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What made you choose your posting name?

Post by mr.midnight » Fri Aug 07, 2009 7:18 am

Just for the hell of it and just for fun, what made you choose your posting name on this forum?

I'll start...
I was listening to Lady Midnight while I was signing up and it was really late at night, way after midnight, so I just chose mr.midnight. I'm usually a night owl anyway.

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Re: What made you choose your posting name?

Post by seadove » Fri Aug 07, 2009 8:43 am

I have been using mine for quite sometime. I had in mind that same dove that Noah sent to check out if there was any land in the ark's vacinity. He came back with an olive leaf. That is why I added the word "sea" so as to enhance that I meant that particular dove and not other doves. Needless to say it ensembles the peace innitiative in front of all the dangers surrounding us here in the middle east, believe it or not.

My friends call me dovey, or dove, in other forums. :roll:
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Re: What made you choose your posting name?

Post by Stamatina » Fri Aug 07, 2009 10:28 am

It's my name.
Generally I don't use my name as a username in forums, but since it's one of the greek names that are ONLY greek and since this forum is international, I supposed it would be more special among people from other countries than among greeks. :razz:
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Re: What made you choose your posting name?

Post by Clem » Fri Aug 07, 2009 12:10 pm

My posting name is my christian/forename, short for Clement. I rarely see the need to use a pseudonym, either for myself or for anyone else.
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Re: What made you choose your posting name?

Post by Womanfromaroom » Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:11 pm

Well, not only do I like "Songs From a Room", but I also live in a one-room flat. Technically speaking, I would probably still qualify as "girl", but I wanted to be taken seriously when posting... ;-)
As Lizzy once observed, my username would actually make me Marianne. True, and a nice thought as well!
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Re: What made you choose your posting name?

Post by mutti » Fri Aug 07, 2009 3:15 pm

Mutti is after our beloved kitty aged 16 who died in our arms in November after being ill for 2 months.
She was so sweet..Its pronounced almost like Mooti but not quite..It means Mommy
as she found us after we were grieving for our other beloved cat Mango who a housesitter let out one night
and he never was found..(lots of coyotes where we live...)
Mutti came to us 3 weeks later and when we let her in the house after a week, she
would come to us and lick us when we were sad or crying over Mango...a real Mutti...she spent 7 years with us...
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Re: What made you choose your posting name?

Post by TheSpice-BoxOfEarth » Fri Aug 07, 2009 3:25 pm

Like you surely know one Leonard`s anthology of poetry is called The Spice-Box Of Earth. It`s Finnish translation is named boringly just "Songs" and I want to salute for original, gorgeous and funny name.
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Re: What made you choose your posting name?

Post by surrender » Fri Aug 07, 2009 6:41 pm

The period "when the things went wrong" was necessary to realize my limited ability to control my life. It was "a long way down" but eventually I discovered that it is better to yield to the flow of life than to oppose it. The surrender I needed to go through was not a sudden moment but it turned to be a continuous process.
Listening to Leonard and practising zen are my essentials to surrender without fear.
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Re: What made you choose your posting name?

Post by John Etherington » Fri Aug 07, 2009 9:11 pm

I was born like this, I had no choice, and didn't see any reason to disguise it (the abbreviated "John E" was inspired by the Beach Boys "Sloop John B").
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Re: What made you choose your posting name?

Post by MaryB » Fri Aug 07, 2009 10:56 pm

Mine is so that at my age or in my older age, I will not forget my name ;-) .

Oh yes, I almost forgot 'but I can't remember who' - Mary :lol:
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Re: What made you choose your posting name?

Post by Mollydog » Sat Aug 08, 2009 1:20 am

Well, mine's pretty obvious. This was the first forum I ever joined and I didn't think people used their real names, so I chose the name of my dog Molly. Sadly she died a few days after the Beacon concert. She was a rescue dog, or puppy to be more accurate as I got her when she was only nine weeks old. She was nearly fourteen when she died in February. Here's a picture from last Christmas of her singing carols! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: What made you choose your posting name?

Post by John Etherington » Sat Aug 08, 2009 1:54 am

Seems people like naming themselves after their pets. I am sure that if I had named myself after my long dead cat (blackie) it would have been deemed politically incorrect!
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Re: What made you choose your posting name?

Post by musicmania » Sat Aug 08, 2009 2:17 am

As a lover of music I use musicmania where possible as a username on forums. I've even considered checking if it is registered as a trademark & if not register it myself :lol:
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Re: What made you choose your posting name?

Post by ladydi » Sat Aug 08, 2009 3:59 am

Well, obviously my real name is Diana. Because of Lady..and later Princess Diana, I got the diminutive Lady Di. However, it was several years later at the airport....I work for an airline....and this one supervisor, every time I would walk by would murmur..."lady to die for".... Not because I was anything special...it was just sort of a "thing" with him!. :roll: :oops: Anyhow, the lady2di4 became part of my first email address...and then when I registered with the Forum, the ladydi part came easy as it had been my nickname for years!
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Re: What made you choose your posting name?

Post by imaginary friend » Sat Aug 08, 2009 5:07 am

At times I feel like I'm a lifeguard – between managing a group of creative 'kids' at work, as well as my adult 'kids' at home. You know, when the lifeguard gets caught in a current and frantically signals for help, everybody on the beach thinks she's waving and waves back – lifeguards aren't supposed to drown.

So, in need of a shoulder to lean on, I chose Leonard as my imaginary friend. I've sought his counsel before making many a decision, and have found his imaginary advice to be excellent. I look forward to a long and cherished friendship.
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