At Burning Man, some people use playa names instead of using their Default World name.
Often times, the name represents a characteristic of the person it’s attached to.
For instance, a particularly handy guy may get the nickname MacGyver.
Or an unusually clever man may take on the playa name of Wise Guy.
It’s all very relative and (I think) fun.
I love hearing all the creative names people come up with.
My playa name is Bombshell.
Tejas gave me the name and it’s sticking so I’m using it.
One friend insists that the name Bombshell is very male-centric and I should be named Goddess, but that’s another story.
In any case, I use the playa name Bombshell and I love watching people react to the name.
Usually I get something along the lines of “Yes. You. Are.”
It’s all very touching.
About a year ago I bought a “bombshell” sticker and stuck it to my laptop.
Then a few months before Burning Man 2017 my friend Marina bought me a Bombshell robe.
This year, I bought myself a Bombshell necklace.
Which. I. Love.
Personally, I plan to direct people’s eyes to my (impressive) cleavage and remind them that if they forget my name, it’s HANGING AROUND MY NECK!