Anand over at Blabberwockying asked a very interesting question last week. Being ever curious about the story behind people’s wordpress usernames, he invited us in fifty words or less to comment on the origins of our names. I responded thusly:
Chrysalis is a caterpillar on her way to becoming a butterfly. I added the Ms. when I found a website where chrysalis was already being used. I never intended to blog anonymously; but I do feel more of a connection to my chosen name than to my given name, Patrice Guillaume. My last name is French for William and I was 28 years old before it was pointed out to me that Patrice is also male and French.
Anand tallied up his results and posted them here: Stories Behind Your WordPress Names. As someone who has never felt truly comfortable in her own skin, I got quite a belly laugh over the moniker he has hung around my neck – Gender Bender Caterpillar. He seems to have hit the nail on the head.
I’m going to follow his lead and ask you, my readers, about the story behind your username. In fifty words or less, leave a comment telling us your story. At some later date I will tally up the results and post them here. In this way we can all get to know one another a little bit better.