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BS: Origin of Mudcat Nicknames

01 Mar 02 - 02:54 PM (#660772)
Subject: Origin of Mudcat Nicknames
From: Crunchie

My name is Crunchie... there's a funny (IMHO) story behind it...

"Crunchie" is the brand name of a chocolate candy bar (similar to a Butterfinger-type) that is made and sold in Ireland and in Irish shops and import stores here Stateside. I am an American-born Irishman and as such was not introduced to much of my people's culture until I was older. I found Crunchie, ate one and loved it... then I met Noel, an import from Dublin. When he saw me eating a Crunchie one day, he made a face and said, "UGH! ye eight those?" (approximation of his thick brogue). A week or so later, I was priviledged to meet Orla, his sister. Noel said, "This is O'Malley... he eights CHRUNCHIES!" She replied (in the EXACT same manner complete with face and brogue) "UGH! Ye eight those?" From then on, they and most of my other frinds have referred to me as...

Crunchie


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01 Mar 02 - 03:25 PM (#660796)
Subject: RE: BS: Origin of Mudcat Nicknames
From: Jim Krause

Crunchie, Welcome. Check out this thread. I think you'll find some interesting stories.
Jim


01 Mar 02 - 03:46 PM (#660814)
Subject: RE: BS: Origin of Mudcat Nicknames
From: Clinton Hammond

What nicknames?

;-)


01 Mar 02 - 04:42 PM (#660855)
Subject: RE: BS: Origin of Mudcat Nicknames
From: clansfolk

When performing with my wife Eileen and son Simon - we were often refered to as the clan.... we sing Folk and we're related ..... ClansFolk came about...

Pete


01 Mar 02 - 04:51 PM (#660862)
Subject: RE: BS: Origin of Mudcat Nicknames
From: The Pooka

ClintonHammond strikes again! *G* Score one fer you, CH. Here's to the Mudcat Realname Caucus.


01 Mar 02 - 05:02 PM (#660871)
Subject: RE: BS: Origin of Mudcat Nicknames
From: Irish sergeant

As you all notice, I do answer with my first name most of the time. Depends on my mood but enough about me. How about those aliens at Roswell? Neil


01 Mar 02 - 05:15 PM (#660880)
Subject: RE: BS: Origin of Mudcat Nicknames
From: Bill D

oh, Clinton HAS nicknames...*grin*,,,and someday we may tell him what they are...


01 Mar 02 - 05:19 PM (#660882)
Subject: RE: BS: Origin of Mudcat Nicknames
From: artbrooks

As a member of the Real Name Caucus...I'm always curious about these things...


01 Mar 02 - 05:47 PM (#660905)
Subject: RE: BS: Origin of Mudcat Nicknames
From: Bill D

I guess I thought "Emperor of the Universe" would get me too many smart-alec remarks...so...


01 Mar 02 - 05:53 PM (#660909)
Subject: RE: BS: Origin of Mudcat Nicknames
From: Desdemona

Shakespeare-obsessed since fetus-hood; I was very nearly "Gannymede" or "Beatrice"(my dear departed Nan's name, as it happens, as well as one of my favourite heroines; I named my car after her!)


01 Mar 02 - 05:58 PM (#660911)
Subject: RE: BS: Origin of Mudcat Nicknames
From: Clinton Hammond

Too scared to step up to the plate to my face BillD??

LOL!!!!


01 Mar 02 - 06:46 PM (#660949)
Subject: RE: BS: Origin of Mudcat Nicknames
From: SharonA

Member of the Real-First-Name-and-Last-Initial Caucus... and, coincidentally, user of the nickname I've had since that song by The Knack came out ("My, my, my, aye-aye, whoo! M-m-m-my Sharona").


01 Mar 02 - 07:34 PM (#660981)
Subject: RE: BS: Origin of Mudcat Nicknames
From: Anahootz

Whaddya talkin' about? This IS my real name...

Well, ok, not really...It is the name of a really cool mountain on Baranof Island in SE Alaska.

That, and It beats Mortimer J. Whipplesanger hands down.


01 Mar 02 - 07:40 PM (#660989)
Subject: RE: BS: Origin of Mudcat Nicknames
From: Anahootz

Sorry...forgot the "bold off" thingy.


01 Mar 02 - 07:53 PM (#660998)
Subject: RE: BS: Origin of Mudcat Nicknames
From: Mountain Dog

"Mountain" after my preferred topography for habitation and renewal of body and spirit as well as after one of my favorite musical genres, "Dog" (and, yes, a salty one as necessities and excigencies dictate) simply because it's a nickname almost as old as I am.


01 Mar 02 - 07:56 PM (#661002)
Subject: RE: BS: Origin of Mudcat Nicknames
From: CarolC

Clinton Hammond is a nicname. His real name is Dan Quayle.


01 Mar 02 - 08:01 PM (#661006)
Subject: RE: BS: Origin of Mudcat Nicknames
From: mack/misophist

What nickname? My "real" name was arbitrarily chosen by the doctor delevered me. Misophist is a perfect description.


01 Mar 02 - 08:39 PM (#661044)
Subject: RE: BS: Origin of Mudcat Nicknames
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull

I;m not telling ya!


01 Mar 02 - 09:42 PM (#661072)
Subject: RE: BS: Origin of Mudcat Nicknames
From: Suffet

Some people believe that Suffet is a nickname, as that was the title of Hamilcar Barca, the Suffet of Carthage. He was Hannibal's father. The title means judge in ancient Phoenician, and it is closely related to the Hebrew word shofit, which also means judge. After Hannibal's defeat and his return to Carthage, he took the title Suffet for the last few years of his life.

However, Suffet is actually my family name. If you do a search on Google you will find out all you could ever want to know about me and my relatives. The Suffet family of America is related to the Sufit family of England, and if you look up my cousin Alisha Sufit on Google you will find that she is also a musician. One of her CDs is called The Judge's Daughter, and appropriate name indeed!

--- Steve


01 Mar 02 - 10:16 PM (#661101)
Subject: RE: BS: Origin of Mudcat Nicknames
From: khandu

LOL! Carol C.! I always thought old Clinton was smarter than the average 'Catter!

khandu


01 Mar 02 - 10:21 PM (#661108)
Subject: RE: BS: Origin of Mudcat Nicknames
From: hobbitwoman

I wanted something that was more descriptive of the "real me" than the name I've been using on other forums, which has more to do w/ my occupation than my personality, but since "aging flower child forced to sell out to bourgeoise establishment in order to make a living" is way too long, (and I've never been real sure how to spell bourgeouise) I went on a mental quest for something truly descriptive of me, but shorter. I had been reading something about the personality characteristics of hobbits, and I realized I was one. The main difference is, I don't have particularly large or hairy feet.

Annie


01 Mar 02 - 10:58 PM (#661137)
Subject: RE: BS: Origin of Mudcat Nicknames
From: Stilly River Sage

I originally had an account at Mudcat under my own name, but then stayed away for a long time and lost not only my cookie but my passwords. With the acrimony that sometimes breaks out I decided I didn't want to be quite so "out there" with my own name. So I started over and decided to borrow a moniker of my grandfather's. He wrote a column called "The Sage of the Stilly" (Stillaguamish River).

Email 'bots' these days harvest addresses for spam, and there are other programs that cobble together initials and names and internet provider names in an attempt to hit on active email accounts. By using a description rather than a name and initial, I avoid the later form of programs. Knock on wood, but my email account with this name hasn't been spammed so far.

Maggie


02 Mar 02 - 06:06 PM (#661510)
Subject: RE: BS: Origin of Mudcat Nicknames
From: gnu

Would a rose, by any other name, smell as sweet ? Spaw excepted.

Mine ? I did not choose it. It was the nickname I went by (and still do) when I joined this raucous yet knowledgible group. It is reflective of my gentle nature and my Hyde side.

BTW, it's pronounced g-nu, emphasis on both syllables.


02 Mar 02 - 06:30 PM (#661517)
Subject: RE: BS: Origin of Mudcat Nicknames
From: Gareth

Bit of a problem !

My Birth Certificate says Gareth Williams.

Gareth is the Saxon/Standard English Varient.

On the other hand Sarf Lunderners call me Garth or Garry.

North Wales Dialect says Garydd (cymry)

Erse says Garrett.

My neices - Brought up in Whitstable say Gruff.

Mudcatters refer to me as a Sheep ********.

Wot choice have I got ???


03 Mar 02 - 01:17 AM (#661692)
Subject: RE: BS: Origin of Mudcat Nicknames
From: Chip2447

Well, plain ole chip was taken...so I named myself twice, Chip2447...2447 spelling out the name chip from the letters on american fones. I actually thought about using my middle name but King Arthur seems a bit pretentious...
Chip2447, whose strong, but archaic given names are strong but somewhat archaic...


03 Mar 02 - 03:03 AM (#661710)
Subject: RE: BS: Origin of Mudcat Nicknames
From: GUEST,Running walk not to be confused with trot

Ok So I'm not runningwalk
yours truly
Norma Fertilesticks


03 Mar 02 - 04:03 AM (#661715)
Subject: RE: BS: Origin of Mudcat Nicknames
From: Ned Ludd

My name is one I have used since helping to start the General Ludd live music club. I've used it, as have other members as an anonymous pen name to write 'stirring' letters .Trouble was everyone assumed it was me all the time!


03 Mar 02 - 04:09 AM (#661716)
Subject: RE: BS: Origin of Mudcat Nicknames
From: Clinton Hammond

Good on CC...

But call me an "American" again, and yer off my X-mas list!!!!!

LOL!!!!!!!!!


03 Mar 02 - 09:56 AM (#661792)
Subject: RE: BS: Origin of Mudcat Nicknames
From: Airto

Dubliners have a tendency to add an 'o' at the end of shortended first names - Anto, Micko, Deco, that sort of thing. Shorten Arthur to Art, add the 'o', put it into Dublin pronunciation and you will find that I'm using my real name after all.

Arthur (also an O'Malley, but not of the Crunchie persuasion)


03 Mar 02 - 11:08 AM (#661815)
Subject: RE: BS: Origin of Mudcat Nicknames
From: DMcG

Full name Dave McGlade. My Mudcat name is neither my full name, nor a spirited nick-name. How boring!


03 Mar 02 - 04:36 PM (#662011)
Subject: RE: BS: Origin of Mudcat Nicknames
From: Charley Noble

"Charley Noble" is the sailor's traditonal name for the galley smokestack aboard ship. Old shellbacks would delight in sending a newly minted sailor with a message for Charley Noble; he would eventually be directed to the cook.

My first name IS "Charlie" and I like to sing songs of the sea with my friends in Roll & Go.


04 Mar 02 - 01:44 AM (#662281)
Subject: RE: BS: Origin of Mudcat Nicknames
From: Elf

When I started junior high school in a small Texas town, a Scottish maths teacher took one look at my 4' 10" frame and said, in a brogue I will not attempt, "Girlie, you're not even an elf of a cookie." Some thought he said "half" but most thought it was "elf" so elf it's been.


04 Mar 02 - 01:47 AM (#662284)
Subject: RE: BS: Origin of Mudcat Nicknames
From: Elf

Oops! He didn't say cookie. Way back then a cookie was still a biscuit.


04 Mar 02 - 03:57 AM (#662308)
Subject: RE: BS: Origin of Mudcat Nicknames
From: Ella who is Sooze

Twas me grannies name... so thought I'd use that one...

Ella


04 Mar 02 - 02:17 PM (#662602)
Subject: RE: BS: Origin of Mudcat Nicknames
From: GUEST,Hamshank

Hamshank is Cockney rhyming slang for Yank. (Septic Tank is the Aussie-Cockney equivalent.)


04 Mar 02 - 02:51 PM (#662611)
Subject: RE: BS: Origin of Mudcat Nicknames
From: Kim C

First name, last initial, no relation to CarolC. I signed up here before I came upon my swell alias, Fiddlebum. I use that one in some other forums, but everybody knows it's me anyhow.


04 Mar 02 - 09:42 PM (#662880)
Subject: RE: BS: Origin of Mudcat Nicknames
From: Bluebeard

My beard is red and I am a lifelong Manchester City F.C. supporter.


04 Mar 02 - 10:31 PM (#662904)
Subject: RE: BS: Origin of Mudcat Nicknames
From: Mark Cohen

I'm actually Noah Merck. When I'm not otherwise occupied as a purple duck or a mountainside or a quarter after three.


05 Mar 02 - 02:23 AM (#662995)
Subject: RE: BS: Origin of Mudcat Nicknames
From: Amergin

cause Ella was already taken.....


05 Mar 02 - 10:09 AM (#663006)
Subject: RE: BS: Origin of Mudcat Nicknames
From: Ella who is Sooze

lol Amergin...


05 Mar 02 - 07:27 PM (#663339)
Subject: RE: BS: Origin of Mudcat Nicknames
From: vectis

Roman name for my place of origin. Simple (like me).


05 Mar 02 - 07:55 PM (#663358)
Subject: RE: BS: Origin of Mudcat Nicknames
From: brid widder

I'm a Jake Thackray fan...big time...the song of his I like to do best is 'The Widow of Bridlington'....she was a widow in Bridlington she was was the widow of Brid...I'm neither a widow nor from Brid!! actually lately I spend quite a lot of time in 'poor old bloody Scarborough'!


05 Mar 02 - 10:28 PM (#663403)
Subject: RE: BS: Origin of Mudcat Nicknames
From: GUEST,WyoWoman, needing to reset cookie

Because Pansy Rue Twidgett wouldn't have me taken seriously and that matters so very much to me. And I was living in Wyoming at the time, and baby, I ain't nothin' if I ain't a WOman. Double-yew-OH-em-ay-en.

xo/pansyrue/ww


05 Mar 02 - 10:59 PM (#663414)
Subject: RE: BS: Origin of Mudcat Nicknames
From: BK

Initials; As I've said before, less to type. Now about my actual nickname=truename... My parents started that when I was a todler, something abt hyperactivity, could RUN at 9 months..

Cheers, BK (Buzz)


06 Mar 02 - 12:25 AM (#663445)
Subject: RE: BS: Origin of Mudcat Nicknames
From: Big Mick

I am Irish, my grannie called me Mick, and just look at a picture of me standing with Rick Fielding, and it will all come together for you.

Mick


06 Mar 02 - 12:33 AM (#663448)
Subject: RE: BS: Origin of Mudcat Nicknames
From: Blackcatter

Nickname used to be "ekename." It changed at some point after people kept saying "an ekename" quickly enough that it changed into "a nickname"

Funky huh?

By the way - want to know about my nom de plume? Check one of the previous lists. I refuse to repeat it because it's difficult to remember the lies....

There's coming to take me away, ha ha - hee hee.


06 Mar 02 - 05:25 AM (#663511)
Subject: RE: BS: Origin of Mudcat Nicknames
From: rich-joy

"rich" and "joy" are parts of my given and middle names.
My partner "christened" me "RichJoy" awhile back, in the hopes that the meaning of my appellation would rub off on me - both in terms of monetary richness AND richness in joy - especially as his name is Paul ("poorl")
It seems to be a long-term project for both!!!
Cheers from Down Under!!! R-J


06 Mar 02 - 08:40 AM (#663584)
Subject: RE: BS: Origin of Mudcat Nicknames
From: The Walrus at work

As I've said before, it's not a name, it's a description.

Walrus


06 Mar 02 - 01:51 PM (#663786)
Subject: RE: BS: Origin of Mudcat Nicknames
From: marty D

Well, I am Martin, my last name does begin with D, and when I first looked in here I was 45 years old. But "Martin D-45" looked so cutsie, besides I didn't want anyone thinking I could actually play well enough to warrant that particular instrument!

marty


07 Mar 02 - 04:49 AM (#664071)
Subject: RE: BS: Origin of Mudcat Nicknames
From: Tone d' F

I was origanlly Gint named by r-enactors after the Star Trek Grand Nagus I was banned from the field for using a till "an unmodified weapon" as I refused to pull punches and give discount (I run the bar)

Tone d'F now as I can only carry tunes in a bucket and I can't get my Gint coockie back


07 Mar 02 - 05:14 AM (#664084)
Subject: RE: BS: Origin of Mudcat Nicknames
From: Paddy Plastique

Crunchie,

Great story you have behind yours - I always remember me late aunt in Chicago to whom
we sent boxes of the damn things - though she was born in Mayo - funny the things you miss
Meself, I'm a Dubliner living in France - hence the 'posh' spelling
I'm hoping the trend might catch on (Paddy Plastique-ness) and the Republic'll be able to get a few French
fringe players to declare for us... ;->
'If yer Irish, come into the starting 11...'


07 Mar 02 - 12:59 PM (#664298)
Subject: RE: BS: Origin of Mudcat Nicknames
From: Genie

Maggie, I, too, avoided using my real name as my Mudcat handle for fear of being spammed. [ I sometimes sign my real first name in posts, and, if I understand correctly, Mudcat members have access to my real name and at least one of my email addresses.]

Why "Genie?" Well, it's a homophone of a real nickname I have occasionally been given by folks, as well as a 'corruption' of "Jeanene" used by those who seem to find the latter hard to pronounce.
But I could also say it's because my magic powers are much more evident when I'm away from the bottle!

Genie ;-)

BTW, Maggie, being a bit dyslexic (or just a careless reader sometimes), I tend to read your moniker as "Silly River Stage" (am I kin to the Rev. Spooner?) or "Silly River Sage!"