I'm just wondering: is it standard practice to give one's fursona a name (a proper name, like naming a kid or a pet)?
I realized that the name I've been using for the last 12-ish years is seriously lacking in creativity: Tygon is basically my species (tigon), misspelled. It's fine for a handle, but I can't call my fursona that--can I? I've been trying to think of a name for the longest time but am finding it impossible to come up with something that I like.
The biggest problem is that I don't see my fursona as having his own name or even much of a made-up backstory. Having those features would make it seem too much like babyfur-me and real-life-me are two disparate entities, which isn't the case at all. My babyfur side is part of my personality, not an alter-ego.
Because of this, the only name that seems right is mine--but my actual name is not something that I share freely on the interwebs, so my fursona essentially remains nameless. Is it acceptable to be just a nameless fur, identified by species alone?