Why do people add numbers at the end of their names?

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15 Jan 2011, 9:44 pm

JediGirl77 wrote:
My username has numbers, so I think I can answer this one!
Usually it's becuase the username as it is, without the numbers, is already taken.
Sometimes it would have been available without the numbers, but I joined other sites before this one, where the desired username was unavailable, so I used numbers. By the time I got to WP I was used to always having one number or another and had decided I liked having the numbers there.

Did you chose 77 because of Star Wars: A New Hope?

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13 Mar 2012, 4:50 pm

Yes, that's why I chose 77... a lot of people who use numbers use the last 2 digits of the year they were born, so I decided on the 'birth-year' of the original Star Wars instead. That's why I have my age visible, so people can don't mistakenly think I'm 18 years older than I really am.


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13 Mar 2012, 5:00 pm

hale_bopp wrote:
I always wondered this too. If the user name I wanted was taken, I would find another one rather than put a whole lot of numbers after it.

This begs the question, why do people put "_" in their names, and not capitalize the first letter. But then again I'd prefer my name with a " . " at the end. It seems like it ends before it should.