Your username (or handle) is a name you select while creating your profile. Since there can only be one user associated with a particular Username, this feature makes it easier for people who know you to identify you on The Pattern. This can be your real name, a chosen pseudonym or nickname.
You may change your Username at anytime. To do so, navigate to Your Pattern tab and tap “Edit Profile,” located in the upper right corner of the screen. In the top field, you may edit your Username to any available handle. The requirements for a valid username are that it must consist of at least three characters (including letters, numbers, and the following “-”, “_”, and “.”) Usernames do not currently support emojis or any other special characters.