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#114098 - 09/11/03 03:02 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
Bristol Offline
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Registered: 03/10/00
Posts: 1796
Loc: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Mine's just plain boring, it's the city where I live. My maiden name was Diane Spencer and I tried all sorts of variations like Princess Di, Lady Di, etc, but all were rejected. So in desperation I came up with Bristol, figuring no one else would have it and now I'm stuck with it. Can I change it when I go back to Canada next year?

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#114099 - 09/11/03 03:18 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
lonewolf32 Offline
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Registered: 06/03/02
Posts: 1152
Loc: New Baltimore, MI
This is fascinating stuff... I need a more interesting username that has a cool anecdote behind it!
I wonder if everyone would be interested in posting pictures of themselves. That would be a great thread too! I don't know though, maybe not everyone has the right camera for it or has a scanner.
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#114100 - 09/11/03 04:02 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
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Registered: 09/11/00
Posts: 1075
Loc: the netherlands
Josefien is my real name, allthough you write it Joséphine.In the Netherlands I always use the name boombever. But as I got strange reactions on that nick when I used it on American sites, I decided to use my real name. I like trees and the phellodendron is a tree, wich name in Dutch means beavertree. So I liked it the other way: treebeaver and in dutch it is boombever. Tssss what a long story.
Thank you all for your patience.
josefien
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#114101 - 09/11/03 04:15 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
lakerz Offline
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Registered: 08/22/01
Posts: 659
Loc: Los Angeles, CA. USA
My story is not original at all. Let's just say I've had a love of basketball since I was quite young.
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#114102 - 09/11/03 04:31 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
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Registered: 06/07/02
Posts: 5766
Loc: FT. Worth ....Where the West b...
I've had my "user name" for quite a while (much longer than since I've been with GB)

My son, Jason gave it to me. September 13,1999 to be exact. A few of you know the story of my name...but for those of you who don't.

Here goes:

My youngest boy, Jason, had been known to many of his friends while in highschool as "Inferno". Whether it was for the fiery light deep within his beautiful dark eyes or for his "vulcan-like" passion and temperment which he possesed for those things he loved most deeply: family, friends and country. So, this was his nickname in the real and virtual worlds.

On September 13,1999 (4 days before I would leave my beloved New York and head for Texas with my Braveheart (sigh!)), my beautiful and loving boy left for the Navy and the start of what was to be the greatest "adventure" of his life. Before he walked out of our home, he bid a heartfelt goodbye to his stepfather and then turned to me. He drew me into his strong arms and hugged me as though he would break me in two.

"I love you, Mom. Take care of you."

With the tears of a mother's love, I reached up and kissed him on the cheek.

"Take care of you" I replied.

(A phrase that was something Jason I always said to each other.)

As I gazed up into his beautifully seraphim like face, all at once those eyes caught me. How could someone so positively angelic looking have such fire in his eyes?

"Jason," I laughed through my tears, "Your nickname "Inferno" surely suits you!"

He replied with a wink,"Don't you know where I got that from, Mom? It's from you...my friends have always told me that I have your eyes, not to mention your temper! So while I'm away I want you to take my name "Inferno" and use it...It's yours now."

So, when I moved to Texas I started to use the name "Infernoj13usa"

  • Inferno = for fire in his eyes
  • j = for Jason
  • 13 = a magical number of protection for him
  • usa = to remember his passion for the country that he holds so dear.




...and that's the rest of the story.
Inferno
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#114103 - 09/11/03 08:14 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
CNW400 Offline
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Registered: 11/30/01
Posts: 93
Loc: Batavia, Illinois
<Hey CNW400,
Do you play any Train simulator PC games?
Rusty>

Hello Friedmonky,
Actually no I haven't. When Microsofts game first came out it not only was too expensive, my computer was not powerful enuf to run it.
I heave a much better computer now but I wonder, it it really a GAME? Do you have any train sims? What do you think?
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#114104 - 09/11/03 08:45 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
friedmonky Offline
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Registered: 08/15/02
Posts: 10663
Loc: Massachusetts
Hi CNW400,
Microsoft Train Simulator is fantastic! There are "missions" that you can complete or you can just pick a train and a route and drive where you want. I find it alot of fun. I love trains. I would certainly recommend it to anyone who even has a slight interest in trains. It really is just like driving a real train. Here is a link to the official site:
http://www.microsoft.com/games/trainsim/
It can now be found for $19.99 at many stores and online also.
Microsoft Train Simulator 2 is in development now and should be released near the end of this year.
Rusty
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#114105 - 09/11/03 10:50 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
JT Offline
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Registered: 09/11/00
Posts: 83
Loc: Marietta, Ga., USA
I once worked with a team of support engineers at HP and, believe it or not, there were 4 engineers named Jim in the team. Whenever somebody would call out "Jim" all 4 of us would answer. Got to be such a pain that we decided to go with our initials instead. The team has long since disbanded but my team name has hung on. I still answer to the name "JT" at work and was quite surprised when I discovered that it would also work as the Gameboomers name...

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#114106 - 09/12/03 08:30 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
gatorlaw Offline
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Registered: 11/01/99
Posts: 10308
upsy daisy
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#114107 - 09/12/03 09:40 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
Glenna Offline
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Registered: 03/19/00
Posts: 730
Loc: Newark, DE
When I started posting on boards I wanted a name that let others know I was female, but be completely different than my real name, which is Fern. I chose Glenna because it is a variation on the street where I live. I live on Glen Falls CT.Being known as Glenna is like having a different identity.I like it!

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#114108 - 09/12/03 10:53 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
dadguy Offline
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Registered: 09/05/02
Posts: 2235
Loc: Wilmington, DE
What a great way to get to know your fellow boomers.

I have a yahoo cheap and dirty email address I use for registrations and contact emails (required in many registrations) to avoid getting on the dreaded email-lists of garbage at my REAL email address that I use with friends. When choosing that username I chose to let folks know I was a guy and that my proudest accomplishment (raising an extraordinary daughter) made me a Dad. I use Dadguy on all of my internet forums and it tends to be one that is unique.

Dadguy

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#114109 - 09/13/03 03:49 AM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
Rice burner Offline
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Registered: 02/20/03
Posts: 3739
Loc: Oregon
My username derives from the fact that I used to ride Japanese motorcycles. I think hubby suggested it as my "handle" on the CB. It kinda stuck.
Kay
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#114110 - 09/13/03 08:27 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
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Registered: 11/01/99
Posts: 10308
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#114111 - 09/13/03 09:33 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
dmtomchick Offline
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Registered: 11/27/01
Posts: 1265
Loc: Collegeville, PA USA
Laura, are you feeling ok? You're making these strange noises. Are you hung over from yesterday's party in the Mixed Bag forum? lol

I know you're just trying to bump this up so more people will respond to this thread. smile Guess I'll add in my 2 cents....

My username is pretty unoriginal, but I use it every place that I need a username.

dmtomchick = Dawn Marie Tomchick

Pretty boring, I know. laugh But it looks like I'm not the only one here who did it, so I don't feel so bad. devil

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#114112 - 09/13/03 09:46 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
gatorlaw Offline
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Registered: 11/01/99
Posts: 10308
Well I was doing fine til Syd got there and then she started making shooters. It's a sad story after that. Well it was really a funny story - but the lamp shades didn't fare too well. I am just glad I don't have to clean up. laugh
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