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Offline Niloc

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Name derivation
« on: November 22, 2022, 05:47:05 PM »
It's common knowledge that the name "Smith" is related to the profession of blacksmithing, or if your last name is "Baker" then one of your ancestors probably baked bread professionally, and so on.

My point is... spare some sympathy for all the Dickinsons out there.

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Re: Name derivation
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2022, 09:24:33 PM »
is this for member's surnames? cuz i wouldn't have a clue what my damm ancestors did.

but for board names...they all derive from something. would be curious as to what member forum
names actually represent. mine is easy. K7- 7 letters in KlaSSiC...my OG forum handle,
retired at 1982 out of respect for dig dug.

my real name, Chris Gonna-Murder-You-Get-Out-Of-The-Fast-Lane-While-You-Drive-30MPH...no idea what that came from. ;D
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Re: Name derivation
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2022, 09:05:18 AM »
would be curious as to what member forum
names actually represent.

I often wonder this as well.

Militiaman has been my screen name for close to 25 years now. The first BBS or message board that I ever registered for was tied to Fantasy Football (something I was enamored with in the early 90's but can't stand now). My Fantasy Football team name was the Mandarin Militia because I lived in Mandarin at the time, and I just thought the two sounded cool together. So, my screen name was Militiaman, and it has been on every message board since that day.

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Re: Name derivation
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2022, 09:33:14 AM »
I’m big and my name is Al.

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Re: Name derivation
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2022, 11:40:01 AM »
What zues says and how he says it at the beginning of altered beast
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Re: Name derivation
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2022, 11:45:16 AM »
my name was given to me by Batman :P
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Re: Name derivation
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2022, 12:17:31 PM »
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Re: Name derivation
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2022, 04:28:17 PM »
quote author=Hamster link=topic=48927.msg380453#msg380453 date=1669221916]
my name was given to me by Batman :P
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I’m an old school BBS arcade member and I never knew that one.  Oh, LOL.


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Re: Name derivation
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2022, 02:13:49 PM »
What zues says and how he says it at the beginning of altered beast

"Rise from your grave"

I had to Youtube Altered Beast and listen to it a few times to figure out what he was trying to say.  LOL

Thanks for sharing. I have to admit this one has always had me stumped.

And now I know ...

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Re: Name derivation
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2022, 02:17:19 PM »
my name was given to me by Batman :P

It fits. I can't see you as anything but Hamster now (even though I remember it used to be KiSWY4 or something like that).

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Re: Name derivation
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2022, 05:33:11 PM »
It fits. I can't see you as anything but Hamster now (even though I remember it used to be KiSWY4 or something like that).

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Big Al, going old skool, says, that was his HAM or am frequency “handle” IIRC.

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Re: Name derivation
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2022, 12:52:54 PM »
I said what the fuck so many times during a project that someone said my initials should be WTF. Ergo, WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot or WhiskeyTango.

FWIW, WTF is monogrammed on my luggage. lol

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Re: Name derivation
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2022, 07:59:52 PM »
I am a fan of the Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Blackhawks & Florida State Seminoles. Paz had an ah-ha moment on at least 2 of these once during a tourney, guessing not all 3
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Re: Name derivation
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2022, 08:13:58 PM »
my real name, Chris Gonna-Murder-You-Get-Out-Of-The-Fast-Lane-While-You-Drive-30MPH...no idea what that came from. ;D

And Chris, I have noticed this anomaly most frequently on I-4

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Re: Name derivation
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2022, 08:23:40 AM »
I said what the fuck so many times during a project that someone said my initials should be WTF.

This one makes total sense.
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