The groups of people who use pseudonyms, or want to use pseudonyms, are not a small minority (some of the classes of people who can benefit from pseudonyms constitute up to 50% of the total population, and many of the others are classes of people that almost everyone knows. Some people choose to use a pen name, and this choice depends on one's personality and resilience let's say you are that author and you choose to use your real name. Shorten your name the most basic and common type of nickname is a shortened version of someone's real name for example, alexander is shortened to alex or al, katherine to kate or katie, richard to rick, rick, or dick, and so on. Carlo allegri / reuters if you happened to be one of the 1,500 or so people who bought debut novelist robert galbraith's detective story the cuckoo's calling before this past weekend and noticed that the writing style seemed familiar, it was. I wouldn't be surprised if he had a staffer bring him a list each week of all the new ugly names given to him used pseudonym very same people have likened.
People need cool nicknames for chatting, gaming, forums and communicating on dating sitesthey sometimes invent funny usernames to amuse the others when we enter a chat room, we wonder what person is hidden behind a cool or funny nickname. Pen names, also known as pseudonyms and noms de plume, are more popular than ever like brand names, they are designed to be catchy, memorable and suited to the genre writers switch genders and nationalities plain-janes leap into exotic personas x-gens with hyphenated surnames opt for something. The author of the epic a wheel of time series, he wrote all of his books under pen names, using different names for different series there has been some speculation that he formed the pen name.
That guy who wrote the adventures of huckleberry finn is pretty famous, but a lot of people don't know his real name he has that in common with the woman who wrote the massively popular fifty shades of grey series. There are many and varied reasons why people, particularly well-known americans of african descent, would choose to use aliases instead of their names given at birth donning a different name might be considered a deliberate act of self-reinvention a name change, nickname, pseudonym, or nom de. If you have a funny name suggestion please email it to [email protected] a list of funny names, funny aliases, comedy aliases, comedy names, psyeudonyms, secret names, stupid names etc.
Some pen names are fairly well-known for what they are most people know that mark twain was the alias of samuel langhorne clemens the outing of richard bachman as a pen name used by stephen. A pseudonym (literally, false name) is a name that a person (or, sometimes, a group) assumes for a particular purpose and that differs from his or her original orthonym (or true name. Famous authors with secret pseudonyms jk rowling revealed on sunday that she wrote an acclaimed crime novel under a pen name from stephen king to the brontë sisters, here are nine other authors who hid their alter egos. Even when you're famous, there are varying degrees of it the people at the top, we have no problem remembering some folks, though, we need a little help in the name department that's where you come in we asked you to come up with some nicknames to help us remember those celebrities who are.
Pen names, or pseudonyms, have been used throughout history for various reasons i use the pseudonym cydro, although i can't cite a reason for source check out these authors that were a lot more successful than i am, and the reason they chose their pen names: marlonc was nice enough to point out to. Many writers use pen names—but there's a right way and a wrong way to publish your book, stories, poems, or essays under a pseudonym actors and artists often use fictitious names, and writers sometimes choose to create under a different persona as well. The nickname, if catchy enough, will stick and that person will begin being referred to by their nickname moreso than their actual full name the term, nickname originated from the the time of st nicholas when people had a particular difficulty with phonetics.
Nicknames can be used as a first or middle name if they're a variation of your authentic name (like bob instead of robert) you can also list another name on your account (example: maiden name, nickname, professional name. Oddly enough, for a country that loves nicknames for people, we haven't really nailed it for our country as a whole there are a some nicknames you should avoid using when speaking to australians if you want to come across as actually knowing anything about australia you will come across as being. A pseudonym is a name adopted by a person for a particular purpose, which differs from his or her true name a pseudonym may be used by social activists or politicians for political purposes or by others for religious purposes.
Does not include fan nicknames, secret identities, or explicit pseudonyms also doesn't include people who give themselves new names following an act of self-reinvention , and stop responding to their old name (eg voldemort . The single most famous author who used a pseudonym or pen name would be mark twain, but lewis carroll and george orwell are some other famous names the most famous author who recently used a. Richard bachman: possibly the most boring pseudonym ever chosen, stephen king submitted his earlier works to the public under the bachman pen-name because his publishers didn't think that the reading public would accept an author who produced more than one book a year credit must be given where it's due, however the pseudonym was whipped.