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Why did you choose your particular user name?

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coledavis
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Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

#141 Post by coledavis » August 17th, 2008, 8:47 pm

Latest post of the previous page:

Well, my name's Cole Davis, so I guess I was in an imaginative mood.
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LilacHamster
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Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

#142 Post by LilacHamster » August 22nd, 2008, 1:16 pm

I like lilac, the colour and the scent, and hamsters are just well.. cute, and it seemed a bit original

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Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

#143 Post by Zatarra » August 26th, 2008, 12:50 am

Mine is the from a recent film version of The Count of Monte Cristo. It was a name given to Edmond Dantes by the smugglers upon washing ashore after escaping from the Chateau D'If. It allegedly means "driftwood", but I've never found any confirmation of this. It's my online name that I use in several places.

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Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

#144 Post by PriestofPoppycock » November 2nd, 2008, 12:55 am

I chose mine because it makes me giggle and it reminds me that so many theologians think they've really studied something of substance when it's really all a load of crap!

Tehehehehe

James

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Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

#145 Post by sisyphushappy » November 9th, 2008, 9:39 pm

I read this in Wikipedia and thought sisyphushappy was a good username for a Humanist:

The Myth of Sisyphus is a philosophical essay by Albert Camus. In the essay, Camus introduces his philosophy of the absurd: man's futile search for meaning, unity and clarity in the face of an unintelligible world devoid of God and eternal truths or values. Does the realization of the absurd require suicide? Camus answers: "No. It requires revolt." He then outlines several approaches to the absurd life. The final chapter compares the absurdity of man's life with the situation of Sisyphus, a figure of Greek mythology who was condemned to repeat forever the same meaningless task of pushing a rock up a mountain, only to see it roll down again. The essay concludes, "The struggle itself...is enough to fill a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy."
Examine the religious principles which have, in fact, prevailed in the world, and you will scarcely be persuaded that they are anything but sick men's dreams.
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Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

#146 Post by coreluminous » November 11th, 2008, 8:24 pm

Because I know who I am by shining the light of honesty on my inner being, I like a good party from time to time and I will die. Oh and I once owned the banksy that this image is.. I have tagged it with my own graph "do what you love".

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Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

#147 Post by Grim Reaper » December 11th, 2008, 9:32 am

Because it probably appeals to my macabre sense of humour. A born pessimist, I have never found myself disappointed with life! :wink:

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Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

#148 Post by Albus » February 19th, 2009, 12:06 am

I always have the hardest time coming up with user names. I went with Albus because I really like the character of Dumbledore from the Harry Potter books.

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Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

#149 Post by Alan H » February 19th, 2009, 12:32 am

Albus wrote:I always have the hardest time coming up with user names. I went with Albus because I really like the character of Dumbledore from the Harry Potter books.
A good enough reason and better than some I've heard!
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Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

#150 Post by Lemonade Lily » February 23rd, 2009, 5:03 pm

Good question!
I have a good answer but I cannot tell you
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Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

#151 Post by SarahJade » April 1st, 2009, 6:18 pm

Because I have a distinct lack of imagination!! :D That and I like people to refer to me with my real name on forms - a little more personal!

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Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

#152 Post by grammar king » April 3rd, 2009, 2:43 pm

Back when I first started online, I was a bit of a grammar Nazi (I'm now much more of a descriptivist and don't correct spelling or grammar unless it's genuinely difficult to understand). Someone said "who are you, the grammar king?" and it kind of stuck. So I changed my username and I've used variants of it ever since.

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Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

#153 Post by jablevins » May 9th, 2009, 10:13 pm

My user name is just my first two initials and my last name. I also own the domain where I soon plan to present a portfolio of my photography, design, music, and literature.
It will be the umpteenth time I've redesigned the site. I've been designing since I was 16!

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#154 Post by Maria Mac » May 19th, 2009, 10:30 am

jablevins wrote:My user name is just my first two initials and my last name.


Ah! So you're not Jable Vins as I thought.

I also own the domain where I soon plan to present a portfolio of my photography, design, music, and literature.
It will be the umpteenth time I've redesigned the site. I've been designing since I was 16!


Sounds good. Give us a shout when it's ready.

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Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

#155 Post by Nirvanam » May 22nd, 2009, 7:41 pm

My username is the state that I am in my life (at least working to be). It comes from the Sanskrit word "nirvaan" (it is difficult to transliterate sanskrit to english) although many people write it as "nirvana" the last "a" does not exist in Sanskrit but it does in some other Indian languages. the "m" added is to give it a South Indian feel and also to end the nirvaan with the "mmmmm" sound of the cosmic syllable aum/om

Nice question though

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Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

#156 Post by Hestia » June 9th, 2009, 12:10 am

An odd choice for an atheist, I know, but Hestia was the Greek goddess of hearth and home. Some of the characteristics attributed to her include gentleness and calmness. Since I'm a social worker and strive to bring caring and calm to each home I enter, the choice seemed appropriate.

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#157 Post by lewist » June 9th, 2009, 7:42 am

Wow! We have a Goddess on the forum!

Maria! Maria! Is that a first? :laughter:

I know we had God but I always thought he was a makie uppie.

Seriously, Hestia, I like your thinking.
Carpe diem. Savour every moment.

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Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

#158 Post by Alan H » June 9th, 2009, 11:13 am

lewist wrote:Wow! We have a Goddess on the forum!

Maria! Maria! Is that a first? :laughter:
Emmm...I'm afraid Hestia will have to take second place...Maria is the first goddess, of course! And don't you dare forget that, Lewist! :notworthy:
Alan Henness

There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

#159 Post by Maria Mac » June 9th, 2009, 11:15 am

Alan H wrote:Emmm...I'm afraid Hestia will have to take second place...Maria is the first goddess, of course! And don't you dare forget that, Lewist! :notworthy:


:sick:

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Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

#160 Post by Hundovir » June 21st, 2009, 9:57 pm

It's Esperanto for "Dogman" (well, "Hundoviro" would be in full.) I rather like dogs, have spent time working in rescue kennels, and often dog-sit Pip the Doberman, the hound in my avatar.

As I am single and working I have never had a dog of my own as it wouldn't be fair. One day...

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Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

#161 Post by getreal » June 21st, 2009, 11:34 pm

Wow, such imaginative answers!
"It's hard to put a leash on a dog once you've put a crown on his head"-Tyrion Lannister.

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