In Virtual Worldz you get to pick any name you want! YAY! well in the beginning when Dude and I first started (Second Life ~ 4/2005) they gave you lists and lists of last names to choose from… but your first name that was your choice. My very first name was ‘Sunbeam Jewell’ and Dude was ‘Pocketbook Writer’ (a die hard Beatles fan lol). We really got into the ‘partying’ part of SL and being mature and married forever thought we could handle it. NOT! During our five years in SL we often decided VW was destroying our RL existence and would kill off our avatars and accounts and say”Never again!” . HA! within a couple months we made up new rules for us to follow and would create another avatar and try again.
Here are a few of the names I can remember just to show you how many we had: Sunbeam Jewell, Pocketbook Writer, Mimzy Runningbear, AAcme Skytower, Ruby Glaz, Samspade Atlas, Tootsie Hirsch, Slo Pokie, Tehrina Atlas, Ijust Stand, Gidget Pick, Kohana Schimmer, Cinnamon Nightfire, AAbbee Fall, AAcme Fall, Venus Moonshadow, Virtual Builder, Evvie Silverweb, Abel Lastchance, Sunbeam Magic, Duderz Lebowski… I know there were many others lol but 22 seems quite a lot to me 🙂 We’ve been human, dragons, mermaids, tinies, fairys, dogs, and just plain odd looking avatars like AAcme’s current one:
Some say you can tell the type of person an avatar is just by the name they choose. And now with Open Source grids many grids allow you to choose your last name too. The ‘Dark’ names (the ones I call Dark) are scary like “Monster Gonnakillya” or “Nyour Face” ) often are used just for roleplay in Vampire venues or the such. Many just want to shock you and enjoy griefing or harassing. Then there are the ‘Sex’ names like “Pussy Wet” or “Longjohn Dong” lol. You know what they are all about!
With so many VW grids now available, many are using the same name in each grid. So if you are new to Virtual Worldz my advice is choose a name you like and you feel enhances your personality. A name says a lot more than you may think!