Explain your "username"

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by DawgTheDon, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. DawgTheDon

    DawgTheDon New Member

    Mar 26, 2007
    Saint Joseph, Mi
    I've always been curious as to why people pick the user names they pick. So if you want, explain yours.

    I'll start..."DawgTheDon"

    From my high school days until today, people have called me either "J-Dawg" (my real name is Jason btw) or "Dawg". Not sure why, not sure how that started, but to this day people who have known me for ever call me this instead of my name.

    So that's half of it...

    The other half has to do with my obsession with mob movies.

    I also use "Dawg Corleone" in other forums.
  2. WhitesBhoy

    WhitesBhoy Active Member

    Jul 9, 2008
    The Beach, For Now
    I think I like Dawg Corleone even better.

    Formerly "FFCinPCB", which the first part speaks for itself. And if you've never heard of the second part, well shiiiiiiit, ya'll come on down and visit the Redneck Riviera! You may even get to be in a movie.....like Girls Gone Wild.

    Currently "WhitesBhoy". Whites, again no need to explain. Bhoy is a tip o' the bowler to my second team, the one who I can follow in European play, CELTIC! 'Mon the Hoops!!
  3. HatterDon

    HatterDon Moderator

    Mar 18, 2006
    Peoples Republic of South Texas
    I loathe ESPN's Dan Patrick. I was drunk when I registered, and meant to log in as HaterDan, but I fumble fingered it. Many people on this site have called me either "Hatter" or "Don" ever since, and I've been too polite to tell them that my real name is actually Todd Rundgren.

    Pretend it's yesterday. :roll:
  4. DawgTheDon

    DawgTheDon New Member

    Mar 26, 2007
    Saint Joseph, Mi
    hahaha..you serious Hatter? Thats the best story ever. I also loathe Dan Patrick. Don't like his former sidekick either.
  5. americanmike

    americanmike Administrator

    Dec 30, 2004
    American Mike

    I don't need to explain it do I? Other than it's uninventive and straight forward.
  6. SoCalJoe

    SoCalJoe Well-Known Member

    Sep 5, 2006
    Walnut, CA

    uh, ditto
  7. SCFulhamFan

    SCFulhamFan Active Member

    Aug 5, 2006
  8. DawgTheDon

    DawgTheDon New Member

    Mar 26, 2007
    Saint Joseph, Mi
    Sorry, I guess this post is what happens when you're sitting at work, the company you work for is going down the crapper and there is nothing you can do but sit there, collect checks and prepare for unemployment.

    Carry on...
  9. Flamingcokecans

    Flamingcokecans New Member

    Oct 29, 2008
    Clemson, SC
    Flaming Coke Cans

    1 Coke Can
    1 mostly subdued fire (ie - hot coals)

    Preperation: (About 30 seconds)

    Place one full, unopened coke can in the middle of the hot coals, preferably in an open area. Quickly move the outer coals into a mound that eventually covers the coke can. Place yourself in area that provides both good viewing and good shielding.

    Cook Time:
    About 2 minutes.

    This will result in a vertical launch of the coke can as well as a horizontal launch of the surrounding coals. It is actually quite enjoyable. Me and my friends did it in high school when we went camping.... we where cool... I promise.
  10. Bradical

    Bradical Member

    Apr 22, 2008
    Denver, CO
    I'm glad "flamingcokecans" piped in because that's been a constant headscratcher for me... Good story "Todd," but I'm so thrown by the reality of your name that I'll just keep referring to you as Don, and assume Hatter is a reference to Luton Town.

    'Bradical' came about years ago trying to come up with something clever to attach to my name (Brad). I don't consider myself to be particularly radical, either in the surfer jargon or political sense, but I'll settle for clever anyday. Plus, it's usually not taken when I sign up for sites/email monikers.
  11. Lyle

    Lyle New Member

    Jan 21, 2007
    Lyle is the name of Confederate soldier who freed his slaves before he went to war and then killed like 50 Yanks at Gettysburg before two cannon balls struck him simultaneously ending his kick ass soldiering. If he hadn't of been killed the Confederates would have likely won Gettysburg and possibly the war. Not a too well known fact. He's like the Roswell Incident of the Civil War. Our govnerment doesn't won't anyone to know about this guy. Now you know.
  12. RidgeRider

    RidgeRider Member

    Jan 5, 2008
    Very interesting Lyle. Like the story.

    Mine is named after a road. Yep, you heard it, a road.

    Ridge Road is a very well known cycling road in the Sierra Foothills near were I live and is used for training by local racers and also is frequented by a lot of enthusiasts as well. So, I was trying to come up something and I came up with RidgeRider...cause that is what I do. :D
  13. BarryP

    BarryP New Member

    Jul 20, 2007
    Evansville, Indiana
    My name was handed down to me from my father and since it is a family heirloom it seemed a shame to change it the something like BarryWhite!
  14. SteveM19

    SteveM19 New Member

    Sep 30, 2007
    Cleveland OH
    Great story, I am a Civil War scholar and hadn't heard it.

    Steve, real 1st name. M, real last initial. 19, the number I always asked for when I played defender growing up, even better than Paolo Maldini. Assuming, of course, that Maldini was wrapped up in duct tape.

    Also, my favorite pro athlete who played before my day was Johnny Unitas, TimmyG would get that connection.
  15. Lyle

    Lyle New Member

    Jan 21, 2007
    Oh... my story is made up. I should have given more, exaggerated details... like he charged the Union line up Cemetery Hill all by himself wiping out 2 whole regiments single handed, and only armed with a bayonet.
  16. nevzter

    nevzter Well-Known Member

    Mar 5, 2007
    A City by a Bay
    dude, lyle, you gave up too soon.

    me = hook, line & sinker. although i enjoy civil war history, i'd never heard of your "lyle" and i thought the whole scene entirely plausible.

    well done, sir.

    my name was given to me by a coach in jr. high and it stuck with me. fairly pedestrian, no?
  17. jimsig

    jimsig Active Member

    Jun 27, 2008
    Jim is my firstname and Sig stands for Sigma. Back in College I pledged Sigma Tau Gamma, Sig Tau for short.

    When I first got on line back around 1994 I had to come up with a name for my AOL account and picked JimVSigTau, I figured I would come up with something else eventaully. I then dropped the V standing for my last name and eventually shortened it to JimSig for messageboards.
  18. Optimizer

    Optimizer New Member

    Aug 22, 2006
    I found the site and registered and realized I needed a name. This was before ILWT, where I use my real name. At the time, I was working on optimization models and thought that perhaps my future would be in doing such things (HA!! Where I work is the exact opposite of optimized). Hence, optimizer.
  19. MisfitKid

    MisfitKid New Member

    Jan 16, 2007
    SF Bay Area
    While I was growing up (I am still waiting for that) my favorite band was The Cars. On their third album (yes, as in black vinyl) called Panorama, would you believe they have a song called "Misfit Kid". I loved the song so much my friends started calling me.... Misfit Kid.

    "I'm the American Misfit Kid,
    still wonder'n what I did.
    I'm on the inside,
    taken a fast ride". 8)
  20. Fulhamburger

    Fulhamburger New Member

    May 11, 2007
    FulHAMburger. ???? Why I did that, I've no idea.

    In my defense I was in highschool at the time. I thought it was clever.

    If I could change my name it would be one of: Unofficial Nonmoderator or Good Ol' Nev.
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