I am interested to see the relative usage of the above types of punting names. In addition, any thoughts on the lack of safety of using the same name as your punting name for this site and/or adultwork are welcome. Please note poll votes are anonymous
. If I have missed a needed category, please state what that category is.
For the purpose of this poll I define:
Punting name - the handle which you expect service providers to call you during your contact with them. If multiple names are used: split the names into their categories, weighting them according to their relative use and select the category of the greatest weight (this as opposed to the category which the most commonly used one belongs to).
Real name - a first name (possibly accompanied by a surname and/or middle name). The first name (and, if applicable, middle name) should be recognised first names. The surname (if applicable) should be a recognised surname. Examples: Steve, John Johnson, Tom. NOT: Master, Alex Hidden.
For service providers:
What approximate proportion of the names clients give you do you expect to be in each of the above categories?