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username--whats behind it?

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Adubo, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. Adubo

    Adubo SithLord Subscribing Member

    Nov 4, 2010
    i was wondering with all the aliases we use on the internet forums, galleries, and social networking sites, whats behind your username here in :43:.com?

    ill start of with mine

    adubo, is a two part name... well the first part is my name. got it from my dad, my real name is Andrew and they called me "Adu", removing the "N" sound and the "R" sound. they thought its easier to call me that way.

    the second part, which is adobo, a native dish commonly cooked with pork/chicken in soy sauce garlic bay leaves and pepper corn.

    its one of my favorite native Filipino dishes so i thought it was funny incorporating it with my name. just for laughs:biggrin:

    it (adobo) looks something like this

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/aduu/5661178308/" title="chicken-adobo by adudelcastillo, on Flickr">
    Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)
    "300" height="300" alt="chicken-adobo"></a>

    what about yours? whats behind your unique username?:smile:
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  2. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman Subscribing Member

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    really simple

    my name is kevin... and when I joined here I lived in Paris

    technically i should be kevingent now...

  3. flash

    flash Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 29, 2010
    1 hour from Sydney Australia.
    My real name is Gordon. I've been called Flash my whole life whether I liked it or not.

  4. Adubo

    Adubo SithLord Subscribing Member

    Nov 4, 2010
    well thats sounds nice. flash...gordon :) 
  5. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    my real name is Rafael, but I chose the nickname of my motorbike (Honda GL1500C) as my nickname.

    Here's more about the bike :

    Honda GL1500C - Wikipedia

    C U,
  6. SRHEdD

    SRHEdD Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 24, 2011
    Viera, Florida USA

    My initials and my doctorate in education (Ed.D.).

    Most people think it is SHREDD like I'm a great skiier or something... they "shred" right?
  7. PENpal

    PENpal Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    Feb 15, 2011
    my favorite dish too. Rap-sa!
  8. chuckgoolsbee

    chuckgoolsbee Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 6, 2010
    Bend, Oregon
    My username is my real name.

    I've always disliked the culture of anonymity and have always used my real name online for over twenty years.

    Besides, it is a unique name, why not flaunt it!?
  9. Rick Waldroup

    Rick Waldroup Mu-43 Veteran

    May 28, 2009
    Yep, this is the real me.
  10. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    For a while I was just using my first name "Amin", but more than a couple people thought I was using the general name "Admin" and accused me of being impersonal :biggrin:.
  11. Linh

    Linh Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Maryland, US
    I, too, fall in the "it's my name" camp. I never could figure out a unique name I could use everywhere that I liked. Unfortunately, my name is also quite common, heh.
  12. Hikari

    Hikari Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 26, 2010
    Hikari is the Japanese word for light.
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  13. Pan Korop

    Pan Korop Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 31, 2011
    Phare Ouest
    You do have a strange lovely avatar, Herr Doktor Rick Waldroup.

    As for me Korop is just a Ukrainian family name, in a friendly abbreviation to its root: the carp fish.
    In this context, Pan could mean "Mister" or "Sir" though it does point to panoramic shots, too.

    And there's no-nada-zilch reference to Panasonic intended.
  14. Spaceghost33

    Spaceghost33 Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 23, 2010
    Chicago, IL
    Christopher Stelter
    What's in a name?

    A few years back, the Smashing Pumpkins came out with the Zeitgeist album and loosely translated, Zeitgeist means "Spaceghost". I just thought it sounded cool. 33 is my favorite number (not sure why though). Hence, Spaceghost33.

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  15. Hyubie

    Hyubie Unique like everyone else

    Oct 15, 2010
    Not to be the language police, but I've always thought Zeitgeist means spirit of the times or some such? :smile:
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  16. Spaceghost33

    Spaceghost33 Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 23, 2010
    Chicago, IL
    Christopher Stelter
    Right, but....

    Like I said, "loosely translated". I was referring to the literal German translation.
    Word Origin & History
    1848, from Ger. Zeitgeist , lit. "spirit of the age," from Zeit "time" (see tide) + Geist "spirit" (see ghost).

    A friend of mine whose German was a bit rusty at the time (he spent the first 10 years of his life growing up there) did the translation for me. Again, "loosely". :rofl:
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  17. Spaceghost33

    Spaceghost33 Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 23, 2010
    Chicago, IL
    Christopher Stelter
    almost forgot

    The "time" portion could refer to the whole "space & time" thing. :smile: I think I'm getting too deep for a Wednesday morning. Let me finish my coffee first. :smile:
  18. mauve

    mauve Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 9, 2010
    Paris, France
    Mauve is a selection of letters from my real first name and surname, chosen to match a word for easy memorization.

    I used to be a proponent of real world identity usage on Internet, but my opinion has shifted as technology evolved and Google was making better and better connections between vastly unrelated subjects I appeared in.

    For privacy protection against nosy head hunters and managers I was subjected to before I created my own job (who might have disliked some of my opinions on free softwares and other subjects), I now use several e-identities, mauve being the weakest (easiest to match to my real world identity). I use it for my photo hobby, the more consensual and the least susceptible to stir up conflicts.

    I keep some other ids for more controversial matters that I do my best to keep really separated from me, except of course from the eyes of my ISP and the law enforcement agencies. The purpose isn't to have unlawful conduct, but to avoid the prying eyes of private persons and companies who have no business knowing what I do besides the work I provide them with, just like they would have ignored it before the advent of Internet.

  19. SRHEdD

    SRHEdD Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 24, 2011
    Viera, Florida USA
    Herr Doktor... does he MEAN "ids" and it is a slip of Freudian proportion, or does he mean "IDs"?
  20. mauve

    mauve Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 9, 2010
    Paris, France
    I certainly meant IDs, but what are "ids" ? It would be freudian if I knew it, but it seems I bumped into the limits of my lexicon here.

    Please enlighten me,

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