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How did you pick your screen name

Annabelle41415
Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,711 **
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
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

Kim
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  • PamPam2
    PamPam2 Member Posts: 370
    Screen name
    One of my close friends name is Pam, she and her family call me PamPam.
    Pam
  • VickiCO
    VickiCO Member Posts: 917
    Mine is simple...
    My name is Vicki and I live in Colorado...therefore VickiCO
  • tootsie1
    tootsie1 Member Posts: 5,036
    Because of my daughter
    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*

    *hugs*
    Gail
  • spongebob
    spongebob Member Posts: 2,565
    When I was stationed in
    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?
  • johnnybegood
    johnnybegood Member Posts: 1,117
    tootsie1 said:

    Because of my daughter
    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*

    *hugs*
    Gail

    my love of horses
    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
  • dianetavegia
    dianetavegia Member Posts: 1,942
    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
  • tootsie1
    tootsie1 Member Posts: 5,036
    spongebob said:

    When I was stationed in
    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?

    thinking of you
    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.

    *hugs*
    Gail
  • usakat
    usakat Member Posts: 610
    American Long Hair Cat
    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
    impactzone Member Posts: 538
    usakat said:

    American Long Hair Cat
    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.

    I surf a lot and the
    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!
    Chip
  • rrob
    rrob Member Posts: 158
    Screen name
    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!

    Rebecca
  • lisa42
    lisa42 Member Posts: 3,625
    boring
    I guess I'm not too creative- my name is Lisa and I'm 42!
  • CherylHutch
    CherylHutch Member Posts: 1,375
    Onine Name
    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

    Hugggggs,

    Cheryl
  • Kathleen808
    Kathleen808 Member Posts: 2,342

    I surf a lot and the
    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!
    Chip

    where are you
    Hi Chip,
    **** loves surfing too. What coast are you on? We're in Hawaii. **** has not been surfing since having his port put in but he hopes the wind dies down this week and he can go out.
    Aloha,
    Kathleen
  • Kathleen808
    Kathleen808 Member Posts: 2,342
    I don't think I knew that
    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. :)
    Aloha
  • tiny one
    tiny one Member Posts: 465
    picking a name
    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
    PhillieG Member Posts: 4,866
    Pick it
    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
  • impactzone
    impactzone Member Posts: 538

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

    In Santa Barbara but I was
    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.
  • nanagrandma
    nanagrandma Member Posts: 40
    PhillieG said:

    Pick it
    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

    how i got my name
    I have one granddaughter that got mixed up one day and called me nanagrandma. She calls her other grandma grandma and me nana.
  • msccolon
    msccolon Member Posts: 1,917
    screen name
    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!
    mary
  • dixchi
    dixchi Member Posts: 431
    Grits and Cornbread
    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.
    Barbara
  • kmygil
    kmygil Member Posts: 876
    Can't keep in character...
    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....

    Kirsten
  • fighting for mom
    fighting for mom Member Posts: 96
    kmygil said:

    Can't keep in character...
    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....

    Kirsten

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

    Susan
  • confused1
    confused1 Member Posts: 50
    Screen Name
    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
    drmrgirl47 Member Posts: 129
    How did you pick your screen name
    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
    tootsie1 Member Posts: 5,036

    How did you pick your screen name
    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.

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

    *hugs*
    Gail
  • aluckylady
    aluckylady Member Posts: 16
    tootsie1 said:

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

    *hugs*
    Gail

    Aluckylady....Back years ago
    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)
  • PhillieG
    PhillieG Member Posts: 4,866
    lisa42 said:

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

    Not boring at all
    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?
    :-)
    -p
  • Madre
    Madre Member Posts: 123
    My daughter gave it to me
    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
    vinny3 Member Posts: 928
    name
    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
    Joy1216 Member Posts: 290
    Easy to remember
    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.
    Joy