I suck at coming up with nicknames but it’s important not to embarrass my friends unduely when telling tales online… er… I mean to respect the privacy of the people I’m hanging out with.
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.]
2 thoughts on “Naming Conventions”
The other cool part about the Star Trek naming convention is that it gives you an awesome last name too … for last names: three first letters of your mother’s last name and the three first letters of the town you were born in. My full Star Trek name is Katr BaiBri. I’m a science officer 🙂
Oh, and my URL is .ca not .com 🙁 though I blame the pneumonia and not you 🙂
Why, WHY, do I keep doing that??? ARgh!
Thanks for the last name part – I forgot that, cuz it was hard.
I’m Alcl Thrfre – Can I buy a vowel?