It occurred to me that most of the people who have come to diaspora\* from G+ are using their real names.
Some of you might not know that you don't have to use your real name in diaspora*. You can call yourself anything you want to. Indeed, you can be whoever you want in diaspora*. There's no need to reveal anything about yourself that you don't want to.
If you want to be a witty gecko or a highly intelligent aspidistra, you can!
Of course, if you want to 'be' yourself, and use your real name, that's fine too. But you're not restricted in that way.