One option more: there is no benefit for me in using my real name instead of domain related pseudonym.
It is a good but not necessary thing to have writer’s name whom to refer, if there is real discussion in a discussion forum. Quotations should be easy. It is easier to use ’Willis’ instead of Esch..
I use Cherry Pick when I talk about climate change, because that it how I see current climate science.
I like the idea of anonymous peer-review. It is only important what I write, not my academic or other background.