For 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. 🙂