I do not see such a big deal over your name. If you created a Linkedin account, your full name and profile will be there as well. I have had full exposure due to being an academic and knock on wood I have not had a debt collection agency knocking on my door with $50K in credit card fees thanks to a fraudster.
It is not terribly smart to use your full name on a public forum, but all the same, a data thief would probably think your name Ian Erickson would be an alias anyhow. It has a nice ring to it and it is not an embarrassing name like Gaylord Van Dickwad.
I assumed he wanted his name wiped because he mentioned using drugs and doing other things us young people like to do once or twice.