Your USER NAME...what does it mean?

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Post by Just sayin... » Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:03 pm

I’m Just sayin...

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Post by Glockenspiel » Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:07 pm

Sconie wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:41 am
Sconie-----well, for those of you who aren't from the upper Midwest, that's the nickname for people from WiSCONsin. :happy
I normally add the word "DRUNKEN" in front of it, when I say it. I'm from Minnesota :)

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Post by JediMisty » Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:09 pm

One of our system's team put my name (Misty) on my VOIP phone as "JediMisty". He also named his son "Luke". You know why. :beer

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Post by 3wood » Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:10 pm

Favorite club off the tee.

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Post by harrychan » Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:26 pm

Means nothing. I randomly chose it. It has zero association to my real name or interests.
This is not legal or certified financial advice but you know that already.

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Post by FireAway » Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:39 pm

A few years ago I was pushed out of my job when MegaCorp wanted to remake the company's demographics, and I didn't fit the demo they were looking for. I looked at the numbers and decided I wasn't unemployed, I was FIREd (Financially Independent; Retired Early). Hence, "FireAway".

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Post by geniekid » Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:43 pm

FelixTheCat wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:47 pm
I'm a cat that invests my human's money.
Does that mean a tilt towards tuna stocks?

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Post by Stinky » Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:54 pm

"Stinky" bears some resemblance to my family name. I've proudly used "Stinky" as a nickname ever since childhood.

DW threatened divorce (or at least separation) if I ever used "Stinky" on the personalized license plate on my car. :D
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Post by Nowizard » Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:04 pm

May have even posted to this thread before, so it should be obvious!

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Post by HawkeyePierce » Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:16 pm

The main character from my favorite TV show. :happy

Though after thinking about it, Hunnicut was probably more likely to be a Boglehead.

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Post by AerialWombat » Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:28 pm

UpsetRaptor wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:28 pm
From a random username generator site. Googled an avatar to match.
Exact same here. Needed it for another site once, and I liked it, so it stuck.

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Post by Sconie » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:27 am

Glockenspiel wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:07 pm
Sconie wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:41 am
Sconie-----well, for those of you who aren't from the upper Midwest, that's the nickname for people from WiSCONsin. :happy
I normally add the word "DRUNKEN" in front of it, when I say it. I'm from Minnesota :)
Haha! Good come back! :sharebeer
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Post by Sandtrap » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:21 am

My "username", to me, is a "metaphor".

One of my favorite golf courses in Hawaii is the "Palmer Course" at the Turtle Bay Resort on the Island of Oahu in Hawaii.

It has 70 sandtraps. (no kidding).

I have played it for most of my life and it is still one of my favorite courses.

Like life's struggles and turmoil, just learn how to get out of those sandtraps (challenges) in the best way you can, (wedge or putt).

Because you're not going to get through that course, like life, without having to hack out of yet another "Sandtrap".

It doesn't end until putting out on the 18th hole. Then. . . we're done.

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Post by FelixTheCat » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:47 pm

geniekid wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:43 pm
FelixTheCat wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:47 pm
I'm a cat that invests my human's money.
Does that mean a tilt towards tuna stocks?
Puh-lease. Mahi mahi for this kitty.
Felix is a wonderful, wonderful cat.

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Post by 02nz » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:09 pm

sandramjet wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:06 pm
fishandgolf wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:31 pm
True fact..........this past October, while spending a relaxing day on the course, I had the privilege to observe a bald ego soaring in air currents against the blues skies.......very cool indeed
Hmm.... "True Fact" ? Isn't that redundant? If it isn't true, how can it be a fact? :D
Some have spoken of "alternative facts."

(The above is not a political statement that judges whether "alternative facts" are a good thing or bad thing or even a thing. Just a quote.)

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Post by Pete12 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:37 pm

fishandgolf wrote:
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
My username don’t mean nothin’!

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Post by fishandgolf » Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:28 am

Sconie wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:41 am
Sconie-----well, for those of you who aren't from the upper Midwest, that's the nickname for people from WiSCONsin. :happy
Sconie......interesting User Name. I'm a Wisconsinite as well...........some folks refer to us a "Cheese Heads" 8-)

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Post by fishandgolf » Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:36 am

core4portfolio wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:45 pm
Initially Rick's core 4 funds portfolio is what i picked for my portfolio and so name as core4portfolio

total US stock market
total international
total bond
REIT

Later i simplified to 80/20 with just 2 funds - total US stock and total US bond
But havent changed my username. left as is
+1000

Same here.......2 fund portfolio........ :sharebeer

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Post by Sconie » Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:31 pm

fishandgolf wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:28 am
Sconie wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:41 am
Sconie-----well, for those of you who aren't from the upper Midwest, that's the nickname for people from WiSCONsin. :happy
Sconie......interesting User Name. I'm a Wisconsinite as well...........some folks refer to us a "Cheese Heads" 8-)
Yes! Bravo! Cheeseheads!
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Post by boglesmymind » Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:07 pm

I'm Gobsmacked by this forum!

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Post by RightGuard » Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:21 pm

I have a habit of picking usernames from objects that are laying on the desk I'm working at. In the past this would serve as the 'hint' or context when I would stumble on one of the MANY logins I have had at work for our innumberable portal apps.

Past nicks include:

dixonticondaroga
procell
medlineremedy
bostitchinspire

and so on...

current one stuck after I started using it for instant messaging apps (oh so long ago) and a lot of my online contacts know me by it.

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Post by fishandgolf » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:54 pm

Bump......

……..noticed a few new "USERNAME" (s) …….what does it mean?...….please share your thoughts...…... :sharebeer

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Post by Quercus Palustris » Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:37 am

Pin oak (leaf in avatar). House I grew up in had a really nice one in the front yard.

Coincidentally right when I finally signed up to post, someone else started posting with the name Quercus Rubra (red oak).

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Post by surfstar » Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:43 am

"surfstar"
Created at age 17 when I defined myself as a surfer. ("Its a lifestyle, man")
Also ironically, as I don't pretend to be a "star" at anything.
Been using it for over 20 years now. That's crazy.

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Post by birnhamwood » Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:18 pm

Macbeth will never be defeated until Birnam Wood marches to fight you at Dunsinane Hill.

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Post by Absolutely! » Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:22 pm

When signing up I needed a user name.
I absolutely needed one right then to get signed up.
So here we are.

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Post by OhBoyUhoh » Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:49 pm

For me it is a)now living in OH longer than anywhere previously (OHboy), and b) I really worried about my financial situation and thought i was in serious trouble (uhoh). But that angst has been alleviated the more i read this forum and tried to ignore all those in tech making 300 k plus bonuses :oops: and just focusing on my own situation. ~Will

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Post by depressed » Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:05 pm

It is what it is. I have come to live peacefully with it.

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Post by tre3sori » Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:10 pm

I keep my wealth mostly in 3 strongboxes (Tresor): stocks, bonds, real estate.
Let every man divide his money into three parts, and invest a third in land, a third in business, and a third let him keep by him in reserve. Talmud.

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Post by N.Y.Cab » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:15 pm

I just enjoy driving around town on weekends. It’s no problem talking to me.

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Post by dvvader » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:34 pm

It's a play on my initials and my favorite Star Wars character.

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Post by 7th_Diagram » Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:42 pm

The 6th was taken... :annoyed
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Post by averagedude » Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:57 pm

Self explanatory. Blue collar (warehouse). Me and my spouse have always earned slightly above the average median wage in the US.

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Post by H. E. Pennypacker » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:12 pm

It is my name. You may have heard of me. I am a wealthy industrialist, philanthropist, and bicyclist.

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Post by Elysium » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:16 pm

State of bliss or delight. A mythical place that is home of the blessed, final resting place of the pure and heroic.

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Post by jello_nailer » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:51 pm

One that nails jello to a tree.

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Post by destiny » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:24 pm

My endless investment questions asking google landed me in bogleheads , first few reads I didn’t understand what this boglehead forum was about.
So, I continued this for several years and bogleheads was one of the top search results but I didn’t dig deep to know about bogleheads.
Over a period of time reading wiki and other articles enlightened me about Index and how to simplify investing. That was my inflection point and spontaneously named destiny as my avatar.
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Post by fishandgolf » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:13 pm

Thanks for posting......enjoy reading your thoughts behind selecting your USER NAME....

One USER NAME has me befuddled... jello_nailer
jello_nailer wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:51 pm
One that nails jello to a tree.
How does one nail jello to a tree....well not really....I can envision how to do this. However.... Is the jello….in real jello...wiggly form? Is it nailed vertically or horizontally....if so ...does is stay put...or does it collapse and fall off? Or is it Jello in the box/pack and then nailed to the tree?......a real conundrum……

For me.....fishandgolf…. When I signed up, I was full-time retired and DW worked full-time so I had lots of free time (after I completed all the domestic chores of cooking, cleaning, laundry, etc,....etc,...etc...) So I did have plenty of time to fish and golf. So now DW is a few months away from full-time retirement and she doesn't like either fishing or golfing. Might have to change my USER NAME to...….nomorefishandgolf……... :sharebeer

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Post by jello_nailer » Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:26 am

Yes, real jello in its wiggly form. It's hard to do. Comes from a past life.
Frankly, it just sounds more bad a$$ and better than Jello Velcro'er, which probably would be a more efficient way of doing things.

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Post by zeal » Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:50 am

I have a tendency to obsess and attack things with 200% focus/fervor/tenacity--my financial spreadsheets being Exhibit A. I'm also a Christian so I wanted to choose a name with a slight religious implication. In reality I'm not much of a zealot when it comes to religion--I mostly let people do people and I do me. If someone asks about my beliefs I'll share but otherwise I don't push.

Also, the first video game I ever really enjoyed was Diablo II, in which my favorite character type was a Paladin, and my favorite skill to use was called Zeal. I haven't played the game in years but I still remember the sound the skill made. I've always liked the idea of holy warriors.

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Post by earningaverage » Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:55 am

I didn't come up with my username until after a year or so of reading this wonderful site. I chose it because I feel pretty self-conscious about my earnings and assets when reading some other people's posts!

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Post by Nowizard » Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:21 am

Mine is obvious. Though we have had very wonderful lives in most all areas, it is not due to being a wizard of any sort. Hopefully, it reflects a level of appreciation and a lack of "Airs," as my mom used to say when encouraging to not think too highly of oneself.

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Post by yangtui » Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:10 pm

yangtui means lamb leg in chinese. eating roasted lamb legs with wine outside during the summer with good friends in china is one of my favorite things to do. :sharebeer :sharebeer

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Post by Mel Lindauer » Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:53 pm

I chose the user name of one of my favorite authors. (Hope he doesn't mind!) 😊
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Post by Not Jacob Fugger » Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:00 pm

Jakob Fugger II aka “the Rich” (Jacob in my Americanized version) was a wealthy merchant, entrepreneur and investor. Sometimes known as the “Richest Man in the World.” I am none of these things. Ergo my user name.

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Post by fishandgolf » Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:07 pm

Mel Lindauer wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:53 pm
I chose the user name of one of my favorite authors. (Hope he doesn't mind!) 😊

+1000

He's one of my favorite authors also..... :beer

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Post by Mel Lindauer » Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:52 pm

fishandgolf wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:07 pm
Mel Lindauer wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:53 pm
I chose the user name of one of my favorite authors. (Hope he doesn't mind!) 😊

+1000

He's one of my favorite authors also..... :beer
Thanks a bunch.
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Post by Taylor Larimore » Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:44 pm

Bogleheads:

My username is my real name. Why? Because my parents taught me to always stand behind what I say or write.

Best wishes
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Post by BrownEyedGirl_27 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:47 pm

Remember “Brown Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison?
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Post by arcticpineapplecorp. » Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:28 pm

BrownEyedGirl_27 wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:47 pm
Remember “Brown Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison?
I remember when we used to sing...
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