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Offline TollingBells

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Re: Where did your profile name come from?
« Reply #75 on: August 16, 2010, 05:01:24 PM »
There are a lot of us from the US and European countries, Pielord. We won't bite, I promise. ;) But South Africa, really? I envy you. I want to visit Africa someday.
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Re: Where did your profile name come from?
« Reply #76 on: August 16, 2010, 08:41:34 PM »
I'm afraid that my forum name is as interesting as Pam and Lisbeth's, 1st name Helen, surname Poxon hence HelenP.  :)

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Re: Where did your profile name come from?
« Reply #77 on: August 16, 2010, 10:43:37 PM »
I'm afraid that my forum name is as interesting as Pam and Lisbeth's, 1st name Helen, surname Poxon hence HelenP.  :)

Still, I like how your name sounds. It's very nice, and being simple is good too. ;)
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Re: Where did your profile name come from?
« Reply #78 on: August 16, 2010, 11:19:09 PM »
My name is Melissa and my husband started calling me Missa as a nickname, and it stuck :) Usually I have to add stuff to it, I was glad it was available here!

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« Reply #79 on: August 17, 2010, 01:36:09 PM »
Many years ago, my dad gave my sister and I crazy names, Bolivar Shagnasty and Cedric Weehunt...I forgot which one was mine and which one was salty's, but I've used bshag for lots of years on forums, sims 2 and 3...shortened verison of bolivar shagnasty.  Since our dad passed away in 2007, these names have meant a lot more to us.

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Re: Where did your profile name come from?
« Reply #80 on: August 17, 2010, 04:41:27 PM »
Hi all! My profile name alyssa.cole looks like it should be a simple explanation, but really comes from a funny story.

When I first moved in to a place with some of my old housemates, one of the previous tenants had left behind a discount card for the local grocery store. I started using it to save a few cents here and there, (apparently I should have the Frugal trait), and as I was leaving the store one day the cashier used the name registered to the card and said, "Thank you Ms. Cole, have a nice day." At first I was confused, but quickly realized what had happened.

My real last name is a hyphenated mess of my mom's last name and my dad's last name that never fits onto anything; it's always spelled incorrectly and mispronounced. So being addressed with a short, simple name was a new and pleasant experience for me. Ever since, I've been using it to make things less confusing!

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Re: Where did your profile name come from?
« Reply #81 on: August 17, 2010, 05:00:07 PM »
 
Hi all! My profile name alyssa.cole looks like it should be a simple explanation, but really comes from a funny story.

When I first moved in to a place with some of my old housemates, one of the previous tenants had left behind a discount card for the local grocery store. I started using it to save a few cents here and there, (apparently I should have the Frugal trait), and as I was leaving the store one day the cashier used the name registered to the card and said, "Thank you Ms. Cole, have a nice day." At first I was confused, but quickly realized what had happened.

My real last name is a hyphenated mess of my mom's last name and my dad's last name that never fits onto anything; it's always spelled incorrectly and mispronounced. So being addressed with a short, simple name was a new and pleasant experience for me. Ever since, I've been using it to make things less confusing!
So Alyssa is your real first name? My real first name is Alisha (pronounced as it looks a-LISH-a)!

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Re: Where did your profile name come from?
« Reply #82 on: August 17, 2010, 07:33:14 PM »
So Alyssa is your real first name? My real first name is Alisha (pronounced as it looks a-LISH-a)!

Yes, I'm Alyssa. There are so many different variations of near and similarly spelled names like ours! I have a friend who pronounces hers the same as yours, but spells it Alicia, so people are often confused. Thankfully mine ends up being pretty straightforward (and the first part of my forum name is not very creative!).

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« Reply #83 on: August 17, 2010, 09:01:59 PM »
Forgot to mention, my avatar is homsar from homestarrunner.com. Hence the text under the picture, he's always spouting random nonsense. My previous avatar was the Rain Card from Cardcaptor Sakura.
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Re: Where did your profile name come from?
« Reply #84 on: August 17, 2010, 09:40:58 PM »
Yes, I'm Alyssa. There are so many different variations of near and similarly spelled names like ours! I have a friend who pronounces hers the same as yours, but spells it Alicia, so people are often confused. Thankfully mine ends up being pretty straightforward (and the first part of my forum name is not very creative!).
Any relation to Alyssa Milano?  ;D

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Re: Where did your profile name come from?
« Reply #85 on: August 17, 2010, 11:54:13 PM »
Any relation to Alyssa Milano?  ;D

Oooh, I wish! :)

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« Reply #86 on: August 18, 2010, 02:34:18 PM »
First Post, he he.  Anyway, I tend to take a lot of notes in classes and just like to write down ideas, but I can be rather unlucky when it comes to breaking stuff and therefore I always have the need to carry around an abundance of pencils.  So, yea, that's about it

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« Reply #87 on: August 18, 2010, 03:09:39 PM »
I've been using Archer as a screen name or profile name for a looong time.  If memory serves, I originally took it from a character in the Tom Clancy novel Cardinal of the Kremlin.  Once the internet came around and started getting popular back in the 90's, lots of people were using it. When the name was already taken, a website would suggest Archer1, or Archer2, etc.  That worked for awhile but then I did not want to be Archer485749393.  :)  So I started using Archer0 and it's worked every time as a choice.

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Re: Where did your profile name come from?
« Reply #88 on: August 18, 2010, 03:27:43 PM »
I knew a dog named Sydney, and 511 is my birth date. May 11th.

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Re: Where did your profile name come from?
« Reply #89 on: August 18, 2010, 05:01:49 PM »
Joria, or Joriah, is my username in the mmorpg I play called Fiesta.  I love being Joria there and would choose that name as my real life name if I could.  I made it up myself.  Joria is a work in progress heroine in a book I'm writing.  Player was added because pretty much my life revolves around playing in one form or another.  If you turn a chore into play it is no longer a chore.
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Re: Where did your profile name come from?
« Reply #90 on: August 18, 2010, 10:36:54 PM »
How is Joria pronounced exactly? I feel like every time I say it to myself (when reading) I mess it all up.

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« Reply #91 on: August 20, 2010, 10:54:29 AM »
My name came from a nickname I was given at university. Because I come from Malta friends from the mountaineering club started calling me The Malteser and it stuck. So now I use that for all things, especially as I am useless in trying to think up avatar names. The 60 bit is random, mainly as malteser is a much more popular avatar name than I though so for one forum I had to give it a number, and I decided to choose my own number instead of leaving it to be randomly assigned. 6 is one of my favourite numbers so I went with 60.

As for my picture, at the moment I have my lovely degu Nutmeg. Three months ago I adopted these two degus, never knew what they were until I saw them at the pet shop and immediately fell in love with them. I'm not trying to become a degu expert as these little cuties have given me endless entertainment and love (yup, I've been accepted into their hierarchy as degu!). Some day though I'll make my own sim likeness and use that. Keep on putting that off as I'm useless at that and will spend hours wondering if I've got it right.

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Re: Where did your profile name come from?
« Reply #92 on: August 20, 2010, 11:25:14 AM »
Not trying to get off topic here, just a quick question.  What exactly is a degu and what animal family are they from?  From the picture, they look really cute.  Maybe post a bigger picture in the babble thread.  From the pic sort of looks like a chinchilla.
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Re: Where did your profile name come from?
« Reply #93 on: August 20, 2010, 03:38:30 PM »
Jenny (me) + TS3 (needless to explain) with a - to make it neat = Jenny-TS3 :)

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Re: Where did your profile name come from?
« Reply #94 on: August 21, 2010, 06:41:23 AM »
Some day though I'll make my own sim likeness and use that. Keep on putting that off as I'm useless at that and will spend hours wondering if I've got it right.

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Re: Where did your profile name come from?
« Reply #95 on: August 22, 2010, 11:39:09 AM »
Not trying to get off topic here, just a quick question.  What exactly is a degu and what animal family are they from?  From the picture, they look really cute.  Maybe post a bigger picture in the babble thread.  From the pic sort of looks like a chinchilla.

I've posted about my degus in the babble thread.

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Re: Where did your profile name come from?
« Reply #96 on: August 24, 2010, 02:59:50 PM »
Hi all,

My name is taken from the aussie song, I come from the land down under, so I just used the initials.

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« Reply #97 on: August 25, 2010, 03:04:17 AM »
Hi all,

My name is taken from the aussie song, I come from the land down under, so I just used the initials.

Well now, that's interesting.  I always wonder what names with a jumble of letters mean.  I never would have guessed yours! 
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Re: Where did your profile name come from?
« Reply #98 on: August 25, 2010, 08:47:38 PM »
John Allen was the name of the sim I first reached the LTW with, after a few aborted tries with law enforcement, science, and a learning curve John Allen worked out and became the emperor of evil.  3 of his traits are in the sig.   

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« Reply #99 on: August 25, 2010, 10:23:16 PM »
My name actually has two stories. One is a long and babbly story that involves geography, fanfiction, cartoons, puns, online pennames, and my imagination when used with fictional characters, and the other is quite short and simple. I chose to write out the simple one.

In Egypt, there is a river called The Nile, it's the longest river in the world. There is a state of mind, often used within other psychological mind sets, if I remember correctly, called being in denial. I am a big fan of Egypt, and end up facing denial, though not my own, a lot, so I chose to be clever and combined the two.

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