When I first discovered the internet, I signed up with (another site who's name I won't mention) to get a free email account. Plain old "Ruth" was taken, so I used "ruthla"- my first name plus the first two letters of my last name.
Since then, I've hopped around from one site to another, and I've kept the same name so that I can easily be recognized by any of my old online buddies, whereever I may end up posting or chatting.
People have often asked me (usually in a chat because I have a profile on message boards) if I'm from Los Angelas (LA) or Louisiana (LA). The answer is neither!!! I've also been called ruthia, rugh, ruthala, and rith. For the most part I'll answer to any of them.