I don't think you need to have a Mudcat name it's just that some people choose to. Mine was a nickname given to me by Derek Elliot who ran the singaround in the old "Tap and Spile" in Whitby. So therefore those who were there know who I am. Anyone else who wants to know what my real name is, they can ask. If I think they need to know it then I'll let them know. Otherwise I'll stick to my nickname. If you really want to know, it is in a couple of my posted threads if you care to search.