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BS: Why did you choose your nickname?

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Magpie 04 Oct 99 - 06:30 PM
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Roger in Baltimore 04 Oct 99 - 05:53 PM
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skarpi 04 Oct 99 - 05:23 PM
Little Neophyte 04 Oct 99 - 05:21 PM
Bert 04 Oct 99 - 05:18 PM
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Subject: RE: BS: Why did you choose your nickname?
From: Magpie
Date: 04 Oct 99 - 06:30 PM

Greetings John! I knew you'd figure me out sooner or later. And, no, it isn't something anyone has said(or not said for that matter), I've just been terribly busy with gigs, kids, work and boyfriend.

By the way, are there any other "Dubliners" here? This, of course, would belong to a totally different thread.

Magpie


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Subject: RE: BS: Why did you choose your nickname?
From: Bobby Bob, Ellan Vannin
Date: 04 Oct 99 - 06:23 PM

In Celtic patronymics, you get named from the line of your forbears. As I'm baptismally a Robert, and my father was also called Robert, I'm Bobby Bob, which is what a lot of people know me as.

However, on my radio programme, I usually go a bit further to my grandfather, John, and my great grandfather, William, which gives rise to the patronymic string, Bobby Bob John Billy.

Some people, possibly born out of wedlock, had their mother's name as part of the string, like Juan Nan (Juan is a Manx name pronounced JOO-an, not like the Spanish name of the same spelling) which is John the son of Nan, or Billy Paaie, William the son of Peggy.

Shoh slaynt,

Bobby Bob


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Subject: RE: BS: Why did you choose your nickname?
From: Llanfair
Date: 04 Oct 99 - 06:18 PM

I just wanted people to know that there was a member in Wales, of Welsh descent. Llanfair means "parish of St Mary". I was christened Bronwen Pugh, but serial monogamy has resulted in a succession of surnames!!!! Hwyl, Bron.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why did you choose your nickname?
From: Cap't Bob
Date: 04 Oct 99 - 06:09 PM

I've had a boat of one type or another for the past fifty years (primarily sailboats). On one trip to Lake Huron's North Channel the harbor master in Canada's Meldrom Bay referred to me as captain. A friend sailing with me wouldn't let it die, and by the end of the trip I was beginning to like the name. I'm actually the captain of a 22 foot English build Westerly Nomad. Her name is "Aweigh".

Cap't Bob


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Subject: RE: BS: Why did you choose your nickname?
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 04 Oct 99 - 05:53 PM

I'm similar to Bill in Alabama. Roger is my given name. Westminster, my real home town, seemed too obscure (and now I know it may have confused our British group. Maryland, my home state, seemed too broad. So I chose the nearest big town and there I was, Roger in Baltimore.

I went to last year's Getaway and Bill D. took some pictures and they were part of the first Mudcat photo album. Well Catspaw saw that and started to refer to me as Big RiB, RiB being short for Roger in Baltimore. I liked it, so I use it to sign off on threads where my intent is not so serious.

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: BS: Why did you choose your nickname?
From: John Wood
Date: 04 Oct 99 - 05:27 PM

Hallo Magpie!
Your presence at The Dubliner Sessions has been sorely missed.
Is it something we said?(big grin)

Greetings John.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why did you choose your nickname?
From: skarpi
Date: 04 Oct 99 - 05:23 PM

My nickname, hmmmmmmm, it is a shortcut from Skarphéđinn to skarpi .

You should try to pronounce my name that is Skarphéđinn, it is hard. bless á međan skarpi Iceland.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why did you choose your nickname?
From: Little Neophyte
Date: 04 Oct 99 - 05:21 PM

Because I was scared and thought if I made myself small then Mudcatters would be compassionate which I must say you are. I wanted to call myself tadpole but it was taken. Can I change my name, as I feel more seasoned like an Elder Mudcatter?


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Subject: RE: BS: Why did you choose your nickname?
From: Bert
Date: 04 Oct 99 - 05:18 PM

So Bill, do people now call you 'backslash'?


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Subject: RE: BS: Why did you choose your nickname?
From: bill\sables
Date: 04 Oct 99 - 05:13 PM

When I first joined mudcat I was Bill Sables but then I installed a new hard drive into my computer and was refused admitance to mudcat and had to re register. I put Bill Sables in but it said that there was already someone using that name ( I wonder who that was) so I had to use bill\sables instead. Cheers bill\sables AKA Bill Sables


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Subject: RE: BS: Why did you choose your nickname?
From: Magpie
Date: 04 Oct 99 - 05:06 PM

I have this other nickname that my baby brother made up as he couldn't pronounce my real name, Christine. But seeing as this is an English speaking community, Titti doesn't really do the trick.

Magpie


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Subject: RE: BS: Why did you choose your nickname?
From: wildlone
Date: 04 Oct 99 - 05:06 PM

As some of you know after my favourite story by R K.
[I refuse to start all those old jokes again]
and I have always been one to walk by myself but as I am quite friendly I can soon make myself at home.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why did you choose your nickname?
From: Ely
Date: 04 Oct 99 - 05:04 PM

Well, I'm from Texas, not Minnesota, so it's not that . . . (actually, it's "Eli", with a tweak). My real name is Alethea, which is hard to spell, pronounce, interpret, remember, etc. Somebody suggested before the fact that my parents should name me Elizabeth because it sounded good with our last name, but my mother's family is chock-full of Elizabeths already. "Alethea" lends itself poorly to nicknames if you don't like "Thea" or "Ally", so I picked what I would have been had I been "Elizabeth" instead.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why did you choose your nickname?
From: Bill in Alabama
Date: 04 Oct 99 - 04:44 PM

Bert-- Ain't it strange how that kind of moniker can stick with you. Until Dad died two years ago (at 87), he was Big Bill and I was Little Bill--Even as a passed 50 birthdays and had children grown and married. But I preferred Little Bill to Billy.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why did you choose your nickname?
From: Bert
Date: 04 Oct 99 - 04:36 PM

I know what you mean Joe, It was years before they stopped calling me Bertie. Didn't help that my Dad is Bert also.

When I first started work, it was at the same place that Dad worked, and they called him 'Big Bert'. So when I started work they called me 'Little Bert'; which everyone thought was a great joke, as I was an inch or so taller than him.

Bert.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why did you choose your nickname?
From: katlaughing
Date: 04 Oct 99 - 04:33 PM

When I went to get an email account, I used the first three letters of my first and last names; when I got here, I added the 'ghing and it seems to fit. The "Kat" I have always been accused of being, so it was a natural, too. Besides, some Mudders just didn't want to spell out the whole of it!


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Subject: RE: BS: Why did you choose your nickname?
From: sophocleese
Date: 04 Oct 99 - 04:19 PM

Sophy - sophocleese, what could be simpler? The fact that I was in therapy at the time I chose it is completely irrelevant and has nothing whatsoever to do with growing up watching Monty Python episodes. Neither does a resemblance that some people have noticed to Jamie Lee Curtis.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why did you choose your nickname?
From: emily rain
Date: 04 Oct 99 - 04:18 PM

oh, great. do i get to be the first new-age spiritual weirdo? *smile*
when got my first e-mail account, my pseudonym was "raining". i think i was scared to be leaving home, and the idea of a good cool rain sounded comforting to me. then when i took a class with six other emilies, i told the professor to just call me "rain".

now i keep it because my last name sounds like a barking dog: "grrrrrrrrrOFF! rOFF!"


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Subject: RE: BS: Why did you choose your nickname?
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 04 Oct 99 - 04:12 PM

This is going to be interesting. I can't wait for some of them.

Rick Fielding (who is too dull to think of a nickname)


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Subject: RE: BS: Why did you choose your nickname?
From: Bill in Alabama
Date: 04 Oct 99 - 04:08 PM

Because that's where I live. 'Way back when I first joined the 'Cat, there were several regulars identified by location, and it was a simple, modest solution.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why did you choose your nickname?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 04 Oct 99 - 04:02 PM

Well, I've always thought that "Joseph" was a bit pretentious, and "Joey" too much like a little kid. I chose the name "Joe Offer" at the age of four. It took a while to train my parents to stop calling me "Joey." I still use "Joseph" on checks and affidavits.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: BS: Why did you choose your nickname?
From: Allan C.
Date: 04 Oct 99 - 03:51 PM

Mine was a birthday present.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why did you choose your nickname?
From: MMario
Date: 04 Oct 99 - 03:49 PM

"Mario" is a character I have been using at ren-faire for 16 years. When I started out on the internet, it seemed a logical choice for a name.

MMario (short for "Master Mario")/aka Benjermin Laudley-Bellows/aka Stavros Splinteri/aka Owain Songster/aka Maleo the dark bard

and people wonder why I complain about "the voices"


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Subject: RE: BS: Why did you choose your nickname?
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 04 Oct 99 - 03:49 PM

Well, I guessed that Master of the Universe soundeda bit presumptuous...


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Subject: Why did you choose your nickname?
From: Magpie
Date: 04 Oct 99 - 03:44 PM

Please forgive me for my curiosity, but I've been looking at your nicknames, and I'm wondering what made you choose that particular one? Is it something you've been called since childhood, is it something you think suits your personality?

Me, I chose magpie because that's what my boyfriend calls me (translated from Norwegian, that is). Apparently there is a red magpie up in his part of the country, and he started calling me that after I dyed my hair red.

How about you?

(Red)Magpie


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