What do you mean, name changes?

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Re: What do you mean, name changes?

Postby AntiM » Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:27 am

Anti M = Aunty Em = Aunt Margaret. Yes, I really do use Anti M. Also Maggie, from Maggiemayday, but I don't care for it much, but I don't mind it.
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Re: What do you mean, name changes?

Postby tahiti_treat » Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:35 pm

I chose "tahiti treat" for my screen name because it was a soft drink I really liked growing up that you can't get anymore. I tend to go with food/drink names for my internet handles when I don't know what else to choose. I think it is still available in some parts of the world as "tahitian treat"

For the 3 years I have gone to Burning Man I have used a different name each year. For the first 2 years I bought into the idea that you had to be given a playa name and couldn't choose your own. In 2011 I was not given a playa name so I went by my default name all week, though I didn't really want to. In 2012 I was given the name "Crusty" and disliked it. Though it was funny, it didn't reflect who I wanted to be. This year I said 'fuckit' and chose my own playa name, "Sun", after my gate person advised me to 'burn bright'. I loved it. But I may have a different playa name next year. I'll stay tahiti_treat on eplaya until such time as I have a playa name that lasts through several burns.

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Re: What do you mean, name changes?

Postby omegared » Sun Sep 21, 2014 7:14 am

In the burning community I go by Omega, Omega Red if you want to be formal. I used to sometimes randomly change names at a burn, but that gets confusing for everyone... including me after a few drinks. In the default world I'm forced to use the name given me by my parents, but you're all burners here so you don't need to know that one.
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Re: What do you mean, name changes?

Postby ^Rhino! » Sun Sep 21, 2014 6:15 pm

Savannah wrote:I like finding out that you go by Trilo in defaultia! That's just fun. Also, I'm bad enough with names, so I like not having to remember two. :lol:

Me--I'm Savannah by birth, and Savannah pretty much everywhere.



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Re: What do you mean, name changes?

Postby David Wentzell » Thu Nov 06, 2014 1:56 pm

I'm new, I used my name for user name, I've only posted once, I'd prefer to use my stage name - "Delta Whiskey", if it's not too much trouble I'd appreciate it .
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Re: What do you mean, name changes?

Postby Eric » Thu Nov 06, 2014 5:11 pm

David Wentzell wrote:I'm new, I used my name for user name, I've only posted once, I'd prefer to use my stage name - "Delta Whiskey", if it's not too much trouble I'd appreciate it .
Thanks,
DW


Delta Whiskey - PM trilobyte (his name is in red, he's just up this thread a little). He's the admin & can change the name - if you just post in the thread he might miss it.

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Re: What do you mean, name changes?

Postby PimpdaddyX » Sat Oct 29, 2016 4:46 pm

PimpdaddyX was my gamer name for years. I have been blessed with the Playa name Dimples. Since its on my gate badge I guess I'm keeping it.
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Re: What do you mean, name changes?

Postby tatonka » Sat Oct 29, 2016 8:30 pm

Thought about changing mine to Pussygrabber but I didnt want people to think I was a republican ;)
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Re: What do you mean, name changes?

Postby Skuzzy61 » Sun Oct 30, 2016 4:33 am

I have been known as "Skuzzy" since 1969. It has followed me throughout my life (a young beachbum/surfer) and career (an older version know as Mr. SCSI). I finally gave in and embraced it.

Everyone who has known me has a hard time not calling me "Skuzzy". Most reveal my default name just does not seem to fit.

Here, someone else already had the name (probably me from another life), so I got stuck with the numbers tacked on.
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Re: What do you mean, name changes?

Postby ^Rhino! » Wed Nov 02, 2016 2:34 pm

If I get my PhD before I return, I might become Dr. Rhino. Which should I prefer, Doctor Rhino, Dr. Rhino, Doc Rhino, or just keep Rhino? Comments and ideas are solicited.
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Re: What do you mean, name changes?

Postby AntiM » Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:56 am

^Rhino! wrote:If I get my PhD before I return, I might become Dr. Rhino. Which should I prefer, Doctor Rhino, Dr. Rhino, Doc Rhino, or just keep Rhino? Comments and ideas are solicited.


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Re: What do you mean, name changes?

Postby burner von braun » Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:10 pm

AntiM wrote:Sir Lord Rhino.

:D

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Re: What do you mean, name changes?

Postby ^Rhino! » Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:24 am

I am honored, my friends.

Just think, though, at one time, my egotistical inclination made me think to pursue a preacher's certificate by mail, and then I could have been 'Rev. Dr. Rhino".

It just sounded too much like some asshole like Jean-Claude Duvalier (brutal dictator in Haiti) or Idid Amin (brutal dictator in Uganda). I'd like to consider myself a nice guy. And my administrative assistant knows that I don't do dictation.

I did, though, at one time, belong to the Society for Creative Anachronism.....back in the olden days. I pursued my medieval Japanese persona in a Byzantine shire. It didn't work out.

I appreciate being on a first name basis with a lot of my geological colleagues. Though in front of their students, I always refer to them as "Dr.". The fellow geologists appreciate that, because it means that their students call them 'Dr.' as well, and establishes a respectful atmosphere in their classes. I even do it when the pick and shovel come out in the field in front of students, but then enough work with a pick and shovel can become a great equalizer. I found that out a long time ago.
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Re: What do you mean, name changes?

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Nov 26, 2016 8:27 pm

Rhino, Ph.D.
You wouldn't want my mother to start putting you in the same category as Dr. Joyce Brothers, who seemed to think "Doctor" was her first name.
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Re: What do you mean, name changes?

Postby ^Rhino! » Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:47 am

theCryptofishist wrote:Rhino, Ph.D.
You wouldn't want my mother to start putting you in the same category as Dr. Joyce Brothers, who seemed to think "Doctor" was her first name.


That's a good thought, Crypto. Miss you, btw....

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That is, until you realize the joke's on you. PhD= Perry high school Diploma or Pella high school Diploma depending upon which company you're with.
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