You may be right, I could have thought about that more carefully. For what it’s worth, everyone I named was professional and courteous so I wouldn’t want any negative consequences for them.
It’s also not too hard to figure out my real name so the playing field is even at least.
It’s not too late to make up some fake names and go do a substitution!
I agree it’s extremely unlikely anything bad will come of this, it just seems like a good habit to get into.