That’s why when Creampuff told me about the brilliant Star Trek naming convention, I jumped all over it. Here’s how it goes:
If you are mentioning someone in a post who:
- uses their real name in comments on your blog or their blog, or if you are promoting their book, event or services, use their name: eg. Kate (of mynameiskate.ca fame), Tara, Mena, Andrea
- already has a pre-existing online nickname, pseudonym or persona, use it: eg. Creampuff Photojunkie, MintyFresh, Dead Robot
I have taken a couple of liberties in cases when adding a third character from the last name makes the name easier to pronounce (and thus remember) or more cool-sounding: eg: Japor & Getho.
Feel free to steal and use at will.
[edited to fix the glaring link love error.]