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Copperbell
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0 posted 04-27-2005 09:33 PM       View Profile for Copperbell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Copperbell


Just wondering - most people here don't use their actual name.

For those who want to share the story - how/why did you pick your pip name? Or what does it mean?
Alicat
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1 posted 04-27-2005 09:37 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

This one is super easy.  My chosen name, since I can do that because of multiple middles, is Alastair.  Friends in college thought that sounded a bit too pompous and formal, and they promptly shortened it to Ali.  Alicat was not far behind.  And I know how popular that name is, so I'm very glad I snagged it when I did those many years ago here.

  <-- Kit even made me a smiley!
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2 posted 04-27-2005 09:59 PM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

I love bugs (VW Beetles), and I like love poetry, esc..

Love's a lovely lad
His bringing up is beauty
Who loves him not is mad
For I must pay him duty
-Anonymous

Nan
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3 posted 04-27-2005 10:32 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

There was no one else here, so I just used my name. but if you want a story, that's easy.  I'm a palindrome, like PiP...
Kaoru
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where the wild flowers grow


4 posted 04-27-2005 11:45 PM       View Profile for Kaoru   Email Kaoru   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kaoru

Guess.
Local Parasite
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5 posted 04-27-2005 11:54 PM       View Profile for Local Parasite   Email Local Parasite   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Local Parasite's Home Page   View IP for Local Parasite

I'm really starting to hate my username.  

I had another one, but back in my rebellious teenager days I made a new one as a joke to see if I could write offensive poetry in the Teen forum, but still be popular by using enough smileys in my comments and acting friendly.  I wanted to convey "generally accepted nuisance" with my username.

I wish I could change it, because it's a terrible username and it doesn't really make sense anymore.  Would love to change it to something more along the lines of "Brian James," but our name change days have come and gone, and I don't see any happening in the near future.

Good question.  I'll be reading this thread some more.
Aenimal
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6 posted 04-28-2005 12:34 AM       View Profile for Aenimal   Email Aenimal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aenimal

when i first came online i'd been reading alot of carl jung, who'd introduced the terms aenimus and aenima in terms of psychology. i'd also been exploring occult, religious and alchemical texts and discovered the same words in terms of spirituality. finally, i came across a cd titled ÆNIMA by a little band called Tool. I was never really into the band but based on the title,intrigued by the coincidence, i bought it. it all helped me through a rough time, and for awhile i fancied the notion that to find inner peace was to perfectly combine both aspects into one, becoming a balanced human or better than human (something i jokingly referred to as an Ænimal)

ahem...there you have it, boring, strange, slightly psychotic perhaps but you asked.

a simplified version then? i like tool, as a drummer i always admired animal from the muppets

how bout you copperbell?


Martie
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7 posted 04-28-2005 12:35 AM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

My given first name is Martha, and I changed it to Martie long ago.  I always like to use my real name.  
littlewing
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8 posted 04-28-2005 02:11 AM       View Profile for littlewing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for littlewing

Mine is way easy . . .

(btw Raph, that was nice up there)

I am a Hendrix freak.

(no, really Sue, are you?)

and have always loved angels and wings, flight, birds . . . and the very first time I ever heard that first chord to "Littlewing" . . . I fell in love . . .

I have always adored the guitar and after doing reading on some of Hendrix's songwriting, I found out that littlewing is a tribute to his muse . . . so I thought that was very cool seeing as I got into writing poetry anyhow . . . but I didn't know this until much later . . . I just loved the words to that tune ever since I was about 13 or so.  

Plus it fits me . . . I don't know why - I guess because I am always attempting flight . . .

"The story of life is quicker than the wink of an eye . . . the story of love is hello and goodbye.  Until we meet again."   - James Marshall Hendrix

Ringo
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9 posted 04-28-2005 07:28 AM       View Profile for Ringo   Email Ringo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ringo

Sue? You're a HENDRIX fan??? Please say it isn't so!!!!!    lol
It's really interesting to hear these stories about your names...

Kaoru... I have thought about it and came up with... NOTHING... except a few really stupid ideas that I know are completely wrong. How about a hint???

As for me... In a former life, I was a working musician and for various reasons, needed to go to using a stage name... Even though I play bass, my friends were calling me Ringo because I was in a band and it stuck.

They took pictures of our dreams
Ran to hide behind the stairs
And said maybe when it's right for you, they'll fall

Sunshine
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10 posted 04-28-2005 07:38 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

I carried the nick of "Sunshine" along with a few others over time, but this one came from my father, and of course, the old song that he use to sing to me. Decades ago when CB handles were common - Sunshine was my name.

It seemed to carry itself through to PiP as well.
Aenimal
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11 posted 04-28-2005 07:57 AM       View Profile for Aenimal   Email Aenimal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aenimal

i know kaoru's secret..mwuahahahah..coughcough..damn...cough..wrongpipe..cough
Trillium
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12 posted 04-28-2005 04:26 PM       View Profile for Trillium   Email Trillium   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Trillium

When I joined the site, I was casting about for a user name and I happened to have a bouquet of trilliums on my desk....it was April.....so I became "Trillium"

Betty Lou Hebert

Christopher
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13 posted 04-28-2005 04:30 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

guess.

egowhores.com - really love yourself.

Christopher
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14 posted 04-28-2005 04:35 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

i have my own smiley too:

sometimes, i think this was made for me as well:

egowhores.com - really love yourself.

Sunshine
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15 posted 04-28-2005 05:10 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine



Christopher?

Mine's cuter!

And a heck of a lot easier
for Kit!
serenity blaze
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16 posted 04-28-2005 05:32 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

I took my name to honor the sanitary pad.

?

sigh, sorry about that folks. I think I just heard a collective groan (speaking of Jung, Raph)

But anyhoo...
I told the story a buncha times, but...shrug

"serenity prayer" & the blaze is a play on my married name as well as my temper.
timothysangel1973
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17 posted 04-28-2005 10:25 PM       View Profile for timothysangel1973   Email timothysangel1973   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit timothysangel1973's Home Page   View IP for timothysangel1973

Welp.... my other halfs name is Timothy.. and long story short... when he and I met he was under the influence of some really bad things, and he told me one day that I was his angel and that I had saved him from himself.. so there ya go... Timothysangel.. and the 1973... me birthday

Local Rebel
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18 posted 04-28-2005 11:06 PM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Local Rebel

Does it need an explaination?  

Megs?  Cause you're sweet as karo syrup?  
Nightshade
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19 posted 04-28-2005 11:08 PM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

Karen!!
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20 posted 04-28-2005 11:09 PM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Local Rebel

But I know what the Blaze REALLY stands for..
Local Parasite
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21 posted 04-29-2005 02:13 AM       View Profile for Local Parasite   Email Local Parasite   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Local Parasite's Home Page   View IP for Local Parasite

Psh!  You guys!  Kit made me two smileys!

Kaoru
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22 posted 04-29-2005 02:23 AM       View Profile for Kaoru   Email Kaoru   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kaoru

Rebel - Don't make me blush.


Oh, and I adopted this smiley for my representor.


*giggles*
littlewing
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23 posted 04-29-2005 08:27 AM       View Profile for littlewing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for littlewing

Meg,

does your name have to do with Japanese anime?
Gentle Spirit
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24 posted 04-29-2005 11:38 AM       View Profile for Gentle Spirit   Email Gentle Spirit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gentle Spirit

ok this ones easy.  When I was invited to join passions by my fellow poet Maureen I didn't know what name to use.

  After she made a suggestion to me, and then some thought on that suggestion
Gentle Spirit ended up coming to the surface and it stuck.  

I really want to care,
I want to feel something,
let me dig a little deeper
nah, still nothing~
my give a DAMN is busted. Jodee

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