I used one handle for about 12 years or so and as I got older, it just struck me more and more as just sounding… like something a kid would come up with.
I struggled to come up with something original, easily read and easily shortened.
“zero” comes from the Smashing Pumpkins song by the same name and Jay is what everyone calls me.
A year or so later, someone kind of surprised me after I won a game online against them and said something like “you don’t think very highly of yourself, do you?” I asked where he came up with that theory and he said because I used “zero” and then also spelled my name all in lowercase.
And he was right.