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If you were the opposite sex, what would your handle be?


Same human in different garb w/ different names


Just curious. If you were of the opposite sex, what would your name be?

Mine — don’t know why — would probably be Diane. Like the steak. Not sure why, exactly. There was a time when it was Janet, but after the infamous wardrobe malfunction, I couldn’t justify that anymore. In fact, I once used the pseudonym “Janet Hyde” in a short story contest, which garnered me a runner-up spot. “Janet,” obviously, couldn’t make it to the awards ceremony, so I accepted in her absence.

So. Men — what’s your lady name? Women — what’s your bro-brand? And any particular reason why?

15 comments on “If you were the opposite sex, what would your handle be?

  1. sknicholls
    February 17, 2015

    My parents were going to name me Stephen if I had been a boy, so I guess that’s what it would have been. I’d probably choose something exotic and different for myself, like my husband’s middle name, Dymas.

    • Kevin Brennan
      February 17, 2015

      Dymas. I like it! A new novel by Dymas Nicholls sounds like a hit.

  2. 1WriteWay
    February 17, 2015

    I never thought to have a bro-name, although there was a time when I was a teenager, had really short hair and wore my brother’s cast-offs. My mother referred to me as her “other son.” It was a short phase. The closest I’ve come to a bro-name is a male friend used to call me Manuel. Even he didn’t know why πŸ˜•

  3. ericjbaker
    February 17, 2015

    I didn’t get to pick my name, so one presumes I wouldn’t have gotten to choose my name if I had been female. All I know is: While I ain’t much to look at now, imagine how fugly I’d be as a woman!

    • Kevin Brennan
      February 17, 2015

      We’ll put you down for Erica, how’s that? Or Erika, if you prefer the Nordic spelling.

      • ericjbaker
        February 17, 2015

        Although I am of Norse heritage, my parents went with the “c” spelling for some reason.

        Suddenly I’m picturing myself with blond pigtails and a viking helmet. Or am I just thinking back to last Saturday night?

      • Kevin Brennan
        February 17, 2015

        Ha! And I’m hearing you sing, “Kill the wabbit, kill the wabbit!” a la Elmer Fudd.

  4. John W. Howell
    February 17, 2015

    I guess my female name would be Jane. As every Tom, Dick and Harry is named John I suppose every Sally, Sue and Mary is named Jane.

    • Kevin Brennan
      February 17, 2015

      Let your female alter ego break free of the everyday, John! How about something like Calliope? Calliope Howell, author of Bigfoot Erotica. 😈

      • John W. Howell
        February 18, 2015

        I like that. I was going to go with Harriet H, Howell romance advice.

  5. Helena Hann-Basquiat
    February 18, 2015

    Diane, huh? And now, I will forever think of you with this in mind:

    • Kevin Brennan
      February 18, 2015

      Oh no, my secret is out! What Agent Cooper never knew was that I trashed all of his silly memos…

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