Does it make a difference whether I use my real name or a nickname on GitHub?

Does it make a difference whether I use my real name or a nickname on GitHub?
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#1

Hi there.

At this point I have a GitHub account with nothing in it, using the nickname you see rather than a real name.

What are the advantages/disadvantages of using my real name on GitHub?

Does it make a difference if someone’s github looks like www.github.com/somenickname or www.github.com/realname?

I do know that FreeCodeCamp’s certificate take the name from the name field on GitHub, but I mean implications for my programming career in the future.

Maybe I am overthinking this and it is perhaps a non-issue at all?

Thanks everyone for reading.


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#2

i just changed my github username for my real name. I’m gonna start my job search and i think is a good idea, a real name is more serious than a nickname.


#3

Great question, @aristotle85 - I have been wondering the same thing and will be following this post for more opinions.