So what made you choose you screen name?

Old Feb 6th, 2003, 05:50 AM
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I was Sue before, but there were so many of us. I chose Grandmere b/c I have just recently become one, and I love to travel to France. However, I am rethinking it b/c that identity on here might evoke an image that I dodder about with orthopedic oxfords and blue hair and don't have valid comments to make about travel. (Wow, talk about stereotypes,huh?) That is not my perception of myself!
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Old Feb 6th, 2003, 06:06 AM
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It's been my nickname for a long time. My given name begins with the letter "L" and for some reason my friends shortened it to just that one letter. I chose to use the homonym "elle" rather than "L" because a) I'm part French and b) I'm all female.
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Old Feb 6th, 2003, 06:10 AM
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Well,I was Lori before so I am staying Lori. I posted a lot on the old forum (pre-registration) so I figured I'd keep my name on this format too, it makes life simpler...I have lots of accounts and various passwords for different things, I can't even remember all of them without a cheatsheet so I didn't want this anymore complicated then it need be!
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Old Feb 6th, 2003, 06:16 AM
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Mine's just my name. No need to make it any more anonymous than it already is. There's only about a billion "Jennies" in the world (Way to be original Mom & Dad! Ha-Ha!) Also, that's what I posted under before registration.

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Old Feb 6th, 2003, 06:17 AM
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This is my real name- but I used to sign in with my email addy also: imeldatoo-- but since that is no longer allowed, I kept my real name-

However, before, the imeldatoo came from you know who--as I am very much into SHOES!!

Just so anyone who wants to contact me, knows this is the same person--LOL
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Old Feb 6th, 2003, 06:24 AM
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Fun thread! I just kept my pre-registration name. With the new format we lost the ability to know the country the post is coming from unless the person posting mentions it. I thought it was interesting to read posts from all over the world, but now it's not possible to know the country where the poster lives.
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Old Feb 6th, 2003, 06:32 AM
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Because my wife thought "Auld Reekie" was too descriptive.
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Old Feb 6th, 2003, 06:37 AM
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Well, I think my name says it all.
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Old Feb 6th, 2003, 06:46 AM
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I used to post with David and my [email protected] auxiliary e-mail address. David was taken so I went with indytravel, ‘cause I live near Indianapolis, Indiana and I love to travel.
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Old Feb 6th, 2003, 06:57 AM
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It's my name in Italian. Italy is my favorite country. Used my name and e-mail address until the invasion of the slammers/flamers. Switched to Giovanna then and stuck with it.

Really intellectually stimulating huh?
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Old Feb 6th, 2003, 07:05 AM
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uh, because its my name...cool name huh?
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Old Feb 6th, 2003, 07:10 AM
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STRAGIC=CIGARS backward with a T in it to confuse my parents if they ever read the notes to my high school best friend because we wanted to hang out and smoke cigars. We never smoked cigarettes though-we thought we were being sophisticated drinking coffee, smoking cigars and philosophizing in 11th grade! Great memories and I've used it as a screen name (no one has it!) since.
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Old Feb 6th, 2003, 07:11 AM
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It's what my father always called me, after I fell in love with The Nutcracker at age four, plus my given name was already taken.
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Old Feb 6th, 2003, 07:15 AM
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It's my husband's pet name for me.
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Old Feb 6th, 2003, 07:22 AM
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It's my first initial, my last initial, my wife's first initial, and her last initial. We've used it for years on other sites as well as email.
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Old Feb 6th, 2003, 07:37 AM
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I have had the travel bug for as long as I can remember and even when I went off to college, I wanted to go far as my parents would allow. My mom thought it appropriate to give me a plant called a Wandering Jew to brighten that first dorm room which was an exciting (don't roll your eyes) 1000 miles from home...


So now, at least on Fodors, I'm OneWanderingJew, a more memorable nick than my real name, Debbie....and yes, I'm Jewish and I kind of like the double meaning ;-)
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Old Feb 6th, 2003, 07:44 AM
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Uh, “Gardyloo” isn’t that what citizens of Edinburgh, Scotland a 100 years ago would yell out their window before they tossed the contents of their chamber pots into the street? And your wife thought “Auld Reekie” was too descriptive?

Janeygirl, I’m sorry to hear that your Dad never made it to Europe. My Mom didn’t either. I’m trying to make sure that I get there as much as I can with my Dad. (Two weeks in France the beginning of May. I can’t wait!) You don’t want to end up in bankruptcy, but folks, do what you can, with the people you can, while they are still here. There are no guarantees.
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Old Feb 6th, 2003, 07:45 AM
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I'm a "hardy" traveller.
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Old Feb 6th, 2003, 07:49 AM
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Elizabeth was taken so I stuck the "s" on from my last name. Like other long time posters I tried to keep it close to the name I've used in the past.
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Old Feb 6th, 2003, 08:07 AM
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I have been an avid reader my entire life. I am also a professional book buyer, a writer and editor. It seemed like the correct moniker, after I overheard a reference to myself at a party as "the book chick".

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