How to really customize your Google + custom URL
If you've tried to get a good custom Google+ URL, you know they've tried hard to make sure you're stuck using a variant of your name with a forced extension on the end. However, I was able to register my URL using my common online nickname, bithooked, to get https://plus.google.com/+bithooked/
. The way I did it was, I changed my first name to "bit", my last name to "hook". Then when prompted for an extension, I added "ed", which completed the +bithooked. After that, I just changed my name back to my real name. It's possible this violates the Google TOS, but it did work like a charm.