Since AbbyG asked....
This is in response to &AbbyG ’s post “How did you come up with your 'pen name'?”
Way back in the mists of internet time, say 1997, I stumbled across a site dedicated to ancient history, then called Ancient Sites. Oh, boy. Kid/candy store. It’s still active and I have a page or two there, but it’s nothing like it was. It’s now called Ancient Worlds. When you sign up, you choose an area, i.e., Rome, Greece, China, and so on. I chose Mesopotamia. Within that area, you choose a “family” name. I chose Siduri, a character in The Epic of Gilgamesh . Additionally, you choose a first name. I chose Marie. This is my page there.
Other places, I used simply “Siduri” because I got tired of typing out Mariesiduri but this seemed unwise as the character apparently is sometimes used in role playing games. She’s a barkeep in The Epic of Gilgamesh and seedier folk seem to think that makes her and anyone using her name fast and loose with her chastity. It’s also a name of wine (with a nice logo). So I stuck the “M” in front of it. I sometimes get called Ms. Iduri, but that hardly bothers me.
A couple of things about having a screen name for so long: I’ve gotten snail mail for her. A net buddy once sent email to another person with the last name of Siduri by mistake and other person was hoping to have found family.
©2015 Denise Longrie
Image Credit » http://pixabay.com/en/building-city-ancient-babylon-35768/ by Nemo