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What’s in a name

Discussion in 'Off Topic Chit Chat' started by Melis, Nov 24, 2018.

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  1. ZEROPILOT

    ZEROPILOT Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Very intetesting
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    KarenSoCal Well-Known Member

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    Well, you're going to have to come up with something better than that! There must be some reason you chose 54!
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    LaLaP Well-Known Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    Macy, yours was the name I was most curious about and that story did not disappoint! Thanks for sharing.
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    On another forum, my posting name is my initials spelled phonetically. As my first two initials are LC this makes the name Elsie. It is amazing how many people just assume that's my real name :D

    As I meet people from that forum pretty regularly at conferences and trade shows, I now answer to Elsie as well as my real name :D

    We do have some pretty strange face to face introductions. "Nice to meet you spuffmonkey. I'm elsie, this is witch and soulfish is over there talking to DosBox"... At least posting names are unique. When you find out real forenames you discover you have 3 Johns and two Sarahs and then it gets confusing :D
  5. ZEROPILOT

    ZEROPILOT Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    I've met quite a few members face to face. With just one exception. They've looked just like I'd imagined.
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    Well mine is exceptionally Boring: Carol is short for Carolyn and is what everybody calls me. And M is the first letter of my surname.
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    Our name is just the short form of our rescues name RMTrescue is short for Rocky Mountain Tortoise Rescue
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    ZEROPILOT Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    @CarolM I think that's pretty common.
    Or a first name with part of a birthdate.
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    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator

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    The name of the street I lived on back when I joined. Didn't realize that so many would think I was a male because of it.
    The only funny part about that. I was a Tomboy as a kid with a very short pixie hair cut. Was mistaken for a boy a lot lol.
    Once I realized the crazy people on this forum were harmless, I added my name to my post signature to help clarify.
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    Well, I really thought you were a guy too. Don’t know why, maybe because of the name. But,I know better now! :)
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    I has assumed it was your last name
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    Up the Irons!!!
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    mark didn't work .
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    "Orv" is just short for "Orvil". My mother called me "horrible Orvil". I hope to have outgrown that moniker.
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    I will attest to you having outgrown that! I doubt it was ever deserved!
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    Thank you, Karen. I guess you had to be there.
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    Alright, now I’m gonna have to start calling people out... lol
    @Maro2Bear and @Moozillion you guys are up next. What’s the story?!
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    I almost got expelled in 9th grade? Some rumors circulated and I'm staring down two old timers giving me the inquisition. Talking about how people were going to get hurt. I didnt know what they were referring to. The other student has been standing there feeding them as the information poured out this kid kept giving all this info about a gang. My gang that I had and downtime about it. Truth be told I'm not sure what the hell that kid told them, but they didn't mess with my crew again.
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    I need to stay of the forum after I take my sleep meds. Lol
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