So what made you choose you screen name?

Old Feb 6th, 2003, 11:57 AM
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&quot;Cassandra&quot; was one of those unfortunate 2nd-level mythological women whom Zeus fell in love with -- so he gave her the gift of prophecy/foresight -- and Hera was jealous of -- so she added a curse on Cassandra's foresight, such that no one would ever believe her.<BR><BR>The frequency with which I'm in the position of seeing trouble coming (esp. with travel) and not being believed makes &quot;Cassandra&quot; my alter ego (or altar ego, if you happen still to worship Zeus et al). <BR><BR>It's a lot classier and more romantically wistfull than &quot;I told you so.&quot;
 
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It's my first two initials plus the first six letters of my last name. The first e-mail address I ever had was [email protected], and I've stuck with the first part out of inertia.
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Old Feb 6th, 2003, 12:08 PM
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xxx was already taken ; )
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Old Feb 6th, 2003, 12:14 PM
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A cigale is a cicada. They live in the pine and olive trees in Provence and sing all day(sounding somewhat like our crickets) Mistral wrote in Proven&ccedil;al cigale chanta. I love Provence, collect<BR>cigales and sound like a cicada when I sing. <BR>
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Patrick, I'm with you on &quot;Tess&quot;.<BR><BR>And, Paige, you'll be happy to know that there are now heart-shaped &quot;Peeps&quot; for Valentine's Day. Want me to ship some to Germany? <BR><BR>Oh, to answer the question, someone took Heather, I live in downtown Chicago and love it, and my email address is [email protected].<BR>
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Old Feb 6th, 2003, 12:18 PM
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<BR>I was clueless about a nice sounding English nick name. (<BR>So I decided to just stick to my real name.
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Old Feb 6th, 2003, 12:19 PM
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My initials and easy to type.<BR><BR>
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Old Feb 6th, 2003, 12:27 PM
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I've been the ncgrrl here for almost 3 years. I have one of those common names (well, I was named for a family member) and probably that name was one of the first real names taken.<BR><BR>Way back about 3 years ago it was the waning of the 'grrl' boom. Young tech-savvy, take-no-mess type of women. I don't think I make in the 'young' category, but I've been a computer geek since my youth and I would like to think of myself as a take-no-mess type of person. Also, I'm a North Carolina native. <BR><BR>The best thing so far about registration is the lack of grammar police. I realize my grammar/spelling isn't the best, but I'm not turning these posts into a teacher for grading.
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Old Feb 6th, 2003, 12:35 PM
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My Grasshopper came from Aesop's fable.
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We have a small herd of Brahman cattle and one year we had a lot of trouble with the baby calves and I was &quot;mothering&quot; them a lot, so I just put it together and there sure aren't any others like this one! Sometimes people think we are Brahmin though and when i used to post my email, I got some strange email. Real name is just plain Carol and there are already bunches of those.
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Old Feb 6th, 2003, 01:04 PM
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I didn't want to use my real first name Susan as there are so many others, so I tried my never used middle name, but it wouldn't allow Edna. I tried again with the B, the first letter of my last name and it worked. Meanwhile I haven't seen any posts by the other Edna. And now I'm getting comments on the US board about being a little old lady. I'm 34. I never liked the name Edna and now I see why. I think everyone thinks it is a little old lady's name. I may change soon.
 
Old Feb 6th, 2003, 01:07 PM
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Incidentally, someone mentioned that xxx was already taken, but I've only seen the name xxx11 used. Are there 10 other xxx's? I haven't seen any xxx posts here yet.<BR>And now I will admit it, I am one of the many former xxx's. Sometimes I also used &quot;another xxx&quot;. But my xxx posts were never the mean ones. I used it when I felt my opinion might be attacked.
 
Old Feb 6th, 2003, 01:20 PM
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We are Marcus and Jane. In the past we used M&amp;J but the system wouldn't take the &quot;&amp;&quot;.
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Old Feb 6th, 2003, 01:21 PM
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Well I've always been s.fowler -- but it wouldn't let me have the . so sfowler I am.<BR><BR>It's left over from when I wanted to appear gender-neutral on the web.<BR><BR>But it's still weird to see people posting as Sally or SallyB, which was my maiden name initial.<BR><BR>So sfowler I remain
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Old Feb 6th, 2003, 01:34 PM
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<BR>It's simple...I like simple
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Old Feb 6th, 2003, 01:41 PM
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Simple. During an &quot;ice breaker&quot; game at a bridal shower(not mine), we had to describe the person to our left with one word and then others had to guess if was true or false. Like &quot;she is an anthropologist&quot; or &quot;she travels&quot;. The person on my right (who had never met me) said &quot;she travels&quot; and I just loved how that summed it up. Stupid game, but I got a good screen name out of it.
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Old Feb 6th, 2003, 01:45 PM
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self explanatory
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Old Feb 6th, 2003, 01:57 PM
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I did not register right away so the name I had been using, Mari, was taken. I tried to register with my real name but it was also taken. I then combined Mari with part of my real name and came up with Marianna. By the way, I am not the tour guide from Rome.
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Old Feb 6th, 2003, 02:09 PM
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Initals of our boat, Charla Dawne, which is the name of our daughter.
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Old Feb 6th, 2003, 02:28 PM
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Guess why &quot;soccr&quot;? The &quot;e&quot; got megged.<BR><BR>Additional question: any married couples among posters here?
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