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That's right. I'm changing my DA name.
I've thought long and hard and have decided to change it toooooo.......
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.................."jollyjack".
That's right; i'm one of the few artists here on DA that seems content with my name. That; and I think changing a "brand" simply because you can, after you've spent time and energy building up an audience is f**king stupid.
I've been here for years. I've operated on the internet under "jollyjack" for longer. If I changed that now it would be monumentally confusing to people that follow my work, which, in turn, would have an effect on revenue.
There are a ton of artists here whose work I keenly follow, and I think they're kinda shooting themselves in the foot by doing this.

Kinda reminds be of those little label-making things everyone's been given on at least one Christmas as a kid: you unwrap it, you find out what it does and you spend the rest of the day punching out new tags for everything. Even if they're not needed.
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Randimaxis Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I happen to have a name that, after searching the Internets, has NO CONNECTIONS to anyone or anything else! I have achieved originality in a world that has seen everything before... multiple times. EXCELSIOR!

By the way, I agree - why change one's name when it's that name that people identify you & your work with?
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2012ReapeR Jun 7, 2012  Student General Artist
right you are there,
dA name is the same as a brand, changing it is almost as starting all over
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:icondarkokavinsky:
My name's my name... What esle can I say?
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outinarizona May 28, 2012
I think we all know the reason for my username. It's where I live and work and play, etc... I don't ever plan on leaving, so...
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Mongoose9634 May 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've always gone by mongoose in just about everything, im pretty content lol
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Streaked-Silver May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i changed my name because it was a typo and i hated it 3 days after i made it.. but thats just me
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:icontabbat8:
here,here: well spoken, bruce.
presumably , users actually thought about their user-name [well, i didn't much , i'll admit, but didn't care either...] , while signing up. if not, then here , for a price, is your second chance from such short-sightedness.

i also will not be changing my user-name. and i'm astounded at the number of people i watch who did............... :O
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RamoranScout May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I actually know artists based on their art, not their name. I've always been kinda terrible with names, but art is always recognizable. That's one reason why I like DA so much. I see a particular piece in my in box and say "Woo! it's been a while since they posted something here! Let's see what they have to say about it." So, come what may, I'll still watch for their art, not their name.
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ProjectZuel May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Some people changing there name makes sense such as them wanting to use their real name or their name just plain sucks but a large number of people I watch just seem to have changed their names for the hell of it. It's annoying...
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ThePerrperr May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I concur
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