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Paks6
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Post by Paks6 » April 16th, 2014, 4:30 pm

Paks is from my favourite book "The Deed of Paksenarrion" by Elizabeth Moon, and I have 6 children .
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Natalie :D
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WoollyBee
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Post by WoollyBee » April 17th, 2014, 8:57 am

WoollyBee

The name of our family farm is Woolen Bee because we raise fiber sheep and bees (along with dairy goats, chickens - meat and eggs, quail, and turkeys). I changed the farm name up a bit for my nickname.
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MrsGriever42605
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Post by MrsGriever42605 » May 1st, 2014, 5:30 pm

My husband, for many years, has used the online alias Griever. We started dating on April 26, 2005 (42605). When he roped me into more and more online activities, I needed a name, so I became MrsGriever42605. He, of course, changed his name to Griever42605. Sometimes, when we're playing a game with mostly men, they think Hubby has 2 profiles and is pretending to be a girl :P Silly MMORPG players think girls aren't real. Pics or it didn't happen... *sigh*

English Andrew
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Post by English Andrew » May 23rd, 2014, 8:26 am

My LibriVox user name is self-explanatory. My name is Andrew and I am English. I wanted to make it easy to know my gender and regional accent.

My Legamus.eu user name is Tuberous Chairs. When I was reading Tacitus' Histories for LibriVox, the text should have read "Under Tiberius, Gaius, and Claudius", but the text scanning software rendered the names of these three Roman Emperors as "Tuberous, Chairs, and Claudius".

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Post by RuthieG » May 23rd, 2014, 12:08 pm

Hah! I always wondered about Tuberous Chairs. That is hilarious :).

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MrsHand
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Post by MrsHand » May 24th, 2014, 5:21 am

I went with MrsHand because that's my name. LOL

I started using it as an online id after I got married, but initially went with mrshand. I learned a lesson with that, because people couldn't decide if I was Mr Shand or Mrs Hand, and generally assumed the Mr.

So when I joined here, I decided to eliminate the confusion and use 'camel casing' as they say in the coding world, so that people would know that it's Mrs Hand.

WoollyBee
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Post by WoollyBee » May 24th, 2014, 9:26 am

MrsHand wrote: I started using it as an online id after I got married, but initially went with mrshand. I learned a lesson with that, because people couldn't decide if I was Mr Shand or Mrs Hand, and generally assumed the Mr.
LOL!

SirQueezle
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Post by SirQueezle » May 28th, 2014, 7:29 pm

If you read the Bartimaeus Trilogy, second book, there is a character, a djinn, who is named "Queezle". :) Because she appears technically as female I couldn't just take "Queezle". So I put "Lord" before it for my YouTube account, and "Sir" before it here. Thus you get "SirQueezle". :thumbs:
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Tauriel
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Post by Tauriel » July 27th, 2014, 2:06 pm

I picked Tauriel because I love the Lord of the Rings, and the Hobbit--books and movies. I would have preferred Arwen, but that was already taken. Anyway, Tauriel is pretty awesome, too! (Even if she isn't in the books :wink: )
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Post by Hobbit » July 27th, 2014, 3:53 pm

Tauriel wrote:I picked Tauriel because I love the Lord of the Rings, and the Hobbit--books and movies. I would have preferred Arwen, but that was already taken. Anyway, Tauriel is pretty awesome, too! (Even if she isn't in the books :wink: )
I love LOTR too! I considered a whole bunch of LOTR character names when I was signing up (almost settled on Galadriel, though I never actually tried it so it may be taken anyway), but in the end I picked Hobbit because it covers so many characters. :)
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Post by Bassaga » July 27th, 2014, 4:05 pm

Glad to see I'm not the only nerd around here. In the Final Fantasy series of video games, there are several levels of magic spells. The beginning spells will end with 'a' like Fira. The most advanced, heavy duty spells often end with 'aga' like Firaga. With that in mind, I sing bass, but a bassier bass that one thinks when one sees the word bass. I'm certainly not the most talented bass in the world, but I can keep up with the bassiest basses pretty well. So, as Firaga is the firiest type of fires, Bassaga ought to be the bassiest type of basses. It's simple math... or something...
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Hanny
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Post by Hanny » July 30th, 2014, 10:22 am

Mine isn't a nickname, my own first name is just Hanny :D

It's funny to read how others came by their nickname :D
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Post by Cori » July 30th, 2014, 12:49 pm

Hanny wrote:Mine isn't a nickname, my own first name is just Hanny :D
I approve of this way of doing things! :mrgreen:
It's funny to read how others came by their nickname :D
Absolutely! I'd wondered about Tuberous Chairs too.
There's honestly no such thing as a stupid question -- but I'm afraid I can't rule out giving a stupid answer : : To Posterity and Beyond!

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Post by Hanny » July 30th, 2014, 1:14 pm

Cori wrote:
Hanny wrote:Mine isn't a nickname, my own first name is just Hanny :D
I approve of this way of doing things! :mrgreen:
It's funny to read how others came by their nickname :D
Absolutely! I'd wondered about Tuberous Chairs too.
Haha. :D
What about your name? ;)
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Post by Cori » July 30th, 2014, 1:23 pm

My first name is Cori. :mrgreen:

But there is a little twist, I suppose. Since Cori was a name I started using when I joined the net. And in the end it took over from my birth name offline too. Funny how these things go.
There's honestly no such thing as a stupid question -- but I'm afraid I can't rule out giving a stupid answer : : To Posterity and Beyond!

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