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flops 01-08-2018 10:10 AM

Origin of names
I like some of the monikers here. I know where some of them originated, but would be interested to know where yours came from? I would also be interested if you have any theories as to some of the other names. I have already theorised that Dasan is a mystic oracle. :p

Spike1007 01-08-2018 10:41 AM


Originally Posted by flops (Post 8808)
I like some of the monikers here. I know where some of them originated, but would be interested to know where yours came from? I would also be interested if you have any theories as to some of the other names. I have already theorised that Dasan is a mystic oracle. :p

You know that I named myself after my cat (plus an address). What about flops?

lalatan 01-08-2018 10:43 AM

As you likely know mine came from what my granddaughter called me before she could speak well. My wife came up with it. She has a nickname for everyone. In retrospect, I wish I would have chosen something more manly sounding but I came to a point where I didn't want to lose all my stats by starting over under another username. thinkbig came about when I decided to become a big word hunter. When I chose both of them I thought it wouldn't really matter since I wouldn't be using them for long. Mistake: 50k games later....
I like names with puns in them like playonwords, MrsOut (can't think of any others right now). I think wittyname is witty. I always feel bad for scatalogitician since he takes so much crap in his job every day.
Btw, you didn't tell us why you chose flops. :)

JohnAkaMrP 01-08-2018 11:32 AM

I'm John, and as a youngster I decided I liked Mr. Personality, who was a character created by Sandra Boynton. Don't quote me, but I think I've used John also known as Mr. Personality (JohnAkaMrP) as my screen name potentially as far back as AOL. It has the nice advantage of never being taken when I register on a site. :p


Brisul 01-08-2018 04:47 PM

Mine's really easy. I'm Brian and my last name is Sullivan, so just take the first three letters of my first and last names and voila! The significance though, is that this was a nickname my Dad would call me when I was little and no one else did. When your name is Brian, people call you Bri (like rye with a B). When your last name is Sullivan, they call you Sull, or Sully. Rarely, if ever, did anyone call me Bri-Sull, except my Dad. So, there you go.

flops 01-08-2018 05:58 PM

I have to agree with lalatan about his name, but only because my 15 year old daughter's nickname is Lala! I think I have a new way of pronouncing Brisul now too, because before I always thought "bristle", and he doesn't look that bristly.

One day I told a friend that I had a new email address, and he thought he could guess it, based on my names and my previous email addresses. He needed a hint, he needed several hints....I suggested that he think of small animal names, which didn't help him, and then to think about the children of George and Mildred, and then had to remind him that George and Mildred were the guinea pigs we had in primary school, then that they had three babies and it was one of those babies names....the names of the babies were Pixie, Dixie, and Trixie (for three years at school my teachers referred to me as Dixie and my two bf's as Pixie and Trixie). So, of course he guessed Flopsy (the sister of Peter, Mopsy and Cottontail), which was incorrect, but then the name stuck, he just kept calling me Flopsy, which is also part of my hotmail account name. In Australia if you have a long name, it gets shortened and if you have a short name it gets lengthened, (for example Davo, Johnno, Fitzy (for Fitzpatrick). I went to school with a group of boys who were called Simsy, Browny, Johnno, Davo, Jacko, Tog and Talent).

In real life I am called the following: Darling, Mum, Di, Flopsy, Dids, and Dink. Dink is short for Dinky Di, which in Australian means true, real or not fake. If I am ever called Dianne I know it's a telemarketer.

I thought that JohnAkaMrP, may have been a teacher, but know that I know the origins of his moniker, I just hope he doesn't also look like the Boynton character!

My other names in real

mcdonna 01-08-2018 11:24 PM

My full name is Donna McMaster. In the mid-90s when I started building websites, I decided to build one for myself, and called it "McDonna's." I've been using mcdonna as a nickname ever since, though over the years it's gotten less likely to be available.

crazykate 01-09-2018 12:14 AM

Brisul, I've been pronouncing your name Bree-zool, thinking it was a fantasy name with a hint of demonic connotations.

My own name is pretty straightforward, my name is Katharina and when I spent time in England everyone called my Kate. I've had a reputation for being crazy (I say eccentric) since I was about 12. Things like talking to teachers like they're normal humans, yodelling in public and getting into fistfights with boys. (I got over that particular habit when I was 17.)

flops 01-09-2018 08:05 AM

Brisul has a table set aside for me, for me, for meeeeeee!

Of the three things that crazykate lists, I am glad that she ceased the fighting with boys one when she was 17. At first I wondered at her choice, but then once you become an adult I suppose the fighting boys one is the most arrestable if not the most certifiable.

I have a friend who we affectionately call Donna McDonna, who used to dog sit my pets, Bill and Ben. Her last name is Smith.

zolorbowl 01-09-2018 09:07 AM

zol - (plural zols)
1. (South Africa, slang) A marijuana cigarette.

bowl - (plural bowls)
1. A pipe bowl, when referred to in pipe smoking, is the part of a smoking pipe or bong which is used to hold tobacco, cannabis, or other substances.

me -
1. Indecisive from time to time.


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