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How did you come up with your screenname? [merged]

T_R_Oglodyte

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What's the story behind your login name?

All of us have a screen name. Some are pretty easy and straightforward; others are a bit more obscure and likely have some story behind them. (Such as "dianept" who really isn't inept; she's a Diane who's a Physical Therapist).

For me, I saw an illustration in a book one time of a cavehouse on a hillside. In front of the cave was a fancifully painted mailbox, with the name of the cave's occupant lettered on the side in fine Englixh script - Mr. T. R. Oglodyte.

I thought it was a clever bit of whimsy, so I picked it up.

****

So, what's the story behind your screen name??
 
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[triennial - points]
Just Asked The Chief Of Staff What She Wanted To Use.

Stumbled across TUG on the Internet 1 day, decided to join up, came to the place where it asks for a user name, asked The Chief Of Staff what user name she wanted, & the rest is history.

-- Alan Cole, McLean (Fairfax County), Virginia, USA.
 

#1 Cowboys Fan

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Despite living in Maine, and never been to Texas----

OH, how I LOVE those COWBOYS!!!!! (since 1966).

Pat
 

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My son is Little Matt and I'm Big Matt. Pretty soon it should be Matt and Old Matt. It's already Matt and Bald Matt.:)
 

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Re: What's the story behind your login name?

Used to have a small part-time shareware software business (mail door utility for old RBBS dial-in bbs systems called Mail Manager). Needed a name for the business, and since I had just purchased my first timeshare at Makai Club, I named it Makai Software. That made me the Makai Guy, and I've used that as my online name ever since.

p.s., The internet killed off the Makai Software business in the span of about 18 months as dial-in bb systems went down in flames. One year we sold over a hundred registrations, the next year zilch.
 

Sir Newf

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Sir Newf- that's my dog.
A 135 lb big, beautiful Newfoundland, weighs more than I do....
My real name is Anna...:)
 

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Just my name, Lastname first, first name last-And I do like the baked goods!
 

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I live in Thunder Bay, my business is Thunderbolt Delivery, my license plate is Thunder1, and now that I'm retired, "Thunder Rolls" hence the name :)
 

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Re: What's the story behind your login name?

When AOl first started, they said you should have both names and numbers in your sreen name so Bill & 4728 which was my street address at the time.

Long since moved but kept the name.
 

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High school nickname, that stuck with me all these <mumble> years.

One day the upperclassmen on the cross-country team went out to see a movie -- The Wild Bunch, I think. They started giving out the nicknames of characters to teammates. They chose "Blues" for me due to my eyes. It was the only name that stuck.

Another relevant story. I met my DW about 25 years ago when I was interviewing for a job. She was the HR manager. After interviewing with the VP until 7 PM, visiting HR was my last stop. She went into the standard spiel about benefits, etc, when she suddenly stopped, looked at me, and said "you have the most beautiful blue eyes I've ever seen". :eek: . I took the job. I decided I liked the benefits :clap:
 

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I think mine is pretty obvious..it's my first and middle name. I've been with TUG for about 10 years, and couldn't think up a 'screen name'. :D
I was named after my two Grandmothers and I'm VERY Happy my parents didn't stick me with their 'whole' names : Josephine Anna Matilda :eek:
 

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Re: What's the story behind your login name?

We use RICOBA for a lot of things, it's an ancronym for our names:

Ri = Rick (that's me)

Co = Cora (my wife)

B = Ben (our 15 y/o son)

A = Annie (our 13 y/o daughter)

Thus RiCoBA = the Gallagher family! :)
 

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14th Medical Detachment-- First unit assigned to in Viet Nam. Pleiku.71-72 Al
 

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Fletcher921

Wedding anniversary is on 9/21:whoopie:
 

myhottoddy

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Grandad's favorite drink was a hot toddy, only for medicinal purposes!
Tom
 

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Platinum, gold and silver sounded a bit pretentious.:p
 

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I was going to use Justjoan from the movie but found that there were zillions of them online. I made a variation to be different. I do like to jest. (I have only seen one other person with Jestjoan screen name.)
 

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My first name, last initial, and there are 4 members of our family.

Not counting all the pets or it would have to be something like cindir45!! :D

Ok, so can you say DUH!!?? I just described what USE to be my user name. :eek:
 
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It's similar to my AOL screen name. First name, last initial, although my given name is Teresa.
 

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I'm a Spanish teacher, and since my surname is often mispronounced, I just tell my students to call me "Senora K". Plus, it makes it easy for them to remember my email address (in case they want to send me a rough draft to proofread or ask a question).

DEB
 

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I actually added my story to my resort part of my ID because someone said they thought it was about divorce. I am divorced and happy about it but it certainly is not how I define myself! ;)

Disney Vacation Club was my first timeshare which I bought in 1995 (and sold in '02 at a profit!).
 

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The nick name came with the wedding ring ;) When ever I do something good it's "Way to go Swift", :clap: and when I do something dumb it's "Swift move Swift" :wall: and when they are bellowing for me at work it's usually "Hey, Swift!!" :cheer:


Theresa Swift
 

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My first name and first letter of my last name. My given name is Jacquelyn, and I was named after Jacqueline Kennedy.
 

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200mph car I drive, own and nearly killed me. Ben:D
 
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