Opening question got too long so I shortened it drastically, I like the name calabash rose as a publishing name but it struck me as gimmicky so I played around on google translate a bit and settled on Hyotan Rozu.

This is Japanese and I'm nothing close to Japanese so I'm not sure if it's bad or misleading to use it on the cover of a poetry book, especially considering Japan's well known history with poetry.

Is Calabash Rose ok/better as a Pseudonym?

  • Welcome to Writing.SE! I'm not sure we can give you advice about whether a particular pseudonym is good or bad, as that's a subjective judgement and we don't do that sort of thing here, but we can address your concern about whether a non-Japanese person adopting a Japanese pseudonym would be a bad idea.
    – F1Krazy
    Dec 10, 2021 at 20:03
  • Oh, I thought there might be a sort if consensus on what sort of pseudonyms were popular or mocked. I would like advice on the second part of the question
    – KayTwo
    Dec 10, 2021 at 20:59
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