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BS: How You Chose Your 'Handle'

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Subject: BS: How You Chose Your 'Handle'
From: saulgoldie
Date: 25 Apr 05 - 01:38 PM

I have noticed some interesting "handles" that people use, here. My handle is my first name and a family reference for Goldberg. How did some of you come by yours?


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Subject: RE: BS: How You Chose Your 'Handle'
From: gnu
Date: 25 Apr 05 - 01:42 PM

Try a search on "name". See you in a couple of days.


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Subject: RE: BS: How You Chose Your 'Handle'
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 25 Apr 05 - 01:46 PM

Errr... mine should be obvious - except I use "k" to differentiate from the painter Dominicos Theotokopoulos, the original El Greco.

Another method of choosing handles is to match the style with the drawers and cupboards.


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Subject: RE: BS: How You Chose Your 'Handle'
From: CarolC
Date: 25 Apr 05 - 02:01 PM

It all started when I decided to run away from home and join the circus. I won't go into details, but I will say this... don't ever trust a clown riding a tandem unicycle.


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Subject: RE: BS: How You Chose Your 'Handle'
From: Don Firth
Date: 25 Apr 05 - 02:01 PM

Nothing brilliant. Just a shortened version of what appears on my birth certificate (Donald Richard Firth), and the name I'm generally known by and use professionally.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: How You Chose Your 'Handle'
From: Mingulay
Date: 25 Apr 05 - 02:02 PM

LOL @ George. I thought El Greko meant the large one who smokes, drinks and writes pleasant enough ditties!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: How You Chose Your 'Handle'
From: *Laura*
Date: 25 Apr 05 - 02:03 PM

It's my name.

With stars on.

Like this: *Laura*


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Subject: RE: BS: How You Chose Your 'Handle'
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Apr 05 - 02:36 PM

I was surfing on here one day and saw "guest" so I thought right I like that I'll have it - the rest is history


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Subject: RE: BS: How You Chose Your 'Handle'
From: GUEST,Edgar A.
Date: 25 Apr 05 - 02:47 PM

I am the only one who should use that name. The rest of you are cheaters and cowards!


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Subject: RE: BS: How You Chose Your 'Handle'
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 25 Apr 05 - 03:03 PM

Deja vu?


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Subject: RE: BS: How You Chose Your 'Handle'
From: khandu
Date: 25 Apr 05 - 03:50 PM

Put "How Did You Choose Your Mudcat Name" in the Filter to get to a thread that is 3 or so years old.

But, due to popular demand, I will post here what I posted there:


Tis a long, long tale, but I shall now copy and paste from the 11th Edition of the Readers Digestion Condensed Book.

And the odd looking cow (not to be confused with the "strange-seeming cow") turned her head and looked back at him with a wicked smile on her face. Old Ken knew he had gone too far with his little "game" and frenetically, he gathered his belongings and ran willy-nilly out of the pasture. (Upon this point, many historians have debated greatly for years. Did he actually run "willy-nilly" which connotes some bit of hesitation, or is it more accurate to say "hurly-burly"? Of course, there are the followers of the theory developed by O'Leary {the O'Leary Theory} who believed that Ken merely "ran".)(See Exhibit "C") Upon leaping the pasture's northern fence, Ken found himself in the path of an 18 wheeler driven full-throttle by the bizarre Rev. B.A. Dick, who, above the roar of the engine, could be heard singing "You Gotta Walk That Lonesome Valley". (See Exhibit "A")

None were more surprised than Ken, when a wounded deer ran willy-nilly (See Exhibit "C") from the forrest, hitting Ken and knocking him from the path of the bizarre Reverend's truck.

Emotionally moved and psychologically disturbed by the noble deer's deed, Kne (who often mis-types his name, putting the "n" where the 'e' should be...see exhibit 12) shouted to his entourage (who follow him 24/7), "I AM kHANDU!!!!"

None dared doubt the truth of it.


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Subject: RE: BS: How You Chose Your 'Handle'
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 25 Apr 05 - 03:56 PM

i was listening to Paul brady singing Arthur MacBride, and it features a wee little drummer who roused up the camp with a rowdy dow dow in the morning.

I am not small
I do not play the drums
Neither to date have I ever roused up the camp in anybody, apart from that business with my history teacher....poor old sod.

all the best

Big Al Whittle


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Subject: RE: BS: How You Chose Your 'Handle'
From: GUEST,georgiansilver.
Date: 25 Apr 05 - 04:05 PM

I buy and sell antiques..and have a particular interest in georgian silver I guess. Best wishes, Mike.


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Subject: RE: BS: How You Chose Your 'Handle'
From: number 6
Date: 25 Apr 05 - 04:07 PM

"i'm not a number, I'm a free man!"

... at least I think I am.


sIx


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Subject: RE: BS: How You Chose Your 'Handle'
From: Once Famous
Date: 25 Apr 05 - 04:14 PM

For those of you who have not figured out the obvious:

The two finest American made guitars and most popular among pros,

Martin & Gibson


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Subject: RE: BS: How You Chose Your 'Handle'
From: Crane Driver
Date: 25 Apr 05 - 05:53 PM

My reason is quite similar to "Martin"'s - only there isn't a concertina called a Driver.

D'oH


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Subject: RE: BS: How You Chose Your 'Handle'
From: Louie Roy
Date: 25 Apr 05 - 05:54 PM

I used the name I was born with because I figured when I forgot who I am it would be time to hang up the obit.Louie Roy


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Subject: RE: BS: How You Chose Your 'Handle'
From: Donuel
Date: 25 Apr 05 - 06:03 PM

born Donuel Blagg Jr.
currently Donald Arthur Hakman


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Subject: RE: BS: How You Chose Your 'Handle'
From: mandoleer
Date: 25 Apr 05 - 06:11 PM

Couldn't think of a word for someone who plays mandolin (leaving myself very open there.....), and couldn't form a word from recorder or the other stuff I play, so invented this one. I like the 'leer' bit on the end...


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Subject: RE: BS: How You Chose Your 'Handle'
From: GUEST,mack/misophist
Date: 25 Apr 05 - 07:19 PM

Back in the hippy era, I coined a word to describe someone who hates thought. It was time for it's debut.


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Subject: RE: BS: How You Chose Your 'Handle'
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 25 Apr 05 - 07:55 PM

My name and my local folk club. Not necessarily in that order,


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Subject: RE: BS: How You Chose Your 'Handle'
From: sixtieschick
Date: 25 Apr 05 - 08:05 PM

Arrested development. (Not necessarily in that order.)


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Subject: RE: BS: How You Chose Your 'Handle'
From: Rapparee
Date: 25 Apr 05 - 08:40 PM

"Studmuffin" was taken.


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Subject: RE: BS: How You Chose Your 'Handle'
From: Padre
Date: 25 Apr 05 - 09:04 PM

My 'job' title


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Subject: RE: BS: How You Chose Your 'Handle'
From: open mike
Date: 25 Apr 05 - 09:50 PM

for several years i hosted an open mike weekly at a local cafe
now i co-host a monthly one at a coffee house along with other
members of the folk music society. Laurel
we also call it an acoustic jam
a.k.a singer's and picker's circle
a.k.a pluckers and cluckers...
AND IT GOES DOWN HILL FROM THERE..


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Subject: RE: BS: How You Chose Your 'Handle'
From: Gypsy
Date: 25 Apr 05 - 09:55 PM

I'm Californian........this IS my name! LOL!


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Subject: RE: BS: How You Chose Your 'Handle'
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 25 Apr 05 - 10:41 PM

I may have said this before, but mine is an anagram of my real name, which is Noah Merck.

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: BS: How You Chose Your 'Handle'
From: beardedbruce
Date: 25 Apr 05 - 10:44 PM

name is Bruce, I have a beard...


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Subject: RE: BS: How You Chose Your 'Handle'
From: Shanghaiceltic
Date: 26 Apr 05 - 12:49 AM

Sounded like a good soccer team with musical connotations!

I thought Vatican Redsocks would be inflamatory ;-0


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Subject: RE: BS: How You Chose Your 'Handle'
From: GRex
Date: 26 Apr 05 - 02:46 AM

Rex has the same meaning as my surname

KRex


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Subject: RE: BS: How You Chose Your 'Handle'
From: greg stephens
Date: 26 Apr 05 - 07:56 AM

My name is actually Greg Stephens, but I was only just becoming familiar with a keyboard when I signed up here; I hadn't discovered the little button that enables you to change g into G.


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Subject: RE: BS: How You Chose Your 'Handle'
From: GUEST,Mingulay at work
Date: 26 Apr 05 - 08:07 AM

I've probably said this before but it's the name of my boat which is named after a small Scottish island now uninhabited, the same as the inside of my head. My real name of course is Lewis Stornaway.


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Subject: RE: BS: How You Chose Your 'Handle'
From: robomatic
Date: 26 Apr 05 - 08:09 AM

Thought it sounded cool and irish and Finn MacCool's been taken!


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Subject: RE: BS: How You Chose Your 'Handle'
From: GUEST,The Barden of England
Date: 26 Apr 05 - 08:10 AM

I live in Kent, England which has been known as 'The Garden of England' for quite some time. So - my surname being Barden it was quite easy really
John Barden


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Subject: RE: BS: How You Chose Your 'Handle'
From: GUEST,Fenian Raider
Date: 26 Apr 05 - 08:20 AM

Irish myth, of course.
~FR


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Subject: RE: BS: How You Chose Your 'Handle'
From: Strollin' Johnny
Date: 26 Apr 05 - 08:29 AM

My (at the time) R&R band was called 'The Strollers', my wife calls me Johnny (well that's one of the things she calls me, but I didn't think "Strollin' Fuck-Wit" had the right ring !). QED.
S:0)


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Subject: RE: BS: How You Chose Your 'Handle'
From: Noreen
Date: 26 Apr 05 - 08:36 AM

Lack of imagination.


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Subject: RE: BS: How You Chose Your 'Handle'
From: Rapparee
Date: 26 Apr 05 - 09:32 AM

I should also point out that my real name is Samuel Langhorne Clemens.


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Subject: RE: BS: How You Chose Your 'Handle'
From: Paco Rabanne
Date: 26 Apr 05 - 09:35 AM

My real name is Mike Harding.


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Subject: RE: BS: How You Chose Your 'Handle'
From: Azizi
Date: 26 Apr 05 - 10:41 AM

"Azizi" is a KiSwahili personal name that was given to me as an African free name* in the late 1960s.

Sometimes when I sign my Mudcat posts I will add "Ms" or "Sista" to my name because a number of people here who are unfamiliar with the name "Azizi" and who have never seen me have mistaken me for a male.

* "African free names" was the term used in the late 1960s and 1970s to refer to Arabic and traditional African first names and-less frequently-last names that African Americans {and possibly other Black people} adopted in place of their European or Hebrew birth names. These birth names were called "slave names".

To cite a well known example, heavyweight boxing champion Cassius Clay changed his name to "Muhammad Al" when he converted to Islam. However, for many African Americans like myself who were given or who self-selected new names, this change had nothing to do with religious conversion. Instead it had much to do with honoring our African heritage.

Besides, I welcomed the opportunity to change my name because I
didn't think that my birth name fit me anymore.

What was that name?? I'm not telling.


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Subject: RE: BS: How You Chose Your 'Handle'
From: mooman
Date: 26 Apr 05 - 11:14 AM

I had no choice.

I was "named" by another 'Catter!

Peace

moo

(but I like it!)


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Subject: RE: BS: How You Chose Your 'Handle'
From: ToulouseCruise
Date: 26 Apr 05 - 11:17 AM

Hey #6... I forgot about that old British series... it was "The Prisoner", right?


for myself, it is the name of my acoustic duo, "Toulouse Cruise", which is a variation of Two Loose Screws, which seems to apply.

Brian.


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Subject: RE: BS: How You Chose Your 'Handle'
From: Spot
Date: 26 Apr 05 - 12:37 PM

Hallo everybody...
   I became "who" I am cos the registration letters of me van are S.P.O.....etc etc...( Totally borin!...I know!!)

               Regards to all....S..P..O..(t)...


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Subject: RE: BS: How You Chose Your 'Handle'
From: Fred (Beetle) Bailey
Date: 26 Apr 05 - 02:28 PM

I blame all of you guys who found yourself in the military alongside someone of my misfortunate moniker!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: How You Chose Your 'Handle'
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 26 Apr 05 - 02:40 PM

It's OK Clytemnestra, I won't tell... Azizi it is :0)


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Subject: RE: BS: How You Chose Your 'Handle'
From: Blissfully Ignorant
Date: 26 Apr 05 - 02:43 PM

My real name is Clive. Honest.


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Subject: RE: BS: How You Chose Your 'Handle'
From: Azizi
Date: 26 Apr 05 - 03:37 PM

Note to The Greek One: You're not even close.

[and I wasn't asking that people start guessing, honest].

Sista Azizi


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Subject: RE: BS: How You Chose Your 'Handle'
From: My guru always said
Date: 26 Apr 05 - 05:35 PM

It's about a song I sing, not about me...


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Subject: RE: BS: How You Chose Your 'Handle'
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 26 Apr 05 - 06:10 PM

It is a small village on Islay, with a distillery that makes very nice Single Malt. And has the lyrics to 'Westering Home' on the bottle.

It is a right bugger to type or pronounce though...

Bunnahabhain.


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Subject: RE: BS: How You Chose Your 'Handle'
From: Burke
Date: 26 Apr 05 - 06:44 PM

Now that I've looked at some others reasons, I'm thinking of changing mine. Maybe Nelle Arabrab.


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