in reply to Name Space

I remember me reading Create A New User

> Likewise, choosing "PerlNewbie" as your username is also ill advised, unless you plan on remaining a newbie forever.

I was wondering what name to choose for my first online community: I've already decided that online communities were not for me but I made an exception for perlmonks. The exception is valid after many years.

I never considered to use my real name or part of it: as above stated this comes from a puerile sentiment: I had this exactly! The alter ego on the Net was more appealing than show myself. This is puerile but it's also part of the game: mimicry is a fundamental part of games: let's pretend..

So what name to choose for myself, a middle age history student, a (sometimes international) volunteer worker, bricklayer and painter landed on the IT field for hazard? in a monastery too..

discĭpŭlus discĭpŭli noun 2nd declension masculine:

The name is a forecast (nomen omen): Discipulus will never be a master. I'm here to learn, and possibly help younger than me students.

I was called Disciplus and even Disci+ but please note that -ulus is a diminutive form, in this case of discens past participle of disco (if you read Eatalian..).


There are no rules, there are no thumbs..
Reinvent the wheel, then learn The Wheel; may be one day you reinvent one of THE WHEELS.

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Re^2: Name Space -- Discipulus
by Your Mother (Archbishop) on Apr 16, 2018 at 16:54 UTC

    When I was getting close to being ready to test for a martial arts black belt a long time ago I was having some serious trepidation about suddenly, magically morphing into an "expert." My instructor told me, "All a black belt belt means is that you're a serious student."

    I think Discipulus is an ideal username and my Italian is generally Pre-K. :P