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Tango Charlie 08-29-2008 03:30 PM

What's in a UserName?
Some of your user names aren't too wild.

Some I think just have to have an interesting explanation.

While others just mystify me.

By nature I'm very curious (okay, nosy) and was wondering who would like to bare their souls and tell us the meaning, if any, behind their handles.
I'll go first. My name is Terry Chupp, so my initials are T.D.C. I thought about going with 'Top Dead Center', but I've been using that on various websites for awhile. Time for something new. My background is aviation, and we used the phonetic, or radio, alphabet quite often. Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, Echo, Foxtrot, etc. etc. etc. So when you say 'T.C.' phonetically, it's 'Tango Charlie'

There. Your turn. :)

Tony Raine 08-29-2008 03:47 PM

mines pretty easy. my name is Anthony Raine (pronounced "rain") Turturro.

when i first got into internet stuff in middle school, our teachers told us to never use our last name for an email address. they were pretty rabid about it, actually. not really sure why. i guess since the 'net was young and most people didn't really understand it. so that, added to the fact most people call me Tony, i decided on Tony Raine. then it just stuck.

plus it takes a lot less time to type than Anthony Turturro.

cfg83 08-29-2008 03:47 PM

Tango Charlie -

cfg are my initials. They are also (conveniently) a file extension standing for configuration on lots of computer systems, especially Windows. Soooooooo, I get to say I am part of most computer systems today.

I would rather just be "cfg", but someone always gets that before I come along, so I use a high number that I *know* will not be in use by anyone else. I picked 83 because it goes back to DOS filename.extension limitations, 8.3 characters.

^ my first initial, :)

groar 08-29-2008 03:52 PM


Originally Posted by Tango Charlie (Post 57172)
Some of your user names [...] While others just mystify me.

short : groar is the shout of Totoro deep inside the forest during full moon nights.

long : Once upon a time... someone gave me the VHS of the movie "Tonari no Totoro" :
Tonari no Totoro
This person loves Japan. I didn't understood anything to this movie, even after seeing it twice, but I know nothing about Japan.
A few weeks later I was looking for a name for an open-source project. When "groar" came in minds I knew it was this one. Later I used this name as a nick and I'm always doing.


cfg83 08-29-2008 04:25 PM

groar -

Totoro Rocks (you gently to sleep)!


Catbus in reality!


tasdrouille 08-29-2008 04:25 PM

Add a space somewhere along with an apostrophe to my forum handle and you can form "tas d'rouille", a French language expression (probably a province of Quebec regionalism) which literally translates to "heap of rust", or the more commonly used rust bucket.

It's the name my better half uses to refer to my TDI.

RH77 08-29-2008 04:50 PM

I had to come up with something quickly a few years ago for another forum. I know times change, and interests fade, there's only one thing that stays the same...

Intials and Birth Year: R H 77

Nothing fancy...


SuperTrooper 08-29-2008 05:22 PM

When I belonged to an off-road 4x4 club I had a trail modified '93 Isuzu Trooper that would go anywhere. I would spend a lot of time pulling Jeeps out of mudholes, so the call would go out over the radio to "send the super trooper to the rescue!" and a name was born.

azraelswrd 08-29-2008 05:59 PM

My old username from college, stuck with me ever since. Based on the comic book miniseries "Sword of Azrael" thus azraelswrd though it can be seen as Azrael's word, if you read it that way. I just wanted something different and last I checked, Az just wasn't a super-popular handle waaaaay back when in the early brunch period of the Wacky Wild Web circa 1994.

metroschultz 08-29-2008 07:32 PM

Pretty simple really
Schultz is a nick I picked up working on trucks
Metro is waht I drive and love (I've had at least one in my driveway since 1995)
Schultz out

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