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Kenbo 09-13-2010 06:02 PM

What does your user name mean?
I saw this idea in another forum and thought that it was a neat idea, so I'm going to start it. All of us have user names, but what does your name mean? Is it random or does it have some sort of story behind it?
Okay, I'll explain mine. Well, it's obvious that my name is Ken. Years ago, my wife and I would pass the time by playing a video game called Zelda (maybe some of you with children may have heard of it. :laughing:) Well, I needed a character name for the game and in the most silly voice I could muster, I called out "I know, I AM KENBO!!!!" and the name has stuck for years as a user name for several things. I know, it's not exciting, but that's the way it came about.

What does yours mean?

mdntrdr 09-13-2010 06:07 PM

Midnight rider....If I told you more, I'd have to kill you! :yes:

Roger Newby 09-13-2010 06:40 PM

Mine means mom & dad named me Roger Newby:yes:

ACP 09-13-2010 07:18 PM

ACP, My initials.

joesdad 09-13-2010 07:40 PM

If I have to explain mine, then that person has no right using power tools. My first name is Armand, pronounced Armond or Armind. I've answered to either equally my whole life. Middle name's Joseph after the most awesome grandfather I never met...I come from a huge family of first second and third cousins and nobody named their son/s Joseph for the last 30 years. When I finally settled down and was the last of the first cousins to have children, I knew if I had a son what his name would be without reservation. The day my son was born we had no idea what the baby was going to be (didn't care, so we didn't ask) When the doc held that kid up, he looked at me and asked "Hey dad, what's your son's name?" I practically shouted at him with tears in my eyes "His names Joseph!" So the username isn't as simple as just an easy one to come up with...I guess it's a pride thing.

Gene Howe 09-13-2010 07:48 PM

I found mine on a men's room wall in a bar.
I mighta put it there earlier......dunno.

cabinetman 09-13-2010 08:21 PM

I could explain my user name as a trade name for those that built cabinets a long time ago, several hundred years or so. But that's only one answer.

I got the name from groups of children that would gather outside of an installation site waiting for me to deliver cabinets. As I approached, they all would yell..."Its cabinetman", "It's cabinetman", "It's cabinetman", over and over and over. I swear it was like they were welcoming an ice cream truck.


JohnK007 09-13-2010 08:36 PM

Mine is my first name (obviously), the first initial of my last name, and my badge number when I was a Sergeant. I used this combination when I first got an AOL account because other, cooler screen names, were taken. It's just stuck ever since. People would sometimes ask if I was a James Bond freak. No, not particularly, but I do admire some of the ladies he's hung around with.:thumbup1:

jeffreythree 09-13-2010 09:09 PM

Mines an old nickname from my college fraternity days. Had a 10 second Mustang, white with white Pony rims, and there were these 3 girls who were roommates and loved loud, fast cars ... Oh wait, this is a family oriented forum :thumbsup:. Man, I loved that car!

Ledhead 09-13-2010 09:15 PM

You may have heard of "Dead heads", followers or groupies for the band Grateful Dead . . .
Well, I'm a big Led Zeppelin fan and use this name on this and a few other forums.

mickit 09-13-2010 09:20 PM

Everywhere I go there are Mickeys...I've yet to see another Mickit.

rrich 09-13-2010 09:53 PM

I wanted Olympic license plates with a "Stacked" LA and Rich which was unavailable. Later I tried a a "Stacked" US and Rich which was also unavailable. The DMV clerk suggested US RRICH which was available.

That's how RRICH got started.

newshop 09-13-2010 10:38 PM

Well, "newshop" seemed appropriate at the time I joined as I was just in the planning stages of my shop and I was new to the site. I thought it kinda said be gentle with me as I am new and don't have much experience. Now I think it's stupid.

If a MOD is reading please change my user name from newshop to Tim 3.14

That is my name of course and the numbers on my step sons hockey jersey's, both play defence.


Fishbucket 09-13-2010 10:55 PM

We had a 10 foot aluminum boat. I set it in the driveway. it looked like a bucket... a fish bucket.
So we named it that. Had another boat and that was Fishbucket2...
I'm on ( or was alot) on a fishing forum here for N.Cali. I entered as the boat's name. havent had trouble of it being used in all the other forums I'm on now. :no:

btyirin 09-13-2010 11:04 PM

Normally my screen name on forums is "Sawdust" but that was taken when I joined. SO I went the boring route this time..........."btyirin" for Brian Tyirin. Thats the name they gave me when I came out.


burkhome 09-13-2010 11:43 PM

First 4 letters of my last name...Used home because 15 or more years ago I was setting up my email address for my first home computer.

Itchy Brother 09-13-2010 11:57 PM

Itchy Brother was one cartoon character and snaglepuss was another on a cartoon show I used to watch,a long long time ago.Exit stage left!The oldtimers here may remember the show.The first tv we had was in 1954 or so.The cartoon characters then were stick figures.

woody woodturner 09-14-2010 07:26 AM

my was part taken from an old show the woody wood pecker show and this is a wood working forum :laughing::laughing:

Mr Mac 09-14-2010 07:51 AM

I'd like to think mine was easy enough, but...we lived in the south for so long and it was common to hear kids call their elders by their first name with a Mr. or Miss preceding it.

burkhome 09-14-2010 07:56 AM


Originally Posted by Itchy Brother (Post 151375)
Itchy Brother was one cartoon character and snaglepuss was another on a cartoon show I used to watch,a long long time ago.Exit stage left!The oldtimers here may remember the show.The first tv we had was in 1954 or so.The cartoon characters then were stick figures.

Sad thing is every time someone says something about oldtimers when they are explaining something..... I know what they are talking about.

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