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    Some of you use your normal names, but I'm wondering if there is a story behind your ID?

    My real name is Christine, but my mother often used the European version ... as in ...

    Mom walks into living room and notices a huge splotch of orange paint all over the new blue floral sofa slipcovers she just made.
    "Krystyna, Krystyna. What is this? Well, that IS a lovely painting of a pumpkin you've made."

    Mom walks into my bedroom and sees me hard at work on one of her old skirts, snipping away with scissors in hand.
    "Krystyna, Krystyna! My goodness! Isn't that a fancy hula skirt you've made."

    Mom passes by the hall closet and notices a sign I enthusiastically made to remind me of the schedule for my soon-to-start violin lessons. It is affixed with to the lovely oak door with glue meant to repair shoes and has a fancy leather frame made from my father's old belts.
    "Krystyna, Krystyna! Oh! Oh ... Well, now no one will forget your lessons for a long time. Oh. Oh, my."

    So, in keeping with my quilting qualities ... I decided to use the ID Krystyna. Mom passed away many years ago, but with each quilt I finish, I can hear her say ...

    "Krystyna, Krystyna. Oh my. What have you made here ..."

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    what a beautiful memory. Mine is simple - I live in Zephyrhills hence zhillslady

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    My grandchildren call me Numa and half the other people I know call me Numa too. Therefore I'm Numa!

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    I think mine is pretty clear. I am Olivia's Grammy. However, in Dec she started calling me Mimi bc she couldn't say Grammy. Mimi has stuck and I think it's cute bc it's what she chose to call me. She is now 25 months and the apple of both Pa and Mimi's eye.

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    I used my name in Hawaiian

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    What a lovely story you have....

    For a while my last name was "Moon". I also did work for extra cash at night to help a lady make dance costumes so I was "moonlighting". I had to have a name for a sales tax license so I had to come up with something original.

    Since I was doing my work under the moonlight when my sons were finally in bed, I decided to call it "moonwork" and then added my zipcode when I moved to Kentucky.

    I still do alot of my work under the light of the moon...it's a great time to sew :)

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    Well, I do a lot of stitching...and ripping!!!!

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    I collect pigs and my friends little girl started calling me "Aunt Piggy" and I was a nurse for 18 years, hence the LPN part.

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    Mine is Hosta because I love Hostas used to have over 170 varieties but since I hurts my back and legs can no longer garden husband tries but its not the same when I look out and he is weeding and stepping all over then to find one little weed that's a hosta gone to seed

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    I am a stay at home mommy and the numbers are the last four digest of my grandparents phone number when they were both still alive. They passed away almost 9 years ago. I still miss them and the "farm" where they lived. Had to sell it because no one could afore it. That is how I get sahm 4605

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn
    I collect pigs and my friends little girl started calling me "Aunt Piggy" and I was a nurse for 18 years, hence the LPN part.
    Live pigs????

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    I wish I would have been more creative... when I signed up in here I did not know what it was all about. I just used something I thought I would not forget... my name.. well sometimes I wonder.. hehehehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krystyna
    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn
    I collect pigs and my friends little girl started calling me "Aunt Piggy" and I was a nurse for 18 years, hence the LPN part.
    Live pigs????
    NO!!!! But I did have a real live pig as a pet when I was younger; her name was LuLu and they are verrrryyy smart!!

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    Mine is a combination of my nickname & my favorite Rod Stewart song!

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    I love your name, your story, and your mother!! My first name is Lynnie, and my maiden name was Sylvester = Lyncat. Almost everyone in my family has a cat screen name...grampacat, bikercat, rickcat, siscat, and on and on.

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    check out my avatar....I'm her Mom!

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    Mine is nyelphaba = New York Elphaba _ Elphaba is the wicked witch in the play Wicked. One of my most favorite plays and the greatest character.

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    I like cats and we live on some acreage. We call our place the Three Cats Ranch. Three cats, but only two now. We joke about putting one of those arched signs over the entrance to our driveway like big ranches have. It would say "Three Cats Ranch" and have paw prints. Thus, I'm a catrancher.

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    My name is Patty and one day I smarted off at my granddaughter and she called me crabby patty. It stuck.

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    My name of tealady came from the loss of tea rooms in this area. Since we have no tea rooms around here anymore, I cater tea parties. I take the tearoom to the customer.

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    Mine is easy, I live in Maine, I'm a girl and my year of birth is 76..LOL

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    Mine is the brand name my husband and I will have when we ever get our "hobby farm" up and running.

    I'm from wyoming and he's from Ill so pnp= Peaks N plains, and Trapp is my last name.

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    Well now, you are all so creative with your names! Me? Not so much, first part of my email address. BORING!!!

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    My grandmother on my Dad was Alejandrina, and my mom's mother was Julia So I was named for both Hence Alex J

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    Hobo was a little chihuahua that climbed into our car at a rest stop in GA. We discovered him 100 miles down the road, thought it was a wild animal that got in and out jumps this 8 lb dog. He knew all of us better than we did. If I cried for any reason he would bring the klenex. We have had many dogs while raising 4 sons,but during the holidays we start remembering Hobo and we all get misty eyed. We had to put him down in 2000 due to an enlarged heart. We always said Hobo is all heart, an angel in doggy disguise.

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