I've been giving user IDs a lot of thought over the past few years. My preference is to use my initials. This is true on twitter, Google+, my sites, and even here. In fact, moderators here politely changed the lph to LPH to clarify my user ID. What happens, though, when someone like me goes to a site and cannot use their common ID? For example, Facebook refuses to allow me to use LPH. Guess what? I don't use Facebook very often. The account is present for others and not for me. In fact - I could just as easily delete the account. And that may happen very soon. Actually, I've been deleting accounts all over the place. It is what I've started asking webmasters to do if LPH is not available. I started with WordPress.org. I asked for the LPH2005 account to be changed to LPH or delete the account. Next, another email was sent to Facebook regarding LPH. Next, I started going through forums and removing accounts. I'll stick to one User ID - or I am out. Gone. Adios. Goodbye.