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Why this nickname?

by b2rtch
posted 04-09-2010 02:14 PM

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#1 posted 04-09-2010 02:33 PM

Well, in my case, my last name is Holladay, so I have often been called Doc by friends. It has just kind of stuck and I have always kind of liked it. Besides, I have always enjoyed the stories about Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#2 posted 04-09-2010 02:40 PM

I’ve actually wondered about yours, Bert …

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#3 posted 04-09-2010 02:41 PM

Mine references my trade and nimble talents hence JAGWAH!

But the truth is, the only moves I have left like a cat is the ability to use a litter box.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#4 posted 04-09-2010 02:55 PM


I’ve been called Hoss (by teammates), Scooter (by dad only), Scotty (by closest friends only). The best is Dad (by my two boys).

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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#5 posted 04-09-2010 03:04 PM

I got here late.

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#6 posted 04-09-2010 03:07 PM

Peter O, you do not answer the question,( what is the “O” for?) never the less I shall answer yours.
I am French, my first name is Bertrand.
American people struggle with foreign names and especially when is more than one or two syllables in them. So to make is easier on them I shortened my name to Bert ( that they still cannot spell or pronounce, They spell it Burt. Nest time I shall choose Jack). Then later when I had to created a user name for my email and so on, I simply replaced the ‘e” in Bert by a “2”, the “ch” is simply the first two letters of my last name

-- Bert

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#7 posted 04-09-2010 03:27 PM

Mine refers to the unique mark a hammer face leaves on a piece of wood when you miss a nail. Years ago, almost all carpenters were in the union. Sooo, when you missed your mark, you left a UnionLabel on the wood.

-- Methods are many,Principles are few.Methods change often,Principles never do.

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#8 posted 04-09-2010 03:30 PM

“o” you still have issues with my nickname.
I see that I still have to make it easier just for you. LoL!

B2rtch, no “it ” in there.

-- Bert

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#9 posted 04-09-2010 03:31 PM

Snowy River is the name of my shop/business. Snowy River Woodworks. I chose this because we have lots of snow here and I have a creek/river in my backyard.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#10 posted 04-09-2010 03:32 PM

My initials are PW, which friends still use, some of the time. Others have since started calling me Pdub and it stuck.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#11 posted 04-09-2010 03:36 PM

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#12 posted 04-09-2010 03:37 PM

based on my location and the fact that i’m a newbie

-- Mike - Antero's Urban Wood Designs

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#13 posted 04-09-2010 03:46 PM

Well there was already a Tony which is my real nickname—Anthony is my middle name-and I am a huge Beatles fan so I chose that—should have been Beatles plural but I was in a hurry to join up and left off the “s”—

-- Tony --

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#14 posted 04-09-2010 03:48 PM

Because I have a lot of tools. :-) woodworking, wood carving, handyman etc.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#15 posted 04-09-2010 03:50 PM

’‘I got here late’’… LOL

thats funny – Burt ( ;o) ) I always read it as BIRCH which is one of my fav lumber.

mine is Peh-r-peh-l-le-v (Purple Lev). Lev is my last name, and in Hebrew translates to ‘heart’

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#16 posted 04-09-2010 03:53 PM

@ b2rtch – Well, you asked about “very strange and enigmatic nicknames” and I didn’t think the first letter of my last name really qualified.

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#17 posted 04-09-2010 04:01 PM

It is what my late step son called me.

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#18 posted 04-09-2010 04:25 PM

ahhh, my mom gave it to me

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#19 posted 04-09-2010 04:33 PM

Hmmm, maybe because every time I build something for the first time, the customer always says “that’s not right” or maybe because “I’m just NOT RIGHT” LOL or could it be a take off on the “Woodwright’s Shop” from PBS because sometimes, I think he’s just knotwright :-)

-- James

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#20 posted 04-09-2010 04:36 PM

” ”American people struggle with foreign names and especially when is more than one or two syllables in them.”

I do not mean to put anyone down, but it is the experiences of foreigners, in this country, that the natives struggle with their name, ask my first wife who is Chinese.
I worked in 27 different countries and many times I struggled with names also and I still cannot pronounce my first wife’s nickname correctly: Cathy. I struggle with the “th” sound

By the way shopguryl you do not give an explanation for your nickname

-- Bert

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#21 posted 04-09-2010 04:37 PM

yeah mine is simple hooky is my surname

here in Oz all names either get lengthened or shortened

like john becomes johno and gary becomes gazza and michael becomes mick and so on


(Purplev i like that your name is purple heart)

-- Happiness is a way of travel , not a destination (Roy Goodman)

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#22 posted 04-09-2010 04:55 PM

My shop is in Okalona tn. so…...Okwoodshop

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#23 posted 04-09-2010 04:58 PM

hooky – thanks mate!

b2rtch – I just think that adding that ‘American people’ is politically incorrect, as the mispronunciation of names and words in general is not specific to any one nation- but to humans in general – is your wife is chinese, than you should know that first hand that there are many chinese names that you wouldn’t even know how to pronounce even if heard many times over. I think it all comes from us coming from different cultures where the spoken word, accents, syllables and what not are all pronounced and spoken differently, sometimes making it hard to understand each other (but that’s a whole other story).


-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#24 posted 04-09-2010 05:09 PM

Mine came from a previous discussion site about model airplanes where I named myself “Planeman”. It seemed to work for this site too.

-- Always remember half of the people in this country are below average.

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#25 posted 04-09-2010 05:11 PM

Well, I kinda picked up woodworking as a hobby to fill my time. That way I wouldn’t get bored. So it was a way of “breaking boredom” which I switched to “boardom” since it’s kinda a wood based hobby. Just a little play on words.

-- Matt -

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#26 posted 04-09-2010 05:15 PM

Mine is what I do best…

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#27 posted 04-09-2010 05:26 PM

Prior to woodworking, I use to be addicted to triathlons. I retired from that world though. I just can no longer commit those 15 to 20 hours of training each week!

-- Bruce, San Jose, Ca

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#28 posted 04-09-2010 05:34 PM

Mine is just a phonetic spelling of my initials, K and B.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#29 posted 04-09-2010 05:40 PM

Mine has nothing to do with woodworking, : )
It is actually what is hiding all around the house
because I spend all my time in the shop.
I am not known to be a cleaning freak,
the vacuum noise hurts my ears. LOL


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#30 posted 04-09-2010 05:43 PM

Sorry I was reading you rlast comment only.
My mistake.
“foreigners” I am a US citizen

-- Bert

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#31 posted 04-09-2010 05:47 PM

Mine is from my business Rick’s Rustics

Lisa—- yournickname is appropriate for woodworking as well. I have dustbunny’s living in my shop. Plus the fact that while working the wood you make dust

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#32 posted 04-09-2010 05:59 PM

First name + last initial + year of birth.

I hope I really didn’t need to explain that. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#33 posted 04-09-2010 06:19 PM

My LJ name is my boyfriends LJ name + s + girl (meaning that I’m kolwdwrkr’s girl) : )
I think that most people who are aware of him on this site understand my name.

HIS name- kolwdwrkr -is his initials + wdwrkr (abreviation of woodworker obviously, duhh!) lol!
His business is also called “KOL Woodworks”.

Some people pronounce the kol part as “cole”, but it’s meant to be K-O-L Woodworks

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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#34 posted 04-09-2010 06:25 PM

Wintersedge.. was a name I was planning on using for a glass company. Just like the name and it stuck.. been using it for about 8 years as my internet handle.

-- Motivation alone is not enough. If you have an idiot and you motivate him, now you have a motivated idiot.

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#35 posted 04-09-2010 06:34 PM

Actually, I have two! A parishioner who was very near and dear to me at my first parish used to call me Padre and since I am an Episcopal Priest I use it on forums.

When I was born my Dad declared me a “Chip off the ol’ block” and since birth I have been called Chip, but my ‘real’ name is Harry.

-- Chip ----------- 6:8

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#36 posted 04-09-2010 06:37 PM

I am a little bit like a bird dog or a rabbit dog or a coon dog, but i hunt for wood instead. and no i don’t howl.

-- Lumberdog.. Morley, Michigan

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#37 posted 04-09-2010 06:38 PM

Buffalo, my nickname from MANY moons ago when i was a biker dude, I had a beard that reached below my belt buckle,my brother called me buffalo and it stuck like good glue ! My business name is Buffalo woodworks , and the 689, well the math..(smirk)..

-- bill

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Rudy Reyes - CCWoodcrafts

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#38 posted 04-09-2010 06:48 PM

I used to use ImL0st as a nick with a computer group I belonged to .. but I ain’t l0st no more <grin>! I’m happy to be here and hope I can pick up a few tips here and there from some of you.

-- Rudy Reyes - CCWoodcrafts - Corpus Christi, Texas

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#39 posted 04-09-2010 06:53 PM

I use my given name cuz all the really cool nick names were taken. And…..I’m about as creative as an 8/32 screw.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#40 posted 04-09-2010 06:56 PM

kolwdwrksgirl, I always said to myself Cool-woodworker. Kool.

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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#41 posted 04-09-2010 07:01 PM

I love my name. very fitting.

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#42 posted 04-09-2010 07:15 PM

I am a shop teacher and my students often call me Mrs. N. Kids forget names and mispronounce the easiest of names, so I am happy with it. Although I think my sixth grade class has a competition going to see who can say Mrs. N the most during a single class.

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#43 posted 04-09-2010 07:19 PM

I picked up the nickname in college. I was in ROTC, and we all got names based on GI Joe Characters. I am tall, blonde, and broad shouldered, so I got the nickname Duke (I also was … am… was the type of person who took charge of group activities, yet another thing Duke did a lot of). The name stuck through my time in the Army, and I found that I could use the name on most forums, provided I added the “GIJOE”... I am still blonde, tall, and broadshouldered… so I kept the name!

-- Anybody can become a woodworker, but only a Craftsmen can hide his mistakes! - Walter Blodgett

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#44 posted 04-09-2010 07:26 PM

my nick is job site given referring to the fact that I’m a tool whore. So I was nicked after the toy company, I just changed the spelling.

-- measure once, keep cuttin' til it fits

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#45 posted 04-09-2010 07:44 PM

simply, im bob and i have a 67 camaro, despite some ideas from younger kids asking if im 67 years old and get naked on

-- if you dont have it, build it, especially when its a stupid idea

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#46 posted 04-09-2010 07:49 PM

During my days as a carpenter, they called me “Lightning”....Because I never struck the same place twice. ;D

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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#47 posted 04-09-2010 07:58 PM

chris is the birth name and stef is just a lot easier to say the stefanowicz … my wife to be loves me for that

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#48 posted 04-09-2010 08:02 PM

First name and was in the Air Guard working on F16’s. May add (ret) since I retired.

-- Rick

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#49 posted 04-09-2010 08:29 PM

poroskywood- that never occurred to me that someone wood take kol as meaning “cool”...interesting!
Personally I think Keith and I are 2 totally SUPER cool individuals (LMAO!!), so if that’s what you think when you see our names…then so be it! HA,ha! ;~)

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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#50 posted 04-09-2010 11:10 PM

I took mine from my first and very loyal bird dog, a golden retriever and a fantastic retriever he was and a great companion.

Trained him myself when he was a puppy and he was a great dog, but very mischievious as a puppy so I named him after the character in the Peter Sellers movie, his manservant Cato that always used to jump out and surprise attack him.

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