Freelance name

If I used my first or last name plus a creative term for my site and freelanced under that do I have to register it as a business name? It would just be two words all together, not that it matters. I just don’t want to make the trip downtown to register a “business” name for personal reasons.

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I believe regulations vary from state to state in the US. Check with your Secretary of State or whatever govt entity is in charge of businesses in your state.