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    Senior Member Prissnboot's Avatar
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    Our user names

    Where does your user name come from? Some names are obvious, as they contain part of our name, and some others have a sewing connotation to them that are kind of funny, but others are just a mystery.

    Mine, for example - Prissnboot. It was my very first email address. I've always liked cats, and wanted to have "pussnboot" but AOL had to put a number behind it to make it unique, and I didn't like that, so I changed it to Prissnboot instead. Since I live in Texas and am a girly girl, it is kind of appropriate - sort of a Miss Priss in Boots, if you will.

    So, what's the story behind your user name?
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    I'm another Mary living in Missouri. I've also wondered the same thing about some of the names too. I tried several different names when I signed up but none were accepted as is, so I just kept trying. Some of the names chosen are so long and some are perplexing to me. One thing is ... they are all unique!
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    Good question. Most think that my username has some sort of negative connotation. The fact is that my husband's last name is Fear and I am Mrs Fear, but since I live in "the South" I thought that missus was more suitable since no one here says, "how's your wife, the say how's the missus."
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    My userid is part of my last name and part of my childhood nickname.

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    Mine is pretty obvious! Some times I spend as much time ripping as stitching!!!

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    My daughter needed a name for one of her stuffed toys, one of the larger Beanie babies. She and her best friend often bought the same toys and created personalities for them so they would interact at playtime. The friend had just bought her Beanie and named it Rainbow, and my daughter wanted a colorful name for hers. I came up with Prism, and Prism over the years became her favorite stuffed toy. When I tried it for my login (several places, even before the QB), that name was always taken, even with a number after it, so I came up with Prism99 and have used it ever since! Apparently most people give up before they get to 99.......

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    Mine is my name from an old knitting forum, before I crossed to the dark side - and the ocean!
    Lang may yer lum reek. (I'm a knitter - hence - 'Knit-ette'. Confuses a lot of people!)

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    I'm Scissor Queen because I have a whole lot of scissors. I know there are a few people that have more than I do but I got the name first.

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    My name honors an old Medicine Man from South Dakota. He has long since gone on his journey home to our ancestors.
    But a part of him remains here with us.
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    This is my cats name. She is a Mane Coon and thinks she is hot stuff. Me too lol

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    Mine is a combination of my knickname & my favorite song.

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    Mine is boring, my last name. My first name is in a Beatles' song and there are thousands of women born in the 60's with it.

    There are not too many Tothill's around, so it is usually available as a user name online.
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    Mine is simply part of my names.
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    My old cat's name is "Bear" and he is a dark gray in color.

    hence - bearisgray - bear is gray

    I was caught off guard when a 'user name' was asked for - and that's the first thing I thought of

    Although sometimes I call DH "papa bear" - and he now has mostly white hair - but it really was the cat that was the inspiration for my user name
    Last edited by bearisgray; 10-08-2012 at 09:57 AM.

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    I am fond of cats and science fiction. In a series of novels there is a character from a race of lion men called Pyanfar. But since I like cats, I altered it to be Pyanfur to acknowledge the little furry critters at my house.

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    Oops. That's my email user name. The name here - Caseraph - is the combination of 2 of my cats name Casab (cute as a button) and Seraph (named for the angels but he is far from it).

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    Great thread....

    I've used mine or a slight variation since I joined eBay in 1998, our license plates on our two vehicles are slight variation of the same name too... it is combination of first three letters of my name and the state of our 'nest' with the 'kids' when they graduated from college.
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    my user name is my puppies name and my favorite nascar driver jr nation simple..

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    I am an avid collector of all things pigs and when my closest friend had her little girl, I showered her with pig gifts. So Lauren started calling me "Aunt Piggy" and I was a nurse for 18 years so that is where the "LPN" part came from.
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    My user name use to be Jingleberry, she was a toy poodle. When I had to have her put down at almost 16 YO it made me sad to see her name. I got permission to change it to Jingle. That is how I got my user name.
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    There is so many members here that it takes a while to come up with a name that no one else has.

    My large pile of UFO's was my inspiration for my username. Plus, I love science fiction also.

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    My name is a clue to my avid thirst to learn all I can. The 747 is just a number Yahoo gave to me because there are other "Learners" out there.

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    Mine is just plain boring and obvious.

    So I can't forget it!

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    Mine is a typo relating back to my grand son who at two years would have my house in pieces 15 mintues after he was in the house
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    Well Its from my Email Addy, and Had I understood I could have Chosen A Cute/Clever One I would have! because I really Don't Like the one I have!!
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