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How did you pick your screen name

Annabelle41415's picture
Posts: 6730
Joined: Feb 2009

My name is Kim, but almost every site I am on is Annabelle41415. Annabelle was my grandmother's name (well Ann) but she said it was Annabelle. When I went to join Pogo I wanted Annabelle but it was taken so I put in my age 41 after Annabelle and that was taken, so they suggested Annabelle41415 so that is what I have been for the last 9 years.

Funny story is that when my daughter was born I wanted her middle name to be Ann after my grandmother and ex-husband didn't so before I left the hospital I added Ann to her middle name (now she has two). I always called her Annabelle. This past October was the first time she ever realized that it was Ann and not Annabelle - had to laugh. She is 24. I asked her did you never wonder why it was not on your birth certificate that way and she said "I thought it was too long of a name to fit." LOL


PamPam2's picture
Posts: 376
Joined: Jan 2009

One of my close friends name is Pam, she and her family call me PamPam.

VickiCO's picture
Posts: 934
Joined: Oct 2008

My name is Vicki and I live in Colorado...therefore VickiCO

tootsie1's picture
Posts: 5065
Joined: Feb 2008

My daughter likes to call me "Toots." Years ago when I signed up on alamak, that was already taken, so I lengthened it to "tootsie." That was already taken here, so I added a 1, just because. *smiles*


johnnybegood's picture
Posts: 1122
Joined: Oct 2008

ever since i was a little girl a have always dreamed of having a horse. one year ago my husband and i had the opportunity to by our dream log home and 28 acres.well guess what i got my horse.he is a paint quarter horse and very spoiled just like a kid his name is :johnny be good" Godbless.....Debra

spongebob's picture
Posts: 2598
Joined: Apr 2003

When I was stationed in Washington I was in fisheries enforcement. I had a cubemate who was also named Bob - he worked protected species issues (whales, turtles, mermaids, uh... I mean manatees). Anyway, when people would come in looking for one of us and say "Bob" we would both answer. He started calling me Sponge Bob and I called him Whale Bob (I think I got the better end of that deal). A few months later when I got sick, I watched SpongeBob Square Pants and thought he was a pretty cool character - and he lives in a pineapple house under the sea - what could be cooler?

tootsie1's picture
Posts: 5065
Joined: Feb 2008

My younger grandson is totally obsessed with SpongeBob Square Pants, so I watch a lot of episodes of that show. I think of you every time and pray that you're doing well.


dianetavegia's picture
Posts: 1953
Joined: Mar 2009

We got our first computer about 11 or 12 years ago and I used my real name on the 'mom's only' board I joined and have used it ever since.

Diane Tavegia

usakat's picture
Posts: 625
Joined: Jul 2006

When I was diagnosed and especially during chemo I received great comfort and joy from a friend's cat who spent a lot of time hanging out with me at my house. He rarely left my side...he was an American Domestic Long Hair Cat named Felix...I called him Big because he was a big boy and my big love. So when I signed up I became usakat (k for Katie).

Big was my caretaker when I was sick. I love him so, but he had to stay in California. I now have two kitties who are mine (a gift from Bob), Baby and Little Bit.

impactzone's picture
Posts: 542
Joined: Aug 2006

I surf a lot and the impactzone is where waves break. It is where the action is... Too far outside and your are watching, too far inside and you are getting worked... Staying right in the impactzone can give you a great ride or wipeout...but the juice is worth the squeeze!

Kathleen808's picture
Posts: 2361
Joined: Jan 2009

Hi Chip,
Dick loves surfing too. What coast are you on? We're in Hawaii. Dick has not been surfing since having his port put in but he hopes the wind dies down this week and he can go out.

impactzone's picture
Posts: 542
Joined: Aug 2006

In Santa Barbara but I was born in the Territory of Hawaii in Kanohoe. I go back each summer to Kauai ( mostly summer south swells). I love that warm water but the points here can get pretty good. I teach at a high school and coach there as well so I get out to Hollister Ranch and that can be really good.

Posts: 160
Joined: Nov 2007

When I was younger, I worked in special education. One of the students couldn't say my last name "Roberts," so he would call me "Rob." So, my screen name is rrob. Not nearly as good as most, but the best I could come up with at the time!


lisa42's picture
Posts: 3661
Joined: Jul 2008

I guess I'm not too creative- my name is Lisa and I'm 42!

PhillieG's picture
Posts: 4912
Joined: May 2005

at least you'll remember your name and your age if the chemo brain gets to you.
Next year will you be Lisa43 or Lisa42+1 or just stay Lisa 42 forever?

CherylHutch's picture
Posts: 1399
Joined: Apr 2007

Back in the late 1980s, the internet was not mainstream, like it is today. Back then there were a lot of proprietary services (GEnie, Prodigy, Compuserve and this little company called AOL was just starting up ). I was on GEnie, which was a service that ran on the General Electric mainframe in their off hours. One of the features they had there were the forefront to Chatrooms. I was fascinated by the fact you could talk "real time" (by text) to others all around North America! The first time I went into one of these Chat rooms, all these "Hiya"s would pop up and I thought these people knew something I didn't know and were calling me "Hiya". Ha! Little did I know they greeted anyone who came in the room with a "Hi ya". So I became "Hiya" from then on in. When we all moved out into the big bad internet, Hiya was taken with my local ISP... so I became "HiyaCher" and that is the name you will find on all my email addresses (well, most of them) :)

Here, I wasn't sure really what I was signing up for, so I just became CherylHutch, when in fact, I'm better known as HiyaCher :D



Kathleen808's picture
Posts: 2361
Joined: Jan 2009

I don't think I knew that was going to be my screen name. I'm new to web sites and chats. So, I'm Kathleen and the area code in Hawaii is 808. :)

tiny one
Posts: 467
Joined: Jan 2009

Some of the names I had originally picked where taken. So tiny one describes me. I am only 4ft 11 inches tall. I weigh usually around 83 pounds. I may be tiny but my feistyness makes up for my size.

PhillieG's picture
Posts: 4912
Joined: May 2005

This wasn't too difficult. My name is Phil and my last name begins with the letter "G". I tried PhilG but that was taken so I went with PhillieG. Many people think I'm from Philadelphia but I'm not.
Then I'd PhillieGfromPhillyD

Posts: 40
Joined: Oct 2007

I have one granddaughter that got mixed up one day and called me nanagrandma. She calls her other grandma grandma and me nana.

msccolon's picture
Posts: 1956
Joined: Oct 2004

I didn't realize when I logged on that they would have a cancer specific board, so I figured if I used my type of cancer in my screen name it would save a lot of typing when introducing myself! msc is for my name, which I usually use in some fashion every time I sign up for something! Being a computer programmer I'm a little too literal to come up with anything cute!

dixchi's picture
Posts: 438
Joined: Jun 2008

I was born in the South, Alabama to be specific. Altho I now live in
Cincinnati, a lot of the southernness is still with me and I like the
singing group the Dixie Chicks.....thus dixchi.

Posts: 881
Joined: Feb 2007

I just can't keep in character when I choose a name not mine.... The stage is doing very well without me, thank you very much. So it's just first initial, last name. Boring....


fighting for mom's picture
fighting for mom
Posts: 96
Joined: Jan 2009

Mine is pretty self explanatory- I am 'fighting for mom' in her battle with the beast.


confused1's picture
Posts: 50
Joined: Feb 2009

I picked my screen from worrying about my marriage and where it was going to end up a few year's ago. There was already a confused out in cyber space being used, so I had to choose confused 1. I believe it pretty well fit's the question's I have for most thing's that has happened to me along the way. The confusion on why.Take Care everyone. HUGS:)

drmrgirl47's picture
Posts: 129
Joined: Mar 2004

Mine stands for drummer girl cuz I am a rock drummer and 47 was the year I was born. I totally enjoyed all the posts for this discussion. I especially enjoyed the pics on the other post.

tootsie1's picture
Posts: 5065
Joined: Feb 2008

And here I was, thinking it stood for "dreamer girl." *L*


aluckylady's picture
Posts: 16
Joined: Mar 2009

Aluckylady....Back years ago when my family first got a computer in the home we signed up for aol. I wanted the name..IamBlessed. But that was taken. So I came up with Aluckylady. I am known by that name on most messenger services and all the different gaming areas I play in. I was born in 1957. So sometimes I add the 57 to it if Aluckylady is taken. Most of my online friends refer to me as LUCKY... (ps...my favorite name is MOM...my real name is Rhonda..my mom says there was an actress back in the 50's named Rhonda Fleming that was very pretty with beautiful eyes and when she first saw my eyes open when I was born, thats the name that came to her)

Madre's picture
Posts: 124
Joined: Apr 2008

My daughter was 15 when I was diagnosised and she was taking spanish so she called me "madre" and her dad "padre", well it stuck and she always calls me that now. She is 16 now and all through my treatment she was by my side. What teenager wants hangs with their parents! So madre is like her pet name for me and it got me through treatment.....and beyond.

vinny3's picture
Posts: 933
Joined: Jun 2006

My cat at the time was Vinny so that is where the name came from. Something didn't work so I had to rename myself, another in the meantime took Vinny 2 so now I am Vinny 3. My present cat is Rico.


Joy1216's picture
Posts: 293
Joined: Mar 2006

When I picked out my screen name, I picked one that didn't take much thought. My name is Joy and my wedding anniversary is December 16.

krystiesq's picture
Posts: 242
Joined: Jun 2008

my name krysti and i'm a lawyer (esquire) so krystiesq

tootsie1's picture
Posts: 5065
Joined: Feb 2008

Well, that's new information! Didn't know you're a lawyer.


daydreamer110761's picture
Posts: 497
Joined: Dec 2008

I built my first computer back in 92. I spent most of my life daydreaming, so when I signed up for yahoo back then, I added my birthday, 110761, which is now also my dx date....blah (well, not the 61 part).

Katie - what type of law? My fiance is criminal and bankruptcy, one is interesting and doesn't pay well, the other is boring, but in today's economy.....

Buzzard's picture
Posts: 3073
Joined: Aug 2008

I had a friend come over one day while I was cooking and I ask him if he wanted something to eat. He answered yes so I fixed him a bowl of my dumplings.....Squirrel and dumplings as a matter of fact and he told me if you can eat that you will eat anything and so will a buzzard...and the rest is history......

Posts: 1154
Joined: Jun 2010

Ketziah was the daughter of Job. Ketziah "her skin was the color of cinnamin"-totally me! Part of a family that went through and endures a lot of crap- me! The nickmame is Kizzy , which is a female ancestor in the book Roots, by Alex Haley. She went through a bunch of crap. I pay respects to my ancestors with this name.

Annabelle41415's picture
Posts: 6730
Joined: Feb 2009

Actually this would be a great way for new members to tell their story about their screen names. We all have different reasons and this just brought it to the surface. OK new members, why your screen names.


JayhawkDan's picture
Posts: 206
Joined: Apr 2012

I never know what to use as a screen name, but I'm a huge University of Kansas fan -- an alum -- where I met my darling wife -- where my only child recently graduated and was on the dance team -- and, hopefully the institution (KU Med) that will help keep me around to watch a few more Jayhawk victories. And, very creatively, my name is Dan.

Doc_Hawk's picture
Posts: 685
Joined: Jan 2012

When I was 19 at my fist duty station, my best friend one time tossed me a book, The Moon Men by Edgar Rice Burroughs. The second half of the book is told by a character named Red Hawk and Keith insisted that character was me. So, he tagged me with the nickname "Red Hawk". About 20 years later when I got my doctorate, I was talking with another old friend that I hadn't heard from in ages. When I told him about my DPhil, he said "well you can't be Red Hawk anymore, you've got to be Doc Hawk."

Momof2plusteentwins's picture
Posts: 508
Joined: May 2012

Momof2plusteentwins - kind of messed up - should be momof4includingteentwins that would be too too long - anyway I have 4 children 29, 26, and twin boys 15. My twins are from invitrofertilization - maybe with all the drugs I took for invitrofertilization it caused cancer, who knows, but they are the best thing that happen to me, besides my husband, and two older kids lol.
Sandy :)

thingy45's picture
Posts: 633
Joined: Apr 2011

My name comes from the fact that I am Dutch, so my enghlish was not the greatest when I came to Canada in 1970, IF i didnot know the nglish word for something I called it that 'THINGY" I am born in 1945 and most boards or emails it stuck I am Thingy45

Posts: 1282
Joined: Apr 2012

When I entered my name and initial of last name, it was taken. So I just added er.

YoVita's picture
Posts: 590
Joined: Mar 2010

My nickname is Vita. I've always wanted my license plate for my sports cars (I'm into cars - but I no longer have a sports car) to be "Yo Vita". So I carried that dream here.

Lovekitties's picture
Posts: 3372
Joined: Jan 2010

As you can see by my pic, I have kitties (actually technically cats now) and they bring me much entertainment and joy.

Also, I sign my posts as "Marie who loves kitties" because when I first arrived here saw posts from herdizziness signed "Winter Marie". At the time I didn't realize that "Winter" was actually part of her name. I thought maybe there were several Marie's posting. So I decided I needed a way to sign which made this Marie different from any other Marie.

Thanks for starting such an interesting post!

Marie who loves kitties

wolfen's picture
Posts: 1330
Joined: Apr 2009

I love animals, some more that people, LOL. I just think that wolves are magnificent. I even have a collection of wolf related items. Would I want to have one as a pet ? I don't really think so. I enjoyed the movie "The Wolfen" several years ago, so just chose this screen name and avatar.



Posts: 308
Joined: Mar 2012

that I was a very lucky girl, had it not been for that vacation, I think I'd be really really sick now. I tried luckygirl and it was taken so I went with luckygirl2 with 2 meaning too. Still feel very lucky!

marqimark's picture
Posts: 242
Joined: Jun 2011

So I created marqimark

My first email name

Sundanceh's picture
Posts: 4408
Joined: Jun 2009

Grabbed the name out of a hat...


Annabelle41415's picture
Posts: 6730
Joined: Feb 2009

Sundance was your dog LOL


abrub's picture
Posts: 2178
Joined: Mar 2010

Actually, it's my first 2 initials, followed by part of my last name. After I created it, I realized what it said to others!

Keep those tummy rubs coming in!


Alice B Rub.......

RickMurtagh's picture
Posts: 590
Joined: Feb 2010

well, I really had my creative juices flowing the night I joined these forums, so I took my first name and put it in front of my last name, just to be different. I know often people put their last name AFTER their first name, but I would have none of that silly horsesh!t. I just wanted people to know the creative genius I am, or was. IDK, I have chemo brain, maybe I thought I was filling out a medical form of some kind. I have no clue now what made me decide to use my real name.


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