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Old Feb 7th, 2003, 07:55 AM
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Dear escholtzia,<BR><BR>I sadly must inform you that you have spelled your own name incorrectly: it is Eschscholtzia.
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Old Feb 7th, 2003, 08:06 AM
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My name (and was my mother's maiden name).
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Old Feb 7th, 2003, 08:30 AM
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I use the name Cindysphinx on another board, so I just shortened it.<BR><BR>I used to be &quot;[email protected],&quot; but the trolls ran me off. So hello again! It's good to be back!<BR><BR>Cindy
 
Old Feb 7th, 2003, 08:45 AM
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I used to use tcc-whitehouse until the registration. Now I use Mme_LeBlanc because my husband's last name is White (I continue to use my maiden name which is why I said it's my husband's name) and I love France, so I'm Mrs. LeBlanc.
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Old Feb 7th, 2003, 08:46 AM
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This is my first name. I just registered - can you believe it wasn't taken yet? I grew up when everyone else was named Susan, Linda, Brenda, Donna, Karen (at least the girls!). I've noticed a change the last few years - people don't say &quot;What?&quot; any more when I tell them my name. It isn't quite so unheard of.
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Old Feb 7th, 2003, 08:49 AM
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Oh, and Nutney, my favorite cousin has a baby named Nutney. Well, her real name is Dejanee (pronounced Day-ja-nay, sort of like Desiree) but the family calls her Nutney. Don't know why, except her mom says she looks like a Nutney (?) but it stuck. Never knew there was another one out there.
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Old Feb 7th, 2003, 09:08 AM
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In tribute to the pioneering spirit of Louisa May Alcott, who wrote some pretty good accounts of travel....<BR><BR>Okay, also because it's my name. (Although these days I tend to forget it and think my first name is Miss)
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Old Feb 7th, 2003, 09:13 AM
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Steve above beat me to my name so I added an initial. <BR><BR>Indytravel, I always thought your name reflected that you preferred independent travel. Now I realize your practically a neighbor (I live in a north suburb of Indy and work in Indy). I also see that you will be in Paris about the same time as my wife and I. We’ll be there from May 10 – 15.<BR>
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Old Feb 7th, 2003, 09:26 AM
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Mme LeBlanc, does your sister realize that while her baby is small she is &quot;petite day-je-nay&quot; in French? I.e., breakfast!<BR><BR>I have really enjoyed reading about the origin/meaning of some of the names I've been seeing here for the past year. But I think I should re-register with something more clever. I feel quite the dud just using my real name.
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Old Feb 7th, 2003, 09:35 AM
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Here's an explanation of the strangely spelled eschscholtzia:<BR><BR>http://www.csupomona.edu/~jcclark/poppy/faq.html
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Old Feb 7th, 2003, 09:37 AM
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Or rather, &quot;Eschscholzia&quot;--it appears TTT also spelled it wrong.
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Old Feb 7th, 2003, 09:53 AM
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I posted as Mel before registration, but it was taken this time, so I added my last initial, which was also port of my e-mail address.
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Old Feb 7th, 2003, 09:54 AM
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Hey Marilyn. I also thought Dejanee was funny since petit dejeuner means breakfast in French, but I don't think she saw the humor in it as much as I did Oh well.<BR><BR>I'm just so excited to see there's another Nutney that I have to tell her this today. The world is just so much smaller than we think it is.
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Old Feb 7th, 2003, 11:09 AM
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NO. my name did not originally have anything to do with sex... my real name is jorge (spanish = Colombian) and in english it's pronounced George (actually I have no clue how to spell George) anyways as most Georges we are called Georgy, and Georgy porgy,. well in collage there was a party in my appartment and some guy who was drunk just started calling me georgy &quot;ORGY&quot; for no reason and it stuck.. <BR>the 7 reprsents my lucky number...<BR><BR>Eventually as I got older my name has taken on a more literal meaning, But my handle comes from good wholesome American roots. and is ment as such.. .
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Old Feb 7th, 2003, 11:30 AM
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<BR><BR>Dang, there's some good stuff here.<BR>I wish I had a story. I don't. Does this mean Fodors will ask for their gift back (which I still haven't received) for early registration?
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Old Feb 7th, 2003, 11:48 AM
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…Because it has been a nom deplume of mine for several literary pieces (D. J. DiAblo) and diablo is Spanish for “devil”. I enjoy lively conversations about art, culture, and politics and enjoy playing devil’s advocate to get a rise (or a good discussion) from my compatriots. I have been known to “devil” those who wade into discourses without firm convictions and the logic and reason to back them up. If you can’t stand the heat…
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Old Feb 7th, 2003, 11:50 AM
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Think Lord of the Rings...and the elves.
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Old Feb 7th, 2003, 12:07 PM
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Mme LeBlanc,<BR><BR>Please give your Nutney a kiss from me! I had never heard of anyone else being called Nutney before. My brother will get a real kick out of that.<BR><BR>Cheers to Nutneys all over the world!
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Old Feb 7th, 2003, 12:57 PM
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It is my middle name and not to be confused with ALICE....<BR><BR>my mother didn't think Shannon Elise flowed so she changed the spelling to Shannon Alise.<BR><BR>And I have never been fond of my first name because in 6th grade there were 2 boy Shannon's in class and only myself.<BR>SO it felt like a BOY'S name....<BR><BR>I usually have to put 007 on the end because alise has been taken on several email sites but I guess I got lucky here. I had a thing for James Bond movies growing up!
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Old Feb 7th, 2003, 03:52 PM
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Being a botanist, I would agree that you will see both Eschscholtzia and Eschscholzia--both are acceptable. However, escholtzia is a misspelling.
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