My real name is a very common name but my parents were trying to spell it in the proper Russian way when I was born and messed it up horribly so it is very um, unique I guess. I googled myself once and it turns out I only need my first name since there's no one else out there online that has it spelled that way. So when I first started reading the forum people kept saying how they didn't want their full name to be used in case someone found out and usually I just use my first name on sites without numbers or modifiers however in the interest of privacy I just took the second half of my name and used it instead of the full deal. Also I have a secret hope that if someone who I know well enough is reading these posts they'll see my name and realize that it's me. I know that's silly but still...weirder things have happened.