The Difference......between a Screen name and a Username is that a username is always used only for login purposes and is hidden from others whereas, a screen name is a display name through which others can identify the user but cannot access any other information about the person.
If you are under the impression that only actors, theater artists, singers, dancers and stage performers are the ones who require catchy and cool screen names, then you're completely mistaken my friend. In addition to all the above-mentioned people, each and every single person who makes use of instant messaging applications, online chat rooms, online dating portals, matrimonial websites, etc. requires a screen name. Almost all the above Internet-based applications make the process of creating a screen name mandatory, during user registration. So, if you are a user who wishes to find a screen name for your virtual avatar, or you happen to be unsatisfied with your existing name and wish to change the screen name, take a look at the following screen name ideas.
You can come up with creative screen names in many different ways. The simplest way is to use your name as the first half of your screen name and use something else as the second half. That 'something else' could be a variety of things. You could think of your birth date, place of birth, favorite flower, favorite animal, etc. For example, if your name happens to be Annie Jones and you were born on the 18th of January in Chicago, then these could be some very basic screen name ideas for you:
The basic principle that has been adopted in the following names is more or less the same as the one explained in the above paragraph. It's just that in this case, we move beyond the basic concatenation of name-birthdate-city type names. Take a look:
If you are a fan of a certain sports personality, musician or Hollywood actor, you could show your admiration for that particular person through your screen name. Here are some examples.
A different way of creating a screen name can be use of your physical traits in the name. Following are some examples of such screen names, take a look:
- cute curls
- long hair princess
- big biceps ben
- spikey sputnik
- big toes bob
- macho muddleheaded mike
A unique way of creating a screen name is by using colors in the name and telling about yourself in short. Take a look at the following sample screen names to understand the idea better.
- pretty_pink pam
- blue_eyed brisa
- tacky_turquoise tintin
- carefree_crimson carol
- sneaky_silver simon
This was a sample list of screen names that you can use to appear cool on the web. Using these as a reference, you can come up with several more of your own and use them to enhance your profile on social networking websites and other Internet-based services.