I think it's called "irony."
I'm usually dressed in black and folks have described me as having "an intensity problem," and being "intimidating."
I though it would be cute to take on a pen-name that denotes my aspirations (wisdom and a sense of humor) rather than my my current short-comings.
For an atheist, I do a fair amount of reading on Zen, which helps me look at life from a different angle. It helps to sit and contemplate nothing when my Rewire stack in Reason bombs out my ProTools LE 7.4.