User Names

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Originally posted by hexed:
Well, hexed is just short for hexzeros, which has been my internet handle since the early 90's and whose origins are just TOO geeky to go into here, but it's nothing to do with witchcraft or feeling cursed or the like! It feels like me, though - funny how when you use the same handle for so long, it starts to feel like a real name!

It does, it really does! I like that about screen names - to me it isn't about hiding who you are but revealing some small slice of how you see yourself.

I must say, Hexed - your animated avatar goes very well with your screen name!
ok--i would be: cajeco. that seemed like a possible spanish word so i checked my diccionario. 'cajero/cajera' = boxmaker! not very appealing, but add: en un banco = cashier, teller. my first job in banking.... still, not very appealing. close, but no cigar, anyway.... so i will think of my squished name as a tiny exotic town in mexico or ?!

btw: my brain responds favourably to the return of 'captain' mr sadly! thanks, even if it's only temporary!
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Mr. Sadly:
I like that about screen names - to me it isn't about hiding who you are but revealing some small slice of how you see yourself.
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My screen name is short for Double Happy from the True Colours album. It's also a reference to the Chinese character for double happiness which you can find on just about any kind of chinoiserie tschochke around. I've used it for so long, that I've often been called "doub" or "dub."
My name comes from Neil himself! The first time I ever met him was outside the Couch House in Southern California after the 2005 Finn Bros. gig. I had a little Union Jack flag on me (I'm English and just had it with me for some reason) and Neil said "Oh, a proud Pom, eh?"

Cool
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Originally posted by proudpom:
My name comes from Neil himself! The first time I ever met him was outside the Couch House in Southern California after the 2005 Finn Bros. gig. I had a little Union Jack flag on me (I'm English and just had it with me for some reason) and Neil said "Oh, a proud Pom, eh?"

Cool

THAT rules.
I haven't been on the forum that long and was frankly surprised that no one had my user name since it seemed so obvious! It is in honor of songs by both Neil and Tim: Message Boy and Message To My Girl. It also amuses me since I am trained as a geneticist so I think of it as a little joke on messenger RNA as well.
Mine came from a drunken, bastardised version of the Croatian word for 'small' (which we've used in our family for a long while), not because I am Croatian, but because I have ordered a lot of (delicious) Croatian pizza over the recent years. (Is that mala or velick, is vaguely how it started) And I AM small. It's just unfortunate that, having had the name for a while, along came a tellytubby. I'd actually quite like a change, but am afraid of losing my status, woeful though it is.
Croatian pizza?

Heck, I'll buy that. Some of the best pizza in Atlantic City is made by an Albanian. Although his place is called "Pizza Di Roma!"

EDIT: hm. I just googled to see if it's still there, and seems they might be calling it "Di Roma Pizza" now - could be an issue with a similarly-named chain. Anyway - it's still there, on Atlantic, down from where Trump Plaza is and where the Convention Center used to be, right next to where the Roy Rogers used to be. The pizza's good, but the subs is what I gets. A solid cut better than "world famous" White House.
My screen name was inspired by my first of many viewings of FTTW, the moment when Neil lifts his hands to the heavens ... "high above the kitchen ". Suddenly, for some reason, "World Where You Live" was re-born for me and soon my appreciation for CH would go beyond the CDs.

A week after first watching FTTW on DVD (a Christmas gift delivered in the middle of January), Neil announced the reformation of the band! From that day forth, I have been dancing the happy dance with my keyboard fingers on the Frenz Forum. It is always a pleasure to join the many discussions with fellow fans.

BTW my avatar is very simple, a stock symbol, but it is very dear to me. I love the game of basketball, played college ball in the states, and coached the game at many levels. Yet, the basketball does not represent me, instead it is a tribute to Hessie and his love of the game.
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Originally posted by constant:
I suppose lala already knows her user name is another name for a fanny, unfortunate, but true!!!

So pick carefully new members!!!!


Taking your post further, constant. "Fanny" also has various meanings depending on your location. It's a pretty harmless term in North America (witness the "fanny pack"). Not so in Australia, if I recall correctly.

And lala is also a Teletubby. That's most offensive!
No prizes for guessing why I'm called dazz.

It's my nickname which everyone calls me by...well, when they're happy with me. I cannot print the others.

BTW, my real name is not Katie Katt as may be reasoned by the MySpace address. That's the name of my cat. I had to use that because somebody else already my name on there.
My user name is one I've used for years -- I'm another who went online a long time ago when anonymity for supposed security reasons was encouraged. I've used it for so long it's like my second name.

It has nothing to do with things Finnish or a name mash -- another avocation of mine is birding and parula refers to several species of New World Warbler. My mash would be Mahide, which should sound out as "mah-hee-day" but would probably be read as "may-hide". I'll stick with parula. Smiler

I'm happy to say I recognized the Sister Madly/Mister Sadly spoonerism, and it made me chuckle.
After reading all these exciting and orginal stories about user names, I realised how dull mine is!

Basically it is just what my family call me. My other alias' on other sites is Dizrythmia, sadly I do not think it is available here!

If I squished the first two letters of my names I would be Niroho, it is very Japanesey!
Been forever since I visted this forum. But since a new year is upon us maybe 2009 will bring more posts.

I am Cobalt60 everywhere I go; it is a radioactive isotope of solid form Razzer that is used to treat cancer patients. Since I am a cancer doc who uses radiation to treat cancers it seemed very appropriate. And I have never had to compete with someone else having itWink
Speaking of more than one identity, I have a small confession to make:
I originally signed up with my real name, which is Delphoene (pronounced del-FEE-nee) but I used my yahoomaill account, which has some very strange filtering habits of late. I requested the confirmation email to be resent twice, but no joy. Finally my impatience got the better of me and I signed up again, different email, different name.
I was once trying to justify to my partner (why should I have to, I don't know) why I so love going to gigs. I mentioned the instant affinity I felt, with some fans I got chatting to, outside one of Tim's Sydney shows. "Afinnity, with 1 F and 2 Ns", I said, knowing that it would bug him -and hence, my name. At least it sounds A LITTLE like my real name.
I always liked the idea of having a song name as a name and when I was signing up I can't say I have it as much thought as I should have. Suffer Never just popped out at me and I like the song (though not one of my absolute favourites).

But I'm just Rory to anyone who wants me to be Smiler
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I am Cobalt60 everywhere I go; it is a radioactive isotope of solid form that is used to treat cancer patients. Since I am a cancer doc who uses radiation to treat cancers it seemed very appropriate. And I have never had to compete with someone else having it


Hey Co60 - but sometimes competition may be closer than you think! On another (completely unrelated) forum my handle is Gammagirl, reflecting my occupation as a brachytherapy physicist (a what??? say half the forum members Wink)or perhaps that should be Iridium192?

But on here I opted to reflect my name and immigrant status instead Big Grin
My mum suggested my username (I was having a massive mind-blank at the time). I am 14 and in Year 11, but when in Year 6-8 I was in a program called the INFINITY program. It's an acronym - Integrating Needs with Feelings by Igniting, Nurturing and Inspiring Talented Youth. Basically, a class of gifted children did Years 6, 7 and 8 in two years as opposed to three. It's a pretty bad pun I know, and I now I've had a look around I think I may be ripping of aFINNity a bit...

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