Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Foo Off-Topic chit chat with no general subject.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-18-07, 07:11 AM   #1
KingTermite 
On my TARDIScycle!
Thread Starter
 
KingTermite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Eastside Seattlite Termite Mound
Bikes: Trek 520, Trek Navigator 300, Peugeot Versailles PE10DE
Posts: 3,924
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Change your first name.

Ok....here is the rule. It's not about not liking your first name, but would your name be YOUR choice if you had named yourself?

Now is your chance to speak up.

Tell us your current first name, and what you would change it too if you (as you are right now) would have named yourself. Oh...and tell us why if there is a specific reason.


Current First Name: Chris

If I named myself: George

Reason: Not sure why....just always seemed like a good name to me when I was a kid. I liked the way it sounded.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
- it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.
KingTermite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-07, 07:21 AM   #2
USAZorro
Seńor Member
 
USAZorro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Florence, KY
Bikes: 1954 Hetchins M.O., 1959 Viking Severn Valley, 1970 Raleigh Pro, 1972 Fuji "The Finest", 1974 Raleigh Superbe&Comp, 1976 Raleigh Team Pro, 1996 Giant Iguana, 2000 Bob Jackson Arrowhead
Posts: 14,572
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 70 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by KingTermite
...
Current First Name: Chris

If I named myself: George

Reason: Not sure why....just always seemed like a good name to me when I was a kid. I liked the way it sounded.
an early love of "Curious George?"

As common as my first name is, and as much as it bugged me when I was younger, I don't think I'd change it now.
__________________
In search of what to search for.
USAZorro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-07, 07:22 AM   #3
Taerom
Hazardous
 
Taerom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Quarantine
Bikes: 2005 Trek Liquid 55, 2009 Haro Mary SS
Posts: 727
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Current First Name: Garrick

I don't think I would change it. I have no idea why my parents named me that (they said they were going to name me Gary), but I really like it. It's really unique. And it means "Spear Power" in Germanic or something.
Taerom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-07, 07:31 AM   #4
Pax
Yup
 
Pax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Illinois
Bikes: Trek 7.4FX WSD
Posts: 211
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Current first name: Michele

Since no one has EVER used my real name (I was nicknamed Mickie before I left the hospital as a newborn). I would change it to Mickie since it never even occurs to me to answer when someone says Michele (think doctors waiting room...I just sit there like a bump on a log and then it "Oh, me?")
Pax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-07, 07:31 AM   #5
KingTermite 
On my TARDIScycle!
Thread Starter
 
KingTermite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Eastside Seattlite Termite Mound
Bikes: Trek 520, Trek Navigator 300, Peugeot Versailles PE10DE
Posts: 3,924
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by USAZorro
an early love of "Curious George?"
There's a thought that hadn't occurred to me and may be on the money. I was hugely crazy about Curious George as a kid. I do still have a cheap little curious doll from as long ago as I have memory. I think my dad won it for me at the fair or something.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
- it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.
KingTermite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-07, 07:31 AM   #6
eubi
No Rocket Surgeon
 
eubi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Corona and S. El Monte, CA
Bikes: Cannondale D600, Dahon Speed T7
Posts: 1,648
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Current first name: Richard.

I like it and don't know if I'd ever change it, unless the IRS finally catches up with me.

I always liked Aaron and Kyle, so that's what I named my sons! I thought the names were uncommon without being geeky.

Hmmm. Actually, "Chucknorris" would be a good first name...

BTW, I like the subtle animation on your avitar, KT.
__________________
Fewer Cars, more handlebars!

Last edited by eubi; 01-18-07 at 07:40 AM.
eubi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-07, 07:32 AM   #7
KingTermite 
On my TARDIScycle!
Thread Starter
 
KingTermite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Eastside Seattlite Termite Mound
Bikes: Trek 520, Trek Navigator 300, Peugeot Versailles PE10DE
Posts: 3,924
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Queen
(I was nicknamed Mickie before I left the hospital as a newborn).
I was nicknamed Termite at 2 years old. With only slight modification, you can see that I still use it.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
- it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.
KingTermite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-07, 07:36 AM   #8
Pax
Yup
 
Pax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Illinois
Bikes: Trek 7.4FX WSD
Posts: 211
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by KingTermite
I was nicknamed Termite at 2 years old. With only slight modification, you can see that I still use it.
My folks wanted to have Mickie on my birth certificate but there is no "Saint Mickie" and back then (don't know about now) Catholics named thier kids after saints...so Michele after St. Michael.
Pax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-07, 07:43 AM   #9
eubi
No Rocket Surgeon
 
eubi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Corona and S. El Monte, CA
Bikes: Cannondale D600, Dahon Speed T7
Posts: 1,648
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by KingTermite
I was nicknamed Termite at 2 years old. With only slight modification, you can see that I still use it.
I never had a nickname that stuck.

I was know as "Tach" while on my Jr.HS bowling team, because my initials are "RPM".
__________________
Fewer Cars, more handlebars!
eubi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-07, 08:08 AM   #10
SaabFan
The AVatar Ninja
 
SaabFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 609
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'd change my first name to Raymond Luxury Yacht. But pronounce it Walter Mangrove.
SaabFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-07, 08:08 AM   #11
SaabFan
The AVatar Ninja
 
SaabFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 609
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I could tell you my childhood nicknames but then I'd have to kill you.
SaabFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-07, 08:46 AM   #12
cycle17
Warrior Cyclist
 
cycle17's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Davis, CA
Bikes: 07 Madone SL, 06 Madone 5.5 & 04 5500
Posts: 1,548
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My closest friends call me "Dickie"

If I could have named myself.... Corey
__________________
Just Do It..
cycle17 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-07, 08:50 AM   #13
blonduathlongrl
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 4,927
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
current name Karen
I named my daughter what I really wished I would of been named " Katrina"
blonduathlongrl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-07, 08:50 AM   #14
Taerom
Hazardous
 
Taerom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Quarantine
Bikes: 2005 Trek Liquid 55, 2009 Haro Mary SS
Posts: 727
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Is she a hurricane?
Taerom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-07, 08:56 AM   #15
blonduathlongrl
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 4,927
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Taerom
Is she a hurricane?
actually she is!
she actually had a tough time associating that hurricane to her name.. she went thru all the "jokes" about it and would see signs on the news saying " go away Katrina" she's a young kid and it made her sad.
blonduathlongrl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-07, 08:56 AM   #16
Tom Stormcrowe
Out fishing with Annie on his lap, a cigar in one hand and a ginger ale in the other, watching the sunset.
 
Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: South Florida
Bikes: Techna Wheelchair and a Sun EZ 3 Recumbent Trike
Posts: 16,118
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hmmm, if I were to name myself?

My real first name is Thomas, but I've always been partial to the name Beowulf. Don't laugh, it's true! I was exposed to early Norse and Gaelic and Frankish mythology as a kid.....

An alternate might be Loki!
__________________
. “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant
Tom Stormcrowe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-07, 09:03 AM   #17
SaabFan
The AVatar Ninja
 
SaabFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 609
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Tom-

How 'bout Conchobar or Cúchulainn?
SaabFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-07, 09:06 AM   #18
snowy
Beauty Everywhere
 
snowy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Colorado
Bikes: 2006 Giant Anthem, Specialized Dolce Elite 05
Posts: 2,596
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I like my first name now. April-but if was to name myself it would have been Rachel!
__________________
"RIDE FAST TAKE CHANCES!"

Interested in the Women's Forum? Send me a PM for more information.
snowy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-07, 09:19 AM   #19
Tom Stormcrowe
Out fishing with Annie on his lap, a cigar in one hand and a ginger ale in the other, watching the sunset.
 
Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: South Florida
Bikes: Techna Wheelchair and a Sun EZ 3 Recumbent Trike
Posts: 16,118
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Cúchulainn translates to Kings Hound. It's actually a statement as to his Loyalty to his king....
__________________
. “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant
Tom Stormcrowe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-07, 09:31 AM   #20
Portis
Banned.
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Home alone
Bikes: Trek 4300 X 2. Trek 1000, Trek 6000
Posts: 6,019
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
First name: Jason. I am on of the older Jason's that i meet at 37, however i encounter tons of younger ones.

We gave our son the name Drake, I would have liked to have it but glad he does.
Portis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-07, 09:38 AM   #21
snowy
Beauty Everywhere
 
snowy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Colorado
Bikes: 2006 Giant Anthem, Specialized Dolce Elite 05
Posts: 2,596
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Portis
First name: Jason. I am on of the older Jason's that i meet at 37, however i encounter tons of younger ones.

We gave our son the name Drake, I would have liked to have it but glad he does.
Drake's a cool name. I like it. Good job daddy!!
__________________
"RIDE FAST TAKE CHANCES!"

Interested in the Women's Forum? Send me a PM for more information.
snowy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-07, 09:42 AM   #22
CyLowe97
Up on the Down Side
 
CyLowe97's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Chicago(ish)
Bikes:
Posts: 6,330
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My real name is [deleted by mods for content].

I named my goldfish the name I wish I had: Merton.
CyLowe97 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-07, 09:56 AM   #23
flyingscotsman
Nothing here to see!!!!!!
 
flyingscotsman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Charlotte
Bikes:
Posts: 489
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Well my first name is Calum.

Have no need to change it.
flyingscotsman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-07, 10:03 AM   #24
Air
Destroyer of Wheels
 
Air's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Creating some FA-Qs
Bikes: Nishiki Sport, Downtube IXNS, 1950's MMB3 Russian Folding Bike, MTB
Posts: 3,598
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Real name: George

Despite going through soooooo many jokes it seemed to fit me well.

But I'd love: Muad'Dib

I named my truck that since it was such a beast. None of my bikes at the moment fit that (still musing about Siu's name your bike thread) though.
__________________
The Almighty Clyde FAQ || Northeast Index
eTrex Vista References || Road Reference


It's the year of the enema!
Air is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-07, 10:14 AM   #25
substructure
RustyTainte
 
substructure's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: 28012
Bikes: zilch
Posts: 12,343
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Real name: Todd
New name: Tod

(it's cooler with one "d")
substructure is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:51 AM.