You know the names I'm talking about. Every goth on the 'Net has their uber-scary name, and they all seem to realize that, whatever they come up with, it's not going to be original or interesting or really stand out in any way so as to be able to be recognized by it. Face it, kids, 'raven', 'crow', 'wolf', 'midnight', 'spider', 'evil', 'poison', 'dark', 'doll', 'blood', 'winter', 'master/mistress/dominatrix', 'demon/devil/succubus/etc.', and any name from an Anne Rice novel...these are all boring, and have been seen a million times (as well as plenty of others like them).
So, what is the next step? Spelling change! Yes, apparently it makes a world of difference to change the letter "i" to a "y" (or for that matter, an "e"). There are plenty of these little changes: "o" becomes "au", "e" becomes "ae", "k" (or hard "c") becomes "ke" or "que". these can work in reverse, too; yes, your "y" could be an "i", depending on your mood and make-up!
And there you have it. A group of people all desperately trying to be different, and just ending up more and more alike...and ain't that just the way of the world? Yeesh. Now, I'm quite sure someone will pop in here and call me a hypocrite, since it's quite true I've been called"Chaos Blackflame" on the 'Net for years and years. That is true. however, I've never tried to make that into some kind of recognizable "name" for myself...and it's all spelled directly. On top of that, that 'Net handle didn't come about until long AFTER I had left the goth scene behind. So, whatever.
Oh, and the person I smarted off about? A blonde, named "Mystryss Ravyn Darque". Christ, I can disco and I'm still darker than that.