(While we're PMing each other...)
No matter how bad your handle is, it's always a fucking trillion times worse if you have a number after it.
Handles are best done like rap names. No great rapper is called 'LL Cool J71' or 'Big Dady Kane3'.
If there's no reason to put a number at the end of your handle, skip it like a rock at the river.
But, if you think something is necessitating you put a number in your name, consider this: If there is already an 'LL Cool J
' - do you really think 'LL Cool J43' is something you should go with? If there is someone called @GoDawgs
, maybe stay away from @GoDawgs1991
Who the fuck wants to listen to 'Lil Boosie6'? Even fucking Boosie
can think of variations of his name that don't necessitate a fucking number: Boosie Badazz
Half the fucking Wu Tang Clan
had 17 fucking names: Prince Rakeem
became the Rza, Bobby Digital and The Abbot. Ghostface Killah
had one of the most creative names and still thought up a billion dope a/k/as like Pretty Tony (a Mack reference), Tony Starks, Iron Man, The Wallabee Kingpin...
Amazing, 'WuTang_Rapper93' wasn't in there? No! No Gza3 either!
Even that fucking moron Cappadonna
thought of a name and didn't go with 'U-God344'.
Even when rappers copy each other, they go with 'Lil' or 'Son of'. You may not know this, but Run from Run DMC
(notice they weren't Run DMC1111) started as 'DJ Run, Son of Kurtis Blow
It would definitely be a step up for @honeybadger40
to have gone with 'Son of RoadDawg' or whatever.
If you have to use a fucking number, please make it make sense. A rapper from Ruthless Records' (NWA's label) early proteges "Above The Law
" was called "Cold 187um
". At least that makes sense. Like, "I'm going to cold 187 um!"
But, when choosing a handle one good rule of thumb might be, 'if Cappadonna
- who parlayed being a rapper in Wu Tang Clan into an unsuccessful stint as a cab driver in Baltimore - can think of more than 1 name without a number that isn't a copy of someone else's, shouldn't I be able to do the same thing?'