"How I got the name 'Halcyon'"
A loooong ago (before I discovered the web) I found myself at a rave.
I was dressed in fur and silk and sparkle.
I introduced myself to someone:
"Hi, I'm John!"
But I didn't *feel* like a 'John.' I felt far more flamboyant and unique.
I had just discovered the word "Halcyon" and loved it. I tried to get it as a personal license plate, but it was taken.
The next person I introduced myself to, I said, "Hi, I'm Halcyon!"
I then started using Halcyon as a pen name for my zine writing. A few years later I had my middle name changed from "David" to "Halcyon."