So what made you choose you screen name?

Old Aug 10th, 2004, 04:24 PM
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I am a hopeless romantic so after I read the book "The Bridges of Madison County" and saw the movie I booked a flight to Winterset, Iowa and visited all of the covered bridges. The most famous one in the movie was the Roseman Bridge where Clint Eastwood picks flowers for Meryl Streep. While I was there I saw a little black and white creature in the cornfields in the middle of nowhere.

To make a long story short it was the cutest, barely 2 month old kitten in the middle of nowhere. I brought him home on the plane with me. He was near death but with a lot of love, care and money he is now a very healthy cat. Of course I named him Madison.
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Old Aug 11th, 2004, 04:45 AM
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Let's say I am a distant ancestor of Baldrick
My first name is Martine and Wezel was the nickname I got when I was a member of the scouts.
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Old Aug 11th, 2004, 10:12 AM
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It is rather silly. I have an extremely affectionate cat named Sam that my husband jokingly refers to as my son. When I was looking for a screen name, said husband (an avid reader and lover of esoteric information) suggested Omsam since Om is the Egyptian prefix for Mother.
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Old Mar 28th, 2005, 01:15 PM
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It's my grandmother's name. Her grandfather was Irish, she said, and came to America because he "wanted to dance." That's all she knew about him, but she could play Irish music on any instrument, by ear. She didn't realize it was Irish music, though. To her it was just music. When I started planning my first trip to Ireland this year, I used Granny's name for posting on Fodor's, because she will go with me in my heart.
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Old Mar 28th, 2005, 01:47 PM
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Interesting post..
I wanted something different , but at the same time I wanted to express how I feel about life in general.

Kismet, means fate, destiny.

Chimaera, is a figment of the imagination, something that can't exists but in our dreams.

But is also the name of a song that my now deceased Mom used to sing all the time..
La Vita e una Chimera, un sogno e nulla piu...
Life is a Chimera, a dream and nothing more...
I just put the two together and became Kismetchimera..
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Old Mar 28th, 2005, 01:52 PM
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Every ten to 15 years my life has had a volcanic scale eruption/sea change. Either it was war, death, sickness, etc.- you get the idea. So in this last 10 year span I find myself re-invented as JJ (nickname I had in my first Pharmacy job- and it is too long a story to tell here- & not my name either- but reflecting to a younger and easier era)- but now with the 5 lovely and intelligent human beings added, who happen to be my grandchildren as well.
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Old Mar 28th, 2005, 01:57 PM
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The littler girl's name in the Sound of Music! One of my favorite movies and I love the name.
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Old Mar 28th, 2005, 02:39 PM
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I can't believe I read this whole thread when I should be taking a shower to get myself to choral practice. I couldn't help it! It was fun to read the stories behind all of these screen names I have been seeing for the last month.

Mine is boring, my initials and my favorte number. I am regretting that I wasn't more creative!
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Old Mar 28th, 2005, 02:51 PM
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Mine is pathetic...I misspelled a nickname and ended up stuck with the typo. Can you tell I didn't proofread? lol!
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Old Mar 28th, 2005, 07:41 PM
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Roots and wings for a travel message board. The Bronx is where I was born and bred - hence, the roots. Travelling is what gives me wings.
 
Old Mar 28th, 2005, 08:05 PM
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Well, mine is obvious.

I couldn't think of anything clever. I am terrible chosing names. It is a wonder my daughter has a name, LOL.

Couldn't think of a name for our boat. A friend did.

Couldn't think of a name for our dog.
Another friend did.

Soooo, just took this name as it says how I feel.
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Old Mar 28th, 2005, 08:07 PM
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initials. I use them as my perennial log-in name as I can't remember anything else.
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Old Mar 28th, 2005, 08:11 PM
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Given name is too unusual and I prefer a little anonymity in the wide web world - (how many of you have ever Googled yourself? Or perhaps I should rephrase that...)

Anyway, I unimaginatively took a leaf from a friend and use the dog's moniker; the last two letters...well, they're not too tough a riddle to figure.

Love some of the stories here - esp the Italian chauffeur.
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Old Mar 28th, 2005, 08:25 PM
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China Cat Sunflower -- by Robert Hunter&Jerry Garcia

Look for a while at the China Cat sunflower,
Proud walking jingle in the midnight sun.
Copperdome bodhi drip a silver kimono,
Like a crazy quilt stargown through a dream night wind.

Crazy cat peekin' through a lace bandanna,
Like a one-eyed Cheshire, like a diamond-eye jack.
A leaf of all colors plays a golden-string fiddle,
To a double-E waterfall over my back.

Comic book colors on a violin river Cryin' Leonardo,
Words from out a silk trombone.
I rang a silent bell, beneath a shower of pearls,
In the eagle-winged palace of the Queen Chinee.

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Old Mar 28th, 2005, 09:35 PM
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I guess mine is obvious, this being a travel forum.
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Old Mar 28th, 2005, 11:17 PM
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I spent 40 years in the nuclear safety game, hence "nukesafe".

I'm on this forum to talk about travel, but, being a honest to gosh nuclear safety expert, if anyone on the thread is building a nuclear reactor in your basement, or assembling an atomic weapon in your basement, I'd be happy to check out the safety of your project.

Of course, times being as they are, you may expect I may bring a few stout friends along to assist in the inspection.

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Old Mar 29th, 2005, 01:21 AM
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It started out in 2000 when I said to Mr. 12 that if I was only gonna have a week vacation then I will plan 7 perfect days. Each year I have managed to wring another day and another and so on. As I tend to be a bit obsessive in my planning they really have turned out to be perfect for us and each year better than the last.
Mr 12 said I should have been:
Poquito Mas (a little more)
My mom said "obsessive"
sis-law said "enough already"
best friend said "TYGod4FodorsForum"

I have no clue what they mean by this!
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Old Mar 29th, 2005, 08:45 PM
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My favorite pasttime is birding (birdwatching). I live for that call from a friend "Hey, lets go birding!" so I shortened it. My real name is Brenda
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Old Mar 29th, 2005, 08:52 PM
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Letsgobird- I have a wrens nest by my front door in a planter full of tiny tiny babies
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Old Mar 30th, 2005, 12:54 AM
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A friend calls himself "likealeopard" for no known reason. So i started calling myself "likeadog" shortened to LAD. And I tell those who want to know - it is because I work like a dog but actually its because I play like a dog. I also run like a dog (as in marathon running). So I want to change my name to "runningdog".
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