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Post by ExEmGe » July 27th, 2006, 11:57 am

well, stella is the nick I usually use on the net... so maybe you've seen me other places already. In fact, I have two nicks
Ah! The swan with two nicks.
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Post by pberinstein » July 27th, 2006, 12:59 pm

Nickname? You're supposed to use a nickname?

:twisted:
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Post by Starlite » July 27th, 2006, 1:01 pm

pberinstein wrote:Nickname? You're supposed to use a nickname?

:twisted:
Well, I have always been cautioned not to use real names on the net :P
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Post by pberinstein » July 27th, 2006, 1:08 pm

Starlite wrote:
pberinstein wrote:Nickname? You're supposed to use a nickname?

:twisted:
Well, I have always been cautioned not to use real names on the net :P
I was joking. <grin>
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Post by Stephan » July 27th, 2006, 2:51 pm

I claimed "Stephan" before someone else did. Else i want the people to straight know my real name. The uncreative real names they kinda stick better in the head i think, better "rememberable" i assume.

Else my name for sure would have been "Apairon". Apairon is my nickname for everything online/computerstuff/gaming. :wink:
I tried myself with the pencil once and started a childrens fantasy-shortstory for the kids of my au-pair girlfirend. Guess the name of the protagonist. :wink:
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Post by stella » July 27th, 2006, 2:58 pm

ExEmGe wrote:
well, stella is the nick I usually use on the net... so maybe you've seen me other places already. In fact, I have two nicks
Ah! The swan with two nicks.
yada yada

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Post by ezwa » August 2nd, 2006, 3:02 pm

It's the name given me after my mother's father's mother who's real name was Nkolo Moseka Ezwa meaning daughter of Ezwa (don't ask me what the latter means, I have no idea and don't know whether I'll ever be able to find out). So, it actually was my mother's father's mother's father's name.

People usually call me by another name given me after one of my father's great aunts. That one means "stone" in at least one of the numerous European languages (could I be more vague? : in one of the numerous human mixtures of sounds :mrgreen: ).

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Post by Laura » August 2nd, 2006, 3:17 pm

Hmm. Maybe people should take a wild guess at where my name came from....
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Post by ezwa » August 3rd, 2006, 3:06 pm

:? Laura? :? Laura? ... Ingalls??

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Post by Caeristhiona » August 3rd, 2006, 3:22 pm

Petrarch's poetry?

Oh, quand je dor, vien apres de ma couche, comme a Petrarch apparaisait Laura!
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Post by earthcalling » August 3rd, 2006, 4:13 pm

I shouldn't really need to explain, because apparently (according to Anita) it's like sooo obvious that my name is a reference to my slightly flakey, here-one-minute-gone-the-next-ness. You know, "Earth calling David... Earth calling David... Where are you??".

I chose it when looking for a domain name ( www.earthcallingdavid.com ) a few years ago, partly because www.noodlehead.com was already taken. Sheesh. And it stuck.

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Post by Starlite » August 3rd, 2006, 4:51 pm

earthcalling wrote: I chose it when looking for a domain name ( www.earthcallingdavid.com ) a few years ago, partly because www.noodlehead.com was already taken. Sheesh. And it stuck.
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LOL thats funny David :lol:
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Post by fae » August 4th, 2006, 9:31 am

okay, i'll bite:

Laura
Hmm. Maybe people should take a wild guess at where my name came from....
your parents? (ie. it's your name)

ezwa
People usually call me by another name given me after one of my father's great aunts. That one means "stone" in at least one of the numerous European languages
Petra, or Gemma

and btw

ExEmGe
Ah! The swan with two nicks.
i guess that would make stella the queen's property!

earthcalling love it! may have to steal it for use on my david

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Post by ExEmGe » August 4th, 2006, 12:02 pm

ExEmGe
Quote:
Ah! The swan with two nicks.

i guess that would make stella the queen's property!
Er.. No. Property of the Vintner's Company actually

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swan_Upping
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Post by ezwa » August 4th, 2006, 12:12 pm

fae wrote:okay, i'll bite:
ezwa
People usually call me by another name given me after one of my father's great aunts. That one means "stone" in at least one of the numerous European languages
Petra, or Gemma
P't-?t' ben qu'oui, p't-?t' ben qu'non.
Maybe, maybe not (that obvious).

I just might tell you some day...

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