mine is so boring, my name is really Angel

Darius T. Williams said...

I used to use a different name...but now, I just use my real name...Darius.

Anonymous said...

My real name is Carlene.

My name on Myspace is BritishDevil -thats what my friends in high school called me

And my blogger name is BorednTalkative - because I get bored easily and I like to talk.

Otis said...

Kinda just go with Otis..Been "BigO" at one time...I was O-Dog around the Menace to society era..lol

Keisha "Kitten" Isaacs said...

Hey Brother!

I go by Keisha "Kitten" Isaacs....Keisha Isaacs is my real name...Kitten is my stage name.....So I combined the two when I started doing my ministry work...allows me bring my creative side with me as I bring forth the word....my emails and twitter are Soulkitten09....simply because Kitten has got SOUL...give me a mic and a band...I'll hit you with 9 lives.....

3rddeadline said...

12Kyle's names have also been Lou Diamond, John Blaze, Chocolit Boi Wunder, and Mr. Staley.

TheJadedNYer is also known as Rizzo becuz she so reminds me of Betty Rizzo from "Grease", a crazy, fun, daredevil.

The Jaded NYer said...

@3rddeadline- and Rizzo is so my fave character from that musical!


The F$%K it List said...

Hmm you want me to put my government name on a blog.... *gotta check for warrants first*

ok seems like I'm cool. First name is Krishna (its a long story so don't ask).

How did I come up with the F$%K it list, well my friends actually did. They said it should be like my attitude which for the most part is F$%K it, and then a list like the bucket list. AND SO here I am.

Keith said...

Keith is my real name..I just don't use my middle or last name...
but anyone who has ever e-mailed me has probably figured it out.

(Only Mizrepresent knows my true

Grover Tha Playboy said...

Beleive it or not, My government name is Grover Cleveland Washington.

Yeah, I can hear the chuckles right now...but my dad named me...
(His first name is Lincoln..go figure.) Since I'm a player of sorts..I go by the name "Grover Tha
Playboy"..I used to have a blog...
I might start another one one day.

Ms. Minnie said...

My real name is Mahneerah (mah-nee-rah, for those of you who can't understand it..lol),

but my blog name is ms. minnie, minnie is my childhood nickname, i just put the miss there..lol

12kyle said...

@ clnmike
LOL! There is iz

@ Jaded Santana
Wonder how the Mets are gonna choke this year? LMAO!!!

*ducking the shoe being thrown at me*

@ Smarty Jones
I think Twitter knows your WHOLE name. Haaaaa

fyi...the name fits. You know some thangs. LOL

@ MzInspiredMind81
I like that!

@ e
boyeeeeeeee, youz a fool!

@ Angel
Nuffin boring about ANGEL...

@ Darius
Just peeped a video on your blog...mannnn...you throw down in the kitchen!

@ BorednTalkative
Thank you for coming over here to talk!

12kyle said...

@ Otis
O-Dog...one of the most feared cats in any movie that I've seen

@ Keisha the Kitten
9 lives!!! Haaaa! I feel you

@ 3rddeadline
You neglected to give your names...Air Tre, Rezidl, Do Everything, Russ Jefferies

real name Russell

LMAO @ Mr. Staley

@ Jaded Santana
Oh lawd. LOL

@ The F$%K it List
Glad that you explained it. I always wondered about that

@ Keith
*calling Miz* LOL

@ Grover Tha Playboy
Welcome to the 12th Planet! Make sure that you come back. We have a good time over here. We're here every day...hangin out like wet clothes.

@ Ms Minnie
Thank you for breaking your real name down...didn't wanna mess it up! LOL

TravelDiva said...

LOL. Well at first I was MaryB. But then, the folks I blog with came up with clever names, and I couldn't be the only one looking - well--boring. I like to travel--add the diva--voila!

ShellyShell said...

Michelle is my government name. My family calls me Shelly but my cousin has called me ShellyShell for years.My Aim sign is ShellyShell58 the 58 is for how tall I am!

Charles said...

Ha...I'm very unorginal. I use my real name on both of my blogs. And on my twitter, I use IllumDarkness, which is a shortened form of Illuminate Darkness, my startup graphic design studio. Yeah...boring..

Beautifully.Conjured.Up said...

LMAO @ TastyDiamond69!!!!!! I came up with my blog name on some random ish. I conjure up every perception on my blog, and the beautiful was just something to add...nothing special.

I would give my first name, but it's too many crazy folks out here...it's bad enough I have my picture on my profile.

CurvyGurl ♥ said...

LOL. I was feeling particularly curvy that day and my other names were taken, so voila!

Although, I must admit...I don't like this name anymore....

You can call me Ray, you can call me Jay, but you doesn't have to call me Johnson. Remember that one...? LOL

laughing808 said...

Hey Kyle and fellow bloggers.....

My name is Lashawn and my screen name is laughing808. I like to laugh and the 808 was the first three of an old phone number and the code I used when I beeped people......LOL

My blog is entitled crythenlive, I was in a zone when I came up with the title.....LOL

Rich Fitzgerald said...

My real name is Richard, but most folks call me Rich. Just about everyone in my family called me by my middle name growing up, so I embraced both when I starting writing, so I go by Rich Fitzgerald.

I used to be Rich in the STL, Mega Rich and just plain Rich on blogger. I've always had the same blog, but I get bored and change the name. In most cases, the names all have to do with my desire to be paid in full.

Dilusi said...

My name is Cristen and when I actually DO blog, Dilusi is from


.. i just really like the concept lol, and kind of apply it to life in the sense that i'm not promised tomorrow - eventually i will crash/get pulled over [read: die] so i might as well have a ball until then and take whatever chances come my way =]

Stew said...

^^^DILUSI^^^ very creative i like that

but...my name is really Stew. that's what i go by.

simple enough