Where does your username come from?

Hi all,
After a few months in the Community, I find myself often wondering how a lot of you came up with your username. I think it may be fun for those of you who wish to share your thoughts and stories to put ‘em here! Completely voluntary of course & no pressure!!!

I’m going 1st….

CATMAN62 has to do with the fact that my last name is Calico… Calico Cat=CATMAN. 1962 is a special year to me.

Who else dares to reveal their “hidden self”???

Tod

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Well, I don’t have anything to add here (obviously :roll_eyes:). I’m known for my endless creativity when it comes to finding names… :rofl:

This might be great fun though! At least something: during late teens/early twens, I had quite reggae-phase and used to name my self in forums/chatrooms beenie which is creole for small, because I am quite short. :rofl:

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Ha! I love it!!!
I’m going to try to remember this & call you Beenie from now on!!!

When our oldest daughter was very little we called her Beensie, partly because she was little but also because she liked to sing “The eensie BEENSIE spider” song!

Tod

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Back in college (40 years ago) someone gave me a baseball cap with moose ears/nose. I would wear it while snow skiing and people on the chairlifts would often yell “Mooooose”. My college friends picked up on it and started calling me moose as well and it became my defacto nickname. Moose is used a lot online so I added my area code 408.

(I still have the hat and still wear it when skiing).

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Somewhere around 1991 I joined a BBS dedicated to trading Grateful Dead tapes. I used the login know_u_rider after the Grateful Dead version of the song I Know You Rider.

As forums and user names became more common I found that I would have to change the spelling or add numbers because that name was already taken, but I’ve been using some variation of that user name for almost 30 years!

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I have nothing to hide :roll_eyes:

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Very boring I’m afraid, just my initials and the year I was born.
Hopefully something I will not easily forget in the future.
Michael

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Lieven is my firstname
De Vleeschouwer is lastname

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Meat watcher? What’s the history of your surname, if you don’t mind me asking?

Aliomenti is from a book series: The Aliomenti Saga by Alex Albrinck.

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I got it from my mum

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Someone who inspects the quality of meat.

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Sure it doesn’t come from vleesch-houwer (butcher) @LievenDV ? I suspect there wasn’t a lot of quality inspection done at the time surnames were introduced :slight_smile:

As for my username, I honestly have no idea where it came from - it just popped up in my mind.

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To be precise, it is a “kind” of butcher, grading the meat.
It is some kind of duality thing with a butcher and not a butcher.

When I was in the leader team of our local movement and our theme was Braveheart, I had a double bladed lightsaber, a white robe with blood all over and I was called…The Butcher :smiley:

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I gotta say that so far, this is the only one that made me laugh out loud…:rofl: sorry Tony if it wasn’t meant to be humorous!!! :face_with_peeking_eye:

Tod

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Uh, well, I’m left-handed and my favorite number is 6 :woman_shrugging:

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OK I make no apologies but this will be a long read but could also be educational.

Took a bit of digging as this was all initially written on the old forum.
I thought it was in my old Roadcase or learning log as its now called. But it was copied over as a separate post Diary of a Madman. So glad I now have my POD GO !!!

That spawned the new handle and was carried forward on my YouTube Channel warts n all. Madman’s Music Studios

Hopefully that will satisfy your curiosity Tod ? Oh btw I am also barking mad to boot.

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Was that you :open_mouth:

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Just swap the lightsaber for any kind of medical instrument or stable attribute and you wouldn’t have drawn any attention at all in that attire during my student days - bloodied white robes were our ‘uniform’.

Never understood how anyone could ever have thought white was a fantastic color to wear when wrestling with cows and horses - I was a vet student :smiley:.

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@CATMAN62 Glad it made you laugh. There’s a story I tell about my name that always brings a good response…

I’m of German heritage, and people have asked if Tony is a german name. I asked my mum and she said it’s not an uncommon name in Germany. I explain it this way. I consider myself to be the luckiest of all the boys in my family. My brothers names are Horst, Seigfried, Klaus and Hans. Dad’s name is Gerhard and Mum’s name is Hildegarde. I’m lucky I didn’t get named Mud guard!

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based on me, has to be. Historically, the dates check out…at least it feels that way

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