The profile name originally attached to this blog was Lucius Nesterov; which was my Second Life account name. If you're unfamiliar with Second Life, then I should say that originally you had to select a surname from a predefined list, so it's not as random as it seems.
Since the blog has become more general, I'm switching to my real name of Matthew Leach.
Probably like a lot of people, I've built up a legacy of weirdly named accounts across different online services. Over the past couple of weeks people have, understandably, refered to me as Lucius Nesterov, and it seemed weird.
I'm still keeping a "brand name" of Thoughtfulmonkey though - website, gmail and twitter (@thought_monkey).