So what made you choose you screen name?

Old Aug 13th, 2003, 07:42 PM
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topping because I love this post.
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Old Aug 13th, 2003, 08:40 PM
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In the novel "In Praise of Folly" by Erasmus she was one of the handmaidens of Folly somehow I felt I could identify with her.
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Old Aug 14th, 2003, 05:42 PM
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My boring initials! I am American of Irish/Scottish descent, but it's uncanny that both my first and middle names are Italian, I think. I am in the process of checking to be sure.

My first name is so unusual that I'm sure you have never heard of it and like others is often mispronounced and misspelled. I hated it when I was a kid because I could never find a bicycle tag with my name on it, but it's o.k. with me now. My mother knew of a girl in college with this name and liked it so that's how I got it. I've only met a few other's who have even heard of it and never met anyone that owns it too. In my late 30's, I did meet a lady who actually knows the original girl whom my mother got the name from some 500 miles away. Small world, but not small enough for my name to proliferate. To offset my childhood experience about the bike tags, my teens brought me a present the other day. It was a CD of a band with the same name as me! Imagine my surprise!
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Old Aug 14th, 2003, 06:43 PM
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oh Lordy, you have to tell us!!

Renate? what?
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Old Aug 14th, 2003, 06:53 PM
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RLA - Thanks for sharing that with us???
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Old Aug 15th, 2003, 08:44 AM
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It's Revis - pronounced with a short e sound. Per an article I read, it is supposed to be a household name in about six months. An up and coming band had to come up with a new name and chose the name Revis. It was the last name of their friend and guitar tech. As for becoming a "household name", I'll believe it when I see it, but more power to them! Listen for me! (ha)
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Old Aug 15th, 2003, 08:45 AM
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Oh, and the middle name is Leone. I know it is the Italian for of Leon.
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Old May 15th, 2004, 07:19 PM
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Time for more stories!!
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Old May 15th, 2004, 07:35 PM
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ok, I'll bite. There are a little list of first names I like including this one. So the dreams are the wistful thoughts I would have being that person. Luckily traveling lets me broaden my horizons and reinvent myself for a stretch of time.
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Old May 15th, 2004, 07:36 PM
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My first trip to Europe was in 1959. My parents sent me to a sanatorium in Bad Harzburg in the Harz in Germany, believing that I could be cured of a chronic lung complaint there.

And it worked! So I commemorated their success by becoming a Wahl-Harzer, a Harz native by choice.
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Old May 15th, 2004, 07:45 PM
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Well, it's my name. And for some reason, after I tried to register "Cliff", I never got a confirmation email back, but wouldn't let me try again. So, my given name it was...
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Old May 15th, 2004, 08:43 PM
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It's what I do. I'm an interior designer.
Cassandra, I'm off to Europe in Sept. Do you see any trouble for me?
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Old May 15th, 2004, 08:54 PM
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A former boyfriend of mine was British and he used to call me "possum", taken after Dame Edna's greeting the her audiences at the beginning of her show. I've used my own name with the year I graduated high school for other website registrations and I just wanted something more "fun" for this one.
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Old May 15th, 2004, 09:21 PM
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J. R. R. Tolkien's "The Fellowship of the Rings," one of my very favorite books.
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Old May 15th, 2004, 10:00 PM
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......my half Burmese half Siamese
cat looks like a cross between a
lamb and a llama and there are lamas
in Burma so he is Llama. And I'm a
lady, dammit!
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Old May 16th, 2004, 07:13 AM
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Good morning, Ms. Scarlett! Thanks for bringing back this very interesting post, which I missed the first time around.

After several years of reading everyone's posts, it's great to learn a little bit about the people who gather here. I've often wondered about so many of the screen names...

Mine is just something I love to eat, a quick dinner after a long day at the office, listening to the daily litany of lament. (I'm a social worker.)

Also, I always wanted to be addressed as "Madame" somebody or other. My clients often jump up and hug me, sometimes quite disconcertingly, but none of them has ever called me "Madame".
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Old May 16th, 2004, 07:24 AM
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Good morning Madame!! hug hug ><

Scarlett~
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Old May 16th, 2004, 08:00 AM
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That felt good! Thanks, Scarlett.
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Old May 16th, 2004, 08:07 AM
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It's just a little joke a friend made after I'd hit a milestone birthday. I thought it was funny and my friend sometimes looks on this board.
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Old May 17th, 2004, 07:43 AM
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Additional question: any married couples among posters here?

Someone posted this query a long while ago. I don't know of any others, but Ms_go and I have been happily married for about 16 years now. And our daughter, Allie, has expressed a desire to register and post here as well.
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