Yes, the title of this post is a Snoop Dogg/Flight of the Conchords mashup. That’s how awesome I am.
Aaaaaanyway, it’s time for YA Highway’s Road Trip Wednesday. This week’s topic:
If you couldn’t use your own name, what would your pseudonym or penname be?
It’s like these people are reading my mind! I’ve been pondering pen names for a long time now.
If/when I ever get published, do I use my real name? If yes, then which one? I’m legally an Amanda, but I go by Mandy. My last name is Aguilar (clearly Hispanic), but my maiden name is Spain (clearly… nothing?), and I’m white. What about my middle name – does it figure in anywhere?
So, if you do the math (note: not a mathematician), there are at least 12 possible names I could adopt simply by using my first and middle names plus my last name and maiden names.
So many decisions.
I mean, I could just use my Wu-Tang Clan name: Fearless Mastermind.
Or my pirate name: Fineglin’ Wally Bonny.
Or even my Hobbit name: Lila Boggy-Hillocks.
Of those three, I think the hobbit one is my favorite.
Wait, is there a romance novelist name generator??? *Googles*
Ah yes, here’s one. My name: Lavender Garden (I chose “sweet romance”).
Maybe I should stick with Mandy. Or maybe Mandy Boggy-Hillocks. Yeah, that’s the ticket.