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Why emsenn is Lowercase

This essay was last updated on Jan 1, 0001, has 128 words, and is estimated to take 1 minutes to read.


In this very short essay, I explain why I choose to write my name in lowercase.

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When I was 12 I joined a server where everyone’s name was their first initial and the first four letters of their last name. So my username was “msenn.”


After a while we migrated systems and the rule was relaxed, and many original members changed their names to be more phonetic - I added an e to the start of mine, to become “emsenn.”

Because my name originated as a username, I always write it in lowercase: a nod to my “heritage.”

(And yes, everyone calls me emsenn, even in real life.)