When it came time for me to choose my very first email login ever, I wanted something other than just my initials and/or name. I also wanted to something reasonably short that was to some extent unusual.

idicBeing a rabid Star Trek fan, I went through the various names in the show and finally happened upon the perfect one: T'pau! The revered matriarch on the Vulcan homeworld. Four letters, uncommon certainly, and it was a classic character from a great Star Trek episode.