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Post by alg1001 » September 19th, 2020, 11:03 am

When I registered I didn't know my account name would be my screen name so I wound up with my initials, alg1001. I sound like a robot or something. I wanted the name of a certain tree. Frankly I would settle for algae. Ah, well. After all these years it is a part of my identity now.

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Post by Kristine1990 » September 19th, 2020, 11:45 am

I just read your forum name in a robot voice, alg1001 :lol:

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Post by SimileRoss » November 22nd, 2020, 12:00 pm

Symmie wrote:
February 14th, 2009, 2:37 am
Growing up my best friend was the oldest of 4 girls. Her youngest sister was named Breanna, my name is Briana. So we did the typical tricks on her mom when she would call Breanna I would go in and vice versa. Finally one day her mom said, "we have got to come up with a nickname for you!" So they took Symmie from my last name Simmons. I have been Symmie ever since.
My sister calls me Simmie, too! 'Cept with an I, not a Y.
Sincerely,
Simile (Millie) Ross :P :lol: :D :) :wink:

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Post by SimileRoss » November 22nd, 2020, 12:07 pm

I didnt know I was supposed to use a Nickname, so its just my regular name :shock: :cry: :| :hmm:
Sincerely,
Simile (Millie) Ross :P :lol: :D :) :wink:

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Post by RSlabaugh » November 22nd, 2020, 12:27 pm

SimileRoss wrote:
November 22nd, 2020, 12:07 pm
I didnt know I was supposed to use a Nickname, so its just my regular name :shock: :cry: :| :hmm:
Perfectly fine!! It's all about personal preference... Some folks want to completely hide their identity, while others use their real names and even provide links to personal websites. Another motive for nicknames is that you finally get to pick what name you go by! ;)

So really there isn't a right or wrong way. And however you do it, you're in good company!
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Post by Bookworm360 » December 15th, 2020, 6:56 pm

Then I should have chosen something LOTR. They have the BEST names...
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Post by JayKitty76 » December 15th, 2020, 7:57 pm

Bookworm360 wrote:
December 15th, 2020, 6:56 pm
Then I should have chosen something LOTR. They have the BEST names...
That is very true. I do wonder how authors choose their names, especially if they’re unique like JRR Tolkien’s names! You have to have an inventive mind to come up with those :lol: :lol: I always pick names for my characters and then regret the choice halfway through the book...
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Post by mightyfelix » December 15th, 2020, 9:39 pm

JayKitty76 wrote:
December 15th, 2020, 7:57 pm
Bookworm360 wrote:
December 15th, 2020, 6:56 pm
Then I should have chosen something LOTR. They have the BEST names...
That is very true. I do wonder how authors choose their names, especially if they’re unique like JRR Tolkien’s names! You have to have an inventive mind to come up with those :lol: :lol: I always pick names for my characters and then regret the choice halfway through the book...
Well, if you're Tolkien, you make up an entire language or three first. Then picking a name to fit the language comes easy! :lol:

(Fun fact: Eowyn was almost named Findhuilas.)

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Post by JayKitty76 » December 16th, 2020, 1:25 pm

mightyfelix wrote:
December 15th, 2020, 9:39 pm
JayKitty76 wrote:
December 15th, 2020, 7:57 pm
Bookworm360 wrote:
December 15th, 2020, 6:56 pm
Then I should have chosen something LOTR. They have the BEST names...
That is very true. I do wonder how authors choose their names, especially if they’re unique like JRR Tolkien’s names! You have to have an inventive mind to come up with those :lol: :lol: I always pick names for my characters and then regret the choice halfway through the book...
Well, if you're Tolkien, you make up an entire language or three first. Then picking a name to fit the language comes easy! :lol:

(Fun fact: Eowyn was almost named Findhuilas.)
That type of creativity, though, is just incredible. (Hahahaha I’m glad he stuck with Eowyn... :lol: :lol: ) I’m a native English speaker and I struggle with that alone, as well as trying to become fluent in Spanish (I do wish I had become fluent in Spanish when I was little, would’ve made things a lot easier for me but anyway... :lol: ) without making up a new language too hahahahaha!
Rachel
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