So what made you choose you screen name?

Old Mar 30th, 2005, 01:01 AM
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My given name Emily was taken. Tesoro literally means 'treasure'. My hubby calls me so because I'm his precious : )
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Old Mar 30th, 2005, 02:30 AM
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I grew up on a farm near the little village of Ardfert in the south west of Ireland.Eight hundred years ago a small cathedral and a monastery were built there and the ruins are still magnificant,at least in my eyes.It made me interested in ancient buildings and I love to see them,mostly in Europe.Fortune took me to America and several other countries but Ardfert is where I feel most at home.
 
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as nedsireland noticed on another thread, this name means "pilgrim." Also, it's the name of a kind of hawk, a beautiful wise old bird, such as I aspire to become one day.
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Old Mar 30th, 2005, 04:11 AM
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Scarlett-great news about the wrens nest, I have several birds preparing their nestboxes also. I'm taking my binoculars to Italy -who knows how many new species I'll pick up on my life list.
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Old Mar 30th, 2005, 05:09 AM
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My screen name here is boring, because the name I use EVERYWHERE else, Squidgie, was taken, and I was too bummed to make something else up.

There's a great story behind Squidgie, though. Eleven years ago I was pregnant with our first child. I had a word-of-the-day calendar on my desk at work, and one day I decided to look up the word of the day for my due date.

The word was "squidge", which is a verb meaning "to pass slowly through a small opening." My husband and I thought that was hilarious, and called the baby Squidgie until he was born. It's been my screen name ever since.
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Old Mar 30th, 2005, 06:57 AM
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A sundowner is the cocktail you drink while you stop and watch the sun set in Africa. I can't think of any place I'd rather be!
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Old Mar 30th, 2005, 08:44 AM
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Just getting back from a trip to Florida, Gulf-side, where the red tide was unfortunately in bloom. FlyFish, I was interested in your entry (among the many)as I too, love to fly fish. I brought my rod down to Florida but the red tide had taken its toll on the fish, alas. I did catch a bunch of unwelcome catfish on the intercoastal waterway, but I will say that they are great fighters!Flyfish, have you done much fishing in France? I understand that the Pyrenees offer excellent trout fishing.

As for the name: Among my other pursuits are long distance running, swimming and biking. The Tour de France melds my love of France, the countryside and biking-- a hat trick of passions. Hence, the name.
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Old Mar 30th, 2005, 08:58 AM
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Because I like to sit in the middle.
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Old Mar 30th, 2005, 09:29 AM
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Kismet, do you know the rest of the lyrics or which song it comes from?
I know another song that starts "you say it's all about intention, a chimera in disguise, its about your life..."
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Old Apr 1st, 2005, 10:29 AM
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My name is Kris, but I was christened "krix" by a friend in Venice. He calls me "kricka" also, but I think of crickets at the thought of using it for a screen name.
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Old Apr 1st, 2005, 11:13 AM
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I always loved Winnie the Pooh, and a former boyfriend nicknamed me Pooh Girl. As mentioned before, there are a lot of Susans out there. I didn't want to be any more specific than my first name.
BTW, I like Cassandra's story. Very witty!
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Old Apr 1st, 2005, 11:47 AM
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Mine is my mother's first name, it means "given as a gift in Spanish." She was born on Mother's day and my grandma tought it was appropriate to mark her as a gift for life. My Mom hates the name and never discloses it, so I decided to adopt it as screen name in a few places. As a plus, it's never taken .
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Old Apr 1st, 2005, 12:08 PM
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Muskoka is the name of a beautiful region in Ontario (province in Canada) where I used to own a cottage on the lake, but the entire area has become overdeveloped with multi-million $ cottages (hockey players, dot.coms, Goldie Hawn, etc. I sold mine and have bought a piece of former Crown land and built a cottage on it. It's remote - solar power only, no large motor boats, few neighbours, and I can sail with my husband without being run over by "sea-fleas." My heart must still be in Muskoka.
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Old Apr 1st, 2005, 01:14 PM
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Hi Everybody!
I am a new poster on Fodors but have been enjoying all your posts for years. I am finally jumping into the fray. You are a great bunch.

A few years back I got on a poetry writing jag and could not stop. I was writing in my sleep, that was, if I could sleep. It was pretty wild. One morning my husband told me he hadn't slept very well because he was making up poems in his head and after agreeing that what I had was contagious, I was feverishly writing a poem about that and I was hot, hot, hot! I have used that screen name ever since.
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Old Apr 2nd, 2005, 09:42 PM
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I have red hair and all my life people have commented on it. I must stand out in a crowd. I also am quite outgoing and like listening to jazz, hence jazzy.
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Old Jun 4th, 2005, 03:52 PM
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ttt
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Old Jun 4th, 2005, 04:11 PM
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This is fun--I knew there were some interesting stories out there.

I'm a bit of a techie and when I first started emailing friends and family, I always signed cyber sis, cyber mom, cyber daughter... you get the picture! Cybertraveler seemed the logical extension
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Old Jun 4th, 2005, 07:27 PM
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Love Tahiti, Got married in Tahiti and thought it would make a good name..
I have always wondered about Cigalechanta,kismet whatcha you call it and St. Cirq.. also, I would love to know who M Kingdom is and the lovely Ben Haines, Elaine, Scarlett and NYC Food Snob just to match a face with the name..Also Rex comes to mind..
Everyone has a distinct personality and you know by the moniker what kind of response you will usually get from them...I forgot about Ira, I want to party with that guy!


 
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My name (Mat) and when I graduated from college, plus an extra 0 (003). I'm so exciting.
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Old Jun 4th, 2005, 08:18 PM
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Holy C**p. A posting resurfacing over two years later.
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