How did you choose your username?

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  1. Willowisp0801

    Willowisp0801 In Flower

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    About 20 (or so) years ago, my son got me interested in a computer game called Guild Wars, I needed a user name. He was playing World of Warcraft (WOW) at the time, and I guess there's a will-o-wisp in WOW. He came up with it, so Willowisp it was. At that time the numbers were 417, which is his birthday, but I've since changed to my birthday. I was also watching Buffy (the vampire slayer) as a way to bond with the rough Jr Highers I worked with, and I liked Buffy's friend Willow. So now I'm always some version of Willowisp.
     
  2. spector

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    Back in the 1990's, when the only way to use the internet was via text, and LISTSERVs were a thing, my job description was "inspector." I didn't want everyone to know that, so I shortened it to "spector." After a while, that is what everyone called me, and it stuck.
     
  3. SuzieBee

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    It's my name, with the added insect (honeybee, actually) that my grandfather loved. He was a beekeeper and professor of entomology who produced delicious honey for many and helped educate future generations of beekeepers and gardeners.:flower::heart:
     
  4. Growingpains

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    MEGO, I really like your story . I like to think of it being some way connected as, "I will go" but in your street language, "MEGO".
    Willowisp, love the user-name. Also your son's birthdate is supposed to
    be my "Lucky" number and once when I was in a tight spot, I played it and paid my rent.
    SuzieBee, my daddy kept bees and a brother in law did as well. We always buy organic honey from Bee-keepers in wide open, country
    places.
    Spector, internet sure has changed since those days. I think back to "Dial-up", how eternally slow it was and the speed we are blessed with today. How I ever found time for internet then amazes me.
     
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  5. Cayuga Morning

    Cayuga Morning Strong Ash Plants Contributor

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    SuzieBee, wait til @Sjoerd sees your posting about your grandfather. He'll be interested I think.
     
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    Cayuga, I also thought of Sjoerd right away.
     
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    is my nickname :)
     
  8. Dirtmechanic

    Dirtmechanic Young Pine

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    Oooo that would not be good for me:(
     
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    Why? It's a nice name!:stew1:
     
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    Dirtmechanic Young Pine

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    LoL! some people call me pet names, privately.
     
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    Back slang was common in South London in the fifties, when I was a kid.

    Some of which was used in the grocery store in which I worked on Saturdays, whilst I was still at school.

    One I particularly remember.

    cigameniragram

    "I'll type this phonetically," as you would say it.

    "Seegameeny ragram"


    was Magic Margarine.
     
  12. DianneWoollie

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    Mine is related to my married name and when the kids were at school they got called Woollie as a connection to the surname....then it became our nick name the Woollie Family.....don't be sheepish though:smt081:snicker: baa lamb is another clue....
     
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    Mine is because I’m most often found sat in the garden
     
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    Very Fond memories of the Bouremouth Area,... we use to tour in our little caravan many places with the Kids now well Grown up with kids of their own... that all these years later, we still have the last one here in France.. f1f0dbbc8bb4e6ce0f2e08ed0f480299ce70faff.jpg
    this is just before we left the UK....
    Gnome is very fitting.....like that explanation....
     
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  15. Growingpains

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    Dianne, that is a sweet, little home away from home.
    My username is obvious. Growing my own food can be a pain,
    but as in giving birth, a pain worthwhile.
     
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