There was a time—not as long ago as it feels—when screen names were as important to our identities as our Instagram and Twitter feeds are today. But we were all much younger back then, making the names we chose to represent us a bit more suspect and A LOT more embarrassing. My cross to bear? HeSaidSheSaid7. I know, guys, I know…
But I knew I couldn’t be alone in my slightly mortifying choice, so I decided to ask some of the industry’s favourite faces what names they went by back in the early days of the Internet. Given that these people are so creative, I figured there had to be some really fun ones in the mix, and my prediction was spot-on.
Scroll down to find out what name everyone from Lauren Conrad to Sophia Amoruso went by in the days of AIM.
"My first screen name was actually EVLily (my favourite flower at the time… no longer!) at AOL. Everyone thought my email was [email protected], which, frankly, is not my MO personality-wise." —Eva Chen
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