So what made you choose you screen name?

Old Feb 5th, 2003, 08:16 PM
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So what made you choose you screen name?

I am just wondering if there are any good stories out there.
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Old Feb 5th, 2003, 08:40 PM
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It's my given name. But I love yours, ici (may I call you that for short?).
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Old Feb 5th, 2003, 09:20 PM
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Well previously I was just plain 'Lucy' & used the address [email protected] to indicate I'm an Aussie. However with registration meaning no more email adresses being shown I changed my name to Lucy_in_Oz...only to realise several hours later when my confirmation email still hadn't arrived that I made a typo on entering which email address to send it to (doh!) so then I re-registered & shall forever now be known as Lucy_of_Oz. Cheers all...
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Old Feb 5th, 2003, 09:35 PM
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Well, it's just that I'm a huge lover of the Beats (Kerouac, Ginsberg, Burroughs) that I've called myself Beatchick since I've 1st started on the internet (although there are many, many others with similar names - Beatchic, Beatchik, Beatchick1, etc.). But I'm also just plain ol' MaryC!

A good story? Does me meeting Ginsberg at the poetry reading at U of L in 1992 8 days before I had my daughter count? I was hugely pregnant and was obviously with my then-husband. Of course, Allen felt the need to flirt with my husband (HELLO - DUDE! - he could give 2 f***s about your writing, Allen, he's only here because of ME!). My ex is more into Fantasy & Sci Fi and has only read some of the Beats' works to please me (a common interest is the writer Harlan Ellison as he's both a SciFi author and a literary author). TMI?? But you asked!! ; )
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Old Feb 5th, 2003, 10:26 PM
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I used to be just Melissa with [email protected] but when I signed up, my name was taken. siiigh. For lack of enthusiasm to be creative, I just added HI to the end since I am from Hawaii.
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Old Feb 5th, 2003, 10:33 PM
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I left my heart in the 'Pool.....
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Old Feb 5th, 2003, 10:37 PM
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Reside in "The Last Frontier" state.
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Old Feb 5th, 2003, 11:04 PM
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Was backpacking in Nepal.
Was stopped by a border guard who, upon reviewing my passport and seeing my name was Elizabeth, asked me quite seriously:

"Are you a Queen?"

Without thinking I said:
"Why yes, thank you for noticing"

The name stuck.

BTW, this guard had on bright pink nail polish. Makes me wonder if we both shared the name.
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Old Feb 6th, 2003, 03:00 AM
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My name.
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Old Feb 6th, 2003, 03:26 AM
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I've always wanted to be mistaken for that famous, prolific poet.
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Old Feb 6th, 2003, 03:33 AM
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I have high hopes of living in Ireland some day. Nothing to do with our basketball team
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Old Feb 6th, 2003, 03:33 AM
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No good story. I just like the Marx brothers.
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Old Feb 6th, 2003, 03:48 AM
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It's where I live.
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Old Feb 6th, 2003, 04:42 AM
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I'm nutty about traveling Europe... after eight trips, I'm still a 'newbie' ! My husband calls it my 'obsession', but he has yet to stay behind on departure day...
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Old Feb 6th, 2003, 05:13 AM
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It is my childhood nickname. My younger brother had trouble with Stephanie, but he could do Nutney. The name just stuck and my parents still call me that from time to time. I am sure that I hated it at first, but now it is part of who I am and reminds me of the special friendship I have with my brother, who also called trucks "shroodins", because that was the sound they made. What a cute kid...
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Old Feb 6th, 2003, 05:17 AM
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I use this as my user name on a lot of sites. It's my first initial (for Karen), and my middle name Audrey. Not very good story perhaps, but people can identify me.
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Old Feb 6th, 2003, 05:20 AM
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I'm a nephrologist
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Old Feb 6th, 2003, 05:24 AM
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This is what my dad called me. He always loved to travel but never managed to make it to Europe before he died. I guess I think of him a lot when I'm in Europe and imagine he can still see things through my eyes and enjoy my trips with me.
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Old Feb 6th, 2003, 05:28 AM
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I didn't like the idea of registering so I picked this one. Fans of a certain tv show might remember it.
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It's my first name and initial of my last name, some of my friends call me that . . . I briefly thought about registering the name my two best friends call me but just couldn't bring myself to do it . . . Little_Missy (isn't that awful).

Plus, I always posted under Sandy and figured I'd stick with it so people would know I hadn't left or died. (If anyone cared.)

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