There's so much choice. Obviously I'm a sucker for a bad pun. But I love the variety of names on here - great song lyrics, obscure references that I feel compelled to go off and google (and never google again in the case of dragon butter), bizarre word combinations and so on.
There are some notable exceptions but normally I make an assumption that if a poster can't think of an interesting name then they won't have anything interesting to say.
<wondering if I've set myself up for a massive flaming>
I used to. They're 'newbie' names, IYKWIM, and I've got a soft spot for newbies these days. They're not all grizzled and grumpy and in-joke-spouting. I'm getting tired of all that shit. Of course, as soon as one of them "huns" at me they are persona non grata...
I would say that this isn't a very nice post. My name isn't very original, but it certainly doesn't mean I'm bland or uninteresting, and I have problems on occasions that I would like genuine help with, blimey if I thought: 'shit, best change my name to something witty and 'eye catching to get the attention of witty and eyecatching people before i post', I'd never bloody post! Seems very unreasonable and totally unfair to me.
I never make assumptions based on people's names. Some names stand out and others are more easily forgotten, but I either read every post or skim a whole thread, I don't pick and choose which posts to read based on the posters name.
I know what you mean about yummymummy117 etc; you really couldn't think of a name that 116 other posters don't already have? It's not easy to think of a 'good' name on the spot though. Sometimes a 'bland' name is all you can think of to begin with, then you can namechange when inspiration strikes later.
I namechange frequently and go for fairly random things I like the sound of. I think this is the fluffiest name I've had on here and I do think people respond to me differently because of it - so it's not just you!
FWIW I just like the word 'stripey' when it has an 'e' in it