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Some of you have really interesting and obscure screen names; I wonder what they mean, stand for, or where they come from. If you've been wishing someone would ask so you could share the cool connection or story, please do! I've made up what some of them mean or stand for on my own and would like to see where the really come from, if you care to share.

I think the term 'handle' may not be used properly in this context, nor is 'screen name' so feel free to correct me on what term I should be using!

Rebecca (my first name is Polly but haven't used it since elementary)

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Mine is self-explanatory.  Tendencies toward excess...'nuff said.

I really responded to let you know, Rebecca, that I have a similar situation with my "real' name.  My name is Ramona...but I have never used that name.  I have been Raye since I was a child.  I was named for my father's brother (Raymond...called Ray...so Raye) and my father's mother (Mona).  BUT I wanted to say...I love the name Polly.  I laugh when I say that to you, b/c everyone ALWAYS says..."Oh, I just LOVE the name Ramona".  I usually execute an eyeroll and I expect you are doing the same, now.  

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Short Story - Spelled out initials.

 

Long story - There is another Lisa is my close friend group and the first initials of our last names sound similar so I go by LC. On Facebook I do another variation on my name because I'd prefer not to be found easily. (There's a crazy story attached to why I semi-hide but you'd have to give me a few shots of Kraken first.)

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10 minutes ago, AshleyDillo said:

Mine's just a hybrid of my first name and armadillo.  I don't even remember how the armadillo became my "animal" but I just say it's because it has a hard outershell and a furry belly and go with it.  🤷‍♀️

Awwww...that's so sweet.  I love this story...

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Well my name is a combination of my initials, year born and the name of the first gift my husband ever gave me. I met him in the 2nd grade, we got married after I graduated high school, and he brought me a purple Care bear. My mother has bipolar disorder and I have never gotten a present before. I named him Purp because that was the best I could do. Purple became my favorite color, I have purple hair, and I had Purp almost 20 years until my house flooded. I try to use it wherever I can, my first name is Alicia but I go by Ali.

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Let's see ...... mine is broken up into two parts ....

Coney ---- I live in a town called Lonaconing, MD (pronounced Loan-A-Cone-ing) ----- People in these parts just call it Coney for short

The second half -- Raven -- is in honor of the NFL team that should've gone to the Super Bowl this year

coneyraven

 

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I'm as boring as they get over here. First initial, middle initial, last name. But on other forums you'll find me by the handle "Aralim" -- picked that up ages ago when I was on AOL and playing in a superheroic RPG; got the name from a class of angels I'd read about one time (as I recall, it translates roughly from Hebrew as "the burning ones"), and it fit the martial artist character I'd come up with.

Now, @twangster -- there's a handle I don't get. I've listened to his scopes and there isn't a hint of twang (southern or otherwise) in his voice at all. Maybe he plays a killer banjo? 😁

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Mine is my old AOL screename and email address since I was 13.. It stands for the name of everyone in my family.. A-Abby (my mom) G-Gary (my dad) S-Stephanie (which is myself) L-Laura ( my little sister) C- Chester (the name of our dog at the time who has since passed) and 5 is my favorite number but also was all of the initials listed.. For years my friends have made fun of me because they said no one has AOL email address anymore.. Well I still do but I have also recently made a gmail account but all my screenames for many websites since I was 13 have always been AGSLC5 so out of habit I keep it. 

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On 2/25/2020 at 5:37 PM, JLMoran said:

Now, @twangster -- there's a handle I don't get. I've listened to his scopes and there isn't a hint of twang (southern or otherwise) in his voice at all. Maybe he plays a killer banjo? 😁

Hey Joe! If you catch up with him on the Royal Caribbean Blog Insiders Facebook page it makes sense...  😜

Update: OK, I assumed wrong! I have no idea where that handle came from too! 

 

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11 hours ago, AGSLC5 said:

 For years my friends have made fun of me because they said no one has AOL email address anymore.

Nothing wrong with AOL email. We still have ours, over 20 years now.

Another non-creative name here. Wife's and mine initials and our anniversary date,  Dec. 4.

 

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OMG!  Late to the party but I love this thread!  Thanks for starting it!  So cool hearing where everyone got their handles from, and answers to many that I have been wondering, well not @JLMoran's or @WAAAYTOOO...those two are self explanatory lol.  And @JohnK6404, not sure what you are talking about, but I still have no clue where @twangster gets his handle from.  I must be working too hard and missed some posts and conversations. 😄

Ok, mine not too creative either because I did not inherit the creativity gene.  I love to cruise, and I fell in love with cruising back in 2002 on our honeymoon.  That's all. 🙂

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