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Honeybee
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0 posted 10-01-2000 12:00 PM       View Profile for Honeybee   Email Honeybee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Honeybee



Of course, some usernames are obvious.  However, I have always wondered why some poets here at passions choose such unique and creative user names.

Please share with us why you choose your user name, is it a nickname from a loved one, does it express your personality, what you love to write about, or is it another meaning of your first name, etc?

This will be interesting to learn, I look forward to many replies!  


~*I choose the user name "Melissa Honeybee" because honeybee means Melissa in Greek.  I originally wanted to choose Honeybee as my nickname, but, for some reason it wouldn't accept it, so I just choose "Melissa Honeybee."  In a sense, my user name means Melissa Melissa, kinda silly, but, I just had to include honeybee in my username.  That's also my nickname as well from some friends  


The beauty of poetry gives my soul wings to fly free within dreams


Witch's Brat
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1 posted 10-01-2000 12:15 PM       View Profile for Witch's Brat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Witch's Brat

I chose Witch's Brat because I had read that name in a book I had liked, and it had kind of a ring to it. I originally intended to be a dark, mysterious sort of person, but I guess that just wasn't me. Besides, Elizabeth needed someone to calm her down out of her hysterics, and that job fell to me. OK, I'm rambling, but that's why I have my name.

WB


I am a disturbed person, and I write about disturbed people. ~Tennessee Williams
Alicat
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2 posted 10-01-2000 12:49 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

Well, in College, I started out going by Michael, my first name, but fell to some confusion as Michael is a very popular name. So, I went with one of my middle names: Alastair. This was shortened to Ali, then extended to Alicat (I think it has something to do with the way I scratch backs and purr). And I've been Ali and Alicat since then...about 11 years so far.  

Alicat, the Persnikitty

btw, persnikitty is a pun off of persnickety (fussy about small details, precise, and analy-retentative)  
JP
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3 posted 10-01-2000 01:08 PM       View Profile for JP   Email JP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JP's Home Page   View IP for JP

Oh wow!  My username is very creative - you wouldn't believe how I came about it!

My name is James P. Burns.  My wife started calling me JP about 28 years ago and somehow it just stuck!  Can you believe it?  Gawd!  I die laughing every time I tell that story!


Yesterday is ash, tomorrow is smoke; only today does the fire burn.
JP

Most people would rather die than think; in fact, they do so.
B. Russell
Irie
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since 12-01-1999
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Washington State


4 posted 10-01-2000 01:51 PM       View Profile for Irie   Email Irie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irie

I've been to Jamaica a couple of times and absolutely LOVE it.
The people are the friendliest and happiest people I've ever met in my life.
One of there many phrases they use there is "irie".
Irie means "every thing is alright or everything is good" in jamaican.
If you ask how they are doing, they will answer, Ya Mon, Irie Mon".
So,... I like the place and the people so much and loved the meaning behind the word, that's why I chose it.  

*FYI: So many people pronounce it "eer ree" and that is incorrect.
The correct way is "eye ree".
Ok, that's all!
Have a great day  


~Sheri
White Wolf
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Somewhere in the vast wastelan


5 posted 10-01-2000 06:19 PM       View Profile for White Wolf   Email White Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for White Wolf

Well to begin with I would have chosen the name Lone Wolf but as many of you know it is already taken.  So I chose White Wolf because I believe it is rare to see a completely white wolf and I think they are fairly unique .  But the biggest reason is my intentions in everything that I think or do are of the purest order,  hence the color white.  As for wolf, many people who have met me keep their distance from me as if I would pick one of them or their friends off for a snack or for sport.  Which just isn't true but I guess that is what is put forth.  But because of that the friends I do have are true friends who have dared to get close enough to see that I am just a puppy with a heart of gold.  But don't tell everyone.  And that is why I chose the name considering that lone wolf doesn't quite fit.

The White Wolf
Kit McCallum
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6 posted 10-01-2000 06:26 PM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Well, mine's actually my name. Not a big mystery there, though I've had a great laugh realizing that several people have thought me to be a man (Kit Carson and all that).

Kit is just a short form for Cathy or Catherine (but I'm only called that when I'm really in trouble). My dad started calling me Kit about 30 years ago, and it just stuck.
Moon Dust
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7 posted 10-01-2000 06:57 PM       View Profile for Moon Dust   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Moon Dust

Ok well I got mine when i was born and....
No only joking. I actully use my name,But (and I thought i'd just share this with u all ) the username I have on like chat sites, email and the like, is Maz which is just an abrevation. And when I first started using the internet I went though a whole lot of usernames, this one just kind of stuck

There are enough colours in the world,
To paint your own dreams,
You won't get them,
Till you try.

LoveBug
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8 posted 10-01-2000 07:08 PM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

Well, the name "LoveBug" was born from my love for the VW bug, and for all things romantic. It is also the name of my imaginary bug (don't ask), and some of my friends call me LoveBug, due to my sinceless romanic charactor.

False gems may shine as brightly as the genuine article, but there are always those who can tell the difference.


AngelShell
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since 03-01-2000
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not heaven nor hell so...


9 posted 10-01-2000 07:49 PM       View Profile for AngelShell   Email AngelShell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for AngelShell

Well - mine is a dream I guess - I mean, my name is Michelle so Shell is an abrieviation and the Angel part is the dream...
I usually have more creative ones...but my two favourite ones on chat would probably be too long...
(I'll share them with you just in case you care)
My first one and the one I use the most is "misguidedangelwihacrookedhalo" - with for those of you that can't break down big long words is 'Misguided angel with a crooked halo' and my other one is "misguidedpyrowithacrookedmatch" - 'misguided pyro with a crooked match'.  I really wanted misguided pyromaniac with a crooked match, but it was too long...

**I didn't loose my mind it was mine to give away**
~Robbie Williams~
Alwye
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In the space between moments


10 posted 10-01-2000 09:22 PM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

Well, mine originated from a typo, LOL.  I was orgininally going to be "Alwyne" which was a name I was using for a main character in a story at the time.  But when I entered it in, I put in "Alwye" instead...and from then on, that was my Passionate identity...

Love Alwyes,(   )

Krista


*Krista Knutson*

"Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart." -Confucious
Dusk Treader
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11 posted 10-01-2000 09:48 PM       View Profile for Dusk Treader   Email Dusk Treader   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dusk Treader

Well, I've never been a shining personality or a very happy person, but I've also never been one to be forever in the shadows. So what better name then Dusk Treader? Living in the mingling of shadows and light... But now Dawn with the promise of a new day but Dusk with the promise of eternal night...

Abrahm Simons

"Keep on dreamin' boy 'cause when you stop dreaming it's time to die" - Blind Melon
Poet deVine
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Hurricane Alley


12 posted 10-01-2000 10:07 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Poet - as in writer of poetry (how droll! LOL)

deVine - it's a play on words. My original logo had an ivy vine on it..wanted to do something clever like each poem is a leave on the vine..de vine..deVine..get it?

*sigh* I really much prefer Joyous Breeze now!

StarrGazer
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since 03-05-2000
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Texas


13 posted 10-01-2000 11:42 PM       View Profile for StarrGazer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for StarrGazer

I picked this name because I always seem to have my head in the stars   I'm a night person by nature and besides who wants to have their head in the clouds when they can get lost in brilliant shining stars!

Christopher
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Purgatorial Incarceration


14 posted 10-02-2000 12:36 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

I want to protest this post!!!

I think it's a calculated plot to make me feel small and inferior. No one ever pays any attention to me around here. I feel slighted and ignored. Sigh - so be it. I'll have to settle for anonymity.

Oh - And I picked Christopher because it's such a strong, British-sounding name.

hehe

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15 posted 10-02-2000 01:07 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Christopher...I think you need a new name.. I'm thinking!
AngelShell
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since 03-01-2000
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not heaven nor hell so...


16 posted 10-02-2000 01:37 AM       View Profile for AngelShell   Email AngelShell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for AngelShell

why must Christopher always whine about everything???
I've been here what...a week, and the first thing that I notice is the way Christopher MUST get in there and have ALL the attention turned around on him...
It's just a ploy because he feels inferior...
hmp...what now??
I know...
Let's start a "No Christopher" club...no...that would be childish...wouldn't it?

(ah sigh...just in case he took offence to this little reply...sorry...didn't mean it...)

**I didn't loose my mind it was mine to give away**
~Robbie Williams~
serenity blaze
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17 posted 10-02-2000 01:48 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

I chose "serenity" not because I am serene...oh no...smile...but I lifted that from The Serenity Prayer...

"God grant me the courage to change the things that I can, the serenity to accept the things I cannot, and the wisdom to know the difference."

and yet another quote I love:

"It is a terrible thing
To be so open: it is as if my heart
Put on a face and walked into the world"
-------Sylvia Plath

and one more, because three's the charm---

"It's not whether you get knocked down.  It's whether you get up again."
---Vince Lombardi

Love you all...
Nan
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Cape Cod Massachusetts USA


18 posted 10-02-2000 06:52 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

When we opened the forums, and there were NO other members (hard to envision, isn't it?)- I just happened to use my own name as Ron had - Although Passions is the ONLY place I'm called "Nan"... Everywhere else I'm "Nancy"... Would you believe???...

I've got a couple of back-up pseudo-cognomina I use for cavorting around though...
WhtDove
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since 07-22-99
Posts 9561
Illinois


19 posted 10-02-2000 09:34 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Serenity and they say were different?  

I chose my name WhtDove because of the dove that ascended down upon Jesus during his baptism. And because most of my poetry is spiritual in nature.

And well, it's become my nickname around here now. (dove)  
Local Rebel
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since 12-21-1999
Posts 5742
Southern Abstentia


20 posted 10-02-2000 10:07 AM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Local Rebel

can anyone possibly figure out why?  I mean -- does mine like correlate at all??  
Sven
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21 posted 10-02-2000 07:58 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

I used to be a member of an NG for a wonderful Microsoft Gaming Zone game called Mind Aerobics which was created by the same gentleman that invented Tetris.  When MSN scrapped the game because it was too labor intensive, the NG went along with it. . .

Anyway, we had a thread on there that began with this phrase: "Yep, you're reading this".

This thread lasted for several months and eventually became our own little movie!  Kinda "Star Wars", kinda "Star Trek". . . in which the forces of "Yep" battled the evil forces of "hmmmm. . ."!  LOL    

Anyway, I had made a comment that one of the leads in our little movie should have a trailer all their own, and a massuse named Sven!  One thing led to another, and people thought that I wanted to be called Sven. . . by the time I realized what was going on. . . it was too late. . . the name stuck. . .

And there you have it. . . the birth of a legend!  LOL  

-----------------------------------------------------------

That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

kaile
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22 posted 10-03-2000 01:49 AM       View Profile for kaile   Email kaile   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for kaile

well, cos i am called kaile in real life...ha! hmmm...i do wonder why the people at passions always mistake me for a girl?..cos i am a warm-blooded 20 year old male....pls can someone expl why?
SorrowsMystress
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I'm a wanderer, a nomad...I do


23 posted 10-03-2000 02:18 AM       View Profile for SorrowsMystress   Email SorrowsMystress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SorrowsMystress

SorrowsMystress  .... because I'm am no one's mistress other than sorrows... it accompanies me wherever I go, and when I'm at my lonliest, sorrow is always there to greet me.   ***weeps***  

Ok, but seriously, most of my poetry is of the Sylvia Plath-ish melancholy type. Not because I want others to feel sorry for me, but because I express myself best when I'm depressed and blue (which is probably why I haven't been writing lately... happieness gives me writers block! grrrrrr.)  And being manic depressive, it just seemed to suit me the best. Besides, the other name that I wanted was taken...  


"It was my love that did us both to death. " -Sylvia Plath

Dark Angel
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24 posted 10-04-2000 06:49 AM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

My username used to be Scarlett, I chose it because I like that colour plus I liked the way it sounded..Then I went through a depressing time and decided to call myself
"Dark Angel" I felt that it suited me perfectly during that time and well I found that it still does suit me, though my friends would disagree. I've had only one person tell me that "Dark Angel" suits me perfectly.

Maree
 
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