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bushyfox
Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Sat, 8th Oct '05 2:35 AM

USERNAMES

for a while now I have been curious about how some folks arrived at their usernames, some are quite fascinating! I got mine from having a bushy mop of red hair and a last name of "Fox"..hence "Bushyfox". I'd like to hear how you arrived at yours?

pandorazbox80
Pandorazbox80  (Level: 26.6 - Posts: 61)
Sat, 8th Oct '05 3:15 AM

We just had a post on this topic not too long ago. I, too, always find it interesting. It's great that you started this again, so we can hear some old ones and get some new ones, too.

I'm a huge fan of Anne Rice and mythology. I've heard many times the myth of Pandora's box, and when I created this name, which I use for many other online things, I had just finished reading Anne Rice's book, Pandora. 80 is just my birth year, which I had to add when I used this name the first time (I think for email), because apparently I wasn't the first to think of it.

TTFN, Diane

groupw
Groupw  (Level: 144.4 - Posts: 153)
Sat, 8th Oct '05 3:57 AM

Go take Tuzilla's quizzes on the lyrics of Alice's Restaurant. You'll know where my name comes from.

mindmonkey
Mindmonkey  (Level: 270.8 - Posts: 295)
Sat, 8th Oct '05 4:06 AM

Mine comes from my all time favorite novel, Journey to the West (also known as Monkey). It's from China. The central character is Monkey and one of the book's themes is to "tame the monkey mind." Great fun, actually. Lots of adventures, slapstick comedy and philosophy, all jumbled together in one great tale.

puppet138
Puppet138  (Level: 169.6 - Posts: 65)
Sat, 8th Oct '05 7:04 AM

Im an avid fan of the band Metallica. Min eis named after one of their Cds "Master of Puppets" and my old apartment number. This has been my user name for everything for 10 years now.

joelwdonnal
Joelwdonnal  (Level: 117.9 - Posts: 268)
Sat, 8th Oct '05 8:59 AM

My name is Joel and my wifes name is Donna - and our middle initials are "W" and L" therefore JoelwDonnal.

ladyvol
Ladyvol  (Level: 205.4 - Posts: 5492)
Sat, 8th Oct '05 9:40 AM

Mine's easy....the first two initals of my name and my last name...nothing fancy right?
Vickie

koota
Koota  (Level: 181.9 - Posts: 2104)
Sat, 8th Oct '05 11:02 AM

Mine is a childhood nickname. I have two brothers named Shark and Fern.

cal10892
Cal10892  (Level: 40.2 - Posts: 35)
Sat, 8th Oct '05 11:30 AM

Some interesting chind hood nicknames there, Koota. I would be interested in the stories behing those. LOL
My screen name is easy, unimaginative soul that I am. CAL, my initials 10-8-92 daughter's birthdate.
Carol

action23
Action23  (Level: 113.6 - Posts: 180)
Sat, 8th Oct '05 12:07 PM

Hi Bev.......my name is jack, but mom and grandma called me jackson, while growing up. My siblings opted for action jackson, and later shortened it to action. The 23........well since action is typically too short for most "user names" carrying only 6 characters, I borrowed from the phrase "lights, camera, action"........where they director says "all right, we're ready in 1, 2, 3, action". I just dropped the 1. Fun stuff........lol. Welcome to the GOLD club

action23

geniuswaitress
Geniuswaitress  (Level: 52.1 - Posts: 381)
Sat, 8th Oct '05 1:35 PM

I produced and directed a theatre company called the Genius Waitress Society. We took our name from a Tom Robbins novel in which genius waitresses paid steep dues and picked one of their own to have a research project funded once a year. In my opinion, any hard-working wage-slaver with half a brain is a genius waitress.

tuzilla
Tuzilla  (Level: 134.2 - Posts: 3779)
Sat, 8th Oct '05 2:09 PM

Tuzilla
tuzi = rabbit in Chinese (my chinese horoscope sign overlapped with:
zilla, as in Godzilla

A rabbit monster akin to the one in Monty Python's Holy Grail

chickfbref1
Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2012)
Sat, 8th Oct '05 4:40 PM

Mine is because I am a female HS football (American) official.

tnlefty
Tnlefty  (Level: 73.7 - Posts: 12)
Sun, 9th Oct '05 12:41 AM

Mine is simple. I am from Tennessee (tn) and am left-handed (lefty) = tnlefty

lulise
Lulise  (Level: 32.2 - Posts: 248)
Sun, 9th Oct '05 12:44 AM

I got lulise because my middle name is louise but my little sis couldn't say it right, she said lulise, so it stuck.

crocdd
Crocdd  (Level: 12.2 - Posts: 15)
Sun, 9th Oct '05 12:51 AM

Mine is my nickname and came from the movie Crocadile Dundee.My friends said I was always walkabout like him because I spent most of my time hitch-hiking back and forth across the country for no apparent reason other than just because I could, and could get myself out of any type of trouble I found myself in free and unscathed (especially with the police). The DD is my initials. It began as CrocadileDD then later shortened to CrocDD by my son before he could say the word crocadile.

bushyfox
Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Sun, 9th Oct '05 2:27 AM

Fascinating stuff folks......thank you! Probably the only'un I had guessed in advance was Tnlefty..all the rest were pure mystery or wild speculation. Don't stop now though, would love to read some more! ~Bev

aquamar
Aquamar  (Level: 179.0 - Posts: 910)
Sun, 9th Oct '05 3:10 AM

Aqua, meaning water and I added mar because put together sounds like a good name for a horse and I love horses.

mightydog
Mightydog  (Level: 110.0 - Posts: 29)
Sun, 9th Oct '05 1:22 PM

I got mine from my dog.lol. Shotzy is a little mini-Dachshund somestimes called littledog. Therefore being his owner I am mightydog

mischief
Mischief  (Level: 107.0 - Posts: 42)
Mon, 10th Oct '05 3:12 AM

Mine speaks for itself really......I was once bought a tee-shirt with Mischief on it and everyone thought the name suited me, so it stuck!

shearstyle
Shearstyle  (Level: 20.7 - Posts: 79)
Mon, 10th Oct '05 4:11 AM

Mine kinda speaks for itself I'm a hairstylist.
shear

p.s. I always thought that vlcrowe was fancy for velcro lol

lolly
Lolly  (Level: 99.8 - Posts: 78)
Mon, 10th Oct '05 8:21 AM

Well... mine is cos I'm Linda and I have a sweet tooth, so Lolly it is.. :D

dwayla
Dwayla  (Level: 193.3 - Posts: 150)
Mon, 10th Oct '05 1:41 PM

I'm not very imaginative when it comes to making up usernames, so just stuck with the one my mom and dad gave me. It's unusual enough. Rarely find anyone else with that name, tho have heard of one or two through the years. Never met another Dwayla yet.
Dwayla

ladyvol
Ladyvol  (Level: 205.4 - Posts: 5492)
Mon, 10th Oct '05 9:46 PM

Velcro shearstyle?......LOL
Vickie

suzer22
Suzer22  (Level: 165.6 - Posts: 1982)
Mon, 10th Oct '05 10:13 PM

Vickie - even once I learned your real name I still call you "velcro" in my head when I see your name come up

My name is Susan and my best friend in high school dubbed me Suzer. My birthday is on the 22nd. Now I am a high school teacher and I accidentally shared my email address with my students...now they all call me Ms Suzer!

mslawtey
Mslawtey  (Level: 83.8 - Posts: 3)
Wed, 12th Oct '05 6:58 PM

I live in Lawtey and we have a cat named MsLawtey, so you could say I stoled the cats name...~~~Cheryl~~~

mslawtey
Mslawtey  (Level: 83.8 - Posts: 3)
Wed, 12th Oct '05 6:59 PM

I live in Lawtey and we have a cat named MsLawtey, so you could say I stoled the cats name...~~~Cheryl~~~

bravegator
Bravegator  (Level: 152.0 - Posts: 428)
Wed, 12th Oct '05 7:05 PM

I am a Braves fan and a Gator (Sorry Vickie ), my friends got me an Olympic brick in Atlanta....a Bravegator...it stuck!

twinboymom2001
Twinboymom2001  (Level: 67.0 - Posts: 197)
Thu, 13th Oct '05 1:59 AM

Mine's easy! I have twin boys born in 2001!

chanel3
Chanel3  (Level: 16.1 - Posts: 48)
Thu, 13th Oct '05 4:42 PM

My Favorite designer is Chanel, and 3 is the # of times i have been married~!!!

roxi618
Roxi618  (Level: 177.2 - Posts: 50)
Thu, 13th Oct '05 6:20 PM

Roxi is short for my middle name, which is Roxanne. Every time my husband calls me by my first and middle name, he sings it like "Sting" would. 618 is my birthday, so Roxi618 it is!!!

phagzormum
Phagzormum  (Level: 48.4 - Posts: 2)
Fri, 14th Oct '05 3:08 AM

my daughter was "phagzor", so when I joined sploofus, of course I was "phagzormum" (aussie spelling of "mom")

felix-old
Felix-old  (Level: 14.2 - Posts: 244)
Fri, 14th Oct '05 3:43 AM

I feel silly, my name is Felix! I guess that was a bad choice.

hotlips2
Hotlips2  (Level: 14.5 - Posts: 1)
Fri, 21st Oct '05 2:31 PM

No MsLawtey, the cat stole your name since you are the oldest. Ha Ha

pafork
Pafork  (Level: 132.0 - Posts: 537)
Fri, 28th Oct '05 10:19 PM

Mine's one of dozens of random nicknames my sister & I have for each other. (She's 'Pafick" here)
I had first tried to enter other names that 'meant' something, but when they were all taken I went with one I knew wouldn't be. =)


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