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Old 09-18-09, 08:14 AM   #1
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What Does Your Username Mean?

Just curious, especially those of you who don't use any part of your real name as your user name. What and why did you pick your BF name?

Me First!

I used Joey Brooks (not my real name) because of high school baseball. I was a pretty fair third baseman and a fellow named Brooks Robinson played for the Orioles at the time at third base. Guys on my team started calling me Brooks, and it stuck.

As for Joey, that's a nickname given to me by my family long as I can remember.

I never post my real name on the Internet.

OK! Fill me in on yours if you will!

EDIT: Funny, MY user name here is JoeyBike, not Joey Brooks! My bad. joeybike (all lower case) was invented by me in 1994 with the acquisition of my very first email account because my first ten choices were already taken. Ironically, I registered as Joey Brooks - not my real name - and have ever since. When I signed up here, JoeyBike was a no brainer.

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Old 09-18-09, 08:19 AM   #2
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Old 09-18-09, 08:20 AM   #3
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Comes from being a poor sport, specifically, while playing tourney paintball.

When my teammates started calling me "Truman" - I assumed it was because I was decent at closing out a match, or something.

Turns out it was because I was always the first one to drop an F-Bomb when things went ugly.
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I've used canyoneagle on any forums I've been involved in for several years.

The name stems from two of the things I find most inspiring, Red rock canyons and eagles, and also reflects my partial Native American blood.
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Old 09-18-09, 08:41 AM   #7
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Mine, Wanderer, was given to me by my wife and grandchildren. The nickname was quickly picked up by my friends, and I even have WNDERR for plates on my Godlwing.

Basically, because I spend so much time wandering over the US and Canada, on my motorcycle.

The fact that my wife's name is Jane, to go with the song, seemed to matter a bit, too....
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Old 09-18-09, 08:53 AM   #10
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my real name is Timi, but 10 years ago I thought a "tag" with three letters was the done thing on the internet... so I chopped the "T" off
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My first name and the year I was born.
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Old 09-18-09, 09:27 AM   #16
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My first name and the year I was born.
Your were born in 047? Is the 0 to distinguish 47 from 1947? I mean, if you're almost two millenia old, you should be condsidered a VERY SENIOR MEMBER...

As for mine... EKW (my initials) in DC (as in Washington, DC - where I used to live and still work)

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Old 09-18-09, 09:29 AM   #17
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I always walk my mtn bike up this really steep fire trail near where I live. 3 years of cycling later, I'm still walking my bike up the same hill.
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Old 09-18-09, 09:30 AM   #18
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My old dogs name and my birthdate. I use it for everything, keeps remember my screen names easy. He died last October and it bothers me a little to still use it, but this way I am always remembering the best dog I ever had every time I log into something.
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Old 09-18-09, 09:30 AM   #19
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Lol!!!!!!

I was a sniper in the Marine Corps,I would stick to you like a booger,that was my nickname.

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I actually stole my name from Walfredo Reyes Jr. The drummer for El Rayo X at one time among countless other credits. Also phish plays a song about him called "Walfredo".

I'm not a drummer myself but I'm the son of a drummer like Walfredo Jr. Plus I just like the name.

I use it on a few other forums I frequent, so apparantly the real Walfredo isn't in to golf and cycling.
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Mine is from a forum when I was fostering a German Shepherd that had obvious problems. Needed help with the little guy before we could adopt him out. Eating poo was one of his funnier habits, but he needed real help, so I went to that forum.
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Franz Grillparzer was an 19th century Austrian playwright who battled censorship when he sharply criticized Austrian royalty, the military, and the Catholic Church in several works. As noble as all of that sounds, I wanted an email address that didn't have numbers in it when I first went on line in 1996. At the time, grillparzer@yahoo.com hadn't been picked by anyone else.
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Just curious, especially those of you who don't use any part of your real name as your user name. What and why did you pick your BF name?

...I never post my real name on the Internet.

OK! Fill me in on yours if you will!
Jim from Boston. D'uh. Sherbornpeddler once addressed me as James de Boston; wish I had thought of that.

My real first name is Jim and I'm an avid talk show fan. When I (rarely) call in, I'm introduced as "...and now here's Jim from Boston..." Because a popular host occasionally rants about bicyclists, when I E-mail him or that station, I sign my posts as Jim from Boston, "Your Number One Fan among Boston's Bicycle Commuters."

BTW, Joey, this summer you posted some comments about hill-climbing to a thread inquiring how to get faster. I picked up some good tips, and combined with my new I-pod, I'm mashing hills like never before. Thanks and a tip o' the hat.
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