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Thread: Your Username Is.... INTERESTING....

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    Default Your Username Is.... INTERESTING....

    How did you get the idea for your username??

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    Maybe not so interesting for me. My name Although I think when I first joined someone thought I got the username from the Wagner opera, but that is where my parents got the idea to name me that.

    And part of me was considering using my nickname "Triscuit"

    So where does yours come from?
    A way a lone a last a loved a long the riverrun, past Eve and Adam's, from swerve of shore to bend of bay, brings us by a commodius vicus of recirculation back to Howth Castle and Environs.

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    I don't know, actually.
    <--- Maybe this guy does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tristan View Post
    Maybe not so interesting for me. My name Although I think when I first joined someone thought I got the username from the Wagner opera, but that is where my parents got the idea to name me that.

    And part of me was considering using my nickname "Triscuit"

    So where does yours come from?
    Assuming that's directed towards me, my username is the first letter of my name, with the "star" part coming spontaneously from my sister a while ago after we were trying to come up with a nickname for an online registration of some sort.

    So it stuck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mahlerian View Post
    I don't know, actually.
    <--- Maybe this guy does.
    Don't worry, I know how you feel.... I am, after all, something of a Tchaikovskian. (And you'd think it would be Rachmaninov....)

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    I remember, when I signed up, being asked for a username and having my brain freeze. All I could think of is how my cat sees me. He has bonded with my wife, but he doesn't know what my function is except that I'm the one who feeds him and takes care of his daily requirements.

    Maybe it's a metaphor for how I fit into this world: many people see me as loyal, dependable, all those Boy Scout motto things, but they don't really know what I'm all about.

    Hence, Manxfeeder. But I think the name does have a nice ring to it.

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    I am of course mysterious and slightly ominous or not. It's a tribute to the band that made me think that if I gave opera a try I might just like it.

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    My name is an alias/title of occupation. In Finnish, which represents my heritage. So, it's doubly cool.
    "Music is an art, and art is forever. Music should not succumb to fashion, which is passing and forgotten."
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    Our dog was named after my avatar and I thought it sounded
    Last edited by Taggart; Sep-27-2013 at 18:17.
    Music begins where words leave off. Music expresses the inexpressible.

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    I picked it because it says nothing about me other than that I like a particular place on the map.

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    I wanted a name that reflected the fact that I didn't know much about classical music, but was ready to learn. I chose Ingénue because it is the French for 'naive' and I am a Francophile. It was also obviously feminine (I thought) - though several posters addressed me as 'he', 'dude' etc, so maybe it isn't obvious that classical music buffs know French.

    The downside is that people think I mean Ingénue in a dramatic sense, when she's usually a young girl, so I have to keep yelling out, 'Hey everyone, I'm 62 and proud!'

    Still, it's been a good choice as so many wise TC-ers have been only too happy to teach me - thank you for that!

    One thing I do wish is that I'd been able to put an acute accent on my name when it's displayed, as I get the choice to do when I type in Ingénue now. We couldn't figure it out at the time...
    Last edited by Ingélou; Sep-27-2013 at 18:35.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ingenue View Post
    One thing I do wish is that I'd been able to put an acute accent on my name when it's displayed, as I get the choice to do when I type in Ingénue now. We couldn't figure it out at the time...
    Yes, that would have been a cute accent. .......dude.
    Last edited by Vesteralen; Sep-27-2013 at 18:37.

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    I had a girlfriend who told me: "you're not a bad person, just a wicked one!". Then she went to the seaside and sent me a photo with her writing Wicked One in the wet sand.

    So I kept this name ever since, even though we're not together anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huilunsoittaja View Post
    My name is an alias/title of occupation.
    I thought it had a specific meaning - at least it does when you Google it. Does that mean your occupation is 'piper' (or even 'player of bagpipes'?)

    Oh, and mine is one of the clan names I'm entitled to bear.
    Last edited by MacLeod; Sep-27-2013 at 18:57.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacLeod View Post
    I thought it had a specific meaning - at least it does when you Google it. Does that mean your occupation is 'piper' (or even 'player of bagpipes'?)

    Oh, and mine is one of the clan names I'm entitled to bear.
    The MacLeod (original) was the Viking Lord of the northern part of Skye. Taggart's ancestor was his henchman...
    So - may we be of service?
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