About the name, I have been using it for 14 years now and its in reference to a Forgotten Realms fantasy novel that I had just read, when I got frustrated on AIM trying to find a name that was not taken. AKA nothing to do with being short or an alt.
The scary thing is that one day I just popped in here and all I could do was look at a page that said. You have been banned. Perment. No reason given. I actually had to look around in here without being logged into to find this thread which made me think Malksum was the one that banned me.
Just happy it got sorted out.