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18 Nov 01 - 12:43 PM (#595135)
Subject: Nickname 3
From: 53

Hi to all. I did some research and have read 2 old threads about nicknames and how some of the Mudcatters got theirs. People wonder how Bob and I came to be 53. So I decided to share our story again.

Bob and I decided on this together when we joined Mudcat. He likes nicknames and gave me an interesting one years ago when we had known each other for only a few weeks. But here is how it started:

Bob and the manager of the store we worked in were trying to teach me guitar at the time and had recommended Fender picks. So it started as Fender Bender and got shortened to 'Benner'. I was born in 1953. Not to be outdone, Bob changed it to '53 Bennowood', saying it sounded like a good name for a classic car. (I discovered a couple years ago he thought I was a classy lady.) ;)

He still called me that until a couple years back when we bumped into one another again and both being divorced by that time, we are now married to one another. Long time friends can make wonderful second spouses. His ex is now married to the other guy from the store who named me Benner! Strange the way things happen in our lives.

By the way, Bob is now teaching me guitar again and I am actually learning better than I did before. I was busy raising three children and saying yes to too many jobs at church back in those days, as well as trying to be Miss Perfect. I am no longer a Yes person, am less of a perfectionist, work shorter hours, and my children are grown. The grandchildren are not living close enough to spend time with. So I've lots more time for practice and playing.

BTW - I now use Dunlop picks. and Bob's ex's hubby still calls me Benner.

OOPS. Didn't mean to give you my life's story here.

Maybe some other 'Catters want to share how they got their 'Catter names too. I wish I knew how to make blue clickies to old threads. There are interesting stories there.

Anyone want to help out there? Thanks in advance.

Glenda "53"

18 Nov 01 - 01:06 PM (#595147)
Subject: RE: BS: Nickname 3
From: Pene Azul

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18 Nov 01 - 03:06 PM (#595205)
Subject: RE: BS: Nickname 3
From: wysiwyg

There are some other very entertaining threads too, about gigolo names, blues names, etc. Try a filter search on the word NAME and see what you find.


18 Nov 01 - 08:50 PM (#595350)
Subject: RE: BS: Nickname 3
From: Celtic Soul

Pene Azul?

Does that stand for blue pasta? ;D

18 Nov 01 - 09:05 PM (#595359)
Subject: RE: BS: Nickname 3
From: Sorcha

uhhh, not exactly. More like Blue Penis......pun for Blues Pianist.

18 Nov 01 - 09:21 PM (#595369)
Subject: RE: BS: Nickname 3
From: Jerry Rasmussen

At another site, I used my Father's nickname for me, "Slewfoot" because I was always tripping over stuff as a kid. I dedcided not to use it here because it diminishes my image.

Jerry, he of grace and refinement.

18 Nov 01 - 10:58 PM (#595407)
Subject: RE: BS: Nickname 3
From: Deda

My mother called me Deda (pronounced dee-dah). When I was tiny she'd say "deeda widdo baby"("see the little baby"), and "Deda" came out of that. She gave funny nicknames to all her kids -- Pooky and Rara were two of the other three. (My real name is Rebecca.)

18 Nov 01 - 11:35 PM (#595424)
Subject: RE: BS: Nickname 3
From: katlaughing

Glenda53 & Bob, it's always fun to hear from the newbies about their names. Thanks to all of you for adding to the lore of the Mudcat.


19 Nov 01 - 01:11 AM (#595446)
Subject: RE: BS: Nickname 3
From: Sorcha

When I was little, my daddy used to call me Cockroach, because I skittered so. Does it still fit, kat?

19 Nov 01 - 08:46 AM (#595522)
Subject: RE: BS: Nickname 3
From: katlaughing

Yes, Sorcha, you do skitter a bit. Where do you get all of that energy!?**BG**

Sorcha the skitterer...almost goes with Roger the skiffler. LOL

19 Nov 01 - 01:20 PM (#595678)
Subject: RE: BS: Nickname 3
From: GUEST,Glenda53, at work

Hi, Thanks, Kat, how kind of you to welcome us. We appreciate the friends we are making here.

I really did bring the nickname idea back up because of much confusion as to 'our' name. It is good to be members of the 'Cat. We haven't found a better group online.


20 Nov 01 - 07:30 AM (#596230)
Subject: RE: BS: Nickname 3
From: 53

yeah kat this is a thanks from ole bob too. thanks. BOB

21 Nov 01 - 06:35 AM (#597070)
Subject: RE: BS: Nickname 3
From: Guessed

as Groucho said when asked if it was his real name........
Nahhhhhhh, just breakin' it in for a friend.

21 Nov 01 - 03:37 PM (#597446)
Subject: RE: BS: Nickname 3
From: 53

that's a funny one guessed. BOB

21 Nov 01 - 03:59 PM (#597459)
Subject: RE: BS: Nickname 3
From: nutty

My nickname was given to me at school - not for my nature (I was very sensible, in fact, far too sensible)but for my real name