Your USER NAME...what does it mean?

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Your USER NAME...what does it mean?

Postby fishandgolf » Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:40 pm

I've been frequenting this site for a few months now and have noticed some really "cool, some intriguing, some humorous, some thoughtful and some mysterious USER NAMES. Out of respect for those individuals, I do not want to point out any particular USER NAME. However,without revealing too much about who you are, perhaps a few of you might be willing to share if there is any particular meaning behind your USER NAME.

Mine....."fishandgolf".....pretty simple.....my two favorite hobbies.....Fishing and Golfing :D

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Postby LadyGeek » Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:03 pm

This thread is now in the Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community forum (Bogleheads community).
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Postby JohnFiscal » Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:04 pm

John is not my name. Fiscal is my game.

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Postby DaftInvestor » Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:06 pm

I think mine speaks for itself :)

The first question I asked here I felt to be a bit "Daft" - thus the name. Now that I've read many additional books and nearly everything on this site (and occasionally feel funny when people address me as "Daft: ...." perhaps its time for a change. I would have changed it myself but understand I'd need to bother one of the moderators to do so....

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Postby inittowinit » Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:06 pm

I had to make a username, and "in it to win it" rhymes, plus vaguely describes my rationale for investing and taking interest in the topics discussed on these boards.

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Postby cinghiale » Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:09 pm

As the avatar indicates, cinghiale is Italian for wild boar.

Explanation-wise, there's really nothing to offer. I'm not Italian, don't hunt, and don't eat pigs, not even wild ones. It was a whim of the moment when signing up for the forum over ten years ago. That said, I've grown rather attached to the moniker. If the forum offered trade-ins on usernames, I don't think I'd make a change.
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Re: Your USER NAME...what does it mean?

Postby leonidas » Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:13 pm

Leonidas, king of the Spartans. My father is Greek from near Sparta. Also, I do bear a resemblance to Gerard Butler who played the King in "300" so I go that too.

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Postby deskjockey » Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:16 pm

Mine describes what I do every day. Some people drive cars, others fly planes. I... sit at my desk most of the day. It's also a pejorative nickname used by some in the military to describe folks who have a bureaucratic assignment instead of one focused on the mission--one that I find quite funny and evocative.

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Postby Taylor Larimore » Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:18 pm

fishandgolf:

My parents taught me to stand behind everything I say. Accordingly, my username is my real name. I have never had a problem.

Best wishes.
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Postby neurosphere » Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:21 pm

leonidas wrote:Leonidas, king of the Spartans. My father is Greek from near Sparta. Also, I do bear a resemblance to Gerard Butler who played the King in "300" so I go that too.


My father is also greek and from near Sparta (Kyparissia). But I don't look like Gerard Butler. Probably more like Martin Short, but he was not in "300", so..

Anyway, as for my username, I have a medical/research background in the neurosciences, and a neurosphere is one way to study, in a dish, how are brains are formed from precursor cells.
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Postby tim1999 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:23 pm

JohnFiscal wrote:John is not my name. Fiscal is my game.


Reminds me of poster Harry Chan, of "my first name is not Harry, my last name is not Chan" fame.

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Postby pennstater2005 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:27 pm

Yuuge Ohio State fan!
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Postby Conch55 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:29 pm

While I am not a Bahamian conch I was born in Key West, currently in exile but enjoy visits on occasion. The 55 part is either my stock AA, age or birth date. Retired and living the keys lifestyle wherever that might be.

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Postby David Jay » Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:29 pm

pennstater2005 wrote:Yuuge Ohio State fan!


cute...
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Postby stoptothink » Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:29 pm

As a freshman in college, I was required to get my first personal email account. "Stop to Think" happened to be the name of my favorite song at the time. It's been my username for pretty much everything the past 20 years.

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Postby letsgobobby » Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:33 pm

nickname playing craps

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Postby leonidas » Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:37 pm

neurosphere wrote:
My father is also greek and from near Sparta (Kyparissia). But I don't look like Gerard Butler.


The resemblance is from the neck up...from the neck down I'm more like his dad.

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Postby cheese_breath » Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:44 pm

Surprise!!! Mine has nothing to do with cheese. DW is a big fan of Annette Funicello and the MIckey Mouse club, and I used to call her cheese breath as a reference to the mice. Then I decided it was such a cool name I stole it for myself to use on this forum.
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Postby Wildebeest » Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:46 pm

Leonidas means exquisite Belgium chocolates to me.
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Postby hicabob » Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:47 pm

Derivation of Ichabod ( from Ichabod Crane of Sleepy Hollow) as pronounced by my toddler at the time.

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Postby stemikger » Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:47 pm

Mine is pretty boring. It's the first three letters of my first, middle and last name.

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Postby Raybo » Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:51 pm

A nickname my sister gave me. Otherwise, it would be bicycleTourist.
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Postby Mel Lindauer » Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:52 pm

I wanted folks to think I was an author, so I picked an author's name. :D
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Postby ray.james » Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:55 pm

It is the first names of 2 colleagues whose wisdom sent me on a quest for personal finance. They also sit in adjacent cubicles to me. So when I created this account, I thought I will validate their loan payoff ideas(see my first post!).
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Postby BrandonBogle » Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:56 pm

The name I like to go by online was already taken on this forum, so I had to be "creative" for a moment. Which, of course, you see how that worked out, right?

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Postby HomerJ » Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:58 pm

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Postby oldcomputerguy » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:01 pm

First initial, last name, former workplace.

(Disclaimer: anything I post here is my own, my former workplace has nothing to do with it. So if it's stupid, don't blame them.) :oops:

Edited to add: since I'm now retired and no longer associated with that workplace, I asked the moderators to change my username from "smartinwate" to something more expressive of my personal hobby interests. I've been a fan of computers since my first exposure, which was to a Xerox Sigma 7 mainframe at Vanderbilt University back in 1972. By the way, there is a similar vintage mainframe, a Sigma 9, refurbished and up and running at the Living Computer Museum in Seattle; my avatar shows a login prompt from that machine.
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Postby goingup » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:08 pm

I thought this name evoked where our portfolio balance was headed. Thought it also inferred upward ascent when exiting this mortal coil. Really, though, I'm an Aerosmith fan and like the song, "Love in an Elevator".

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Postby PriceOfFreedom » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:15 pm

My family history in the past century is fleeing oppression.

My grandparents fled Russia in 1917 during the revolution and ended up in China.

My parents fled China during the Chinese revolution in 1949 and eventually ended up in Canada.

We left Quebec when the separatists came to power in 1976 and eventually ended up in America.

How history may have turned out differently had people valued their freedom more is always in my thoughts.

Hence the quote sometimes attribute to Thomas Jefferson is the basis for my user name:

"The price of freedom is eternal vigilance".

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Postby Tamarind » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:20 pm

It's a tree that produces a tasty sour fruit pulp used in some cuisines. Also it sounds a little bit like my usual public handle which I did not want to comingle with discussion of personal finance and job negotiations.

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Postby NoGambleNoFuture » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:23 pm

I have some degenerate tendencies -- That's probably the only 1% I'm among here except my fellow 2p2'ers.

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Postby dependapotamus » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:25 pm

Dependapotamus is a slang term for military spouses i.e. dependents. My wife is a doc and I'm the kept man. It's meant to be ironic since after I got married and left the military my wife joined the Air Force to pay for medical school.

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Postby Gropes & Ray » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:29 pm

Mine is a not-funny play on a law firm name, but I have absolutely no connection to Ropes & Gray. I used to use Beer Stearns as a name for some things, but it stopped being relevant.

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Postby nisiprius » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:33 pm

"that Nisi Prius nuisance, who just now is rather rife,
That judicial humorist--
I've got him on my list."

it just popped into my head at a moment when I was trying to think of a screen name that had no particular connection with my real world identity. It's a line from a song in a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, The Mikado, in which a character, Ko-Ko, is making a list of people who could be eliminated and "never would be missed." It's some obscure legal term relating to court procedures in Victorian England. I'm not a lawyer, certainly not a judge. I've done a little bit of Googling and clicking and have concluded that Gilbert and Sullivan connoisseurs have no idea what, or more likely whom, Gilbert was talking about.
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Postby Billionaire » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:33 pm

An adjective that describes me.

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Postby Wildebeest » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:35 pm

I like Livesoft's username, I realize that that the people who recall "diehards" forum are a dying breed.

Makes me feel better about being a "Wildebeest".

I act insulted if you call me a "Gnu".
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Postby Tycoon » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:41 pm

I was trying to figure out what I would call myself when I looked to my right where my kids had left a Physics Tycoon computer game. The rest is history. 8-)
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Postby JupiterJones » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:42 pm

Jupiter Jones was a character in the old "Three Investigators" books--sort of the Gen-X equivalent of The Hardy Boys. I always thought it was a cool name. 8-)

The guy in my avatar is not Jupiter Jones, BTW. That's "Gold Five" from Star Wars, whom I quote in my sig line.
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Postby nofacetimber » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:43 pm

Totally random, but one day I happened to be thinking about trees found in video games. Not normal trees, the ones with facial features. (e.g. The Great Duku Tree, or Old Father/Ancient Oak) These great trees always play an important role and represent an entity with long existence resulting in vast experience and wisdom.

Reflecting on the role these trees play, I thought about how the other trees weren't characterized or esteemed in the same way.

Weird I know,

I guess my username is a representation of that. I'm nobody flashy, not someone with a lot of experience or knowledge in life. Just an average guy. That said, it doesn't mean I can't strive and work towards a greater potential within.
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Postby SurferLife » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:44 pm

For me, it's the carefree lifestyle I desire to live once I reach FIRE; warm sun tingling the skin, a light breeze with the smell of fresh air, and the sound of ocean waves crashing on the beach. That is where my mind escapes to as I slog out the daily grind. It started as a dream and my personal escape, and now it has become a potential reality thanks to many people here.

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Postby Myopic squirrel » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:46 pm

Upon discovering this site and starting to learn about investments, what immediately came to mind is what very little prior investing success I had could be best attributed to the saying "even a blind squirrel finds an acorn occasionally". Since that name was already taken, I thought Myopic was the next best choice. And as an aside, the more time I spend on here, the louder my mantra has become: "I don't know what I don't know!"

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Postby Grt2bOutdoors » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:48 pm

When you are working indoors all day, you realize how Great it is 2 Be Outdoors when you have free time. :D
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Postby Vulcan » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:52 pm

First letters of my last name, first name, and patronymic. LLAP!

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Postby IFRider » Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:11 pm

It literally refers to Independent Fabrication, a boutique bicycle maker in Massachusetts. I bought a steel Crown Jewel used as a demo bike that was also pictured in the Colorado Cyclist catalog back in 1997 or so. I've probably put around 15k miles on the bike and while I don't ride it much anymore, I still keep it around for sentimental reasons.

I also like the symbolic reference to conditional logic in programming and life. I ride my IFs and once a choice is made the path is chosen and there is no going back. Like Marcellus Wallace noted in Pulp Fiction when he told an impatient Jules that he was "contemplating the ifs" before sending The Wolf to clean up the mess.

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Postby 22twain » Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:26 pm

In the movie "Murder by Death," the eccentric millionaire Lionel Twain lives at 22 Lola Lane.

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I also happen to be a railroad buff.
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Re: Your USER NAME...what does it mean?

Postby jhfenton » Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:39 pm

I've been using my original handle since at least college in the late 80's, maybe back to FidoNet days: first initial, middle initial, last name.

I'm not hard to find in person (or on the Internet). I'm even in the "phone book" if you want to stop by for a visit.

You know what's funny. This discussion inspired me to Google myself, and I found a syndicated 1987 article about myself in the Chicago Tribune involving a legal dispute I had with my high school. (It ended happily for me.) I didn't know anything that old was in the newspaper, and I didn't know that story made the news outside of Cincinnati.

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Postby Broken Man 1999 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:42 pm

Me + Head-on collision on Interstate 4 = Broken Man 1999 (year happened)

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Postby FreeAtLast » Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:48 pm

On my final day of work, as I drove away from my place of employment for the last time, what do you think I yelled out at the top of my lungs? :D
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Postby pennstater2005 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:53 pm

David Jay wrote:
pennstater2005 wrote:Yuuge Ohio State fan!


cute...


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