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Subject: Where did ur name come from?
From: Dorrie
Date: 01 Jun 01 - 08:05 PM

Ok so this has probably been done before but... Where does your mudcat name come from? Some of them are obvious as they are you real name but it always interests me love dorrie xxx


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Subject: RE: BS: Where did ur name come from?
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 01 Jun 01 - 08:16 PM

Mine is an anagram...my real name is Noah Merck.

Aloha,
Noah


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Subject: RE: BS: Where did ur name come from?
From: catspaw49
Date: 01 Jun 01 - 08:36 PM

Yeah, it's been done, but there are always some newfolks around so why not??

Here are a couple of older ones.........

Mudcat Names 119 posts

Mudcat Names 175 posts

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Where did ur name come from?
From: Dorrie
Date: 01 Jun 01 - 08:38 PM

sorry i've never seen it- but all u new catters. Why?? Why is that ur name????????????


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Subject: RE: BS: Where did ur name come from?
From: vindelis
Date: 01 Jun 01 - 08:58 PM

It's what the Romans called Portland. Or so the history books say.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where did ur name come from?
From: Justa Picker
Date: 01 Jun 01 - 08:59 PM

I'd rather play guitar than just about anything else.


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From: Sorcha
Date: 01 Jun 01 - 09:17 PM

Dorrie, I really hate to be such a nit picker, but I personally really hate stuff like "ur", "r u", etc. Now, on to your real question.

I never really liked my "christian" name, Mary, very much, so when I joined the SCA (Medieval re enactment), they offered me a chance to change my name. I chose Sorcha niGhlais........which means "shining one who is the daughter of Mr. Green". My maiden name is Green, and I like Sorcha (Sor-kh-ah), so I use it now for a LOT of stuff besides SCA.

Lots of people pronunce it Sor-sha, which is OK too. I have ended up being Sorsh (sic)the Scorch..........who tries hard to keep her temper............uh, uh.????


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Subject: RE: BS: Where did ur name come from?
From: Sarah2
Date: 01 Jun 01 - 09:34 PM

Pretty mundane: Joe Offer told me the Mudcat already had a Sarah, so to please pick something else. I happen to like the name, so I'm Sarah, too.

Sarah


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Subject: RE: BS: Where did ur name come from?
From: Matt_R
Date: 01 Jun 01 - 09:58 PM

Cuz nothing else Matt_R's...


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From: Billy the Bus
Date: 01 Jun 01 - 10:04 PM

Like Sarah, I found "Sam" well and truly gone when I joined Mudcat. Since I make my living driving a 25 year old bus, and we trade as Sam (& Billy the Bus), I decided to use my old mate's name as my Mudcat "Handle".

Cheers - Sam


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Subject: RE: BS: Where did ur name come from?
From: Hyla
Date: 01 Jun 01 - 10:13 PM

Hyla is the genus name of the tiny Spring Peeper tree frog (they are so small they can sit comfortably on your thumbnail). They are one of heralds of spring in Pennsylvania, with their musical songs sounding like distant sleigh bells.

-Jeff


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Subject: RE: BS: Where did ur name come from?
From: marty D
Date: 01 Jun 01 - 10:25 PM

When I first came around here, I was going to call myself 'Doc Jr.' Simply a joke honoring my musical hero Doc Watson. I was warned that some people would not get the humor and think I was actually comparing myself to Doc, rather than the hacker I was (I'm improving). Nobody actually calls me 'Marty' (it's always 'Martin') so I used 'Martin D' for a while, but then some people thought I was using a guitar model for a nickname. My brother Anglicised our family name to 'Dawson' (it's a tongue-twister in it's original form).....ah to hell with it. Once I DO learn to do justice to some of Doc Watson's songs, I'll go back to 'Doc jr.' but for the time being...

marty D


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Subject: RE: BS: Where did ur name come from?
From: catspaw49
Date: 01 Jun 01 - 10:39 PM

Geeziz marty, I had no idea it was so convoluted! Did you consider Jablonski as a possibility too? LOL

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Where did ur name come from?
From: marty D
Date: 01 Jun 01 - 10:47 PM

I'm a complicated guy Catspaw. THAT'S why I play folk music. It helps me forget the real world. By the way, how did you know my name was Jablonski?

marty


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Subject: RE: BS: Where did ur name come from?
From: Ebbie
Date: 01 Jun 01 - 10:48 PM

We used to call ower planet 'ower' but when we opened the door to immigration we changed the name to ur so it would feel more welcoming. Oh. My name? Initials, e and b.

Eb


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Subject: RE: BS: Where did ur name come from?
From: katlaughing
Date: 01 Jun 01 - 11:11 PM

No mystery in mine, as has been said before, it's just a natural progression from my name, Kat LaFrance, and I do seem to laugh a lot. Didn't like the way katlaf/katlaffing looked, so I spelled it the other way. If I had used the name I was born with it would've been kathud/kathudding!**BG**


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Subject: RE: BS: Where did ur name come from?
From: Matt_R
Date: 01 Jun 01 - 11:45 PM

Actually, Ur is one of the very first ancient agricultural cities, along with Uruk and Chatal Huyuk...all in the middle East. Ur is in modern-day Iraq. The biblical Abraham, was originally named Abram and was from Ur.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where did ur name come from?
From: CarolC
Date: 02 Jun 01 - 12:01 AM

I've never answered one of these (I don't think), but I think I will this time.

This is the first and only discussion forum I've ever participated in. When I first joined, I noticed that a lot of people have names that are playful and fun, or have some kind of meaning. I thought about doing something like that, but I kind of knew that whatever I picked for myself, I would get sick of eventually.

So I decided to be myself. Carol = my first name, and C = the first initial of my last name.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where did ur name come from?
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 02 Jun 01 - 12:02 AM

my name is john and i live in hull, though i think you all probably guessed that!


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From: GUEST,Robby (at a different PC)
Date: 02 Jun 01 - 08:13 AM

My given name's Robert. To my brothers and sister, I'm Rob. But my 92-year old father has always called me Robby. Soooooo.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where did ur name come from?
From: Dorrie
Date: 02 Jun 01 - 08:43 AM

its very interesting actually sorry i use short-hand typing i'm from a lazy texting generation. i forgot to tell you i'm Dorrie as it is my dogs name and i didn't want to use my real name when i started because i wasn't sure what it was going to all be like. My dog is name after dorrie the witch from a childrens story book i was reading when i got Dorrie on my 4th birthday. Sorry that was quite long and probably quite boring but i'd thought i'd put why i'm dorrie seen as i asked all of you. love Dorrie xxx


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Subject: RE: BS: Where did ur name come from?
From: tonedeaf
Date: 02 Jun 01 - 09:14 AM

I think mine is pretty obvious - I always feel like an imposter here because I can neither play nor sing. I just love music. ( oh, and I do sing - but only when at home)

My real name was taken from the villain in a Zane Grey novel,( Nevada, I think it was.)

Cheers, Cedar


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Subject: RE: BS: Where did ur name come from?
From: Pinetop Slim
Date: 02 Jun 01 - 09:27 AM

I wish I was: in Pinetop (a place along Carr Creek in eastern Kentucky) and slim.


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From: fat B****rd
Date: 02 Jun 01 - 01:56 PM

Alexei Sayle and affectionately uncool workmates


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From: GUEST,Stevangelist (forgot to reset my cookie)
Date: 02 Jun 01 - 02:15 PM

Steve

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Evangelist ____________

Stevangelist


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Subject: RE: BS: Where did ur name come from?
From: mytoycar
Date: 02 Jun 01 - 02:49 PM

Mine just so happens to be my surname, Natasha Prew, remember it as I WILL be famous one day!


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Subject: RE: BS: Where did ur name come from?
From: Manitas
Date: 02 Jun 01 - 03:40 PM

When I first signed on I used the name Fingers being a melodeon player. It was also a joke as clumsy people are sometimes called 'fingers'. I lost the signon so signed on again as Manitas. This is a reference to the joke name Manitas de Plumbos which is itself a reference to the flamenco guitarist Manitas de Plata (silver fingers).


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Subject: RE: BS: Where did ur name come from?
From: Dorrie
Date: 02 Jun 01 - 04:03 PM

Prew do u know who i am? We met at windyb ages ago and joseph got his winker out????? dorrie xxx


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Subject: RE: BS: Where did ur name come from?
From: Dorrie
Date: 02 Jun 01 - 04:07 PM

john in hull is that as in hull, yorkshire, england?


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Subject: RE: BS: Where did ur name come from?
From: Mrrzy
Date: 02 Jun 01 - 04:20 PM

Mine is what my sisters, aged 5, 6 & 7 when I was born, called me. My friends have called me Mrr or Mrrzy all my life...


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Subject: RE: BS: Where did ur name come from?
From: Charley Noble
Date: 02 Jun 01 - 04:28 PM

"Charley Noble" is the customary naurical term for the galley smokestake aboard ship. My real name is Charlie and among other things I sing a lot of nautical songs. Several Mudcatters have "smoked" this one.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where did ur name come from?
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 02 Jun 01 - 06:30 PM

When Geoff and I got together everyone started referring to me as Mrs Duck which I hated as it denied my own personality but now we've been together a while I think I've made my stamp on the people we meet and am proud to be Mrs Duck!! So why is Geoff called Geoff the duck? B*****ed if I know I thought everyone had one in their tankard!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Where did ur name come from?
From: CRANKY YANKEE
Date: 02 Jun 01 - 07:12 PM

"JODY" is the American spelling of GEORDIE, Which is diminutive for George, in the U.K.

iIn Geordie land (Newcastle upon Tyne) Northumbria. SO I DON'T KNOW HOW TO SPELL As I was saying before I got longwinded, In Geordieland, Geordie is pronounced, "JODY". So says that great Blues Singer and guitarist, Louis Killen (yeah, yeah, I know, I know, but, he is also one Hell of a blues singer. If you doubt this, next time you and Louis cross paths, ask him to sing some "blues", and tell him, "Jody sent me".

Louis Killen, God bless him, was my inspiration and mentor for my introduction to nautical Folk Music. After I met Louis, I spent many a day on sailing ships learning how to sail and later, learning how to be a genuine chanteyman.

Back to the subject at hand,

I think it's rather odd that so many couples are naming their female offspring, "George", as in "Jody Forster"

I get a lot of junk mail adressed to "Ms Jody Gibson" or worse still, "MS. JODI GIBSON". i KNOW, THIS IS A SEXIST ATTITUDE,BUT, IT JUST PISSES ME OFF. There isn't anything left that is exclusively male. Just ask Michael Learned. and just ask my kids if I'm a male cheavanist pig. Ask my wife, she'll tell you that if anything, I'm a Feminist. BUT THAT JUST PISSES ME OFF.

Actually, my name is really, Joseph Paul Katzberg. My friend Elliot Adnapoz, and I both decided about the same time, that in 1946, no one wanted to hear the kind of music we wanted to sing by a couple of guys named AdnapoZ and Katzberg, so he adopted a stage name, as I did. He became, "Ramblin' Jack Elliot" and I became "Stumblin" Joe Gibson. The reason for the name "Gibson" is that "Joe Martin" was speaker of the U,S. House of Representatives. Except for that I'd be Joe Martin, named after my guitar, but I had to settle for second best, which no longer is the case. Gibson guitars sound every bit as good as the most expensive Martin. I play a Martin D-28, BUT, it was made in 1964 when C.F. Martin III was president of the company, and they still knew how to make "the best guitars, mandolins, ukeleles and tipples". One instrument made by one person and of Brazillian Rosewood". I also play a Gibson J-30, which is a fine sounding guitar. I bought it, in desperation, when Martin wanted $1,600 to repair my guitar


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Subject: RE: BS: Where did ur name come from?
From: CRANKY YANKEE
Date: 02 Jun 01 - 07:55 PM

continued from previous post, because AOL was about to kick me off line.

Martin wanted $1,600 to repair my guitar which had been stepped on by a drunk woman with two wooden legs, at a party. (write a song about this) Their collective noses were out of joint because (ugh)someone else had worked on the guitar previously. (me and Al Lies, a "world class Luthier" who lives in Tiverton, Rhode Island) They also were miffed, (By the tone of the appraisal and stimate) because "Someoneon" had carved the name "Jody" on the guitar's Head. Yes, someone had, a wood cutter and calligrapher with a worldwide reputation, ME. It isn't the carving that's difficult, it's "Knowing where to put the letters". I've seen many a Multi thousand dollar Martin with fancy inlay, where the name "Martin" was woefully unballanced. A friend has a Martin D-43 (He says) that he bought in 1950, and the name "Martin" is pitifully lettered, though the inlaying is good. So much for their objections. They wanted to put a new top on my guitar (Which would have meant a DIFFERENT guitar) the top and sounding board is where all the tone comes from, the back and sides resonate this tone. Futhermore, the estimator wanted to pput new sidesw on the guitar. IT IS POSSIBLE, THOUGH NOT CERTAIN, THAT THE GUY WANTED THE BRAZILLIAN ROSEWOOD. I told them to send the guitar back. I took it to Al Leis who put everything back together, And replaced nothing. He charged me $150.00. Some bargain, Huh? It sounded just like it had before the accident, which is "terriffic". The story doesn't end here. I was out at Paul Geremiah's apartment, one day, and I told him my sad story. (He plays a Gibson) Now this man dearly loves guitars, all guitars, you can tell by the way he plays them. He asked me to let him check it over to see if there was anything else that needed doing. (He'll do this to YOUR guitar too if he has a chance to) He stuck a mirror and an automobile "points" feeler guage inside, found a strut that was slightly loose, glued it back in tightly, and the old girl sounded better than I had ever heard it before. I knew that this experience with the Martin Co. was going to come back and bite them on the ass, someday, and here it is.

back to the subject at hand, again,. It could have been a lot worse, the name thing that is. What if I had been playing a "Gretsch" or a "Yamaha". I could have been "Jody Kalamazoo" also (also made by Gibson). The nam cjange from Joe to Jody was because I was woking with a Hillbilly group (C&W hadn't been invented yet) Headed by a fine singer named "Randy Wood" who's fiddler, Gene Merrits, had been calling me "Jody" for some time, and another singer named Joe Gibson was well known around the New Jersey area.(This was not "Joe D. Gibson" who recorded "Good Morning Captain. That one was me) So I started using the name "Jody Gibson". My stupid EX Manager didn't think Jody was a proper name for his ace hillbilly, so he had them put the name, Joe D. Gibson on the record label. All my English records (Parlophone) from 1959 said, "Jody Gibson with the Muleskinners". George Martin knew better than my stupid EX Manager.

My Wife, the ever lovely, "Scintillating", Donna (Ma Fazoo to you lot) has just started calling me "King Nebuchadnezzer" because I do Bable on (Babylon), so I'll close this long song and dance.

Jody Gibson.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where did ur name come from?
From: leprechaun
Date: 02 Jun 01 - 08:14 PM

Just look at me! It must be obvious.


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From: marty D
Date: 02 Jun 01 - 08:37 PM

Hey Catspaw! You thought I was convaluted?

Way to go Crankee!

marty


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Subject: RE: BS: Where did ur name come from?
From: SINSULL
Date: 02 Jun 01 - 08:59 PM

I am so tempted to ask Jody what time it is. Bet I will get a complete history of the invention of the clock and diagrams on how to build four varieties.
SINSULL whose name is a combination of my mother's maiden name and married name.


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From: catspaw49
Date: 02 Jun 01 - 09:11 PM

I'm sorry Marty for ever thinking you were anything but simple and straightforward.

SO JODY.......What I seem to be missing is the Cranky Yankee part, but I may have missed it somewhere. Although I generally am known to have the staying power of the smell of a dead skunk on a moist summer night, I seem to have gotten lost in your treatise somewhere in the the Silurian division of the Paleozoic era, although perhaps I went astray earlier in the Devonian. I bravely stumbled on though and was finally able to contrive the true meaning in paragraph 37 of Chapter 91, Book 2, which seems to be, "Never let your third cousin Hector mate with an Alpenhorn."

Later on I just skimmed, which is my natural tendency when encumbered by a convoluted thesis in which I have only marginal interest such as the works of Soren Kierkegaard or a performance by "Up with People." I do want to thank you for your efforts in addressing this topic. It's reminiscent of stories I used to hear from an Albanian hat blocker who'd fought in the Crimea, unfortunately, after the war had ended. Sit back and know you have done a fine job and when the Insanevac Chopper arrives it will transport you to the Neil Young Center for the Terminally Screwed where a tiple and noseflute await you. Be prepared for a long stay.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Where did ur name come from?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 02 Jun 01 - 09:32 PM

I lifted mine out of a previous incarnation, when I was an American Indian, and my name was "Little Hawk"...in a different language, of course...that's what it translated to in Engliah. I still like it a lot.

- LH

p.s. Now Spaw will ask me what I've been smokin' (grin) But he knows I'm a little strange...I do think Shirley MacLaine is on the inside track.


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From: Little Hawk
Date: 02 Jun 01 - 09:40 PM

Um...I mean "English", not "Engliah". Geez.

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: Where did ur name come from?
From: Philibuster
Date: 02 Jun 01 - 10:28 PM

Partially pertains to the Phil Ochs influence in most of my music (most people online call me Phil or Phili). Filibuster (sans pun) means pirate or adventurer as well, and plays out nicely with my overly romantic image of myself. You could also take it as that I pirate Phil Ochs songs (as I can't afford the big 70 dollar collections, and as I didn't come along earlier enough to snag ALL of his albums in LP form, and all the single CD collections just have his famous stuff...).


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Subject: RE: BS: Where did ur name come from?
From: Bill D
Date: 02 Jun 01 - 10:40 PM

"sorry i use short-hand typing i'm from a lazy texting generation"....lets see how that works

wll, my nm cms frm my mthr & fthr, who DID hve a slghtly lngr spllng.........

(and not only that, Bill D, when pronounced out loud, sounds a bit better than B. Day.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Where did ur name come from?
From: Benjamin
Date: 03 Jun 01 - 03:14 AM

My name originally comes out of the Bible. I was named after my great grandfather (who had some Polish varriation of my name). I later of found out that there were a couple posts made by a guy (or two) who used the same name, but never joined (at least not under this name).


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Subject: RE: BS: Where did ur name come from?
From: gnu
Date: 03 Jun 01 - 07:18 AM

Wildebeaste is too long, as is the story of how I earned it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where did ur name come from?
From: GUEST,Paul White
Date: 03 Jun 01 - 10:49 AM

With all due respect to the person who wrote the following, it is not a true story.

"Actually, my name is really, Joseph Paul Katzberg. My friend Elliot Adnapoz, and I both decided about the same time, that in 1946, no one wanted to hear the kind of music we wanted to sing by a couple of guys named AdnapoZ and Katzberg, so he adopted a stage name, as I did. He became, "Ramblin' Jack Elliot" and I became "Stumblin" Joe Gibson."

In 1946, Eliott Charles Adnopoz was only 15 years old. In 1948, he changed his name to Buck Elliott when he decided he wanted to be a rodeo cowboy. Hanging around the rodeo, he began to play cowboy songs and soon realized that he'd be less banged up as a musician than as a rodeo cowboy.

He says that around 1950 or 1951, he changed his name from Buck Elliott to Jack Elliott and that Odetta's mother named him Ramblin' Jack around 1954.

With Jack's cooperation, I am currently writing his biography. We're hoping that it will ready for publication in 2002.

Paul White


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From: Hawker
Date: 03 Jun 01 - 11:11 AM

I also used my dog's name, Hawker. He was named after an eccentric but rather well known vicar of a little Cornish village called Morwenstow. He (the vicar, not the dog *BG*) is famed for writing 'The song of the Western Men' which has been adopted as the Cornish National Anthem, he also wrote some beautiful poetry, loved animals and rescued shipwrecked sailors - sort of chap I would loved to have known, had we lived in the same time bracket...........
Lucy


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From: GUEST,jayohjo in Russia
Date: 03 Jun 01 - 11:50 AM

From a drunken friend who needed my name spelt out to him very slowly....jay...oh....JO! and in Russia cos that's where I am - for about another month woohoo!


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Subject: RE: BS: Where did ur name come from?
From: Dorrie
Date: 03 Jun 01 - 11:56 AM

well, my name comes from my mother and father, who DID have a slightly longer spelling

was that what you said Bill D

love Dorrie xxx


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Subject: RE: BS: Where did ur name come from?
From: mooman
Date: 03 Jun 01 - 01:44 PM

I used to be mcmoo, coming from McElroy-Moore, but Lady McMoo stole that and my cookie and all my previous posts when she joined Mudcat!

My new name was given me by 'Spaw!

mooman


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Subject: RE: BS: Where did ur name come from?
From: wdyat12
Date: 03 Jun 01 - 02:24 PM

wdyat12 is a contraction of my nickname at work and the number 12 is my street number and when I get home from work. Hence, "Woody" at 12 = wdyat12.

wdyat12


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