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#350259 - 01/10/11 03:25 PM Re: The meanings of our "pen names" [Re: goodbyehorses]
Darkheart Offline

Registered: 08/30/05
Posts: 331
Loc: Illinois
Mine comes from the name of my last pet, a black labrador ...i found him in a garbage bag in the ditch and rescued him...

Like me, he had a lot of darkness hidden in his heart...he never barked or growled, just as i rarely yell or raise my voice ...

I spent years trying to get him to play tug of war or roughouse, but he wouldn't ...just like his owner, his spirit was broken...

When he was big enough to walk on his own, i took him to the backyard and just lay in the grass...he put his paws on my heart and sort of cocked his head at me. That was when i named him Darkheart.

He lived with me many years, but got sick and had to be put down frown right after that, i started using it as a pen name for myself...

My Story...

#350300 - 01/11/11 12:18 AM Re: The meanings of our "pen names" [Re: Darkheart]
hopeandtry Offline

Registered: 07/29/10
Posts: 476
I guess mine's pretty self-explanatory. I'm here because I have hope for him and if I didn't believe that, I wouldn't be here to learn to be a better supporter (and to take care of myself, of course).

#350735 - 01/14/11 06:43 PM Re: The meanings of our "pen names" [Re: shadowkid]
iwanttocry Offline

Registered: 01/13/11
Posts: 23
mine is self explanatory also...
I want to cry for myself
I want to cry for what my husband has gone through
I want to cry for all the pain survivors feel
I want to cry because I'm scared to death for my kids with such evil monsters lurking on this earth
I want to cry...because I can't cry in real life because I'm always the bubbly, happy, life of the party girl who everyone thinks is happy 24/7. No one knows of what I'm going through...
except maybe you guys.

#350850 - 01/15/11 05:16 PM Re: The meanings of our "pen names" [Re: iwanttocry]
oriolesguy Offline

Registered: 08/13/08
Posts: 124
Loc: Long Island, NY
I guess mine is self-explanatory.... to a point.
I've always been a jock and a sports junkie, although I have a habit of picking underdogs (and in recent years you can't get any more underdog than the Baltimore Orioles.) I've always been able to talk sports, and I think part of the reason is that it was a good mask for me to hide behind. If I could talk/play sports, then I didn't have to face all the other stuff that made me hurt most sports came easy for me, although the natural interest for athletics was always there.

Even though I live in NY now, Baltimore's where I was schooled and all that. And I also joined here during baseball season, so the Orioles thing came naturally......
and so here I am.

Edited by oriolesguy (01/15/11 05:19 PM)

#350857 - 01/15/11 06:37 PM Re: The meanings of our "pen names" [Re: oriolesguy]
Ever-fixed Mark Offline

Registered: 01/02/10
Posts: 732
Loc: United States
And here is the source of my name...

Sonnet 116

Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come:
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
. If this be error and upon me proved,
. I never writ, nor no man ever loved.

Love and abuse make marks on our lives,
For good and ill,
That cannot be removed.
Condemning and redeeming,
each in their turn.



Everybody here's got a story to tell
Everybody's been through their own hell
There's nothing too special about getting hurt
Getting over it, that takes the work

- "Duck and Cover" by Glen Phillips

#350875 - 01/16/11 12:16 AM Re: The meanings of our "pen names" [Re: Ever-fixed Mark]
WalkTheWalk Offline

Registered: 03/06/10
Posts: 57
Loc: Wisconsin
I have enjoyed reading this thread...

My name came to me as a mental de>

Edited by WalkTheWalk (01/16/11 02:04 AM)
- The pain of our past can have influence in molding a better person than we might have been otherwise.

- Sometimes boys with a thousand nightmares become men with a million blessings.

#351060 - 01/17/11 10:09 PM Re: The meanings of our "pen names" [Re: WalkTheWalk]
bluefairy Offline

Registered: 04/05/09
Posts: 52
My name was inspired from the avatar I had on my msn for a long time and when I was signing up on here, it was a blue butterfly, but it reminded me of bluefairy, which sounded nice, which then reminded me of bluefairy form A.I (Artificial intelligence) - which I thought was a good film. I thought Bluefairy was a symbol of hope in the film, and I like that, I wanted to be there for him and be supportive.

There will always be a place for you in my heart

#351065 - 01/17/11 10:45 PM Re: The meanings of our "pen names" [Re: bluefairy]
wayne9 Offline

Registered: 05/15/08
Posts: 161
Loc: alabama
When I was a kid I thought my name was boring "Tim". I would wish it was Wayne which was the name of the man who was the BoyScout leader in the area where I lived. I admired him. Wayne itself would not be accepted when I applied for it here on MS so I added my favorite number "9".

Edited by wayne9 (01/17/11 10:46 PM)

#351072 - 01/17/11 11:36 PM Re: The meanings of our "pen names" [Re: wayne9]
mrwhiskers Offline

Registered: 02/22/04
Posts: 193
When I was younger I rescued a White Winged Dove, it fell from the nest and its parents didnt pick him up from the floor so I adopted him ( not sure if it was a he or a She), mr whiskers became my only friend for a while , i know birds dont have whiskers but i swear it smiled and move his face like moving whiskers, so i named him mr.whiskers, i truly loved that dove,

"Dont be scared... angels r here" Maria Fernanda (Mafer)

#425555 - 02/17/13 03:48 PM xxxxxxxxxxx [Re: Brokenhearted]
wearytraveler Offline

Registered: 01/12/13
Posts: 52
Loc: Not on MS anymore

Edited by wearytraveler (01/14/15 04:54 AM)

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