P is for Pseudonym

A pseudonym is a fictitious name or an alias.


I’ve chosen to use a pseudonym for my writing (my given name isn’t Monty Vern, nor am I a cute little pig). Check out this article I wrote last year as part of @Renata from Buffalo Sauce Everywhere’s “Getting Real” series, which shares my reasoning behind the use of a pseudonym for my writing.

Anatomy of a Pseudonym

So how did I come up with Monty Vern. It’s quit simple actually. I grew up in Vermont (a mostly rural state in the northeast of the US) and I have a strong emotional connection to that experience. When thinking about a nom de plume, I wanted to pull from that. So I took the Ver and the Mont, swapped the order to get Mont Ver, then added some letters to make it more like a name. Wallah! Monty Vern.

And for the pig logo? While certainly not required, I thought it would be fun to have a character to play with visually. If you’ve been following along on this series, you will remember Bacon from the N is for Nostalgia post. Wallah! A Pig.

It really wasn’t that complicated.

“P” in Zapfino Typeface
Zapfino “P” Found Pattern

Be well,


  1. murisopsis says:

    I suspected that Monty wasn’t your real name – but I think having a nom de plume on line is almost a requirement – at least for safety’s sake!

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  2. Great story behind your pseudonym, Monty. If there were a niche job creating pseudonyms for people, that might be a fun job to have.

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    1. Monty Vern says:

      I love naming things and coming up with titles!


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