In short: Yes and you must change it if it’s the same as your username.
Your pseudonym will be auto-generated upon the moment that you sign up for your membership, based on your first and last names. For security reasons, it is very important that you check your pseudonym and make sure that it is different to your username. If they are the same then you must go and change your nickname.
You choose your pen name upon submission of your application. As with our members, it is also very important that your pen name and username are different to each other.
We don’t recommend you change your pen name more than once. If you go through a personal rebrand at some point and decide to change your pen name, please make a note on your profile to reduce confusion for our members.
Check and change your pen name/ pseudonym
Check your pen name/ pseudonym from your profile page.
Check your username from your account page.
You can change your pseudonym by going to your profile page, clicking on the cog icon in the top right and selecting ‘Edit profile’ from the drop down menu. Enter your new pseudonym into the correct field and click ‘Update profile’ or the tick icon in the top right to save the changes.