With so many people using the Internet, one has to come up with original username ideas because so many of them are already taken! So what would you use as your username on your email id?
When you want to become a member of a social networking website like Facebook or MySpace, it needs a unique identification name for you so that the website knows who is accessing it and which account to redirect that person to. This is a part of Internet privacy. Simple enough. When you register yourself for the first time on the website, the website looks into its database to check if there is another person with the same name.
And if there is, it asks you to put in a different name. This Internet security approach on the part of the website is correct, because if there was only one username, and two people working with it, the website would not know where to redirect whom. So the website always demands a unique username.
Unfortunately, you are not the only one with the same name as yours in the world or on the Internet! A man named ‘John Smith’ would have a hell of a time trying to get his username registered on any website. Perhaps it is fine for people who have very cultural, unique names or surnames to get their username registered on some websites, but for others, you have to look for new ideas.
Then there are others who are not quite fond of their names, and want to come up with something cooler. Hence, they are on the lookout for ideas which sound more hip, and feel are more unique or personal and comfortable as compared to their actual names. This is especially true for people looking for usernames for online dating sites as they want a slightly more marketable name.
Most Common Usernames
The first choice can be your own name. If not, you could add a number at the end of it, your birth date, or your favorite number or the year in which you are creating your email account. You could also add your surname first and then your name. You can shorten your name or add an underscore (_) between your name and surname. Another cool username is to use your nickname or what your friends call you. You could also write the name of your favorite celebrity, car, game, sports club at the end of it.
Usernames for Dating Sites
Usernames for Girls
Girls mostly prefer romantic and feminine usernames on dating sites. You would be well-advised to keep away from dark or emo names, they aren’t particularly popular with the masses. Here are some suggestions for you.
Usernames for Boys
Boys usually prefer more macho names or names of celebrities. It can be seen that most usernames generated by boys are related to their loyalties, whether it is their favorite sports club, their favorite sportsperson, their favorite movies, celebrities, etc. There are also some boys who pick lewd, double entendre and risque names, but they may seem rude or chauvinistic.
Now on to the whacky ones. They can be something completely irrelevant like ‘isnortpuppies’ or ‘letsmakecakes’. They ought to reflect your own innermost personality, relevant only to you, and something unusual for others. Here are some more; be careful though, it would be wise to have these ids for personal use, and not for formal (or maybe even family) purposes. You wouldn’t want to email your resume through ‘iheartcookies’ now, would you?
The possibilities are infinite! Just make sure they stay ‘family friendly’ in case you use them to email your mom or something. Always try and choose an id that is easy to remember, both for you and others. That pretty much wraps it up. Cheers.