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Why Whiski? Story of my pseudonym.


Hello, my name is Krissy Whiski. I was actually born with one of those long polish last names, but those kind of names confuse people who try to pronounce them, or spell them. Since I love whiskey, and I sign all my paintings "KSKI" and there are too many "Ski's" in the art world. I decided to differentiate myself and chose Whiski was a fitting pseudonym. I love Whiskey so much I would marry it if I could. I often enjoy a glass of bourbon or scotch while creating, some of my best ideas have come to me while enjoying a glass of my favorite whiskey.

What's in a A pseudonym? A pseudonym, also known as a pen name, is a fictitious or fake name. Many well known famous people donned pen names for one reason or another. Mark Twain was a pen name wielded by the famous American author Samuel Clemens. Artist and child author Theodor Geisel, is better recognized as Dr. Seuss, but held three pen names. Steven King wrote a number of books, I enjoy under the pseudonym Richard Bachman. Legendary female star Marylin Monroe was born Norma Jean Mortensen.

The most intriguing thing is not the recreated names themselves but rather the story of how they came about. There are so many reasons people use a pen name, for instance, it rolls off the tongue, it adds credibility, they dislike their birth name, it fits their profession, it's a nickname, or it is easier to remember. A pseudonym can be a way to re-invent yourself. If you could choose any name to go by, what would it be?

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