About My Name

B&W Flower - AerykahFor those of you who don’t already know… Aerykah is not my real name.  When I first started doing things online as a teenager, my parents didn’t want me sharing my name with everyone, so I started using a pseudonym for my online stuff.  People started knowing me by that name, so I just kept using it.

If you’re wondering if I’m going to tell you what my real name is.  No, I’m not.  But I am going to answer a few questions I’ve gotten about this name.

1.)  How do you pronounce Aerykah?  —  It’s pronounced just like Erica.

2.)  Why do you spell it this way?  —  Because I like uniquely spelled names.

3.)  Why did you pick this name?  —  Mostly because I kinda fell in love with the spelling and the way it looks.  I don’t know about anyone else, but to me it just looks pretty.

4.)  How did you pick this name? — I met a little boy several years ago whose name was Aeryk.  I don’t know how or why his parents chose that name, but I liked it so I changed it up a bit and decided to use it for myself!

5.)  Is your real name similar to Aerykah?  —  Not really, no.

6.)  Do you mind if I call you Aery?  —  No, I don’t mind.  Some have mentioned that that’s easier for them, and I’m totally okay with that.

I think that I answered all of the questions I’ve been asked in the past.  If y’all have any others, feel free to ask and I’ll do my best to answer them.  🙂

14 Responses to About My Name

  1. How fun! I love uniquely spelled names, too. Actually, I love unique names period. In my latest edit, my editor alerted me to the fact that almost every last name in my book was highly unique. I think I ended up replacing one of them with Jackson. Or William. Or maybe Nelson. haha.

    I think it’s great that your parents protected you by encouraging you to use a pen name. Things are so different now than even five years ago where, now, everything almost that goes through one’s brain ends up on the Internet! And once it’s on the Internet, I don’t think there’s a way to get it down. (Though I could be wrong.)

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    • Aerykah says:

      Thank you, Jennifer! 🙂 I love unique names too. I did a series of name posts last year… check them out if you like— https://aerykah.wordpress.com/category/now-theres-a-name-for-ya/
      Haha! That sounds like me… I was writing a story one time and let one of my brothers read what I had so far. He just gave me this look and said, “You do realize that people aren’t going to be able to pronounce several of these names?” That’s part of my creativity, though! I guess I could always include a pronunciation key, eh? 😉

      I think so too and I appreciate them doing that.


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  3. Good morning Aerykah. 🙂 Thanks so much for the nomination. Blessings to you. 🙂

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  4. Tami Hunter says:

    Thanks for sharing this! I think it’s a beautiful name! Plus I like knowing how to pronounce it now too! 🙂

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  7. M.K. Aneal says:

    Ohh, I love this!!
    Explanations are just so helpful on everything – and this, especially!! *handclaps* 😀

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