John Holton (john_holton) wrote,
John Holton

I'm thinking of changing my name, a la darth_firefly. JOHLT was my MVS user ID at my old job; it's been my Internet ID since 1993, when I got my first AOL account, simply because I couldn't think of anything better to use. I left the job, but kept the ID, but I think it's time to ditch it as well, at least here.

Problem is, every user name I come up with that's my name (john_holton, johnholton, johncholton, john_c_holton, jcholton, jc_holton, j_c_holton, etc. ad nauseum) is taken. None of those is associated with a journal, which means that there might have been one there that has been deleted, so I could put myself on the waiting list that apparently exists for that purpose but which I haven't found.

I considered glenwood_avenue, my old street as a kid that is of significance...not available. alberta_lane, where I live now, is another possibility, but even if it's available, it sounds like a woman's name (that would make a good female character name, now that I think of it).

There is always chief_jack, which would be appropriate, since this is Chief Jack's Galley. The only problem is, I'm a John, not a Jack. (I considered johnny_holton, but that's not available.) If I'm going to cough up $15, I'd at least like to be happy with it.

Suggestions? Should I just stick with the name I've got now, put myself on the waiting list, try another name?
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