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Old 09-21-2003, 05:44 AM   #1
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Curious about forum user names

I am curious about the story behind some of the unusual user names on this forum. How did you come up with your user name?

I'll start with my name, "yukionna". "Yukionna" is Japanese for "snow maiden". I came across this term when I was studying Japanese a few years ago. I started using it for a user name because I consider myself a "snow maiden" because I enjoy participating in winter sports -- especially skiing (down & cross) and snowshoeing.
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Old 09-21-2003, 06:16 AM   #2
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Mine is a combination of sorts.

When I moved to Florida while in high between my Junior and Senior year I was called the new kid in many of my classes. This is also because I have a very long last name. When it came time for the senior year class jersey I had thenewkid as my name on the back, most of us used nicknames. The number was 64 because it was the year I was born. It was also the number I was assigned when I played football.
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Old 09-21-2003, 08:58 AM   #3
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I have been a Star Trek fan for 30+ years. When I first got into Yahoo I asked for Startrekker and it came back as already used and offered Startrekker2001 as an alternative. It was so cool that I use it everywhere.

On AOL I use Sol3classm which any good Star Trek afficionado knows is the definition of Earth. SOL3, third rock from the sun and Class M is the type of planet Earth is, Oxygen, Nitrogen atmosphere which supports flora and fauna.
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Old 09-21-2003, 10:41 AM   #4
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My user name is just my name, much abbreviated. Though it seems silly now, back in the early 90s when I first joined AOL we were limited to 10 characters. Once I started using it, I was stuck with it as that was how everyone knew me on the Mustang forums and other places I hung out. I'm so jealous now when I see AOL'rs with unlimited characters in their usernames!
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Old 09-21-2003, 11:02 AM   #5
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Not as exciting as most...
I live in VA and drive a Jeep...


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Old 09-21-2003, 11:54 AM   #6
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Not a great story about my username, but i was used to make auctions on Ebay USA, and I 've decided to play my overseas touch to get curious bidders and i was Bruno From FRANCE, brunoffrance and i was the only one to get this username.

best regards from FRANCE too;

Bruno;
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Old 09-21-2003, 01:14 PM   #7
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Actually my mother came up with it

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Old 09-21-2003, 01:24 PM   #8
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Kistler is my middle name and my mother's family surname. I dislike my first name--Larry AND it is hard to say....Try saying "Larry Ryan"

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Old 09-21-2003, 02:01 PM   #9
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I'll give you three guesses and the first two donít count!

It was a given after we started calling the camper the silvertwinky. I wanted to use a little different spelling so thatís the reason for the ďy.Ē

Iíve used this name on other forums such as yahoo where I enjoy playing chess on occasions.
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Old 09-21-2003, 02:09 PM   #10
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john is my name, hd is my "other" hobby. as in harley davidson.

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Mine is quite simple. I love to have fun.
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a weighty question

I am another who had to pick a name that was at least 7 characters, I used my basset hounds AKC name Zduke and since I used to weigh 4x as much as he does...Zduke4x it has been...probably should be Zduke 5x now!!...jem
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Old 09-21-2003, 02:51 PM   #13
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I was given the CB handle "Grape Picker", because I used to operate a mechanical grape harvester in the fall every year. Most of the grapes went to Welches and Coca Cola (Hi-C Grape drink).
My friends shortened it to "Pick".
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Looks like a twinkie to me, so it was pretty much a no brainer...Silvertwinkie!

No "Y" in mine though!

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