I've been a member of the site since I was 13. As most of us growing up in a digital age know, we pick some pretty stupid names. My e-mail up until 6 months ago was email@example.com. Now I switched it to my personal name. My Facebook is in my name, my youtube profile is dakota.potts, my gamedev.net profile is dakota.potts, my twitter handle is DakotaPottsBass, my soundcloud is dakota-potts. I think you get where I'm going with this. I'm trying to establish my name as a personal connection so I can be seen on Talkbass and easily linked to Soundcloud where you can see things I've done for gamedev and vice versa. Once I get some legitimate recordings done and some other things (like free backing tracks I had considered doing) I will upload them to a personal website. Should I request to change my name to my real life name to help establish this? Is it worth considering? Do I have any credibility under this name that might be affected if I change it? Or should I even be worrying about something as simple as my screen name? EDIT: Nope, joined when I was 14, a month shy of 15. But I've had this profile name since I joined my first forum at 13 in 2008.