So what is up with the McTage thing anyways? Who in the flock of seagulls is McTage? And who do you think you are, Prince? I agree - it is weird. It is confusing. It is a little odd. It is, however, me.
My full name is Trevor McTage Tanner because my father is a bit of a duck. Odd duck that is. Before I was born he was pondering names and invented McTage (pronounced McTegg) out of the hippy nether. His favorite politician was named McSomethingOrOther and he wanted to put a tag on me. Thus McTage.
He intended McTage as my first name. Wiser heads prevailed at birth but weirder heads won out over time and I went exclusively by the nickname "Tage" (Pronounced like Tegg) for most of my life. I stuck with it through thick and thin and baffled teachers and bullies and you name it. I didn't switch to "Trevor" until I was 24 years old and figured out that both co-workers and women would always find it less confusing.
On the internet I have always been the one and only "McTage" though, and that is simply how I think of myself. In my own head Trevor Tanner is almost just a nickname. Tage or McTage is just who I am.