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

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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?

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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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