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deebee
Posted: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 11:47:08 PM
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Whilst perusing today's topics I noticed one from "Ma non troppo" in Japan. Now obviously this is not a Japanese name (if my basic Italian serves me right I think it's "but not much") but it got me thinking how did all of my fellow contributors arrive at their login names? After all many are very original (except mine which is merely my initials!). I realise some are self explanatory (grammargeek for example) but some require a little more explaining!
Do tell!
piratekatja
Posted: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 11:55:47 PM
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Location: sailboat "Francis Lee"
My family and I live on a sailboat half of the year. I am not a real pirate evidently and neither have we encountered any so far... but the name speaks of ADVENTURE and I like just that.
Ma non troppo
Posted: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 1:06:52 AM
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Location: Japan
Hello

I play in an orchestra. So, my topic name is familiar to me. There are no other reasons I chose that name.

Thank you
Pocketmole
Posted: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 2:07:11 AM
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Years, ago, my bestest friend gave me a birthday card that read: "You and me are so weird. Weird. Weird. Weird. That's just what we are. Weird. Weirdy-weirdy weirdo-hole -- weird as a weirdo pocket mole. Weird in sunny weirdo pants - weird as Chico Lederkrantz." We laughed ourselves silly (and we hadn't even had any wine yet!) and have been calling each other "Pocket Mole" ever since.
Atiya
Posted: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 2:26:42 AM
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Pocketmole thats soooo sweet !!
I started the same topic sometime back and came to know that this has been discussed many times here on this forum. See this to find out about our "old" members.








boneyfriend
Posted: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 9:59:37 AM

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Location: Columbia, South Carolina, United States
My name came from a friend of mind who has a wild imagination. She named her family the Boneys. There was Mom Boney, Pop Boney, LaZ Boney and Sire Boney (two sons). According to the fable, the boneys had many adventures. And I became boneyfriend. Sometimes I am Momboney.
HoosierDaddy
Posted: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 10:26:48 AM

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Location: Princeton, Indiana, United States
Father of 3 from Indiana.
richsap
Posted: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 12:49:55 PM
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I had a reputation for being TOO nice, i.e. "a big sap". After announcing that I was seeking a username a lady friend of mine suggested a hypbrid of my name and sap.
chovekazadborcheto
Posted: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 5:24:43 PM
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Location: Bulgaria
Well...my nick is actually made up of three words. Choveka(the man/guy) zad(behind) borcheto(the pine-tree). That's uhm... well I saw a guy behind a pine-tree once. I swear he was there...
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 5:47:26 PM

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chovekazadborcheto wrote:
That's uhm... well I saw a guy behind a pine-tree once. I swear he was there...


My brother once almost saw moose tracks ;-)
gradyone
Posted: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 6:32:37 PM

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chovekazadborcheto wrote:
well I saw a guy behind a pine-tree once. I swear he was there...

Was there a puddle behind the tree?
Wanderer
Posted: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 6:35:04 PM

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I couldn't think of anything catchy or really glitzy so I went for the descriptive when I chose my name.
Babezy
Posted: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 9:33:31 PM
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I'm glad this topic keeps coming up so we can hear about the newer members' names. But reading back over the old explanations reminds me how much I miss some of our older, no-longer-active members.
excaelis
Posted: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 9:33:35 PM

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Mine is from the Latin Ex caelis oblatus, meaning A gift from the heavens. It is considered one possible etymology of Excalibur, the sword of King Arthur, which was probably forged from meteoric iron. In it's truncated form I suppose it makes me an angel of sorts, an idea that receives no support whatsoever from those who know me best. Angel
TYSON
Posted: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 10:19:56 PM
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Location: Melbourne, Australia
Mine is my name.
worldsclyde
Posted: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 11:04:58 PM
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I read a book called When Worlds Collide , a 1933 science fiction novel co-written by Philip Wylie and Edwin Balmer when I was about 12 or 13. It was one of the first serious books I had read apart from school assignments. It made an instant science fiction fan out of me.

There's also the song by Powerman 5000. It makes a good theme song for my Myspace site. (remember Myspace?)

Edit: Oh, yeah. My name is really Clyde if that helps
when worlds collide
excaelis
Posted: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 11:06:10 PM

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Yourwhat ?
Atiya
Posted: Thursday, September 16, 2010 12:13:16 AM
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excaelis wrote:
Mine is from the Latin Ex caelis oblatus, meaning A gift from the heavens. It is considered one possible etymology of Excalibur, the sword of King Arthur, which was probably forged from meteoric iron.


Hey my name too means " A gift from the heavens" . What does that make us ? Synonyms ? Drool


gradyone
Posted: Thursday, September 16, 2010 1:32:13 AM

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worldsclyde wrote:
Oh, yeah. My name is really Clyde if that helps

Your userid abbreviates WC, and your signature quotes one of the most entertaining flimflam men of all times -- or is that filmflam men? He was a master juggler, as well -- WCF clip -- and it's all good, WC!
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Thursday, September 16, 2010 3:46:42 AM

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Atiya wrote:
excaelis wrote:
Mine is from the Latin Ex caelis oblatus, meaning A gift from the heavens. It is considered one possible etymology of Excalibur, the sword of King Arthur, which was probably forged from meteoric iron.


Hey my name too means " A gift from the heavens" . What does that make us ? Synonyms ? Drool


It makes you dancing in the rain ;-)
RobRos
Posted: Thursday, September 16, 2010 9:36:09 AM
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Location: Mexico
It's such good fun to be here and learn all of those little details that make us what we are. I'm new to the forum and a constant learner, my nick comes from my real name Robert Rosales, also from Bob Ros the painter on tv (I do sculpture stuff though).
excaelis
Posted: Thursday, September 16, 2010 5:36:55 PM

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Atiya wrote:
excaelis wrote:
Mine is from the Latin Ex caelis oblatus, meaning A gift from the heavens. It is considered one possible etymology of Excalibur, the sword of King Arthur, which was probably forged from meteoric iron.


Hey my name too means " A gift from the heavens" . What does that make us ? Synonyms ? Drool




It makes us a gift from the pitying Gods to these poor, deluded mortals, that they may, for a brief moment on earth, bask in the glory that is us. Angel
Klaas V
Posted: Thursday, September 16, 2010 7:05:20 PM

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My wife is Italian. She chose the name 'Favolosa' (=fabulous) Club is an acronym for 'Computer Language Usage Board'
worldsclyde
Posted: Thursday, September 16, 2010 7:24:22 PM
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gradyone wrote:
worldsclyde wrote:
Oh, yeah. My name is really Clyde if that helps

Your userid abbreviates WC, and your signature quotes one of the most entertaining flimflam men of all times -- or is that filmflam men? He was a master juggler, as well -- WCF clip -- and it's all good, WC!


I never knew W.C. Fields was a master juggler. I can juggle a bit too but not like that. Thanks for that clip.
Vickster
Posted: Friday, September 17, 2010 8:41:08 AM
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Vickster is the nickname the guys at work gave me... first name is Vicki.. not all that interesting... oh well
Adriaticus
Posted: Friday, September 17, 2010 9:20:30 AM
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Location: Atlantis
I love sea and I live on the Adriatic ...it's latin for something/someone related to Adriatic Sea.
Atiya
Posted: Saturday, September 18, 2010 2:24:49 AM
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excaelis wrote:
Atiya wrote:
excaelis wrote:
Mine is from the Latin Ex caelis oblatus, meaning A gift from the heavens. It is considered one possible etymology of Excalibur, the sword of King Arthur, which was probably forged from meteoric iron.


Hey my name too means " A gift from the heavens" . What does that make us ? Synonyms ? Drool




It makes us a gift from the pitying Gods to these poor, deluded mortals, that they may, for a brief moment on earth, bask in the glory that is us. Angel


Yeah.. correct Angel
Akkuratix
Posted: Saturday, September 18, 2010 4:33:41 AM
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Location: Kemi, Lapponia, Finland
Yers ago I worked in Norway in a quite international group of people, mostly Norwegians, however. They had a fascinating manner to say very often "akkurat, akkurat", meaning OK, OK. The manner touched somehow and being a reader of a cartoon " Asterix ", it was easy to find a moniker, although the name near Obelix could be more describing.
schrodinger's cat
Posted: Saturday, September 18, 2010 8:01:30 AM
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Well, I suppose my nick is really not a mystery for those that know a bit about physics. You can read up on it here: schrodinger's cat

Apart from having read several physics books while in high school, the name also has a deeper meaning for me. It represents the countless possibilities, which although improbable, are still there. It means that hope truly is the last thing to die and there are no certainties. It means keeping an open mind, and acknowledging the wonderful diversity and coexistence of life as well as several contradictory characteristics in myself.

People often say to me, how can you be/have A and Z, but I'm a Schrodinger's cat. I can be everything I want to be and more. :)

I think that being aware of the box is the first step to being able to think out of the box.
Tovarish
Posted: Saturday, September 18, 2010 8:14:31 AM
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Didnt we do this once before?.
I just cant seem to remember the Topic Title?
TYSON
Posted: Saturday, September 18, 2010 8:25:29 AM
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Tov,
we have had this topic before. I think it may have been called "what's in a name?"
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Saturday, September 18, 2010 8:25:55 AM

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Tovarish wrote:
Didnt we do this once before?.
I just cant seem to remember the Topic Title?


Atiya linked the previous thread in a previous post Wednesday.
Tovarish
Posted: Saturday, September 18, 2010 8:34:56 AM
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More information, JJ?
TYSON
Posted: Saturday, September 18, 2010 8:41:51 AM
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About 28 posts up TOV. There's a link (in blue hypertext)
blue2
Posted: Saturday, September 18, 2010 8:51:49 AM

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Vickster wrote:
Vickster is the nickname the guys at work gave me... first name is Vicki.. not all that interesting... oh well


I'd say vickster is a lot more interesting than blue2. Honestly, haven't I got any imagination?
In my own defense, besides liking the colour, I also like the song "Blue".
But I am not from another planet.

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