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alkis says


I used my real name. I’m regretting it now.
I thought it was short for ‘alcoholics’

It is, in many European languages (German, any Scandinavian Language, sometimes English, etc). I think that makes it even worse that I chose this name.

Luckily in Greek it derives from the ancient Greek word ???? (unicode not available in this forum… in latin spelling: “alki”), meaning “strength” and sometimes also “truth, virtue”, so at least where I live people don’t assume that I’m an alcoholic. :-P

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GrizzleFX says

I took the first consonants of my name (Graham) then added izzle.

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alkis says

I took the first consonants of my name (Graham) then added izzle.

For shizzle mah Grizzle!

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ToivoMedia says



I used my real name. I’m regretting it now.
I thought it was short for ‘alcoholics’

It is, in many European languages (German, any Scandinavian Language, sometimes English, etc). I think that makes it even worse that I chose this name.

Luckily in Greek it derives from the ancient Greek word ???? (unicode not available in this forum… in latin spelling: “alki”), meaning “strength” and sometimes also “truth, virtue”, so at least where I live people don’t assume that I’m an alcoholic. :-P

Doesn’t seem too bad to me – I read it to sound like ” al – kiss ” so not alcoholics. :) Of course you can change your name, but maybe it would be a bad idea once you’re an established author.

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alkis says




I used my real name. I’m regretting it now.
I thought it was short for ‘alcoholics’

It is, in many European languages (German, any Scandinavian Language, sometimes English, etc). I think that makes it even worse that I chose this name.

Luckily in Greek it derives from the ancient Greek word ???? (unicode not available in this forum… in latin spelling: “alki”), meaning “strength” and sometimes also “truth, virtue”, so at least where I live people don’t assume that I’m an alcoholic. :-P
Doesn’t seem too bad to me – I read it to sound like ” al – kiss ” so not alcoholics. :) Of course you can change your name, but maybe it would be a bad idea once you’re an established author.

Yep, I think that especially some videohive authors won’t know where the heck I’ve disappeared – at least the first months the traffic might decrease.

Sorry for the off topic, guys! Continue this nice thread! :-)

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GrizzleFX says


I took the first consonants of my name (Graham) then added izzle.
For shizzle mah Grizzle!

Exactizzle my frizzle.

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joiaco says


3D-dym
3D = 3 Dimension
dym = My name starting letter and starting letters of my 2 girlfriends names :)
The name is catchy, but I have never been too sure about polygamy though.

Haha! A fellow member of the ‘Grammar SS’ ?

Joiaco is my name ‘jo’ plus ‘iaco’, which is a tribute to the GR buyer who introduced me to Graphic River and encouraged me to join. (sedym) I like the overlay of ‘joia’ in the word, so it reads like “The Joy Company”. Joy is happiness unburdened with thought so quite apt for creative inspiration.

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muscma02 says

I just used my name, it’s kind of old fashioned to do it that way but I am happy with it.

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