girasoli ~ I originally chose this name when setting up an account many moons ago (or at least it seems that way now). My real name is such a common name and it was always taken. Even my last name is a pretty common name.
I wanted to come up with a unique Italian name as my user name. During my first couple of visits to Italy, I fell in love with the fields of sunflowers. After thinking about things that I loved about Italy, I decided on using the Italian word for sunflower ~ girasole as my user name. The problem was that girasole was taken. Now I know that I am a singular person and “girasoli” means sunflowers (a plural word), but the only way I could use sunflower in Italian was to use the plural form of sunflower ~ girasoli.
Photo of a sunflower ~ il girasole (singular) ~ that I took while visitng the island of Burano.
…and that is how I became known as ~ girasoli.