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#114037 - 09/10/03 12:34 PM Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
JohnBoy Offline
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When growing up there were 3 Johnnys in the household, My father, grandfather, and me. When someone called Johnny all 3 of us would come running. So my mom and grandmother started calling my grandfather John, My daddy Johnny and also Junior, and I was called Johnny Boy. All my friends to date still call me Johnny Boy and I am 53 years old. JohnBoy was taken for my email address and username so the 298 was added automatically by cox. So now I use johnboy 298 for everything.
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#114038 - 09/10/03 12:40 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
gatorlaw Offline
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Posts: 10312
Oh sure - blame us lol

I kind of thought the Johnboy was a family home grown name. Cool. smile
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#114039 - 09/10/03 12:44 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
JohnBoy Offline
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Registered: 05/04/02
Posts: 7745
Loc: Kentwood, Left my heart in New...
Laura, Move your post to this thread.
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#114040 - 09/10/03 12:48 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
Becky Offline
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Registered: 02/16/00
Posts: 26894
Loc: Stony Brook, New York, USA
When you first started posting, I assumed Johnboy was an indication that you were very young. Reading your later posts and recognizing the maturity thereof, I rapidly reassessed and granted you adult status.

Sadly, my User Name is just my real name. Sorry about that.

I've often wondered if NOT capitalizing the first letter in a User Name indicates anything about the user -- does it indicate a more creative, I-don't-color-between-the-lines individual?

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#114041 - 09/10/03 12:55 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
JohnBoy Offline
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Thanks Becky. But I am very young, mentally.
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#114042 - 09/10/03 01:06 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
fov Offline
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Registered: 12/28/01
Posts: 2964
Loc: San Francisco
when i was in college, my boyfriend had his wisdom teeth out. later that night he wrote me a poem in email. he was on pain medication. he ended the email with a little poem:

You are my love,
My dove,
My... fov?

and the name stuck. laugh

-emily

ps becky, i tend not to use capital letters much on the internet. just laziness, i think... but as a result, Fov (with a capital F) looks really weird to me!

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#114043 - 09/10/03 01:27 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
gatorlaw Offline
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OK here it is.

You know I did mention something about my name choice being related to a school I went to. Sigh -I suppose the truth must be told, it'll come out eventually anyway.

While in law school, I was out partying and fell into a swamp. While there - trying to get out - I got to know a truly oppressed group. Gators - After hanging out with them for a time - I decided to specialize in a little known area of law known as reptiles for reptiles. Hence - I am the sole lawyer specializing in "gatorlaw". You have no idea what these guys have been put through til we started up the class action suits and federal uncivil rights cases. laugh
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#114044 - 09/10/03 01:27 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
TheDerman Offline
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Registered: 04/16/03
Posts: 1254
Loc: England
I am, quite simply, The Derman - you may also call me The Dermanator bravo
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#114045 - 09/10/03 01:40 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
Gelert Offline
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Registered: 09/19/02
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'Gelert' . . . . . . . . I love dogs and Gelert is a very, VERY famous and heroic Welsh dog in our history/ folklore. It's worth the read if you have time. Here is one place you can ;

Gelert\'s story

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#114046 - 09/10/03 01:49 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
hawkavonpuka Offline
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Registered: 03/22/03
Posts: 2170
Loc: Waimea Big Island of Hawaii
Mine is simple enough, it was the nickname I called by now deceased appaloosa horse, Winterhawk. I called him Hawka, or Hawka von, or Hawka von Puka, sometimes Hawkavonpukabrain. Puka means hole in Hawaiian and had a tendency to act up sometimes. He spent the last 10 of his years living in pasture and this name rang real loud when I called him. He died a year and a half ago and I miss him dearly, he was "my" horse for 14 years.
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#114047 - 09/10/03 01:57 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
JohnBoy Offline
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Loc: Kentwood, Left my heart in New...
Great stories! After this we will all be bosom buddies! Or should I say Bosom Boomer Buddies(BBB's) or (BBBB's) Baaging Bosom Boomer Buddies. laugh
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#114048 - 09/10/03 02:19 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
tigger Offline
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Registered: 04/02/01
Posts: 15679
Loc: England
JohnBoy,
well I always imagine you as the Oldest of the Waltons, intelligent, sensitive, But with a drive to be More than everyone expects from you.. OK, so maybe in the UK 'boy' as part of a name is no big deal as it is in the US. Johnboy to us is Richard Thomas, who has done soo much since his springboard in the Waltons!!!

OK as to me.. I have done this so many times, everyone else called me Tigger (the bouncy one) it has become a part of me.. it brings out the part I most Wish to be.. "but the most wonderful thing about Tiggers is Im the only one"!!!! I'm sure the original Tigger will be spinning in his toybox!!

I Bounce cause if I didn't, I would crawl into a hole and never come out.

Tig wave

Gelert, have you read the Barbara Erskine novels about Wales??

Hawk, I Hope you have found another horse to love, there are loads out there who need you.
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#114049 - 09/10/03 02:43 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
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Registered: 10/24/00
Posts: 35563
Loc: southeast USA
Once I tried out the Chat software at Yahoogroups. The name "Jenny," which is my name, was already "taken." So were Jenny1 and Jenny2. (There are an awful lot of Jennys in the world.) The person I was chatting with suggested Jenny100, so I changed from Guest73514 to Jenny100.

When I started posting in newsgroups I noticed there were at least two other Jennys, so I used Jenny100 there too. And I kept the name when I joined the JustAdventure and GameBoomers forums.

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#114050 - 09/10/03 02:57 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
lonewolf32 Offline
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Registered: 06/03/02
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Loc: New Baltimore, MI
Wow what a lot of great stories! Derman, that reminds me of the Shermanator from American Pie. fov - that story is one of the best I've heard, I had my wisdom teeth taken out and I remember the fog I was in. Hawka - I like your explanation, I never would have figured out where the "spaces" in your name were.
Mine is a lot less personal then most of these stories, it really shows what a geek I am. A while back when I was first using the Internet, I needed to come up with a username for eBay. I wanted Lone Wolf, because multiplayer gaming was getting popular but I preferred gaming alone, adventures, or even when playing shooters. Well guess what? 31 other people had already wanted Lone Wolf, so eBay "suggested" lonewolf32. From that day on I used lonewolf32 every site I went to, just so I didn't have to keep track of a bunch of different usernames for different web sites.
Usually I was successful getting lonewolf32 - except those cases where a site required certain characters or a certain length of username. Because of those I still have to maintain a database of my usernames and passwords for all the sites I go to.
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#114051 - 09/10/03 03:00 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
syd Offline
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syd is the name my family and close friends call me. It's short for Sydney - my given name. As to the small s - like others - just lazy laugh
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#114052 - 09/10/03 03:26 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
housewife Offline
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Registered: 03/23/01
Posts: 3971
Loc: Brooklyn, New York
I picked Housewife, for one simple reason, is what I am at the time...Filling out forms and asking what my occupation is I would put "housewife" instead of Homemaker. Many years ago being a homemaker or a housewife wasn't a job, but we know better now. Because being a housewife is a hard job and raising a family. You can't call in sick or take a vacation and pay isn't that great either...


Liz
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#114053 - 09/10/03 03:29 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
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My username is just way beyond explanation! laugh
Rusty
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#114054 - 09/10/03 03:32 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
gatorlaw Offline
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Quote:
My username is just way beyond explanation!
Come on fess up - It's a dance you started doing after playing the alley scene in TLJ.

Come on!! do the Fried mooooonkey clang clang clang laugh
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#114055 - 09/10/03 03:38 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
JohnBoy Offline
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Loc: Kentwood, Left my heart in New...
Alright Rusty, You better listen to Ms Laura. Tell us! Tell us! Tell us! Or Ms Laura will ban your baboon butt from the site FOREVER.
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#114057 - 09/10/03 03:43 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
gatorlaw Offline
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Quote:
Laura will band your baboon butt from the site FOREVER.
I ain't no boss of you laugh

But I don't know if we banded Rusty - we could track him down - whenever evil
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#114058 - 09/10/03 04:13 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
colpet Offline
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Registered: 01/07/01
Posts: 1818
Loc: Orillia, Ontario, Canada
When we first got an E-mail account through our business, the server gave us the name colpet, short for for Colborne Street Pet Hospital. When I joined Gameboomers, I was so naive that I thought the user name was the one in our e-mail, so that's what I registered under.

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#114059 - 09/10/03 04:21 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
friedmonky Offline
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Posts: 10663
Loc: Massachusetts
Okay, okay, I don't want to be "banded" (?) so I will fess up. It actually means....absolutely nothing! HAHAHAH! lol
Rusty
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#114060 - 09/10/03 04:23 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
nolalou Offline
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Registered: 02/10/00
Posts: 5037
Loc: New Orleans, LA. USA
Well, Johnboy, being from New Orleans, you should already know what the 1st half of my nickname means !
NOLA = New Orleans, Louisiana (a common abriviation around here), and the 2nd part LOU is my name, thus NOLALOU

Louis

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#114061 - 09/10/03 04:49 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
Besides adventure gaming I also enjoy model railroading.

CNW 400 was the name of the flagship passenger train of the Chicago & North Western Railway, so called because it was said to go 400 miles in 400 minutes. Rather impressive until you do the math and realize that's only 60 MPH

Mark

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#114062 - 09/10/03 04:54 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
friedmonky Offline
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Posts: 10663
Loc: Massachusetts
Hey CNW400,
Do you play any Train simulator PC games?
Rusty
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#114063 - 09/10/03 05:01 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
JohnBoy Offline
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Registered: 05/04/02
Posts: 7745
Loc: Kentwood, Left my heart in New...
I do Rusty, I play Rails Across America.
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#114064 - 09/10/03 05:03 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
Alaska Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 02/12/01
Posts: 492
Loc: Alaska =^..^=
lol Because I live in upstate New York. lol (And because it's approx 4,700 miles away from here, not to mention the fact that I've always loved it and because that's where I'm moving to. bravo )
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#114065 - 09/10/03 05:34 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
Agent Provocateur Offline
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Registered: 02/25/02
Posts: 438
Victoria's Secret was taken, so i chose this instead wink
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#114066 - 09/10/03 06:23 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
ghostlady Offline
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Registered: 08/17/02
Posts: 364
Loc: Cliffhouse
What a great topic. I used to research names as a profession at a government post, quite facinating. So....
Ghostlady was formed from my web space "Mystery Manor". It kind of tells its own story. She does come out on the 'blackest' of nights with one exception, when there is a Harvest Moon. Which, by the way, is tonight. Maybe you will catch a glimpse...

Facts:
The harvest moon—the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox—falls on September 10. Consequently, the hunter's moon, falls on October 10.
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#114067 - 09/10/03 07:05 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
BacardiJim Offline
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Registered: 07/27/03
Posts: 2202
Loc: USA
My name comes from the manner is which I dealt with my divorce. Figure it out for yourself. wink
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#114068 - 09/10/03 07:09 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
Fairygdmther Offline
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Registered: 08/03/03
Posts: 1169
Loc: Sarasota, FL
A few years ago, a friend of mine had a personal disaster that was gonna cost a chunk of money. I had just received a huge retroactive pay check, and offered to help out. She started calling me her Fairygodmother, for coming in with help, just in the nick of time. Soon my other friends were calling me that, to tease me, whenever I did something nice. When I first took the name as a signon, you could only have 12 characters, so I left out the O's.
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My candle burns at both ends;
It will not last the night;
But, ah, my foes, and, oh, my friends -
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#114069 - 09/10/03 07:25 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
HEMLOCK Offline
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Registered: 08/23/03
Posts: 233
Loc: Michigan

I picked mine, because I'm into fantasy and adventure and the deep down belief that I was a wizard or an alchemist in a previous life lol

Actually I had a very difficult time coming up with a screen name. <img border="0" alt="cry" title="" src="graemlins/cry.gif" /> The one I chose is not the one I always use. think This one was picked just for GBer's.

I happen to be watching the Eiger Sanction on the boob tube a while back and Clint Eastwood's character was code named Hemlock. The name kind of fit right in with theme I was in at the time, because I had just finished playing the omega stone and chemicus slapforehead when I joined this illustrious group of BAAGers. whistle
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#114070 - 09/10/03 07:27 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
fildil Offline
BAAG Specialist

Registered: 01/16/02
Posts: 6359
Loc: Long Island, N.Y.
My favorite aunt, who sadly died last year, gave me this name when I was a little girl (many years ago). She had this thing about giving everybody some silly name - my sister Sue was Soupy, my brother Ray was Rangy, her other nieces were Cookie and Sweet eek . When I had to register a user name when I got a computer, I felt that this was the time for my silly name. She got the biggest kick out of it when I told her that I had registered as fildil.

Fil wink

By the way Nolalou, this aunt was from New Orleans and though I've never been there, she always talked about it so much that I always felt like it was almost a second home.
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#114071 - 09/10/03 07:30 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
JohnBoy Offline
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Registered: 05/04/02
Posts: 7745
Loc: Kentwood, Left my heart in New...
These stories are really neat. Love you all! JohnBoy
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#114072 - 09/10/03 07:32 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
Witchen Offline
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Registered: 05/26/99
Posts: 22381
Loc: Seattle Washington USA


Nope, I'm not a witch or a wiccen. lol

Witchen was generated from being called a witch because of my (perceived) talent in solving conundrums in a hurry in adventure gaming. I revised the tag from Witchie to Witchen, because well......there's only one!


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#114073 - 09/10/03 07:32 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
kwbridge Offline
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Registered: 03/16/01
Posts: 904
Loc: Philly
Mine's just k for my first name (Kim) and wbridge is part of my last name (well, my maiden name). When I first got an email account it's what I came up with (I might have needed 8 characters - I don't really remember) and I've been using it as my username ever since. My email has, however, since changed.

Not really a very interesting story ... :-)

Kim
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#114074 - 09/10/03 08:09 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
Sequoia Offline
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Registered: 05/22/00
Posts: 477
Loc: Mi, USA
I'm originally from Oregon and still feel a bond with the woods there. I love big trees and the Sequoia is the grandest of them all. Whenever we travel we end up with several pictures of me hugging trees. Some day I will live back on the west coast, but until then I shall just be Sequoia.

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#114075 - 09/10/03 08:14 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
Liz Offline
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Registered: 10/13/00
Posts: 2446
Loc: the desert foothills
Ok.......everyone try and guess what the story behind my screen name is...........it's tricky.......... laugh rolleyes lol
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#114076 - 09/10/03 08:27 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
mszv Offline
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Registered: 03/18/02
Posts: 1565
Loc: Pennsylvania, USA (left my bel...
I feel so bad for you all, on my name.

When I first established an online presence, I wanted a name that I could remember, and that wasn't anything in particular. I wanted a name that was not evocative of, well, anything. So, I picked some letters from my first and last name. So far, so good, but what the heck was I thinking - there are no vowels in my online name! What a nightmare for people to spell! I see people struggling to get it right, on every board I contribute to. If I could go back in time and change it, I would do so. Unfortunately, it's too late now, my online presence is established, so I'm keeping it.

Incidentally, please don't worry about getting it right, when you reply to me.
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#114077 - 09/10/03 08:28 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
flutist Offline
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Registered: 07/17/01
Posts: 11419
Loc: Kirkwood, MO USA
I came up with Flutist because I play flute. I teach flute and play flute in a community orchestra. I also teach and play guitar but I concentrate on flute, hence, "flutist"
Flutist
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#114078 - 09/10/03 08:30 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
flutist Offline
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Registered: 07/17/01
Posts: 11419
Loc: Kirkwood, MO USA
I could have come up with Amber, but that is my dogs name and I didn't want to be considered a b****.
Flutist
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#114079 - 09/10/03 09:05 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
Salar of Myst Offline
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Registered: 12/06/02
Posts: 4216
Loc: Virginia's wetland dimension
Shorah

(btw that means "peace/greetings" in D'ni, the Myst universe language)

Salar is a character from Myst the Book of Atrus. She's nobody famous. Just a friendly villager from the 37th Age who seems to do a lot of laundry. laugh

When I first came online one of my very first actions was to google for Cyan & subsequently join Rivenguild. On Riven Lyst I learned about the Myst books for the first time, and I was reading them the same week as trying to pick a screen name for myself.

I related strongly to the character of Salar, so I gave that name a whirl. Turned out I was the only one in the Myst community who had ever adopted that name. I found it was uncommon elsewhere so it seemed handy just to keep using it. smile

I added "of Myst" on this forum to indicate the name's origin & give my favourite game in the world a further remembrance. Seems silly now, because everybody here knows Myst, but I have no clue how to shorten it.

So there ya are. By now "Salar" is so familiar, I will answer to it just like my birth name.
*grins, shrugs & hangs up a few shirts to dry*

Susan/Salar

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#114080 - 09/10/03 09:09 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
Schwab35 Offline
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Registered: 06/23/02
Posts: 2552
Loc: Los Angeles
I worked at Charles Schwab brokerage for six years and would use his last name attached to my age at the time I joined the forum (35).

Not very interesting, especially since I no longer work there.
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#114081 - 09/10/03 09:10 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
RCrew1 Offline
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Registered: 07/22/02
Posts: 393
Loc: Ohio
Yeah, I thought the username was supposed to be your e-mail, too! The R's for my husband- Richard. I'm too lazy to make separate e-mail accounts rolleyes
Ann
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#114082 - 09/10/03 09:44 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
Becky Offline
The Medieval Lady
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Registered: 02/16/00
Posts: 26894
Loc: Stony Brook, New York, USA
Salar -- I've read all the Myst books, and I don't remember Salar at all, so adding "of Myst" does make a difference.

When I reread the books I'll definitely keep an eye out for Salar.

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#114083 - 09/10/03 10:11 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
Daysleeper9 Offline
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Registered: 04/03/00
Posts: 159
Loc: FL
When I graduated from nursing school, my first job was working the midnight shift on an oncology unit. "Ha! Ha!," I said, "I will pay my dues on the night shift for a couple of years, and then I'll have a day job just like normal humans!"

Okay, that was a LOT of years ago. I paid my dues, changed specialty (Labor & Delivery), and now, at long last...I'm still working midnights. (sigh) When I joined Gameboomers, I had finally come to the realization that I will ALWAYS be a "Daysleeper". At least my dysfunctional sleep pattern brought me a cool screen name!

Daysleeper laugh

P.S. For those who like R.E.M., "Daysleeper" is also a pretty neat song. smile

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#114084 - 09/10/03 10:52 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
BillyBob Offline
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Quote:
Originally posted by johnboy298:
Thanks Becky. But I am very young, mentally.
Me, too! I'm pushing 73 so I figure I'll outgrow it! laugh


I didn't see these posts the first time around. Pretty interesting. I don't guess I need to explain anything here, do I? laugh
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#114085 - 09/11/03 12:07 AM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
Salar of Myst Offline
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Posts: 4216
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Hi Becky smile

Thats not surprising. She jumped out to me but she's only a minor character.

Salar appears only in Myst:Book of Atrus beginning around page 200.

Here's the Salar summary:

Salar scrubs laundry by a lake & Atrus sees her. She follows Atrus around the island watching him get the clothes she washed all dirty thumbsup

Susan M smile

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#114086 - 09/11/03 01:27 AM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
Rae Offline
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Not very exciting, although it's not my "real" name...I use it mostly online, but it's a nickname I got in college. It just sort of evolved; as college nicknames tend to do!

This is a very fun thread! smile
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#114087 - 09/11/03 03:09 AM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
ladyyve Offline
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Registered: 12/09/00
Posts: 1719
Loc: La Puente, CA, USA
Hmmmm... 'ladyyve'..... Why? A lot of reasons! 'LadyWulf' always seemed to be taken already and I'm too lazy to try to remember a number on the end of any name, so wanting to use my own name, but at the same time, being distinctive, I chose 'Lady Y've'. A lot of my friends shortened Yvonne to Y've and call me that anyway.... it stuck. I've always been kind of wild and daring growing up. No, I didn't dance naked on any table tops, but I think that over the years I've matured and am now a Lady.

I love wolves and sea otters... and all things Egyptian! I felt that the most recognizable symbol of Egypt is Cleopatra and NObody portrays her better than Liz Taylor, hence my avatar! I have a 7 yr. old female green iguana that I named 'Cleopatra' also... or 'Cleo' for short. Liz' birthday is the day before mine. I also needed a pen name.

One of my dear friends is named Lady Bobbi, too. <sighhhhhhhh>

...and now for the craziest reason of all........ I think that I 'was' Cleopatra in another lifetime! LOL!

Yvonne

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#114088 - 09/11/03 05:26 AM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
lonewolf32 Offline
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Posts: 1152
Loc: New Baltimore, MI
Hi I chose Lone Wolf because I'm divorced without children. I'm an only child myself. My dad had one brother who never married and never had any children and he passed away in 1996. My mother was an only child. Then I lost both of my parents in 1998. So hence the user name Lone Wolf. On the bright side I can hold a family reunion in a phone booth! However I really don't look forward to holidays at all. Christmas is the worst of all holidays.

I do have a girlfriend now and she has a daughter that is 11. We spend allot of time together. And I have allot of good friends that treat me like family.


Lone Wolf
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#114089 - 09/11/03 06:29 AM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
VHLMagic Offline
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Hi all,

Well the VHL are my initials and I love the Might and Magic games so there you have it smile
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#114090 - 09/11/03 07:21 AM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
MacDee Offline
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Registered: 06/06/99
Posts: 14887
Loc: Battle Creek, Michigan
When I joined there already was a "Dee". I was playing games on a Mac computer at the time so I just put "Mac" in front of "Dee".

~Dee

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#114091 - 09/11/03 08:25 AM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
mystmum Offline
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Registered: 05/21/02
Posts: 129
Loc: NSW, Australia
I chose mystmum when I signed up to the Ubisoft forums to solve a technical problem I was having with Exile. I'm a stay at home mum, and love the Myst series and I'm lazy with the caps key, so mystmum worked fine. And now I answer to it all over the net, so why change?
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#114092 - 09/11/03 10:49 AM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
Yapette Offline
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Registered: 06/16/02
Posts: 241
First forum I ever joined was Home of the Underdogs.

I wanted a name that implied talking, canines & female. And if possible, used interesting letters (whatever that means).

Thus....Yapette was born.

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#114093 - 09/11/03 11:13 AM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
Barb Offline
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Registered: 11/27/99
Posts: 1798
Loc: Leavenworth, KS
This is a great thread - I always wondered where people got their user names. Mine's very simple - it's my name. Well, Barbara is my name, but I use Barb on the internet because it's short & simple.

Hi, Johnny, I'm like Tigger - I always think of Richard Thomas when I see "Johnboy"!
Syd - I used to think you were a man until I think you mentioned a husband one time. smile

Cheers,
Barb
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#114094 - 09/11/03 11:39 AM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
CCbomber Offline
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Registered: 01/16/03
Posts: 3338
Loc: Mojave desert, California
Well, 'CC' is the city where I live in
California. And 'bomber' refers to the project I
used to work on (retired now).

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#114095 - 09/11/03 01:21 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
SuMac Offline
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Registered: 12/26/01
Posts: 2002
Loc: New Hampshire
Mine is NOT a variety of poison ivy, but the first syllables of my first and last names: Susan McMullen, with an extra "A" thrown in.

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#114096 - 09/11/03 01:42 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
oldman Online   content
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Registered: 04/15/00
Posts: 3464
Loc: Lost in the Arizona Desert
Well let's see, my email username, jgsax, has a much more interesting reasoning. My stepdad who raised me was Pete Green, so I went by Johnny Green most of my life even though I was not adopted so my legal name is Richmond. So when I returned to my home town I became Johnny Green again (except for legal stuff which confuses everyone even me). I am also a professional musician playing saxophone in various bands. Thus jgsax (Johnny Green Saxophone).

However, my username here is just because when I first joined, I was so used to game players being in their teens or early 20's that I figured I would be the oldest on the board. Pleasantly surprised I found a much more mature and enjoyable group here later. Anyway, that's why I chose oldman. Incidently, although not the oldest, I rank amoung them having been brought into this world in 1936.

Probably more than you asked for.
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#114097 - 09/11/03 02:42 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
Ramothus Offline
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Registered: 10/08/02
Posts: 103
Loc: Dallas. TX
This is fun.
I have 2 user names I use the most. Ramothus started as my yahoo id and then I used it for eBay. I wanted a name that would reflect my love of fantasy etc and Anne McCaffrey had a dragon named Ramoth in her Dragons of Pern series. Yahoo had a Ramoth and suggested Ramothus which sounded good.

I also use Nikkelsworth in some places and that is the name of my Kiddog Niki. He is my shadow, very expressive, intelligent and vocal, and when he was a puppy my husband said , "If I ask him for his two cents worth he'll give me a nickels worth!" RPG forum menbers may recognise this name as part of my Morrowind characters name Hugo Nikkelsworth who also happens to be the son of the original Nikkelsworth. Hugo however is the strong silent type--very different from his daddy.

On another game board for Morrowind I think I used a name generator and finally kept Hurtful Granny because even though I have no grandchildren I am old enough to have some and I try to be as hurtful as I can to all the baddies in my game.


Ramothus
(Marianne)

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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?
josefien Offline
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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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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?
Mark

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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: 10312
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: 3742
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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Posts: 10312
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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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Posts: 10312
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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#114113 - 09/14/03 01:30 AM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
Pamela Offline
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Registered: 09/14/02
Posts: 13
I usually stay pretty quiet, but thought I would jump in here! I'm a mom, last name boat(right) and I have 5 kiddos. Thought it was catchy (Mambo #5) but most people don't catch on to that!
Anyway, it's easy to remember and I've used it everywhere so it's original.

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#114114 - 09/14/03 01:33 AM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
Aurora Offline
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Registered: 07/16/03
Posts: 70
Aurora .. a name indicating South of the Equator and Southern Skies - Aurora Australis (as opposed to Aurora Borialis .... Northern skies) Aurora was also some sort of Mythological person in Greek History ...... Dawn of Light or something. I have no Greek in me.

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#114115 - 09/14/03 05:39 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
KarenNJ Offline
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Registered: 04/10/01
Posts: 949
Loc: Clarksboro, NJ
I can't remember enjoying reading a thread so much in a while, but this has been a real pleasure and some are very touching. When I got here I was so anxious to get on I didn't lurk around and read for days and or weeks I found it and when I got here I just signed on there was already a Karen so I used Karen and NJ for New Jersey of course. After I was here for a while I thought some of the names were so neat I was sorry I didn't lurk and then pick a name but it was too late.

Thanks again bravo for a great thread thumbsup

Karen

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#114116 - 09/14/03 06:37 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
Linds Offline
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Registered: 03/04/02
Posts: 1460
Loc: Westchester, NY
The love of my life is my "special" daughter whose name is Lindsey. We call her Linds for short. When I joined gameboomers it was the first name that came to mind.
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#114117 - 09/14/03 06:37 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
manxman Offline
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Registered: 07/23/02
Posts: 15547
Loc: Unionville
Manxman....a person from the Isle of Man where cats have no tails. My avatar is the flag of the Isle of Man and has a picture of "The three legs of Man". The motto is 'whichever way you throw me I will stand'.
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#114118 - 09/14/03 10:41 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
Llewton Offline
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Registered: 06/27/03
Posts: 1800
Loc: Ardsley, New York
How many here played Discworld Noir?? Enough said!! For those that haven't one of my favorite characters in the gameworld is Lewton, the detective from that crazy world in the far out galaxies (sort of a mixed up jumble of those great detectives of film noir, Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe to name a few).

Happy gaming all,
Lewton (yeah I know, this is the correct spelling, LOL)
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#114119 - 09/15/03 12:07 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
Jenny Offline
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Posts: 31223
Loc: Northwestern New Mexico, USA
My story isn't terribly interesting, but I'll tell it again, because there are a bunch of new people since the last time we had a thread about names.

My real name is Janet, and when I was looking for a user name I picked Jenny because I am approximately 1/2 Scot, and Jenny is the Scottish nickname for Janet...
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#114120 - 09/26/03 03:54 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
lor Offline
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Registered: 04/27/02
Posts: 492
Loc: Manchester U.K.
The first part is simple I love cats (checkout my new avatar) The second part - because our surname is scarborough(a seaside town in yorkshire) my son got the nickname skeg(a seaside town further down the coast)at school and is still skeg today at 31yrs.
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#114121 - 09/26/03 04:22 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
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Registered: 08/30/02
Posts: 11557
Loc: Virginia
I use the name because as I use the computer for playing games and not wanting to be bothered by my 2 puppies, I pop a bag of popcorn for them the eat, so when joining boomers I just looked down and
Popcorneater was born
Ingie laugh
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#114122 - 09/26/03 05:15 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
Duststorm Offline
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Registered: 03/26/02
Posts: 243
Loc: South Lake Stevens,WA.
I summer in Everett WA and winter in Yuma AZ which is where I was when I registered for Gameboomers.I first tried to register as Dolittle and was told that was already taken. I had to make up a name quickly and at that moment there was a major dust storm blowing outside.Thus Duststorm. Yes, the dust does blow in the southwest.

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#114123 - 09/26/03 05:40 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
gita Offline
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Registered: 10/14/02
Posts: 308
Loc: orlando, fl, us
Wow, what a fantastic thread! Thanks for adding your story, catsskeg, and bumping it up, or I might never have seen it. Some of your stories are just great - Laura, yours is hilarious, while Inferno, yours is incredibly touching.

Now, I'll add mine to the mix. It's reeeeally boring laugh Gita's my name. I didn't capitalize the "G" because for years I didn't use capital letters in communication. It wasn't so much laziness as it was that I really just dislike capital letters! I'm not sure what changed - perhaps I felt that it was time to leave my "l33t g33k" days behind - but now I'm writing normally again laugh

I actually have no idea why/how I happened to sign up with it, 'coz I *never* use it to sign up for stuff. Usually, I use justG, because you'd be amazed by just how many people have trouble remembering how to spell and/or pronounce a 4-letter name. Also, many of my friends just call me G (no, not G Money, or G Thang, or any other such silliness). Oh, and by the way, for fans of Will & Grace.. I was using justG WAY before "Just Jack." So hmph.

I forget who suggested it now, but I think a photo thread would be great. I know many of us frequent other forums as well, so the pics may be redundant, but many don't, so they umm... won't.. be. laugh
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#114124 - 09/27/03 12:33 AM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
Ditlihi Offline
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Registered: 09/19/02
Posts: 580
Loc: Florida
Far as I know I think my username is Tsalagi(Cherokee) or at that is what a friend of mine said and means I believe warrior,as it means in the spirit in how one lives there life,for a warrior is just not one who only fights

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#114125 - 09/27/03 01:29 AM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
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Registered: 04/14/01
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Well, I've avoided answering this one for awhile now, but here goes anyway:

When I first stumbled across this board, I was trying to track down a bug in the demo for Gilbert Goodmate--and sure enough someone had posted on the topic. I felt like replying, but of course I couldn't do so without registering.

But at the time I didn't actually think I'd stick around very long--maybe post once or twice and go. So I didn't really think very hard about my screenname...

...so I tried to come up with the silliest, most ostentatious name I could think of. I happened to be reading Ender's Game at the time, and if you've read the book you probably know what significance Locke and Demosthenes have.

So there was my name, and then for some reason I can't possibly fathom I managed to stick around a little longer than I'd expected. lol
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#114126 - 09/27/03 09:13 AM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
spetsia Offline
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Registered: 07/31/03
Posts: 171
Loc: Ohio
I struggled to come up with a name that had a "tongue in cheek" feel to it. I also wanted it to represent a very important part of who I am. I love studying languages and other cultures. So, having studied Russian in the military, I decided that I would choose a Russian word to be my moniker. I finally decided on spetsia. It's derived from the Russian adjective meaning spicy. It symbolizes my love of foreign languages, my food preferences and temperament. I've used it for years. If you see it online, it's probably me. smile So, just say "Hi".

My real name is Tinara. My father came up with it. Believe it or not, it's usually taken! As for capital letters, I guess I was just to lazy to hit the shift key. lol

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#114127 - 09/27/03 11:44 AM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
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Registered: 04/18/02
Posts: 5565
Loc: Oklahoma, USA
wave My username came from a time my son and I were playing the same game on our only computer. If I remember right one character was named Homer, and since my son chose that name to save his games with, I added the 6 and Homer6 came into being. Now, anytime I sign onto a new site I use Homer6. I sometimes wonder if I didn't add that 6 because that's how I act now and then. lol
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#114128 - 09/27/03 12:04 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
Mad Offline
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Registered: 11/21/00
Posts: 23608
Loc: United Kingdom
Hi smile

I'm considered by family and friends to be practical and sensible......Boring or what ?? wink

So my username is just an abreviation of my real name ....Madeleine lol

'Course, THEY don't know I turn into this other crazy person once I escape onto the internet so it IS a very fitting username evil evil

Cheers.

Mad wave
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#114129 - 09/27/03 06:39 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
gita Offline
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Registered: 10/14/02
Posts: 308
Loc: orlando, fl, us
spetsia, just wanted to say that when I first saw your nick I thought it was Greek - my best friend's last name is Spetsieris smile Your real name is really pretty, by the way. Oh, and I absolutely love the study of languages too smile

Homer6, I was going to ask "why 6?" - but you answered that laugh

LOL @ Mad!
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#114130 - 09/27/03 07:01 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username?
Geezer Offline
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Registered: 07/07/01
Posts: 183
Loc: Desert SW, USA
When I first signed on to Gameboomers, I somehow managed to use a word that I normally use as a password as my user name. I continued with that for quite some time until it began to spook me that my password was now so public.

After Gameboomers indicated I could change it I had to come up with another name. My department at work had become dominated with 30 somethings who considered anyone over 40 as ancient and anyone over 50 as positively decrepit. I was still smarting from having just been denounced in a meeting as a geezer after pointing out the obvious flaws in a proposal, so the choice was easy. (Incidently, my assessment proved correct.)

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#165979 - 06/26/07 11:02 PM Re: Ok Lonewolf & Laura. Here Goes-What is the significance of everyones username? [Re: Ramothus]
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