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etymology of your user name.... [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2008, 06:17
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Just curious to know the meaning/thoughts behind your usernames. Some are self explanatory (eg. nervousGMAT :)) but some are just out there- Kryzak (AND he is not eatern european!!!!).

I can start- Dosa: Indian crepe-like dish which is my favorite :)

And for the record, don is NOT the short form for DONNA. I just picked something that sort of goes with DOSA :)

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Re: etymology of your user name.... [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2008, 19:59
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mine's a bit random. some initials that stuck together (adc). I've had the _away since 2001 i think... back on irc when there was another adc..
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Re: etymology of your user name.... [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2008, 15:07
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like steel, i was concerned about anonymity....and this was the first word that popped in my head!





then i found this cool avatar. :oops: and it just all started coming together.. hehe 8-)
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Re: etymology of your user name.... [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2012, 17:36
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My sun sign, moon sign, star sign or whatever sign you can conjure up are all Scorpio..I'm a true blue Scorpion!! ;)

I used the screen name scorpionzzz at several places coz there was a time when I used to sleep like crazy... Now I sleep very little and the 'zzz' has been cut down to just a 'z'.. :D
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Re: etymology of your use name.... [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2008, 06:38
dosa_don wrote:
Just curious to know the meaning/thoughts behind your usernames. Some are self explanatory (eg. nervousGMAT :)) but some are just out there- Kryzak (AND he is not eatern european!!!!).

I can start- Dosa: Indian crepe-like dish which is my favorite :)

And for the record, don is NOT the short form for DONNA. I just picked something that sort of goes with DOSA :)


At the beginning of this process, when I was more concerned about anonymity, I chose a username that would have no relation to me in any respect (this was before I joined this forum). I've used varients of Steel for sports leagues and such, so I just truncated my username from fantasy football hehe.
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Re: etymology of your use name.... [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2008, 06:42
I couldn't think of a clever one, so I just used the nickname of a character from one of the best 80's TV shows: The A-Team.

Lt. Templeton 'Faceman' Peck

"Howlin' Mad" Murdock wouldn't have been a bad choice either.
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Re: etymology of your use name.... [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2008, 06:50
This was DJ name in college, unfortunately have not had the time to DJ since, and I was born in '81.
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Re: etymology of your use name.... [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2008, 07:00
Kudos for ya dosa, I was thinking about asking that a couple of days ago :)

I thought that Don was something like the Italian designation...



Do you remember the movie Jerry Macguire? The kwam came from the Cuba Gooding Jr's character, you have to have the "kwam" factor, since then I use as nickname Kwam everywhere, but people think I'm Korean :lol: Later I realized that I misspelled as the correct is "Kwan"

"Some dudes might have the 'coin' but they will never have the 'kwan'.

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Re: etymology of your use name.... [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2008, 07:22
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Kudos for ya dosa, I was thinking about asking that a couple of days ago :)

I thought that Don was something like the Italian designation...



Do you remember the movie Jerry Macguire? The kwam came from the Cuba Gooding Jr's character, you have to have the "kwam" factor, since then I use as nickname Kwam everywhere, but people think I'm Korean :lol: Later I realized that I misspelled as the correct is "Kwan"

"Some dudes might have the 'coin' but they will never have the 'kwan'.

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Re: etymology of your use name.... [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2008, 07:41
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I couldn't think of a clever one, so I just used the nickname of a character from one of the best 80's TV shows: The A-Team.

Lt. Templeton 'Faceman' Peck

"Howlin' Mad" Murdock wouldn't have been a bad choice either.


Greatest 80s show ever. I'm playing the theme song right now.
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Re: etymology of your use name.... [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2008, 07:50
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I couldn't think of a clever one, so I just used the nickname of a character from one of the best 80's TV shows: The A-Team.

Lt. Templeton 'Faceman' Peck

"Howlin' Mad" Murdock wouldn't have been a bad choice either.


Greatest 80s show ever. I'm playing the theme song right now.


I know. I could watch The A-Team and Miami Vice all day.
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Re: etymology of your use name.... [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2008, 08:07
Wow..all you guys have much cooler backgrounds to your names....:) mine pales in comparison...a CREPE...:)
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Re: etymology of your use name.... [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2008, 08:20
Mine is a combination of where I used to ski and an nickname I had from skiing in high school.
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Re: etymology of your use name.... [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2008, 08:32
back in my rugby playing days in the 90's my fellow forwards gave me this name (i think after puffdaddy now known as p'diddy)

i have another alias but decided not to use that since its too similar to my real name
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Re: etymology of your use name.... [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2008, 08:34
my fantasy football team name and avatar are a bunch of robots. so its like da bears, except robots. da bots.
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Re: etymology of your use name.... [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2008, 08:34
mine was created out of thin air for "alias" purposes. I wanted a name that was unique and cool sounding, but it ended up being an Eastern European last name. I do have other aliases that I use which are totally unique, but "kryzak" came first, and it's stuck with people who know me in real life, so I use it.

I might even make it my middle name (which is the initial "K") :P
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Re: etymology of your user name.... [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2008, 08:37
Quite simple. Four years ago I decided to choose a new nickname. At the same time I was buying various snowboarding stuff and liked the name of the company on my helmet - R.E.D. Thought that it could be a good nickname and use it since then.
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Re: etymology of your user name.... [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2008, 08:43
Mine is just pieces of my name mashed up.
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