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#1 OFFLINE   GrySql

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Posted 31 October 2015 - 05:35 PM

These blogs all ask for a 'Username' and our Forum has some unusual ones, like mine.  I often wonder how we come up with these names and thought it would be interesting to discuss.   I'll go first.

 

About 30 years ago we were on a family trip and stopped in a California redwood forest for a small hike.  We distributed some walki-talki's and when I asked how we'd identify each other one daughter thought it would be funny to have forest names, she named me 'grey squirrel', all the others got similar forest animal names too.  My name sort of stuck (my grey hair) and the nickname would pop up in conversation from then on. 

 

To make a long story longer, many years later, we bought a new 2003 Mustang GT convertible, it was silver (grey).  When that daughter saw it she exclaimed that it ought to be called 'the grey squirrel', she laughed - it happened.  I bought a CA vanity license plate with 'GRY SQL' on it and put a funny license frame around it, see below.  The Mustang was sold a couple years ago and the license plate is gone but it was one of those cute family jokes that lasted a long time.  (I got a birthday card last year from a grandkid with a grey squirrel on it)

 

Ok, anybody else?

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The GT plate and frame.

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Edited by GrySql, 31 October 2015 - 07:14 PM.

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#2 OFFLINE   murphy

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Posted 31 October 2015 - 06:17 PM

I never violate Murphy's Law.


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#3 OFFLINE   DeeCee

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Posted 31 October 2015 - 06:50 PM

Mine is pretty simple, the initials of my first and middle names. Back in my working days my boss all called by my initials DC. I use it for user ID's on some sites including this one.


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#4 OFFLINE   nv rick

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Posted 31 October 2015 - 07:24 PM

After retiring from cold, wet Milwaukee WI, we moved to Nevada. Ergo, nv Rick.


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#5 OFFLINE   nv rick

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Posted 31 October 2015 - 07:35 PM

@GRY SQL,

Just curious, doesn't CA allow you to transfer a plate to a new car?



#6 OFFLINE   rwhgme

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Posted 31 October 2015 - 07:54 PM

We are Nascar fans. My wife loves Rusty Wallace. I got us pit and garage hot passes at Charlotte. She met him and got his autograph. I figured that would be it...WRONG. Next year we go..also with hot passes. She asked Rusty if she could give him a hug for luck. He said.."Sorry MA'AM I can't, my wife will get pissed". Well, my wife was crushed. All that weekend I did all I could to soothe her. Rusty finished second, but Carolyn was still heartbroken. We just got a new car. In Missouri you can put 6 letters on a plate..RWHGME, stands for Rusty Wallace Hug Me. The next year, he had a fan club get together. She got her hug then, and we have been friends since! We are now friends of all the Wallace's. great folks!
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#7 OFFLINE   Cobra348

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Posted 31 October 2015 - 08:18 PM

Back in the days of text gaming - MUCKs, MUDs, MOOs - I was a WizOp (gamemaster) in a MUCK I had written the story line for.  While my in-game characters were pretty easy-going, my WizOp Cobra was not.  He was the puzzle development master and for a couple of rather misguided players, the last stop before being booted out the door.

 

While I've given up gaming in general, I do keep up on Ultime Online (UO) as I spent 12 years in that game and played the predecessor Ultima on my Atari in the '80s.

 

The numbers in the screenie - very simple - birth month and year.  Yeah, I'm that old.


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#8 OFFLINE   GrySql

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Posted 31 October 2015 - 08:43 PM

This is good stuff! :)

 

 

@GRY SQL,

Just curious, doesn't CA allow you to transfer a plate to a new car?

Yes, I could have saved it for another car but time moves on...  :play:


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#9 OFFLINE   hybridbear

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Posted 31 October 2015 - 10:09 PM

My wife calls me bear. She says that I'm like a bear because I'm tall & broad-shouldered & for a variety of other reasons she says I'm bearish. She started calling me "hybridbear" because of my interest in hybrid cars.
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#10 OFFLINE   gkinla

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Posted 01 November 2015 - 12:11 AM

My initials are G. K. and I live in Los Angeles, hence gkinla.


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#11 OFFLINE   Silver Bullet

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Posted 01 November 2015 - 12:39 AM

Our 2014 FFHSE is Ingot Silver and drives beautifully as fast as I want to go (which is rarely above the posted limit these days).  Silver Bullet just seemed right...no connection to the Lone Ranger.


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#12 OFFLINE   GrySql

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Posted 01 November 2015 - 06:02 AM

Our 2014 FFHSE is Ingot Silver and drives beautifully as fast as I want to go (which is rarely above the posted limit these days).  Silver Bullet just seemed right...no connection to the Lone Ranger.

I think one has to be a certain age to remember who the Lone Ranger was...  

 

Hi-ooo Silver, away.... 

 

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BTW, Silver was the horse... ;)


Edited by GrySql, 01 November 2015 - 06:04 AM.

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#13 OFFLINE   CCalvinN

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Posted 01 November 2015 - 10:02 AM

I'm afraid that my online name lacks any creativity.  When I signed up for my first online account (a local BBS back in 1990) I just put in my name.  My friend who was helping me said that it wasn't appropriate to use your real name (I think it went something like "Don't be a dork, use a cooler sounding name!") so I used my middle name.  Calvin.  Calvin is cool right?  

 

Eventually when local BBSs became the big open internet, everyone kept their BBS handles as their internet identities, but everywhere I went there 'Calvin' was already taken.  So since I was a dork and used my name anyway, I continued to do so.  I added my first initial and my last initial; C Calvin N.  CCalvinN.  Thankfully to this day CCalvinN is rarely taken.  


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Posted 01 November 2015 - 10:36 AM

Driving my Ford Fusion Energi is TimeWellSpent :shift:


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#15 OFFLINE   Cobra348

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Posted 01 November 2015 - 10:48 AM

I think one has to be a certain age to remember who the Lone Ranger was...  

 

Hi-ooo Silver, away.... 

 

claytonrearingsilver_zpsf2e0bde4.jpg

 

 

BTW, Silver was the horse... ;)

It was also what his bullets were made from.


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Larry - aka Cobra

 

Big Red: 2017 FFH SE, Ruby Red, Med Light Stone leather

602A SE Luxury Package, Park Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control w/stop & go

Driver Assist Pkg (lane keeping, BLIS, auto high beams, auto wipers, heated steering wheel)

My additions:  WeatherTech lasercut floor mats, in-channel wind deflectors (dark smoked)

Steeda strut tower brace, Steeda rear sway bar, Steeda hood struts, Ford donut spare

Summer rims/tires - 17" Verde Regency rims with OEM tread

Winter rims/tires - 17" OEM rims with Goodyear UltraGrip WRT Ice

 


#16 OFFLINE   GrySql

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Posted 01 November 2015 - 11:05 AM

 Calvin.  Calvin is cool right? 

I think so.

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It was also what his bullets were made from.

Good one! :thumbsup:


Edited by GrySql, 01 November 2015 - 11:34 AM.

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#17 OFFLINE   rjent

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Posted 01 November 2015 - 06:19 PM

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#18 OFFLINE   ceilidhdog

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Posted 01 November 2015 - 07:34 PM

We used to raise AKC black Schnauzers.  We named one of our bitches Ceilidh, the Gaelic word for party.  I called her Ceilidhdog, and that became my user name on a number of Web sites.


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#19 OFFLINE   Texasota

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Posted 01 November 2015 - 09:56 PM

Many times I have wondered what the story was behind the user names.  Great thread. My heart lies in both Texas and Minnesota. --> Texasota


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#20 OFFLINE   jeff_h

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 07:41 AM

My real name is Clint Eastwood, but that causes too much confusion so I just go with jeff_h.


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