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Title: Help! Indecision!
Post by: Bradley Darewood on November 14, 2017, 09:55:29 AM
I need a middle initial for my pseudonym.

Bradley A Darewood? (BAD), Bradely J. Darewood? (BJ Darewood?) X, Y, Z, Q, M, N, R?  THERE ARE SO MANY LETTERS I CAN'T DECIDE!!!
Title: Re: Help! Indecision!
Post by: ScarletBea on November 14, 2017, 10:25:51 AM
I like BAD ;D

Or Bradley X. Darewood, then it would look like you're fighting with yourself: BxD 8)

(and by the way, can you reduce your banner just a bit? pretty please?)
Title: Re: Help! Indecision!
Post by: Bradley Darewood on November 14, 2017, 10:52:14 AM
Ok I'll try to figure out how to do that...
Title: Re: Help! Indecision!
Post by: Magnus Hedén on November 14, 2017, 10:52:47 AM
Bradley F. Darewood - for that edgy feeling.
Bradley Q. Darewood - if you want to appear pretentious.
Bradley T. Darewood - the more British feel.
Bradley R.R. Darewood - hey, it's worked twice!
Bradley C. Darewood - flows like the alphabet.
A. Bradley C. Darewood - the more alphabet, the better?
Bradley D. Darewood - I double dare you!
Bradley H. Darewood - so that everyone can argue about if it's 'aich' or 'haich'.
Bradley O. Darewood - Bradley O'Darewood!
Bradley R. Darewood - I are Darewood.
Bradley U. Darewood - U are Darewood!
Bradley Y. Darewood - But why?

Does that help?  ;D
Title: Re: Help! Indecision!
Post by: Bradley Darewood on November 14, 2017, 10:57:06 AM
Bradley F. Darewood - for that edgy feeling.
Bradley Q. Darewood - if you want to appear pretentious.
Bradley T. Darewood - the more British feel.
Bradley R.R. Darewood - hey, it's worked twice!
Bradley C. Darewood - flows like the alphabet.
A. Bradley C. Darewood - the more alphabet, the better?
Bradley D. Darewood - I double dare you!
Bradley H. Darewood - so that everyone can argue about if it's 'aich' or 'haich'.
Bradley O. Darewood - Bradley O'Darewood!
Bradley R. Darewood - I are Darewood.
Bradley U. Darewood - U are Darewood!
Bradley Y. Darewood - But why?

Does that help?  ;D

Absolutely!  @ScarletBea is this good or should I drop it down a bit smaller? Edit: After some experimentation, I've noticed that the sizes aren't exact.  Eg. w=350 looks like w=400 and w=450, but w=300 drops dramatically. I think I'll stick with this super small size.
Title: Re: Help! Indecision!
Post by: Bradley Darewood on November 14, 2017, 11:01:47 AM
If I do BB Darewood, I could be extra country, like Bradley-Bob Darewood. 

edit: I'm leaning towards G at the moment b/c it's more like OG original gangster but its BG so kinda like big.  BO would just be... not good to remind ppl of body odor.
Title: Re: Help! Indecision!
Post by: Rostum on November 14, 2017, 12:21:06 PM
I am sorry (well almost) to say Bradley Darewood would likely be taken as a Pseudo name in the UK anyway regardless of how many initials you add.

I once worked for a Canadian named Candy Charity and nobody believed that was her actual name.

Iain Banks wrote his lit under that name and his SCi-Fi as Iain M Banks as it is vitally important that SCI-FI writers have an initial as he was lacking a middle name the M was for his favorite whiskey.
Title: Re: Help! Indecision!
Post by: ScarletBea on November 14, 2017, 12:51:19 PM
I love Magnus' list ;D

And that's fine Bradley, thanks!
Title: Re: Help! Indecision!
Post by: tebakutis on November 14, 2017, 03:14:39 PM
Dadley Barewood?
Title: Re: Help! Indecision!
Post by: ScarletBea on November 14, 2017, 03:18:29 PM
Dadley Barewood?
That might be confused with other type of books, though ;)
Title: Re: Help! Indecision!
Post by: Dark Squiggle on November 14, 2017, 06:44:02 PM
The only published author I knew personally chose 'S' - Harry S Monesson. Truman chose the same letter so...
Title: Re: Help! Indecision!
Post by: xiagan on November 14, 2017, 06:52:25 PM
Why not go with something a bit more special and add a flair of good old German nobility? ;)

Bradley von Darewood
Title: Re: Help! Indecision!
Post by: Nora on November 14, 2017, 07:43:20 PM
How about nothing? I don't get the need for it. If I were publishing under my real name and put a letter for every given names in the middle I'd end up N. A. M. B. Fuck that. I'd just use a nice pen name without middle letter. When/if it becomes relevant.  ::)

But yeah, in my eyes better be an Anne Rice or Dan Simmons than a GRRM or JKRowling.
Title: Re: Help! Indecision!
Post by: Ray McCarthy on November 14, 2017, 07:56:17 PM
I need a middle initial for my pseudonym.
Why?
I know some authors change initial use for different markets. It's also an American thing? I think it detracts.
Title: Re: Help! Indecision!
Post by: cupiscent on November 14, 2017, 09:19:19 PM
Heh. I have a similar dilemma. My name is both boring and already used by another published author. But my middle name is Elsie, so it becomes L.C. very easily.

Could you extrapolate from your own in similar ways? Throw in your mother's maiden name? Go with "Brad Leigh/Lee Darewood"? "Brad Dare Wood"? :)
Title: Re: Help! Indecision!
Post by: Magnus Hedén on November 14, 2017, 09:21:49 PM
Dadley Barewood?

This reminds me of Monkey Island.

Dudley Dareweed, the mighty writer!

This is now a thing.
Title: Re: Help! Indecision!
Post by: tebakutis on November 14, 2017, 09:25:43 PM
I know I've mentioned this elsewhere, but I do wish I'd come up with a decent pseudonym for my writing before publishing my first book. Given how uncommon my last name is and how vocal I am about progressive causes, it's really just a matter of time before some asinine alt-right asshole decides to dox me and cause me problems. Sadly, at this point it's too late to put using my real name as my author name back in the bottle.

Given you've had trouble with a stalker (and may still be), Bradley, might it be worth it to consider a pseudonym close to your real name?
Title: Re: Help! Indecision!
Post by: Nighteyes on November 14, 2017, 10:10:15 PM
Double initials are where its at. Bradley RR Barewood or Bradley JK Darewood or Bradley BD Darewood or Bradley PI Darewood.
Title: Re: Help! Indecision!
Post by: Dark Squiggle on November 14, 2017, 11:04:57 PM
Double initials are where its at. Bradley RR Barewood or Bradley JK Darewood or Bradley BD Darewood or Bradley PI Darewood.
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