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Post Reply Are you cool with people online calling you your real name?
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I don't even really like people in "real life" using my name, outside of family.
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Spireite wrote:

Fine with it. My name is what people call me, that doesn't change online if people would prefer it that way.


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it really doesn't matter to me, though when I'm gaming even my close friends call me by my gamertag lol, maybe its all of us getting into the zone lol
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It doesn't bother me at all. People can call me by my real name whenever they want.
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26 / M / NYC Metro Area
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Posted 8/10/16 , edited 8/10/16
Online name is Kevz, so that works or Kev or Kevin, but offline I usually go by my last name due to my first name being so common. That being said, I like to keep my last name and exact location private when online except among close friends.
Posted 8/10/16 , edited 8/10/16

No, my name is strictly personal. I don't know why maybe because I hate it. I remember almost getting into a fist fight because my cousin kept calling me by my names nickname when we were little. Either that or I just don't like my cousin.
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No. In fact, I prefer it if people don't even know my real name. I like to interact with others through a facade. And actually, I even prefer for the person I'm interacting with to have a facade. I'd rather not use someone else's real name and I prefer people who don't go by their real name or photo online

It's just a personal thing. I said this in another thread (I forget where), but sometimes I wish it was common practice to wear masks in public like the Carnival of Venice so that people could interact with a facade rather than you personally. Not only would it help to eliminate status division and pre-judgement, but I also feel like it would allow you to express a "truer" version of yourself - the "you" that you want to be.

The persona I've built through my current (and previous) online handles feel more like "me" than my real name, _______ _____, does. In a sense, it almost feels like Cait Sidhe is like a real name and my true name is more like a facade. Heck, I didn't even choose it!
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I tell people right on my profile that they can call me Denis if they want.

Doesn't bother me none.
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I'm fine with it either way. My real name is a name passed down through my family for generations, so I take great pride in it. *Sparkle sparkle.* (Quite literally. In fact, I'm actually the eighth generation Ron amazingly enough. Would I call my future child Ron to keep the tradition going? Nah. It'd be cool, but I've got way better names in mind ha ha.)
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It doesn't bother me theoretically; but since I don't give out my real name online, if someone just started calling me that it would be pretty creepy.
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I'm from the generation that was taught to never give out information online, so no. I never want anything resembling my name to appear online.
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Posted 8/11/16
I prefer not to be called by my real name online.
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Posted 8/11/16
If it's someone that I'm close with...I don't really care.
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Posted 8/11/16

Spireite wrote:

Fine with it. My name is what people call me, that doesn't change online if people would prefer it that way.


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