Ah if only I could travel back in time and make sure I started using a weird alias that will never be taken. Closest to that now is etysen, (first name initial + lastname) that I have on twitter and so on. But, I used difference ones before, even here on this blog. A brief history on names follows…
ET – Who? ET? Isn’t that a Steven Spielberg character?
Well that is true, ET is a famous character from..well E.T. Not in this case though (would be cool on the other hand). ET is simply my initials. Unfortunately very few places allows 2 character aliases and where they do ET is often taken.
So what about this “Osky” that pops up here and there? That’s a long story but here is the short version. I had a Swedish alias that I used sometimes, unfortunately it was close to unpronounceable in English. Instead people started calling me Osky (my Swedish nick shortened), I like the name and it’s actually somewhat close to my middle name so I stay with it. If I create an account somewhere today Osky would probably be my preferred choice but since it’s often taken on more popular sites I’ve tend to lean towards etysen instead. Very confusing I know. I really need to start lock etysen down everywhere instead of messing around.