I changed mine because I got sick of hearing that "Meeeeebo" dreck. Some folks have this far-out notion that I somehow changed attitudes or personality by taking a new name. It simply isn't so. As Chris Cornell, formerly of Soundgarden, and according to Max, is a Mudcat member, says "You can't change, can't change, can't change me."
And Ed, I knew it was you the second you mentioned Mr.Sifter on HearMe that time!