I heard about SL and thought it might be interesting, then I had the opportunity to watch over a co-workers shoulder while he did SL, and I decided to check it out for myself. When I went to do that I discovered I needed a name. I tried to use my real first name, Talitha, but it wasn't available. I just wanted to get on and check things out so I decided to just combine the shortened version of my name lots of people call me with girl, because I have a few friends who call me that. Then as I was typing I got the crazy notion to spell girl differently. More than once I have been asked if my name means I am a T-gurl, which I had to look up when I was first asked. Definitely wish I had come up with something else.