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04/08/2011 11:16:59 PM · #1
Recent threads inspired me to post this, cause I'm curious to know some of the stories behind the unusual names. And even the not so unusual. ** I really hate that the site doesn't automatically allow for avatars to show, I think this is my way of getting to be more familiar with people."

Kichu - what my Polish mom called me as a child (and still sometimes). It means 'kitten' in Polish. Pronounced KEY-chew. I doubt the spelling is right. Anyway, that is generally my online identity! :)

You?

04/08/2011 11:20:20 PM · #2
Umm. Well, it's my uhh, name. Yep, I'm creative aren't I?
04/08/2011 11:21:49 PM · #3
Originally posted by kichu:

Recent threads inspired me to post this, cause I'm curious to know some of the stories behind the unusual names. And even the not so unusual. ** I really hate that the site doesn't automatically allow for avatars to show, I think this is my way of getting to be more familiar with people."

Kichu - what my Polish mom called me as a child (and still sometimes). It means 'kitten' in Polish. Pronounced KEY-chew. I doubt the spelling is right. Anyway, that is generally my online identity! :)

You?
So you are Polish too! The correct spelling is : "kiciu"
04/08/2011 11:22:00 PM · #4
Originally posted by Cory:

Umm. Well, it's my uhh, name. Yep, I'm creative aren't I?


unencumbered, I would say ;)
04/08/2011 11:22:13 PM · #5
My username comes from my days of playing wargames online. My initials are DA, which becomes Delta Alpha in the phonetic alphabet. I was Delta Alpha 6 - the 6 coming from the fact I always wanted to be in charge and 6 in a callsign denotes a commander - however people just called me Delta 6 instead so I shortened the name.
04/08/2011 11:23:26 PM · #6
ShutterPug = two of my passions combined into one name

04/08/2011 11:23:26 PM · #7
Originally posted by marnet:

So you are Polish too! The correct spelling is : "kiciu"


I am! :D Half, anyway. Are you??!

That's really the right spelling?? Too funny. I've always liked my way, so refused to look it up. :P

What's your username meaning??

Message edited by author 2011-04-08 23:24:39.
04/08/2011 11:25:11 PM · #8
Focus point
04/08/2011 11:26:12 PM · #9
scalvert means I didn't think I'd hang around the site long enough to think of a clever name. I only registered to ask a question.
04/08/2011 11:27:59 PM · #10
Originally posted by kichu:

Originally posted by marnet:


So you are Polish too! The correct spelling is : "kiciu"


I am! :D Half, anyway. Are you??!

That's really the right spelling?? Too funny. I've always liked my way, so refused to look it up. :P

What's your username meaning??


I am originally from Gdansk, Australia is my second home.
Mine was totally uninspired - MARgaret NETtherwood. I'd like to change it to margaret. I hope it is available!

Message edited by author 2011-04-08 23:29:24.
04/08/2011 11:28:48 PM · #11
Originally posted by ShutterPug:

ShutterPug = two of my passions combined into one name
too cute! :)

Originally posted by scalvert:

scalvert means I didn't think I'd hang around the site long enough to think of a clever name. I only registered to ask a question.


I don't really know you, so clicking on your profile after reading that made me howl! Glad you stuck around. :)
04/08/2011 11:28:51 PM · #12
"Whereas the truth is that fullness of soul can sometimes overflow in utter vapidity of language, for none of us can ever express the exact measure of his needs or his thoughts or his sorrows; and human speech is like a cracked kettle on which we tap crude rhythms for bears to dance to, while we long to make music that will melt the stars."

— Gustave Flaubert ‘Madame Bovary’
04/08/2011 11:29:59 PM · #13
Originally posted by marnet:



I am originally from Gdansk, Australia is my second home.
Mine was totally uninspired - MARgaret NETtherwood. I'd like to change it to margaret. I hope it is available!


I'm afraid it is not. :(

04/08/2011 11:30:06 PM · #14
Originally posted by marnet:


I am originally from Gdansk, Australia is my second home.
Mine was totally uninspired - MARgaret NETtherwood. I'd like to change it to margaret. I hope it is available!


We should start a thread of all the Polacks on the site. We can tell jokes about ourselves. :p

Message edited by author 2011-04-08 23:30:18.
04/08/2011 11:31:38 PM · #15
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

"Whereas the truth is that fullness of soul can sometimes overflow in utter vapidity of language, for none of us can ever express the exact measure of his needs or his thoughts or his sorrows; and human speech is like a cracked kettle on which we tap crude rhythms for bears to dance to, while we long to make music that will melt the stars."

— Gustave Flaubert ‘Madame Bovary’


That is LOVELY! You were one of the ones I actually wondered about. I am so pleased to know that's where that came from! :)

Hmmm...we should start a favourite quotes thread....
04/08/2011 11:32:34 PM · #16
funny this thread was created! at the most recent seattle gtg some of us talked about this.

Mine was just a nickname i had when i was younger. Jason (' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' smardaz) gave it to me. He jokingly suggested it when we were registering me, and i took more seriously than he did. the suggestion that is. So yup. now i'm scootermcnutty. HAHAHAHA!!!
04/08/2011 11:38:32 PM · #17
Mine's a bit boring, but I use it all the time!

E lizabeth
P inheiro
ESCALA nte

My full name! We use two last names in Costa Rica, first our dad's last name, then our mom's! :)
04/08/2011 11:38:50 PM · #18
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Message edited by author 2011-04-08 23:39:08.
04/08/2011 11:39:43 PM · #19
Originally posted by kichu:

Originally posted by marnet:


I am originally from Gdansk, Australia is my second home.
Mine was totally uninspired - MARgaret NETtherwood. I'd like to change it to margaret. I hope it is available!

We should start a thread of all the Polacks on the site. We can tell jokes about ourselves. :p
I guess Pollacks is a North American term. I haven't come across it in Australia. Sounds derogatory.
04/08/2011 11:42:03 PM · #20
Originally posted by Cory:

Originally posted by marnet:



I am originally from Gdansk, Australia is my second home.
Mine was totally uninspired - MARgaret NETtherwood. I'd like to change it to margaret. I hope it is available!


I'm afraid it is not. :(
Looks like a dead account. Are they ever removed?
04/08/2011 11:42:03 PM · #21
Originally posted by marnet:

I guess Pollacks is a North American term. I haven't come across it in Australia. Sounds derogatory.


I'm sure some people would consider it derogatory. I've never in my life heard it to be used that way though, so I'm pretty lighthearted about it.

Message edited by author 2011-04-08 23:43:12.
04/08/2011 11:44:01 PM · #22
Well...I'm boring...

My name...Nathan Wert. <shrug>
04/08/2011 11:52:57 PM · #23
My username is my first name, but I can tell you that it's Teutonic for "renowned warrior", and is the German/French form of the original "Aloysius", and I'm sure that's more than you wanted to know. :-)
04/08/2011 11:57:36 PM · #24
Originally posted by Louis:

My username is my first name, but I can tell you that it's Teutonic for "renowned warrior", and is the German/French form of the original "Aloysius", and I'm sure that's more than you wanted to know. :-)


no, that's cool!
04/08/2011 11:58:02 PM · #25
In 1989 I was in Australia for the first time. My friend's mother Dione was up in Queensland on a 2 week trip with her birdwatching group. I was taking a dive course in Port Douglas and staying at a backpacker's hostel. Dione rang up the backpacker's and over the P.A. they said "there's a call for Frank the Yank from his surrogate mum".
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