PENCHANT FOR PEN-NAME 1

Call it pseudonym, pen-name or even nom de plume. All of it refers to an assumed name under which a person writes or functions as an artiste. The practice of pseudonym is as old as literature itself. George Orwell, for instance, was the pen-name of a person originally called Eric Blair. Similarly, Mary Ann Evans wrote the pseudonym of George Eliot. Why do people use pen names? The reasons could be many: