Do you have the same username for other forums you visit?<br>
I usually do and have noticed some other mamas do but its kind of interesting when you figure out that two mamas with different names are the same people!
And yep, I use the same username for all forums. I just like for people to know who they are talking to. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
For the majority of the boards I post I have the same name, but wanted something different by the time I got around to registering here. I got sick of the same username all the time <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">. And I recognize a few names here from other boards and one or two people I figured out were someone else on another board <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">.
This and amity are the only forums I use this name. All the other forums Ive been going to since before pregnancy or during my pregnancy, my screen name there is anwmommy (arianna n william mommy). Well when I started coming here I needed to think of a new name that would include all the kids, so I did this one.
I have a bunch of different ones I use. Most of the forums I visit are game related though, and on those I just use my character's name. I am registered as darkpear on a few different parenting forums, but MDC is the only one I really visit <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
I usually use Indigo, Indigo73 or a variation of myindigodreams...<br><br>
Indigo was my nick name since college and myindigodreams is my final result in my search for an unused Yahoo email when I was signing up way back when.
I was indiegirl on another board back in 1999. The name is used up at most other forums I may visit, or if I try to use it as my username, it is often taken. I was homebirthmama for awhile (still am on ebay), but that was taken when I got here. I stick with indiegirl when I can, or homebirthmama.<br><br>
I have about two or three that I use, plus several AOL screennames. I am thinking of changing my user name here to one I've used on other boards that is more anonymous than the one I currently use.<br><br>
Sometimes I don't want someone on another board to be able to do a web search and find out stuff about me. I was on a non-parenting board where that sort of thing happened, so I was glad that my user name there and my user name here were entirely different.
when I found out about <a href="http://www.boardreader.com" target="_blank">http://www.boardreader.com</a> , that's when I decided to have different names for the sites I frequent. If you put in your username, it links to some/most/all of the posts you have made using that username. So if you've always been something very unique, the same name on every board youve ever been to, all that stuff is out there for anyone to read about you.<br><br>
I think I have about 5 usernames running around. People will still figure me out if I list my kids in my sig if they visit another site that I visit, but its not that moms Im trying to avoid! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">