How do some celebrities get their first name as their handle on Instagram or any other platform? 125 viewsJune 14, 2021 Question34.21K June 13, 2021 4 Answers How has the name not already been taken? And I mean only first no last name. Do some of them pay for it or??For example, Nina Dobrev’s @ is just ninaIn: Other Pitsy96 commented June 13, 2021 They pay for it. That’s all there is to it. It’s not complicated lol they are going delete my answer anyway because it’s not deserving but really that’s all there is to it Andrea_frm_DubT commented June 13, 2021 Many got in early.For example, @WillSmith on Twitter is not Will Smith the actor but actually Will Smith that worked/works in tech media and was at the announcement of Twitter and got the handle.If they don’t get in early they buy them. ariemnu commented June 13, 2021 My Twitter account is my first name. I got in first, in 2006. And I’m just a dude.It’s a pain in the ass, tbh – you get endless messages that aren’t for you. Flair_Helper commented June 14, 2021 **Please read this entire message**Your submission has been removed for the following reason(s):Straightforward or factual queries are not allowed on ELI5. ELI5 is meant for simplifying complex concepts.If you would like this removal reviewed, please read the [detailed rules](https://www.reddit.com/r/explainlikeimfive/wiki/detailed_rules) first. **If you believe this submission was removed erroneously**, please [use this form](https://old.reddit.com/message/compose?to=%2Fr%2Fexplainlikeimfive&subject=Please%20review%20my%20thread?&message=Link:%20https://www.reddit.com/r/explainlikeimfive/comments/nyypez/eli5_how_do_some_celebrities_get_their_first_name/Please%20answer%20the%20following%203%20questions:1.%20The%20concept%20I%20want%20explained:2.%20Link%20to%20the%20search%20you%20did%20to%20look%20for%20past%20posts%20on%20the%20ELI5%20subreddit:3.%20How%20is%20this%20post%20unique🙂 and we will review your submission. 0 AnswersActiveVotedNewestOldest Register or Login Other Questions You Might Be Interested In:What does ‘conceptual replication’ and ‘direct replication’ mean in psychological research? Is there...What exactly is “existentialism”?ELI5. How is the standard model expressed? Is it a bunch of equations or is it written?eli5: How and why do people launder or clean money?How do websites such as vimeo stay in business when directly competing with massive giants like YouT...What does it mean that race is “socially constructed”?