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02/02/04 20:19
OK, I must admit it! I am intensely curious about some of the user names I see here each time I log in. If you don't mind sharing, how did you get your name?

As for me, my kids consider me a good cook, so they developed the moniker. They also like the idea of calling their own dear mother something that sounds a lot like monster! D The 2 is just a lagging reminder of my former days with AOL. Can you believe that I couldn't be just plain Chefmomster or Chefmomster1 as they were already taken?

What is your story?
Chefmomster2
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03/02/04 18:43 en réponse à Mary.
>OK, I must admit it! I am intensely curious about some of the user names I see here each time I log in. If you don't mind sharing, how did you get your name?
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>As for me, my kids consider me a good cook, so they developed the moniker. They also like the idea of calling their own dear mother something that sounds a lot like monster! D The 2 is just a lagging reminder of my former days with AOL. Can you believe that I couldn't be just plain Chefmomster or Chefmomster1 as they were already taken?
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>What is your story?
>Chefmomster2

Easy.....I'm from Sandy Eggo so came up with the name of Sandyeggan (San Diegan).
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03/02/04 21:12 en réponse à Mary.
Sure I'll share!

My given name is Tally, and I love animals. When I tried to think of an animal name to use, I couldn't decide which I liked the best, so I just added animal to my name, to recognise all living creatures. (accept cockroachs. As I said, I love all animals, therefore I decided that cockroachs are not real animals.)

Also my middle name is Haya, which means alive in hebrew, but also means animal. So, another good reason.

I hope more people will let us know how they decided on their nicks

Talanimal
(I thought it sounds better then Tallyanimal)
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03/02/04 22:08 en réponse à Mary.
Here comes cruinne's story -)

Well... I spent some time in Ireland when I was younger, and I *really* got to love that country, so similar to my Galicia.

So I use "cruinne", which is "world" or "universe" in Gaeilge (Irish) as a sort of reminder of my good times there by the shores of the river Shannon.

Just that -)


Cruinne.
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04/02/04 11:54 en réponse à Mary.
I'd like to say that there is some great story behind my handle but it is actually kind of silly. Eli is my nickname and my son (four years old at the time) suggested apple because I happened to be eating one at the time. It was easy to type so the name stuck. Guess I should be glad I wasn't eating a bratwurst!

Eli
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04/02/04 13:59 en réponse à Mary.
>I'd like to say that there is some great story behind my handle but it is actually kind of silly. Eli is my nickname and my son (four years old at the time) suggested apple because I happened to be eating one at the time. It was easy to type so the name stuck. Guess I should be glad I wasn't eating a bratwurst!
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>Eli

elibratwurst, hmm...
I'm simply Jan Dvo?�k and JanDvorak is already taken everywhere, so I am JannDvorakk. I just don't know why people think I'm a girl.
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04/02/04 16:15 en réponse à Mary.
I love these little stories!! Mine isn't a story, it's just the name of my favourite band Dream Theater. I don't think many of you will have ever heard of a band called Dream Theater unless you are a fan of hardrock/heavy metal.

Maarten
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04/02/04 19:15 en réponse à Mary.
>I love these little stories!! Mine isn't a story, it's just the name of my favourite band Dream Theater. I don't think many of you will have ever heard of a band called Dream Theater unless you are a fan of hardrock/heavy metal.
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>Maarten

I really can't add anything to this forum topic because as you guessed my mother gave that name -------- years ago. I have no imagination. But I'm really having fun reading everybody elses stories. Thanks Chef for bringing up the topic.
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04/02/04 22:01 en réponse à Mary.
>>What is your story?
>>Chefmomster2

My middle name is Maria and my last name is in english "Stonebush".( It's in finnish Kivipensas.) I don't like bush so much and I took only the stone. I think that Maria is quite lame name and so I cut it shorter.( Mari is common name in Finland too.)
Maristone
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05/02/04 00:52 en réponse à Mary.
>I'm simply Jan Dvo?�k and JanDvorak is already taken everywhere, so I am JannDvorakk. I just don't know why people think I'm a girl.

Jan,

I don't know about other English-speaking countries, but here in the USA, Jan is a fairly common nickname for girls- short for Janice, Janelle, or Janet. Jan is rarely used for a guy here. Maybe that explains the mix-up! )

Chef
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05/02/04 01:59 en réponse à Mary.
>What is your story?

Oddly enough, "Llyra" is my name. ) (it's not the name I was born with, however; I had it legally changed recently)
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05/02/04 05:47 en réponse à Mary.
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>Jan,
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>I don't know about other English-speaking countries, but here in the USA, Jan is a fairly common nickname for girls- short for Janice, Janelle, or Janet. Jan is rarely used for a guy here. Maybe that explains the mix-up! )
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>Chef

Seems I should live with it, because JannDvorakkTheBoy is too long.
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05/02/04 06:50 en réponse à Mary.
My first name is Rastislav, in short form it is Rasto. In Slovak the number 100 we spell 'sto' . So Ra100 you can read Rasto.

There is also user Ra200 - Question for him Why ?

Bye Ra100
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05/02/04 17:25 en réponse à Mary.
Thanks to everyone for your stories! They're terrific! I really hope that more people let us know the origins of their names.

Chef
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05/02/04 20:43 en réponse à Mary.
>My first name is Rastislav, in short form it is Rasto. In Slovak the number 100 we spell 'sto' . So Ra100 you can read Rasto.
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>There is also user Ra200 - Question for him Why ?
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>Bye Ra100

You probably have a fan )

Jan, I always thought you were a guy. If it had been one n, I think I'd have thought you were a girl tho. If it makes you feel better, the "lizard" part of my name makes people think I'm a guy all the time.

My name is pretty simple. Lizard is a nickname most girls named Elizabeth get at some point (lizard breath). I decided I could get angry on a daily basis about it, or embrace it. I took it on as my personal symbol.

When I first got online, freshman year of college, a friend set me up to use a BBS, and I had to think of a name quickly. I chose magenta lizard, because at the time I was into the movie/experience The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and there is a character named Magenta. Maglizrd is a shortened version of Magenta Lizard, fitting the old standard of 8 letters for a name. I've been using one version or the other of the name pretty much constantly since.
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05/02/04 21:21 en réponse à Mary.
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>Seems I should live with it, because JannDvorakkTheBoy is too long.

Jan,

For a while in elementary school, there was a girl Leor in the same class as my son Leor. We did say Leor the boy and Leor the girl. ^)

My first name is Pat (well really it is Patricia but Pat fits me better than Patricia or a Patty or whatever so I use Pat). Pat was taken on another site so like you I just doubled up the last letter to get patt.

I work in a mostly male field and "Pat" gives no clue of the gender of its owner so from time to time people who only know me from email reflectors use pronouns assuming I am male. It usually results in the poor person getting stomped on with corrections from people in the know and feeling embarrassed, but I try to treat them gently as it is an understandable mistake.
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05/02/04 22:35 en réponse à Mary.
qwerty = too lazy to type a real name so I use qwerty whenever possible. Whenever qwerty is already taken I add 42 = the answer to life the universe and everything.

So qwerty42 = the lazy answer to life the universe and everything -)
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06/02/04 03:30 en réponse à Mary.
My cyber birth occured at the early nineties. Back then only few were permitted to use the internet governmental offices, educational and medical institutions, etc. That's how it was in my country (Israel) +/- 15 years ago. It was a special event for me. I regarded it gravely. Choosing my first cyber name was taken by me as solemnly as getting the gate to the outer world.

DayStar was my first handle.
DayStar is a real star. It rises at dawn, glimmers - only few minutes of twinkling - and ebbs into the day. My presence in the web seemed DayStarish to me here I am, a small star, one of zillions stars in the endless skies.

One day I decided that time had come to change my name. The web granted me with sites and insights. It also increased my appetite for more More info. More entertainment. More knowledge...

MorSight was born.
"You have a typo!" you might say. "More should be written with E."
Aha! I forgot to mention an important ingredient the web has Fun. What fun would it be if I am a plain MoreSight?

A major change took place in the late nineties. The internet became work for me. All of a sudden I had to get into places - sites, ftp and email accounts, tamplates - names, passwords... I couldn't remember who I was in what place.

A second before having a drain bamage I decided to have ONE name to ALL accounts hagitm.
Hagit is my real name. M is the first letter of my family name.

Hagit Maor

P.S. A couple of month ago a NightSun participated in one of the Chat Meetings. S/he didn't stay for long. When I realized that the handle was my opposite reflection Day vs Night - Star vs Sun, s/he fled away. NightSun, would you please tell me who you are?
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06/02/04 17:01 en réponse à Mary.
When I met my partner, he and some friends were playing an online game and kept talking about it over and over... Since I had no clue what they were talking about I thought it would be a nice thing to play that game...
(I also learned "klaverjassen" (cardgame), "risk" and other games...)
I had to come up with a so called "mage name" to play and to be on message boards, guilds and chats...
After to seconds of looking around, thinking of a name, my boss asked me about the EAN-code for bread (or something).
After giving him the number, I thought I'd go with EAN as name.
After 5 years, I am still using it!

Oh, and EAN means European Article Number ;)

ps. I still play the game, after a long period of server shut down, a very, very good copy of it opened at www.the-reincarnation.com
If you'd like, come join the game called Archmage, I can tell you all about it, it has nothing to do with PBN! Mostly men are playing it, it is kinda a war game with alot of magic and stuff.

Regards,
EAN
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06/02/04 17:16 en réponse à Mary.
Well (sigh) I feel I must contribute not matter how embarassing.

Back in university my school friend and I also worked at the same place. We were issued uniforms. My pants were too tight. So my friend gave me the nickname "wiggles" because of the way I walked in them. Gotta love friends. The nickname also kinda goes with my last name (Wegman).

The usage filtered out after I left university but 10+ years later I happened to come upon this web site. I had to make up a nickname. I didn't want to use my own, so I used my old nickname. After all, I thought, I'm not going to come here THAT often -- what do I care?

Now that I have pre-schoolers I also see that it's the name of a (very young) kids rock band from Australia. I do love the Wiggles. They've got catchy tunes (Mooo-oooove like a emu moves da duh na na da duh na na) and get the kids to get up and move rather to just sit and watch TV. I am proud to share my name with them. We saw them on their world tour and...but I digress...

That's my story.

Heidi
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