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Limiting name changes - what do you think

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Twiglett Wed 04-May-05 14:20:52

Saw this from Justine on another thread and just didn't want it to get lost

I'd really hate it if you limited name changes, I have so much fun (on occasion) playing around with names (innocently)

like with WigWamBam, I was WamBamSham
with Soupy I've been TwiglettDragon and SOUPerciliousDragon

I vote a big resounding NO (although maybe there could be a facility to get rid of them once you've used them?)

WigWamBam Wed 04-May-05 14:22:39

I've enjoyed playing around with silly names, too, always innocently and never maliciously. I think I'd be sad to see name changes limited, too.

WamBamSham Wed 04-May-05 14:23:31

See how cool does that look

WigWamBam- WamBamSham

Caligula Wed 04-May-05 14:23:41

I've never messed about with sham names, but would like to! So I vote no.

As everything is anonymous anyway, I can't see how it would actually solve any problems. And it would put an end to the glorious nortiness of threads like Jane and the neighbour's cleaner and the cat and the football.

LemonDrizzle Wed 04-May-05 14:24:30

Another BIG NO from this direction. For lots of reasons. Maybe I'll come back with my real name to make a list.

SaintGeorge Wed 04-May-05 14:25:23

Vot no to having a limit, but I quite like the idea of MN HQ having the ability to 'out' the really nasty posters. Might make people think before they post.

compo Wed 04-May-05 14:26:20

Another NO thanks here

Fio2 Wed 04-May-05 14:27:52

No let us cxhange names

I mean what if you say you are limited to 5 and you have more than 5 life changing anon moments in a month, you will run out then

Newbarnsleygirl Wed 04-May-05 14:28:45

Another no here.

Understand Wed 04-May-05 14:29:36


flashingnose Wed 04-May-05 14:30:10

Well I still vote for a maximum but would be happy with MN/moderators "outing" the nasty ones.

roisin Wed 04-May-05 14:32:36

Just to buck the trend, I think yes
I think a maximum of 3 would be a good thing. (OK, I've actually had 5, but even so!)

Codswallap Wed 04-May-05 14:35:24

Oh no - definitely not!! It would finally kill the last remaining bit of fun on the site --- far too 'nanny state' IMHO....

QueenEagle Wed 04-May-05 14:35:39

No, even though I've never changed my name. Oh how I would miss the hilarity of threads like the cat and the neighbour's football

Caligula Wed 04-May-05 14:37:04

Also I think people should be able to change names if they want to. I changed mine because I got paranoid about being recognised in RL. And I may get paranoid again. [twitch]

flashingnose Wed 04-May-05 14:37:11

The truly horrible post that made spacedonkey fall on her sword deserved outing. Don't think that's nanny state TBH.

moondog Wed 04-May-05 14:37:17

Where is this mythical cat and football thread??!

RTKangaMummy Wed 04-May-05 14:37:39

It is a NO to a limit from me

Cos otherwise all my alter egos that get let loose on ONLY JOKING TOPIC

for funfunfun

would be very



JustineeMumsnet Wed 04-May-05 14:37:56

OK, OK, we won't do it then..........

Pruni Wed 04-May-05 14:38:50

Message withdrawn

lima Wed 04-May-05 14:38:56

me too Caligula - not being able to change my name would inhibit me posting personal and therefore identifiable stuff.


WigWamBam Wed 04-May-05 14:39:45

Thank you Justine! Mwah, mwah!

I do think you should be able to out people who misuse the name changing facility, though.

Newbarnsleygirl Wed 04-May-05 14:40:08

Oh thank goodness.

The end of RTKM's alter egos

How would we cope?

Pruni Wed 04-May-05 14:40:12

Message withdrawn

Gwenick Wed 04-May-05 14:41:41

I think there should definitley be a 'limit' to how many names you can use........

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