Today, as a Newsviner revealed his true identity to the world, someone pointed out that, while my username is part of my legal name, it isn't my whole name.
I chose to call myself stolte-sawa when I joined up for a number of reasons. Mostly, I really like my last name and, since apparently hyphens are scary, people shy away from using it. Unlike Sawa, which belongs to my dad and which most of my cousins wear, it's not the kind of name that lends itself easily to a hockey jersey. By hiding my first name, I gave Newsvine little choice in the matter of what to call me. I guess I hoped it would become iconic.
But I've met many of you in person, and many more of you already know my first name. So, since so many of you have exposed yourselves here on Newsvine, is it time I joined the fold and changed my username to Ryan Stolte-Sawa instead?