In 2002 I joined an on-line fantasy NASCAR league. Baseball is my #1 sport, though, so in an effort to combine my affinity for both Baseball and Racing, I chose as my user name “Diamond Wheels.” I got some ribbing that the name sounded like a pimp and/or gay; hence the “Diamond” part only lasted one season. But I kept the “Wheels” part, which – I don’t recall exactly when or why – morphed into “Wheelz” at some point. (This year my team name is “World of Wheelz.”)
So now, whenever I join something new, I just use “Wheelz” because it’s easy to remember, if not all that creative.
Anaamika means “anonymous” in Hindi, and when I changed my username, I wanted something that I came up with myself. It didn’t have to be original or anything, just something that wasn’t a pun or a joke stolen from elsewhere. So I took it.
You’d think that my username means that I’m a big Dave Sim fan. Actually, my husband is the fan. I was just struck by the silliness of a venerable hotel having its own floaty, glowing resident elf who looks like Debbie Harry and advises an angry aardvark.
There is no question that I am lazy and [username]. About the time I was subscribing I was also realizing that my son takes after me in the regard, in spades, and so the point was driven home to me. Shows that it’s genetic I suppose.