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02/16/2009 04:57:51 PM · #1
This subject may have been done before but I have not seen it. I find it fascinating why people choose the user names that they do. Many times there is an interesting story or insight into that person.

Mine is not so much interesting as it is just a tidbit of info - Avalanche because, even as un-pc as it is, I drive one and LOVE it(actually the second I have owned). At least my commute is only 3 miles. The 1030 is a number significant to me (could be a birthday, last 4 of soc, last 4 of a phone number)

If you wish to share....why did you choose your user name?
02/16/2009 05:01:16 PM · #2
Because I am. :)
02/16/2009 05:01:49 PM · #3
Errr...because that is my name!!!
02/16/2009 05:02:18 PM · #4
The word "Trollman" in Norwegian actually means "wizard" and has nothing at all to do with a Troll. But since Trolls are often mentioned on DPC I capitalized the M in Man to make it a double-entendre.

There ya have it! :)
02/16/2009 05:03:11 PM · #5
Originally posted by Judi:

Errr...because that is my name!!!


ditto
02/16/2009 05:03:20 PM · #6
I was originally hotshot7, the 'hotshot' part being my horse's name and 7 being a lucky number. But I certainly wasn't a hotshot by any means back then!

So I changed it to snaffles, because a snaffle is a kind of bit used in horse's mouths as a form of control. I have a bit collection because I am a horse trainer and may need to choose from an assortment to suit a client's horse. Thus ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' snaffles as opposed to snaffle.
02/16/2009 05:04:08 PM · #7
Originally posted by dainmcgowan:

Originally posted by Judi:

Errr...because that is my name!!!


ditto

Me too.
02/16/2009 05:06:35 PM · #8
Originally posted by TrollMan:

The word "Trollman" in Norwegian actually means "wizard" and has nothing at all to do with a Troll. But since Trolls are often mentioned on DPC I capitalized the M in Man to make it a double-entendre.

There ya have it! :)


I knew that, hehe. Was nice find that there were more active Norwegians here.

BJ is my initials, and Amy comes from my mmorpg name Amoreth. People ended up calling me Amy, which is nice because I look like an Amy... If you remove the beard... Good thread!
02/16/2009 05:11:15 PM · #9
yakatme:

Evolved from one of my favorite sports...kayaking.

yak = talk

I figured that yakatme plays well with communicating in forums like dpchallenge and it has also been my email address for over ten years.

yakatme@bellsouth.net sort of speaks for itself

Message edited by author 2009-02-16 17:12:15.
02/16/2009 05:11:23 PM · #10
karma = first name
t = middle initial

:)
02/16/2009 05:12:18 PM · #11
Mine represents dementia...oh wait that's slippy's name.
Mine is about some dude who likes photography.
02/16/2009 05:12:49 PM · #12
There was another thread, but I don't know where it is. My username is just that....my first name and initial to my last name.
02/16/2009 05:13:16 PM · #13
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That, plus it is an excellent song by Peter Gabriel accompanied by the late Nusrat Fatah Ali Khan
02/16/2009 05:13:50 PM · #14
Originally posted by Judi:

Errr...because that is my name!!!

And Judi is diminutive of Judith which was also the name of the main character of the Apocryphal Book of Judith who kills Holofernes by beheading him in his sleep.

Ouch! I now understand the true meaning behind your last profile pic. :P

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/25000-29999/27133/120/647560.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/25000-29999/27133/120/647560.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
02/16/2009 05:14:43 PM · #15
BVLINDALOU
BV = Buena Vista, (CO)
LINDA = me
LOU = just because
02/16/2009 05:16:36 PM · #16
Originally posted by bvlindalou:

BVLINDALOU
BV = Buena Vista, (CO)
LINDA = me
LOU = just because


hehe. every time I see your name, I read it "blind lou"

:P
02/16/2009 05:17:38 PM · #17
Because I am, and since there a lot of others, the d56.
02/16/2009 05:18:10 PM · #18
Jessie is my name, and there's already a ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', '/') + 1) . ' jessie, and I'm known as Jess-i (pronounced jess-eye) in my dorm because there's another girl named Jesse, and it gets confusing....lol. So I just went with Jessi. It's my name on facebook too.
02/16/2009 05:20:32 PM · #19
Back in college, I captained an intramural soccer team. When asked to provide a team name, I tried to use "BYE", just to cause confusion on the schedule. They wouldn't allow that, so I used "Nobody" instead. It still got a few laughs, but all the other teams did show up for their matches. I've kept it as my moniker for the last 25 years.
02/16/2009 05:23:11 PM · #20
Originally posted by karmat:

Originally posted by bvlindalou:

BVLINDALOU
BV = Buena Vista, (CO)
LINDA = me
LOU = just because


hehe. every time I see your name, I read it "blind lou"

:P

:) sometimes I do feel blind :)
02/16/2009 05:28:05 PM · #21
Is the name I use when collaborating with other people on their music or writing my own. Plus, my own sound/taste fits it well and lastly - I suck at making up screen names (as you can tell). ;-p
02/16/2009 05:29:24 PM · #22
Originally posted by dainmcgowan:

Originally posted by Judi:

Errr...because that is my name!!!


ditto


What - you're called Judi as well ?

I've heard of Dame Judi Dench - I guess Dain Judi McGowan could be a dyslexic version of the film star

:- )
02/16/2009 05:29:53 PM · #23
Karen is my name and I am from Nfld (Newfoundland)
02/16/2009 05:30:03 PM · #24
Oldie but goodie

It's always fun to see how people have come up with 'usernames'. Some have really deep meaning while others are just taken for fun.
02/16/2009 05:32:02 PM · #25
tj is the first letters of my first and middle name, bel is the first 3 of my last, and 05 for the number of family members (husband, me 3 kids)
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