Mysql troubles

Hello all,
I am trying to set up database names and user names in mysql, but a lot of the things I choose come up as taken. Why is this, do we all share usernames between accounts or what? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

I think we do. But it’s not as bad as it sounds. On most hosts, they automatically prefix any users or databases with your id/user name. Here, if your lucky, you can get something you want straight away. Besides, since only you will know your database name, why not just put your id at the start and seperate it with - or _? I do.