Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

Naming Rites

Logo There are
people with my name in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

This always happens to me. I went to open a Twitter account yesterday and had to settle for @kevinbrennan520 because some other Kevin Brennan got more hip to the Twitter before me. I never knew until the computer machine really took off that so many dudes out there were named Kevin Brennan, but it’s been a thorn in my side for years now.

There’s a musician Kevin Brennan who took all the best usernames and domains. There’s Kevin Brennan the legislator in New Zealand. There’s Kevin Brennan, funeral director (I finally got my name on a building!), Kevin Brennan the comedian (proud creator of “Half-Baked”), and sundry Kevin Brennans with no particular claim to fame. They’re blocking my online identity every time I turn around!

At least I was able to avoid Twitter’s first suggestion for my handle: @kevinbr8&4%20#.



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This entry was posted on April 30, 2013 by in Publishing and tagged , , , .
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