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#178569 - 09/06/07 07:39 AM Re: Username. [Re: trusty]
jessedawg Offline

Registered: 07/17/07
Posts: 345
Loc: New York
i did a month with the fire dawg incident command unit - dawg stands for Disaster Assistance and Wildfire Group. my first name is Jesse so they gave me the nickname and it stuck.

Firefighters - your worst nightmare is just another day at the office.

#178585 - 09/06/07 08:53 AM Re: Username. [Re: jessedawg]
WalkingSouth Offline

Registered: 08/30/05
Posts: 16269
I actually picked the name walkingsouth after a long day at work where we were having some mechanical difficulties and I had to spend most of the day lying on the floor in sub freezing weather working on a machine. I usually get to spend most of my time in an office but our mechanic was out sick so the repair was left to me.

At the close of the day I told myself I was headed south to warmer places even if I had to walk to get there.

Later that evening I was picking out an email address for my now defunct AOL account and thought of "walkingsouth". I kept it and eventually used it here when I signed up.

"Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting 'Holy Shit! What a ride!'" ~Hunter S. Thompson

#178589 - 09/06/07 09:06 AM Re: Username. [Re: WalkingSouth]
MarkK Offline

Registered: 04/02/07
Posts: 2652
Loc: Denver, CO
hmmm ... according to my profile, my "username" is denver_mark - so I'm not sure what "MarkK" is (except my name and last initial, of course).

Anyhoo - I suppose "denver_mark" is fairly obvious and any explanation would be redundant at best...


#178590 - 09/06/07 09:09 AM Re: Username. [Re: WalkingSouth]
MemoryVault Offline

Registered: 03/01/07
Posts: 693
Loc: NJ
MemoryVault came to me when I joined this site--I just felt I had a lot of secrets trapped inside me, some true, some false, some inaccessible, some distorted, and I was struggling with the question of whether this stuff was better sealed off or opened up.

I couldn't (and still can't) decide how much I want to deal with memories or just treat the past as a big black box and focus on my life now.

#178600 - 09/06/07 10:06 AM Re: Username. [Re: MemoryVault]
dannym Offline

Registered: 03/24/07
Posts: 543
Loc: Boulder, Colorado
When I joined last March, I was trying desparately to relate to the little boy who was abused... I was known as Danny when I was little - still am to my family - and "m" is my last initial.

I also mistunderstoond when signing up for chat, and used my real name there... I, too, am tired of secrets - so that is ok with me.


"You should listen to your heart, and not the voices in your head."

Marge Simpson

#178602 - 09/06/07 10:13 AM Re: Username. [Re: dannym]
pain4ever Offline

Registered: 04/05/01
Posts: 1032
I chose "pain4ever" 6 years ago when i first started my healing journey. It has two meanings...

1. I thought at the time that this emotional pain from my abuse would last forever.

The second reason has to do with an incident when I was 16...I was in a car accident...driving...that killed my best first love...I carry that pain that guilt still today.


Peace and Tranquility all depends on your frame of reference.

#178606 - 09/06/07 10:25 AM Re: Username. [Re: pain4ever]
Dewey2k Offline

Registered: 08/22/05
Posts: 3069
Dewey was a nickname I got in high school from my baseball coach. When I tried to register the name at a webmail provider in 2000 some time, and the name was taken. So I added a 2k to the end, as in Y2K, or 2000. I've had the alias since.

#178613 - 09/06/07 10:42 AM Re: Username. [Re: shadowkid]
kellygtx Offline

Registered: 07/11/07
Posts: 412
Loc: Texas, USA
Hey All -

I just put together a name when I signed on for the first time - never knowing how much I would get from this sight.

I would like to change my screen name now - and my chat name to be the same. How can i do that? Can it be done??

Any help would be appreciated...

I bid you Peace.


The time is always NOW. Breath In. Breath Out. Move On.

#178765 - 09/06/07 07:46 PM Re: Username. [Re: shadowkid]
BJK Offline

Registered: 08/02/07
Posts: 1526
this has turned into a pretty awesome discussion. Thanks, Nyjah, for starting it...and thanks to everyone else for contributing.

I feel kind of uncreative after reading many of the other responses.


Revenge is nothing more than another way of perpetuating abuse.

What the world needs now
Is some new words of wisdom
Like la la la la la la la la la.
-David Lowery

Having a friend who will keep a secret for you is worthless compared to a friend who won't keep a secret from you.

#178770 - 09/06/07 07:55 PM Re: Username. [Re: BJK]
FormerTexan Offline

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Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 11978
Loc: Denver, CO

I think my friend "EGL" will especially appreciate your member name.



Money talks, but all it tells me is goodbye.

If I could meet myself as a boy...

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