Hello everyone. I am putting together a form that users will have to fill out to register for a service on-line. I need to include something like a "username", a name people can select for themselves (but that's not their real name). The problem is, the word "username" is already used for something else on our form. Someone else on my team suggested to name it Aka or Nickname. I do not like either of these versions. Aka will be difficult to understand in this context. Like you can say "Salvatore Luciana aka "Lucky" Luciana,the Sicilian gangster , but you cannot tell a person "Choose an Aka for yourself". Apart from that, i can't get rid of the feeling that Aka is strongly associated with gangster stories and police reports. Nickname - sounds derogatory or humorous. I think, it's a name others call a person to make fun or offend him/her. A person cannot choose a nickname for himself, too. So, the questions are: 1) Am i right, thinking that neither Aka or Nickname are good substitutes for Username? 2) Am i right about the connotations (Aka = gangster stories and police reports; and Nickname = the way people call someone to offend or make fun of him/her)? 3) Is there a better, neutral synonym for Username in this context?