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Old 07-03-2014, 02:12 PM   #1
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How did you come up with your Username here?

I am always curious as to how people choose their moniker on message boards. Some of the stories are fascinating and I am always up for a fascinating story.

I will go first:

I first started visiting message boards when my daughter was quite young and The Lion King was playing when I joined another message board. And so I chose hakuna matata. But it also in many ways exemplifies my general approach to life. No worries. So I have used it here as well when I joined.

So if you are willing to share, how did you find your moniker here?
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Old 07-03-2014, 02:20 PM   #2
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Old 07-03-2014, 02:22 PM   #3
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Old 07-03-2014, 03:24 PM   #4
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Ok, I checked Rewahoo's threads and they date last post 2007, 2011, and 2012, so why not go again.

Mine was my call sign during my year in Vietnam. Used it almost everyday, never will forget it.
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Old 07-03-2014, 03:30 PM   #5
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Old 07-03-2014, 03:33 PM   #6
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Gonna rise up, turning mistakes into gold.
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Suddenly swallowed by signs, lo and behold
Gonna rise up, find my direction magnetically
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Old 07-03-2014, 03:38 PM   #7
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Old 07-03-2014, 03:44 PM   #8
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Just something easy to remember....initials and favorite number.
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Old 07-03-2014, 03:52 PM   #9
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nash031 - two favorite basketball players: Steve Nash and Reggie Miller (#31). Nash31 was taken on the first forum I joined, so... A few friends I used to play with in my early twenties nicknamed me "Nash" because I'm a short white kid, I played point, and I could hit a shot.

gr8indoorsman - My favorite bar in college had a slogan: Home of the Great Indoorsman. Truncated to fit some forum's rules.
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Old 07-03-2014, 03:58 PM   #11
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First I was "Want2Retire", which is pretty self-explanatory. I really did, a whole lot, you know!!!

About 34 months later I finally retired and needed to find a new username. So, I changed it to W2R. That was what people were calling me anyway by that time.
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Old 07-03-2014, 04:13 PM   #14
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I suppose mine's pretty obvious, and none too clever. I'm thinking about changing it to something a little more anonymous and suitable. I'll come up with something in the next few days.
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I'm thinking about changing it so something a little more anonymous and suitable. I'll come up with something in the next few days.
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Old 07-03-2014, 04:19 PM   #16
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Smith is my surname and there are 6 of us in the family, DW, DDx2 and DSx2. It helps if you have had a few with the Braumeister and try to say it fast...
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martybretired?
Or maybe partymarty? Or partysmarty?

You can see why I had to get REWahoo's help to figure out W2R for my new username, when I needed to ditch Want2Retire. I tend to think of really dippy usernames.
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I suppose mine's pretty obvious, and none too clever. I'm thinking about changing it to something a little more anonymous and suitable. I'll come up with something in the next few days.
Marty, if you want to be more anonymous you could start by changing your avatar.
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