Good Story TC, I have wondered myself how some of our users come up with their names.
Let's hear from you, if you want to share what is behind your name.
Mine is, well.....that's what mama called me.
I've noticed that quite a few of us use screen names instead of our actual name. Have you seen the Brad Garrett 7-Up commercial where is dancing in the street signing "who's reaching out to tickle a horsey, everyone knows it's Brad"? I would call my friends and randomly sing this to them. So how, after diagnosis, it turned into "who's reaching out to tickle my cancer" and I adopted "ticklingcancer". Yeah, I know....
Is there a story about your screen name you would like to share?
oh, and my name is Jimmy.
I am a professional business writer, and so used smythe a lot for my various pseudonyms. I created Greensmythe when I wrote a book called the Green ABC's- and needed to have a good hook for the brand. I use it a lot, along with other names with smythe at the end. Long answer to a very cool question.
My is similar to NanceBeth's. My first name is Nancy, my last name is Jacobs, and I am lazy. Hence my screen name anywhere on the internet is NancyJac, NanJac, or some variation there of. Not creative, but it limits the number of tries needed to remember when logging on to a site.
I like your attitude, Jimmy! I proudly wear my "Cancer Sucks" sweatshirt to appointments and it always makes people having chemo laugh, which I think is a good thing. I used my screen name because I'm new here and didn't know any better - it seemed that was the thing to do. But, my name is Carol. I used to be in Greyhound rescue, so that's where the fast dog came from.
Haha! You beat me to this question TC. :) I've always wondered about the story behind a lot of screen/user names. :)
I decided to use my boyfriend's last name (Lira) in mine. I'm his girl. I really liked the sound of Lirasgirl. :) I used 33 because that's how old I was at the time I was diagnosed. My real name is Gladis. Nice to meet all of you. :)
Well, if someone would pay me even half of what Dear Ole Brad is getting for the 7-Up commercial, I'd put my face and name high above on the marquee as well.
A bit of privacy is nice. I've insurance worries and $$ worries and all sorts of less than popular opinions, at least regarding the corporate world and those entities can really hurt when they get around to you.
We all know what a geek is, yes? Ling is a diminutive reference and the Chinese character for zero. I put the two together and voila. Now, 15 years later, I can't always use what I made up and kids tell me that I am all wet because they know that a geekling is the product of a love affair between a geek and a XXX.
Youngins don't notice the difference between 'product' and 'offspring' which is why I am grateful to have a nick name. What ever happened to privacy in your person and papers?
Well the story behind my screen name is easy. I am a huge fan of thoroughbred horse racing. I watch TVG and HRTV, the 2 racing channels, all the time and have read every book ever wrtitten on horse racing and own every movie about the sport. I go to the track a lot and when I can't get there I go to the OTW. Through social media I have even been able to chat with some of my favorite jockeys and trainers. So that is where my screen name comes from but my friends call me Dee. Thanks for asking. Take care.
This is why I love this site! Just because we have cancer doesn't mean we always have to have serious comments. My name is Charles Banks and I didn't care if people know that. Also, I guess I couldn't think of anything else to use. It is interesting where people come up with screen names. Go Pack, Go!
I'm sure you can guess, but I love to scrapbook. I would take my supplies and photos to chemo with me to give me something to do. At my center, you didn't get your own tv, so if I didn't like what was on, I would scrapbook. The nurses would always stop by to see what I was working on. I was doing a family cookbook for everyone on my husband's side with this mother's recipes. One of the nurses asked if she could copy a recipe that she'd had trouble with. (His mother was a cook, first at a nursing home and then at the public high school.) I still scrapbook.
Love all the stories on the nicknames.