Saturday, March 10, 2012

How to Create a Cool Unique Online Username

Do you want to create a unique username for a Blog, Facebook, Youtube, eBay etc.??

One of the first things to consider when creating a username is to think about the kind of name that will give you personality while also guarding your privacy and also be unique.

Wherever you go on the Internet, so many sites now demand more and more usernames. With more and more users signing up for such sites, it can be a tricky to think up a username that has not already been taken by another user. It can also be very difficult to remember all of your different usernames for every different website you visit. There are a number of different ways in which you can get yourself a user-name that has not already been taken and one you may also be able to use for all of your registrations online.

It is important to think about the context in which you are using a username. For example, for work or banking online, it is fine to use a part of your real name as your username. It is not recommended in general, particularly if you are using a dating site or another other forum to which you may not wish to be automatically linked or which you consider to be private.

You might use a variation on your real name, which will make the username easy for you to remember whilst being harder for others to link to your real name. You could use your middle name spelled backwards. This can also give you an exotic twang that will create curiosities, if that is what you are after. If you decide to include numbers (if the website you are using allows it) choose numbers that have some personal significance so that you will remember them, but not ones that are immediately revealing. Don't use your house number or your birthday.

To further enhance your uniqueness online, you might try translating your potential username into a foreign language. For example, the username 'robot' might well be taken, but translating it into Chinese might well work.

Check out some of the other posts on this blog for ideas on how to create a cool username. Also try the automatic username generator on this blog. Just click the button to get an instant random username.

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