Online handles have been for almost as long as the internet has been a thing. Some people flit between nicknames while others end up stuck with one for a long, long time. There’s usually a story behind the name, what’s yours?
I’ve been using TrjnRabbit (and variants thereof) online for over a decade. It’s reached the point where many of my friends, and even my wife, call me “Bun” which is the current stop on the wandering path of nicknames.
For those wondering, the evolution was “Rabbit” to “Bunny” to “Bun Bun” to “Bun”.
My in-laws think it’s a pet name. That amuses me.
Anyhow, TrjnRabbit as a name comes from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. I wanted to sign up for some service or another under the name Trojan Rabbit but it was taken. One of the few automatically generated alternatives was TrjnRabbit and I liked the potential confusion a lack of vowels in ‘Trojan’ could cause.
In the years since, it has caused a lot of confusion.
Anyhow, that’s my terribly boring little tale of why I call myself TrjnRabbit. Now it’s your turn.