How did you get your nickname or username? (part 2)

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Forum topic by b2rtch posted 06-25-2012 02:46 PM 1969 views 0 times favorited 33 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-25-2012 02:46 PM

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I already asked this question several years ago but with so many new members, I believe that it is worth repeating.

I have a username and a nickname.
My nickname is Frenchy, it is quite obvious why.
My username is B2rtch.
This come from my first name: bertrand and my last name challier.
Bertrand became: “b2rt” and “ch” from my last name.

-- Bert

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#1 posted 06-25-2012 02:54 PM

I think mine is fairly obvious :) I’m really surprised it was available since I am new here

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#2 posted 06-25-2012 02:58 PM

Bert, I assumed your nickname was like “Be too rich”. Guess I never noticed the “t” in the middle.

Mine is derived from my inclination for bicycling and my birth year 1949.
The bike in my avatar is made of bamboo, by the way.

-- Michael: Hillary has a long list of accomplishments, though most DAs would refer to them as felonies.

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#3 posted 06-25-2012 03:13 PM

” Diapers and politicians both need to be changed often; and for the same reason.”

I really like that

-- Bert

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#4 posted 06-25-2012 03:31 PM

Fun topic Bert. I have spoken with you, so your nickname Frenchy makes sense to me.
I personally can be read better than I sound though a misspell escapes me now and again.

My LJ nickname sort’o points to my limited wood working skills. A dear cousin christened me Buyo some thirty years ago for no good reason. As I recall, he suddenly could not recall my given name of Mario and pulled a Buyo out of somewhere. A few years later in the group of charlatanes I associated with, there was a mythical lousy handyman we referred to as Eligio Masilla. Masilla is the word used in my Spanish to refer to wood putty. Eligio’s work was reportedly so lacking in precision that it required lots of masilla to compensate. I put those two together when I first signed up with LJ. Keeping it real as they say.

-- Dreaming of the day I might joint two pieces of wood square..........

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#5 posted 06-25-2012 03:40 PM

My user ID is what I was initially set up with for the computer network in college. I won’t admit how long ago that was… initials and first few of my last name…

-- My workshop blog can be found at

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#6 posted 06-25-2012 03:42 PM

Thank you Mario and DBhost.

-- Bert

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#7 posted 06-25-2012 03:52 PM

A few years back John Lovitz did a segment on Sat Night Live about Hannaka Harry the Jewish answer to Santa Claus > Any way they sang a song On Hershel On Moisha On Schloemoe. I use too sing it all the time and the name just stuck…..................................Schloemoe

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#8 posted 06-25-2012 03:54 PM

Mine is too obvious, the W is for Weddell.

Bert, when I first saw your username I thought it was an oddly contorted spelling of Birch, but then I saw your signature and realized it is an oddly contorted spelling of your name, the ch probably being part of your last name. Finally, I was right about something! :)

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#9 posted 06-25-2012 04:06 PM

Mine is from freshman year of college. I had a big conversion van as my first car, and still had it in college. It started from “rockin the van” to “rockin da van” Kinda stuck and use it for a variety of things

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#10 posted 06-25-2012 05:15 PM

I usually use my name or some variation such as RobertB or RBrown with a 3 digit number if needed.

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#11 posted 06-25-2012 06:20 PM

My user name is pretty obvious, nicknames however aren’t repeatable in a nice forum like this. :)

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#12 posted 06-25-2012 06:39 PM

mine probably isn’t all that obvious.. Some of you may remember “the jerky boys” back in the early 90’s, the cd’s of prank phone calls.. Back then my friends & I got in the habit of calling each other some of the nonsensical nicknames – that one stuck. At least it’s better than “butt nutt”

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#13 posted 06-25-2012 06:55 PM

Gee…I don’t know what to say….uhh…....

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

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#14 posted 06-25-2012 07:09 PM

I choose PineChopper since pine is about the only wood I can afford to work with.

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#15 posted 06-25-2012 07:13 PM

here you go GARY

From an English surname which was derived from a Norman given name, which was itself originally a short form of names beginning with the Germanic element ger meaning “spear”. This name was popularized in the late 1920s the American actor Gary Cooper (1901-1961), who took his stage name from the city of Gary in Indiana where his agent was born

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