A friend shared her log-in and password to a particular online system so that my husband and I could check out the service.
I was struck by the fact that her password was the name of one of her children.
Using a child’s name as password is not the unusual, surely most people do this (and really shouldn’t, easy to hack) but what if the name of the child is a child you could not raise either due to premature death or adoption?Â Is that equally common?
I smiled a bit both at the sadness of it and also the fact that for years my password to one of my online sites has been my daughters amended name with a series of other characters.Â Every time I type that into the system (that I am on every day) something inside me winces.Â I have often wondered if I should change this, if having her name as my password was a curse or a blessing.
Anyone else do this? Use your surrendered children’s names as passwords?