Say My Name

So I’m changing my twitter name.

Soon.

No longer will you be able to find me with underscore-pixie-underscore.

Which is really hard for me to do for some reason.

As I mentioned before, “pixie” is no longer that relevant. In fact, I think twitter is one of the few places where I’m still using it. It has nothing to do with my blog anymore (which is where *pixie* spawned from nearly 5 years ago).

And so it is time to say goodbye.

But I need your help.

I don’t want to constantly change my twitter name until I find the right fit like I do avatars. I want to do this just once if I can help it.

The problem is I can’t make up my mind.

If you ask JQ this is nothing new. I’m a tad bit indecisive when it comes to life.

But! I have a short list and I’m open to suggestions that aren’t super asshatty.

What I really need is for you to VOTE. Tell me what you like. Tell what you hate. Tell me why if you want.

Just HELP ME CHOOSE.

(I have no idea if these are actually available at this point. Please don’t be a dick and snatch them all up for yourself if they are. Cool?)

@Holly_AMT (really would prefer no underscores if I can help it but this melds my actual name & my blog nicely, 9 characters)
@ArtistMother (sort of an abbreviated version of my blog like @alotofnothing uses, 12 characters)
@ArtistMotherTeacher (may be a bit longer than I’d like, 19 characters)
@Holly_ArtistMotherTeacher (way long but all encompassing, 25 characters)

Umm…yeah, so that’s what I’ve come up with so far. Thoughts?

23 comments to Say My Name

  • Since tweets are limited to 140 chars, the shorter the username, the better.

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    Holly {ArtistMotherTeacher} Reply:

    One of my big concerns. _pixie_ is 7 characters so no matter what I’m going to have more. But yeah, the shorter the better.

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  • one more thing, underscores can be a pain to type on some cellphones.

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    Holly {ArtistMotherTeacher} Reply:

    Also a pain to remember if trying to recall a name and awkward to say when telling somebody your name.

    AND…did you not like ANY of them? Where is your vote?

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  • For what it’s worth — I happen to like _pixie_. Then again, I have my own _ smack in the middle of mr_shiny, so there’s that…

    HollyAMT? Is that an option?

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    Holly {ArtistMotherTeacher} Reply:

    I kind of like _pixie_ too since I’ve used it for so long but it has to go. There is just too vast of a disconnect with me and that name anymore. HollyAMT might be available but with that I almost WANT the underscore in there. Damn, I’m difficult.

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    Nobody™ Reply:

    I like HollyAMT
    You never want to have characters in your name that are hard to type.

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  • I like HollyAMT with no underscore. When I chose my Twitter name, Lynda was taken. The nerve! I don’t think I could change it again. I have the same indecisive problem you have! :)

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    Holly {ArtistMotherTeacher} Reply:

    I was just thinking that the underscore helped differentiate the two. Holly_AMT not Hollyamt (said as one long word). Does that make any sense?

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  • Yes, but I always feel that capitalization helps to differentiate too. That’s why I’m LovelyLynda on Twitter.

    But, I also think if you prefer the underscore, you should roll with it. I think Nobody’s right and shorter is better.

    Which is your favorite?

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    Lynda Reply:

    You could do a trick I like to do on people. If someone has to choices to make, I put them behind my back and tell them to choose a hand. Then before I show them, I say, “What are you hoping your choice will be?” Put all the names in a hat, and pick one and see what you are hoping your choice will be. :)

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  • i vote for artistmotherteacher. i only say this because i have on occasion tried to tweet you using @artistmotherteacher instead of @_pixie_ because of the blog… and perhaps there was a glass of wine involved.

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  • Ohhhhh the loss of pixie is really affecting me!! The old times really are gone! But I am not fuzzy muffin anymore so I can hardly speak.

    RIP cutesy, mildly childish blog names of old…

    (I vote @artistmother)

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  • My vote is for @ArtistMotherTeacher. It matches your blog and kind of sums up what you’re about.

    I always wondered where _pixie_ came from :)

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  • Tug

    AMTHolly or HollyAMT, I like them both.

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  • I am sad to see _pixie_ go. But I understand the need for the change. My vote would be @artistmotherteacher since it matches your blog.

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  • Julie

    All too well do I understand. (ummm, I didn’t mean to sound like Yoda)

    I used queenofpink for twitter, for lack of a better imagination. I’d love to get away from it. But can’t think of ANYTHING better. And I don’t even have a blog anymore to ask for advice on. :(

    I like HollyAMT. I will miss Pixie, but I already know and like Holly, so I can’t be too sad. Whatever you choose, I will follow. :)

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  • Hmmmmm…..I think my fave is @artistmotherteacher.

    And while it may be long, most people use twitter apps that auto fill after the @ anyways!

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    Nobody™ Reply:

    the length issue to me isn’t how long it takes to type, but how many of the 140 characters it uses up, leaving so precious few left for the actual message.

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  • I kind of like each one of them, but HollyAMT is cool. Without the “_”. ;)

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  • Amanda Papke

    I LIKE HOLLY AMT …. –Mandi

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  • I vote for @ArtistMother – the “teacher” part is kinda implied by the first two anyway. And I, too, like @HollyAMT
    Look forward to seeing what you pick!
    p.s. change is good :)

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