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Title: Forum names
Post by: yossam on February 07, 2014, 01:03:25 am
Badger mentioned something about this in a different thread...........thought I would get the ball rolling.  :)


yossam is short for Yosemite Sam. I got this nickname when I was in college. This was early 70's (a long time ago). I was 6' 11" and weighed about 200 lbs. My hair was in a ponytail down to about the middle of my back and I had a full beard. At that time my beard was almost orange in color and my hair was kinda reddish brown. Yes, I guess you might catagorize me as a "damn hippie". My football and basketball coaches kinda frowned on the hair and beard.............so I got my hair cut kinda short and shaved my beard (most of it). I left a big, orange handlebar mustache........Yosemite Sam.  ;D  Also the schools' colors were orange and white, so my mustache matched my uniforms.
Title: Re: Forum names
Post by: kaedorg on February 07, 2014, 01:24:35 am
Kaedorg is the name I used in MMORPG when i played with my 2 children.
We played together World of Warcraft and Rift.

Now, as they both live and study in Paris, we stop to play but I keep this name.
It reminds me a lot of very fun evenings.

David
Title: Re: Forum names
Post by: Dune on February 07, 2014, 02:46:42 am
Dune hardly needs explaining, but I came to use it after a short holiday on an island here (lots of beautiful dunes), so it has a very positive feeling for me. I didn't really like the book 'Dune' by Frank Herbert (though I love SF, but not the fantasy/warrior stuff), so it's not that.
Title: Re: Forum names
Post by: dandelO on February 07, 2014, 04:40:33 am
Dandelo is a character from a series of Stephen King books called The Dark Tower. A psychic vampire who feeds off the laughter of his victims, like a stand-up comedian that is constantly telling jokes so you don't even  know you're dying, you're laughing so much.
it is also an anagram of the street he lives on, Oddlane, that's  why I use a capital O and small d. :)
Title: Re: Forum names
Post by: cyphyr on February 07, 2014, 06:02:45 am
cyphyr is merely me being "cryptic"
Title: Re: Forum names
Post by: inkydigit on February 07, 2014, 06:55:34 am
great thread!
mine is not too exciting really...
inkydigit - I studied fine and applied art at university, specializing in printmaking, in my final year I concentrated on combining traditional printmaking techniques with digital processes, hence the moniker 'inkydigit'
Oh I also liked the play on words meaning 'finger covered in ink'!
:)
cheers
Jason
Title: Re: Forum names
Post by: Kadri on February 07, 2014, 07:27:48 am

Kadri is my real name and means worth, value; honor in English.
In some places it says that it is a female name.
It is a male name.
The female form is Kadriye. At least in Turkish.
This is a link for how it is pronounced:
http://hearnames.com/pronunciations/turkish-names/turkish-boy-names/kadri-m.html
Title: Re: Forum names
Post by: red_planet on February 07, 2014, 09:01:27 am
I like Mars....

Plus I used to use red_planet_ranger as a username many years ago on Yahoo...
Title: Re: Forum names
Post by: PabloMack on February 07, 2014, 12:25:41 pm
PabloMack is an approximate contraction of my name. My friends in college would call me Pablo. Mack is often used as an abbreviation for any of the Mac' or Mc' Scotish/Irish sirnames. BTW, I think it was me who brought up Yosemite Sam when mentioning his likeness to "Raider Red" (Texas Tech's Mascot).

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Quote from: yossam on February 07, 2014, 01:03:25 am...My hair was in a ponytail down to about the middle of my back and I had a full beard. At that time my beard was almost orange in color and my hair was kinda reddish brown.


Since 2003 I have been developing some scifi screen plays around a character that kinda sorta fits your description. My delima is finding an actor that is suitable for the part. You wanna audition?   ;)
Title: Re: Forum names
Post by: jaf on February 07, 2014, 12:27:53 pm
jaf is very unexciting.  It's the initials for my name. :-\
Title: Re: Forum names
Post by: dandelO on February 07, 2014, 03:25:47 pm
Quote from: cyphyr on February 07, 2014, 06:02:45 am
cyphyr is merely me being "cryptic"


I had a band called Cypher back in .the day. We thought we were so cool and original. Apparently not! :D We shortly after changed it to Drum Monkey.
Title: Re: Forum names
Post by: fleetwood on February 07, 2014, 04:25:24 pm
Fleetwood is my actual middle name and was my grandfather's name.
However I tend to think I got it because I was conceived in the back of a Cadillac.

(http://motorera.com/cadillac/cad1940/1949/49Cad60Fleetwood.jpg)
Title: Re: Forum names
Post by: otakar on February 07, 2014, 04:36:03 pm
Otakar is part of name of the first Czech king that I used first in a PBEM fantasy game called Eressea. That was fun!
Title: Re: Forum names
Post by: yossam on February 07, 2014, 04:37:35 pm
My dad had a Cadillac like that.............. :)
Title: Re: Forum names
Post by: zaxxon on February 07, 2014, 05:18:49 pm
Zaxxon was an arcade shooter video game from the early eighty's (I know - age revealing datum). Essentially the first attempt at a 3D experience through a trick called 'axonometric projection', after a small fortune issued up in quarters trying to conquer the 'Boss' robot I sorta felt I had paid for the use of the title and have used it ever since.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zaxxon
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ta0xVtQ_fnk
Title: Re: Forum names
Post by: cyphyr on February 07, 2014, 06:48:52 pm
Quote from: dandelO on February 07, 2014, 03:25:47 pm
Quote from: cyphyr on February 07, 2014, 06:02:45 am
cyphyr is merely me being "cryptic"


I had a band called Cypher back in .the day. We thought we were so cool and original. Apparently not! :D We shortly after changed it to Drum Monkey.


I know it's shocking I keep stumbling on other variants.  Also I like (inherited from my father) spelling words without vowels :)
Title: Re: Forum names
Post by: masonspappy on February 07, 2014, 07:47:59 pm
"masonspappy" is simple enough.  Mason is my 8 old year old grandson and he calls me pap-pap. Very undramatic, but I like it. ;)
Title: Re: Forum names
Post by: TheBadger on February 08, 2014, 12:12:57 pm
There is some funny stuff in this thread!

I chose TheBadger because when I discovered Terragen, I saw a lot of people using it in the forums from very famous cities. But no one that I know of from my city/state.
And I just could not let it it go that a city like mine was not represented here.

Also, the Badger is a moody ill tempered guy who likes his sleep. So I thought it a fine handle for me. And then there is this Badger, who I liked a good bit when I was a lot younger:
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Title: Re: Forum names
Post by: PabloMack on February 09, 2014, 07:32:48 pm
Quote from: TheBadger on February 08, 2014, 12:12:57 pmI chose TheBadger because when I discovered Terragen, I saw a lot of people using it in the forums from very famous cities. But no one that I know of from my city/state.


So what is your City/State? (Do you mind me asking?)
Title: Re: Forum names
Post by: choronr on February 10, 2014, 01:32:29 am
choronr: a combination of my last and first names - Choronzuk and Robert. Choronzuk is a Ukranian/Russian name and phonetically pronounced 'Hor-on-chuk' (don't forget to roll the R in Hor). In Russian, it means Lieutenant. When my grandparents arrived at Ellis Island, they somehow came up with English spelling.
Title: Re: Forum names
Post by: Hetzen on February 10, 2014, 08:42:07 am
Hetzen was a typo. I looked up what it meant in german and thought 'sod it, that'll do'
Title: Re: Forum names
Post by: TheBadger on February 11, 2014, 10:28:08 am
Pablo, where do the Badgers live?  ;D
Title: Re: Forum names
Post by: Upon Infinity on February 11, 2014, 01:19:42 pm
Quote from: TheBadger on February 11, 2014, 10:28:08 am
Pablo, where do the Badgers live?  ;D


Madison, Wisconsin?
Title: Re: Forum names
Post by: TheBadger on February 11, 2014, 01:21:20 pm
 ;)
Title: Re: Forum names
Post by: zaxxon on February 11, 2014, 01:38:48 pm
Michael, even though TheBadger was not your first choice, and as you alluded to in an earlier thread that someone else had already claimed "Badger", seems to me that you are indeed "THE Badger". The whole game of nicknames and 'handles' is indeed a curious one, but nontheless an enjoyable sharing.
Title: Re: Forum names
Post by: TheBadger on February 11, 2014, 02:42:44 pm
lol!  ;D 
"That A hole!"
"Who?"
"The Badger!"
"Oh, yea, I know what you mean."

Well at least people know me, thats something I guess  ;D Thanks Zaxxon! that made me feel good for some reason  :)

By the way.

When Oshyan finally does kick me out of here. Im going the way I came in! Kicking and screaming, and covered in someone elses blood!.. Or something like that  :o
Title: Re: Forum names
Post by: Hannes on February 12, 2014, 06:19:13 am
Hannes is almost my real name. Officially my name is Hans-Jürgen, but I hate that name. Since I was a small kid, everyone called me Hannes. Even my mum. Hans and Hannes are german short versions of Johannes, which is the latin version of John.
Title: Re: Forum names
Post by: PabloMack on February 12, 2014, 09:41:58 am
Quote from: TheBadger on February 11, 2014, 10:28:08 amPablo, where do the Badgers live?  ;D


Actually, they have quite a wide distribution depending on the species. The only one I've seen in the wild is the Honey Badger or Ratel in Namibia (Southern Africa).

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So you are the official representative from the famous city of Madison, Wisconsin?  I knew a "Sconnie" in grad school. That's what she said you call yourselves. I don't know about the spelling, though.
Title: Re: Forum names
Post by: TheBadger on February 12, 2014, 03:09:45 pm
Somehow I just knew you would post a population map, Pablo ;) "Sconnie" is a way of saying wisconsinite while preserving or promoting the accent here. I have a little of it, I don't think its too noticeable though.

We are nothing like the people in the movie "Fargo" though. THats a real pronounced accent that I have never heard a real person here demonstrate.

@hannes
I never would have guessed that Johannes was latin. I would have thought it norwegian or something.

Is german language rooted in latin? I studied Cyrillic in college, Russian, so Im a little familiar with greek too. But I don't know much of anything about the root languages of Western Europe.

Totally off topic, but I just learned DNA testing shows that "Native American Indians" are all descendant from central and eastern europeans. I guess it connects to the root language part of this.
Anyway, I find it all really interesting because Im a nerd... And growing proud of it!
Title: Re: Forum names
Post by: Hannes on February 13, 2014, 06:48:58 am
@Badger: yes, Johannes is the latin version of the greek version "Ιωάννης" (Ioannis) of the hebrew name Yochanan ("ch" pronounced kind of scottish, like in "Loch Ness").
Most popular people with this name are (translated) John the baptist, John the apostle and John Cleese ;)
Title: Re: Forum names
Post by: Hannes on February 13, 2014, 07:02:58 am
German has its roots in the old germanian languages. There may be some latin influences, as well as french ones and a lot of english words during the last decades.
There are also a lot of similarities with english depending on the area. For example my grandma came from Northern Germany (near Bremen). When she was talking to her sister in their (heavy) dialect, I didn't understand a word at that time, but I remember they had some very english sounding words. They said "mother" for example instead of the german "Mutter" and they didn't say "er", but the english "he" but pronounced it like "hay".
Title: Re: Forum names
Post by: Dune on February 13, 2014, 10:55:21 am
Same with the Frisian, which is spoken in the northern area of the Netherlands, which sounds very much like English (cheese instead of kaas for cheese, e.g.). German is (gramatically) very different from Dutch by the way.
Title: Re: Forum names
Post by: Kadri on February 13, 2014, 11:06:22 am
Quote from: Dune on February 13, 2014, 10:55:21 am
... German is (gramatically) very different from Dutch by the way.


Interesting i thought always that they were very close.
Title: Re: Forum names
Post by: TheBadger on February 13, 2014, 04:45:47 pm
QuoteFor example my grandma came from Northern Germany (near Bremen). When she was talking to her sister in their (heavy) dialect, I didn't understand a word at that time


Now see, this IS interesting!
Germany is quite large for a country in Europe. But I did not think that you still had so many cultural links to the past that even variations in dialect are surviving the modern age. It is surprising to hear for me, Hannes. But I admit I have some preconceived notions.

Here in Wisconsin we still have sects of people that mostly speak only german. They are not resent immigrants, they just hold on tightly to their heritage.

@Ulco and Tangled-Universe
Don't be offended. But I don't believe I have ever heard someone speak Dutch, in person. You two may be the only Dutch people I have met yet... Im not sure though.
I watched some Dutch independent cinema, but I was reading the subtitles so I did not have much chance just to listen to the language.

@KAdri,
Its funny, when I was in Turkey, no one spoke to me in Turk. I was there for 12 days, and not one person said a word to me in a native Turkic language. All I heard was English, Russian, and a number of European languages (French and German mostly). What do you think?
Title: Re: Forum names
Post by: Kadri on February 13, 2014, 04:57:42 pm

We have many people who lived outside and can speak other languages especially German .
Our family was there too for example.
It depends where you traveled obviously.
In the touristic places like the south Turkey it is quite normal for example.
Title: Re: Forum names
Post by: TheBadger on February 13, 2014, 05:03:06 pm
^^ I wanted to travel. But I did not have much cash, and I was a little nervous because I did not know anything about the country at the time, so I did not go too far form where I was staying.
Title: Re: Forum names
Post by: Kadri on February 13, 2014, 05:05:34 pm
Where was it? Istanbul?
Title: Re: Forum names
Post by: TheBadger on February 13, 2014, 05:06:04 pm
Side
Title: Re: Forum names
Post by: Kadri on February 13, 2014, 05:08:09 pm

Now i remember we spoke about this earlier Michael and Side is one of the touristic places so i am not surprised :)
Title: Re: Forum names
Post by: Dune on February 14, 2014, 03:52:16 am
Türkiye cok güzel!

Title: Re: Forum names
Post by: Kadri on February 14, 2014, 04:51:39 am

I tried to write the same in Dutch Ulco but Google translate wasn't quite convincing to me.
Yeah Türkiye is beautiful :) as every other country is too like yours Ulco.
Putting "Dutch landscape" in Google image search makes me want to open Terragen and begin to have fun immediately for example :)
Title: Re: Forum names
Post by: Dune on February 14, 2014, 06:31:08 am
I didn't use google translate, but remembered from a 3 month trip I did in Turkey in 1981. And yes, there are beautiful spots here, but also a lot of people!
Title: Re: Forum names
Post by: Kadri on February 14, 2014, 07:25:37 am
Quote from: Dune on February 14, 2014, 06:31:08 am
I didn't use google translate, but remembered from a 3 month trip I did in Turkey in 1981. And yes, there are beautiful spots here, but also a lot of people!


3 month is quite a nice time for a trip Ulco !
I plan to go 4-5 years later to Germany where i used to live
and maybe some other places in Europa , Netherlands too probably.
Title: Re: Forum names
Post by: Dune on February 14, 2014, 09:50:26 am
I was a student back then, and we travelled from Istanbul to Ankara and Trabzon, Mount Ararat, Van, along the southern coast, then Izmir, then back home. Supertrip! Met very nice people.
Title: Re: Forum names
Post by: Kadri on February 14, 2014, 10:46:49 am
Quote from: Dune on February 14, 2014, 09:50:26 am
I was a student back then, and we travelled from Istanbul to Ankara and Trabzon, Mount Ararat, Van, along the southern coast, then Izmir, then back home. Supertrip! Met very nice people.

That sounds nice.
You have traveled more then myself in our country Ulco.
I haven't got traveled further then Ankara.
Title: Re: Forum names
Post by: Upon Infinity on February 14, 2014, 11:56:44 am
Quote from: Hannes on February 13, 2014, 07:02:58 am
German has its roots in the old germanian languages. There may be some latin influences, as well as french ones and a lot of english words during the last decades.
There are also a lot of similarities with english depending on the area. For example my grandma came from Northern Germany (near Bremen). When she was talking to her sister in their (heavy) dialect, I didn't understand a word at that time, but I remember they had some very english sounding words. They said "mother" for example instead of the german "Mutter" and they didn't say "er", but the english "he" but pronounced it like "hay".


This is because English is not a real language.  It is more of an amalgamation of many different languages which draws from Norman, Saxon, Celtic, Gaelic, Welsh, Cornish, Pictish, and latin influences (as well as a few others).  And there were three main variations in England as little as just a few hundred years ago, with the London variant the one that is commonly spoken today.

That said, my own forum name is derived off of the domain name I had chosen for my website.  I later made it the name of my company, as well.
Title: Re: Forum names
Post by: PabloMack on February 15, 2014, 11:29:07 am
English (and "Anglo") comes from "Angle" as in the tribe that came from Germany. They spoke a low form of German which, very interestingly, is an offshoot from the Hittites of the Old Testament. I have learned that there are much stronger historic ties between Turks and Germans than I was formerly aware of. That is presumably one reason why the Turks joined the side of the Germans during WWI. I would love to visit the Hittite museum in Ankara. The Hitite written language is a form of cuneiform where wedges were pressed into clay to make their characters. Most of the ancient Hittite manuscripts are records of business transactions and, apparently, very little of the philosophical writings we have from the Greeks. But the Hittites actually practiced a form of democracy a thousand years before the Greeks (to their shagrin!).
Title: Re: Forum names
Post by: PabloMack on March 10, 2014, 11:02:09 pm
Quote from: TheBadger on February 11, 2014, 10:28:08 amPablo, where do the Badgers live?  ;D


My wife and I just had dinner with my cousin and her husband. They live six months out of the year in Dallas and the other six months in Wisconsin. George is of Italian heritage and he tells me about an area that is predominantly Italian. He said the two of them live about 80 miles from Madison. We talked about "the Badgers". Carol said one time she was in a group of Wisconsiners and they were talking about "Bucky". She thought they were talking about "Bucee Beaver" and they immediately knew she was "not from around here". Buc-ee's is a chain of travel stores where you can stop along a highway and get drinks, snacks and souvenirs. Looks like they are only in Texas. It seems strange to me to have ethnic Italian areas and Polish areas and German areas. In Texas, you have predominantly white areas and hispanic areas and black areas. If you are caucasion you live with other caucasians and it doesn't seem to matter what your European country of origin was. Here you are just labelled "white" and we are all mixed together.

http://www.buc-ees.com
Title: Re: Forum names
Post by: Lady of the Lake on March 10, 2014, 11:38:46 pm
Mine is pretty blah compared to some of you.  I lived at the Lake of the Ozarks, Mo. when we got our first computer.  First forum I joined and they asked for a screen name "Lady of the Lake" just popped into my head.  Several years later we moved to Texas so I considered changing my name.  But as luck would have it, we got a house directly across from the swimming pool so I figured that surely counted as a small lake.  (no boats allowed!)   ;)
Title: Re: Forum names
Post by: N-drju on March 11, 2014, 03:22:57 am
My forum name is a Polish sound cognate of an English counterpart of my first name. If you read my nick just as it is written using Polish phonemes you'll just get "Andrew". Simple as that. My actual name is "Andrzej" though.

You should be relieved there are none of our famous (notorious one might say) diacritic signs in my name. ;D
Title: Re: Forum names
Post by: TheBadger on March 11, 2014, 04:26:52 am
Quote from: Lady of the Lake on March 10, 2014, 11:38:46 pm
Mine is pretty blah compared to some of you.  I lived at the Lake of the Ozarks, Mo. when we got our first computer.  First forum I joined and they asked for a screen name "Lady of the Lake" just popped into my head.  Several years later we moved to Texas so I considered changing my name.  But as luck would have it, we got a house directly across from the swimming pool so I figured that surely counted as a small lake.  (no boats allowed!)   ;)


Hmmm. I was guessing it had to do with Arthurian legend. ;)
Title: Re: Forum names
Post by: archonforest on March 11, 2014, 04:37:52 am
Archon is coming from an elf necromancer. His name is Alyr Archon and he is my favorite character in a book. So I took Archon from him. As I did not wanted to use the same name I put Forest at the end as I love nature and forests...etc. 
Title: Re: Forum names
Post by: Lady of the Lake on March 11, 2014, 05:08:56 pm
Quote from: TheBadger on March 11, 2014, 04:26:52 am
Hmmm. I was guessing it had to do with Arthurian legend. ;)


If you mean the part about having magical powers and not aging.  Yea, that's me.  :P
Title: Re: Forum names
Post by: Zairyn Arsyn on March 13, 2014, 10:34:39 am
ive always used a Z in my usernames, for the last ten+ years.

lain is a alternate spelling of my real name

three nine or 999 is a reference to the anime film Galaxy Express 999 by Leiji Matsumoto"
the 999 is pronounced three nine, rather than nine-nine-nine.