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Why did you choose your nick, if it's not a nick saluting a player?

barbadosan
07-26-2011, 01:54 PM
A lot of people simply take a nick after their favourite player, but a lot of people on the forum have intriguing nicks, that always make me curious as to the story behind them.

Mine is nothing to write home about unfortunately. I was NOT in one of my more creative moods when I joined MTF, and simply stuck "an" onto the name of my island home.

Sunset of Age
07-26-2011, 01:57 PM
All of my nicks on whatever forum on whatever subject are songtitles from current progrock bands. :)

barbadosan
07-26-2011, 01:59 PM
All of my nicks on whatever forum on whatever subject are songtitles from current progrock bands. :)

So if the group disbands, you change your nick? :p

Gagsquet
07-26-2011, 02:02 PM
I didn't want to be called GasquetFan or IloveRichie21, it's stupid so he decided to mix up the name of my fav and his (former :lol: ) favourite surface.

But it remains a nick saluting a player, I guess

barbadosan
07-26-2011, 02:04 PM
I didn't want to be called GasquetFan or IloveRichie21, it's stupid so he decided to mix up the name of my fav and his (former :lol: ) favourite surface.

You were lucky "grass" fit so neatly with the first syllable of his name :) Clayquet wouldn't have worked nearly as well - lol

Sunset of Age
07-26-2011, 02:14 PM
So if the group disbands, you change your nick? :p

Well, my fortune is that the top progrock bands tend to stay together for decades at least! :D
The fellow whose songtitle I've borrowed as my nick (and my former one as well, btw) has been making music for exactly 26 years now, and he's surely not going to stop doing so anywhere soon. :p

Orka_n
07-26-2011, 02:44 PM
This is a nick I use elsewhere, too. I've had it for years. When I was registering here I just thought "Bah, I'll take my usual name so I'll remember it." ;)

bokehlicious
07-26-2011, 02:46 PM
Mine is because I feel bullied around here :awww: :sad: :p

Or Levy
07-26-2011, 02:47 PM
It's my name. Easy to remember, and "Or" is hard to google and track.

barbadosan
07-26-2011, 02:55 PM
Mine is because I feel bullied around here :awww: :sad: :p

I obvioulsy need to broaden my anime education :p I had to look it up (put it down to my old age.. hehe)

Johnny Groove
07-26-2011, 03:11 PM
Isn't mine obvious? :aplot: :p

barbadosan
07-26-2011, 03:12 PM
Grooving out on life - or you're a johnny? j/k

kinski76
07-26-2011, 03:15 PM
I'm usually either Kinski or Vampira online. Both movie-related, since I'm a movie nut. Vampira was a Finnish actress/tv presenter who starred in "Plan 9 from Outer Space" and had a fairly distinctive persona. Klaus Kinski was a remarkable German/Polish actor with an equally distinctive persona.

Lopez
07-26-2011, 04:31 PM
Mine is one of my army nicks back in the day :p

star
07-26-2011, 05:12 PM
I guess my question would be rather why in the world would you have a tennis player's name in your nickname? It's always seemed weird to me.

I had this name on wta world and used it on atp world that was the original of this site.

Getta
07-26-2011, 05:44 PM
Getta is the shortened version of my real first name, Georgia (Georgetta) that is. i was named after my grandad George and everyone i know calls me Getta.

soft G sound please.
hard G doesn't fit the mold of a softie known for her gentle falsetto.

barbadosan
07-26-2011, 05:52 PM
Getta is the shortened version of my real first name, Georgia (Georgetta) that is. i was named after my grandad George and everyone i know calls me Getta.

soft G sound please.
hard G doesn't fit the mold of a softie known for her gentle falsetto.

I'm glad you said... I had assumed hard G, though it's true in most names in which "e" follows, the g is usually soft

octatennis
07-26-2011, 05:55 PM
mine is my name mix with my favourite sport.

fast_clay
07-26-2011, 06:47 PM
mine was the earth i spent my youth on in a village outpost in country australia... dry...

gulzhan
07-26-2011, 07:34 PM
Mine is my real name, Gulzhan. I guess I have no imagination :o Or maybe that's cause I love my name ;)

Okonsky
07-26-2011, 09:43 PM
Manon as me, opera lover (Manon Lescaut -> Puccini)
Manon as me, lover of an opéra comique in five acts by Jules Massenet

or

Manon, the evil spirit, dark force.

cobalt60
07-26-2011, 09:58 PM
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=86267&highlight=username+means - just an FYI ;)

Cobalt60 is a radioactive isotope used to treat cancer patients. I use it cuz it suits my personality;) And because of my profession which many already know.

LawrenceOfTennis
07-26-2011, 10:02 PM
I love tennis. There is a movie Lawrence of Arabia. I though it would be a good word play and a good nickname. Lawrence is my real name and I love tennis so I'm the LawrenceOFTennis :).That's all folks.

barbadosan
07-26-2011, 10:04 PM
Manon as me, opera lover (Manon Lescaut -> Puccini)
Manon as me, lover of an opéra comique in five acts by Jules Massenet

or

Manon, the evil spirit, dark force.

It was Manon Lescaut I thought of when I first saw your nick

LawrenceOfTennis
07-26-2011, 10:09 PM
Manon as me, opera lover (Manon Lescaut -> Puccini)
Manon as me, lover of an opéra comique in five acts by Jules Massenet

or

Manon, the evil spirit, dark force.

The first thing crossed my mind seeing your nickname was the movie: Manon des sources. Great movie although not many people saw it.

Arkulari
07-26-2011, 10:14 PM
I love archery, competed a lot when I was younger, Arkulari = Archer in Euskera, the Basque language I grew up with :)

Okonsky
07-26-2011, 10:45 PM
It was Manon Lescaut I thought of when I first saw your nick

Quite right, that was the main reason. Although I am a man.

Echoes
07-26-2011, 10:56 PM
Echoes - Epic Pink Floyd hit (Meddle)

Echoes - Gene Clark song; not my favourite of his but I like him, underrated songwriter and massive contribution to the Byrds; my fave band of the sixties: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xil4f2iGczY

samanosuke
07-26-2011, 10:58 PM
Samanosuke has been one of my favorite characters from video games . I stared to use this nick on other forums many years ago and stayed with me till today . Also Samanosuke is samurai and I admire to Japanese pride

Sunset of Age
07-26-2011, 11:08 PM
Echoes - Epic Pink Floyd hit (Meddle)

Echoes - Gene Clark song; not my favourite of his but I like him, underrated songwriter and massive contribution to the Byrds; my fave band of the sixties: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xil4f2iGczY

:worship:

vavavoom
07-27-2011, 12:08 AM
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BrunoBeidacki
07-27-2011, 12:20 AM
Because is mt fucking name, haha!

Johnny Groove
07-27-2011, 01:26 AM
Grooving out on life - or you're a johnny? j/k

:lol:

My name is Jonathan, nickname Johnny.

Groove, because I've got the groove :dance:

Sapeod
07-27-2011, 03:19 AM
Mega is a word you use to describe something big, massive or large.
DC = My initials.


I'm a massive poster on this forum and a large presence. Fits me well.
Groove, because I've got the groove :dance:
Give me a break :lol:

Mimi
07-27-2011, 05:54 AM
I am Chinese, but we used to adopt an English name for convenient purpose. My English name is Miranda. I never was creative, so I just used Miranda when i first joined the message board which belonged to wtatour. I also used the same name in tennisforum. In the beginning, MTF was formed by the members of tennisforum, I wanted to separate myself from tennisforum and was too lazy to think of a good one, so I just used Mimi, the first two letters the same as my user name in tennisforum :cool:

Blackbriar
07-27-2011, 09:25 AM
Blackbriar Thorn is the name of a villain in a comics, i never read any story with him actually, but he was some sort of mummified evil druid, and the name sounds funny. nothing more :)

alfonsojose
07-27-2011, 07:57 PM
the name my mom wanted for me :)

barbadosan
07-27-2011, 08:07 PM
the name my mom wanted for me :)

:wavey: to Baranquilla - and Cartaghena :)

Ilovetheblues_86
07-27-2011, 10:54 PM
I used to cheer for a blue football team, blue was my favourite colour and I also have blue eyes.
Well, salmon would probably be my favorite colour if I was a girl...I would be a super woman, XXX but now I am a super male, XYY, hence I love the blues, a macho colour, and a macho music style.
I am also a big male reproductor and a big fan of playboy magazines.

LawrenceOfTennis
07-27-2011, 10:56 PM
I used to cheer for a blue football team, blue was my favourite colour and I also have blue eyes.
Well, salmon would probably be my favorite colour if I was a girl...I would be a super woman, XXX but now I am a super male, XYY, hence I love the blues, a macho colour, and a macho music style.
I am also a big male reproductor and a big fan of playboy magazines.

Greeks also have blue eyes? Never heard that. Just being curious.

cobalt60
07-27-2011, 10:57 PM
I used to cheer for a blue football team, blue was my favourite colour and I also have blue eyes.
Well, salmon would probably be my favorite colour if I was a girl...I would be a super woman, XXX but now I am a super male, XYY, hence I love the blues, a macho colour, and a macho music style.
I am also a big male reproductor and a big fan of playboy magazines.

:inlove: prove it:p

So where does 86 come in? Not the year you were born??

cobalt60
07-27-2011, 10:58 PM
Greeks also have blue eyes? Never heard that. Just being curious.

He is from Brasil :cool: Lots here are wolves in sheep's clothing. Can't trust flags.;)

fast_clay
07-27-2011, 11:04 PM
:lol: @ big reproductor.. i think you should change your handle to MegaReproductor or MegaPotent saulin... maybe even to the ominous sounding: The_Reproductor

cobalt60
07-27-2011, 11:06 PM
:lol: @ big reproductor.. i think you should change your handle to MegaReproductor or MegaPotent saulin... maybe even to the ominous sounding: The_Reproductor

:rolls: I like the blues man just as he is though;)

Ilovetheblues_86
07-27-2011, 11:08 PM
Greeks also have blue eyes? Never heard that. Just being curious.

Acually I am brazilian the greek flag is in honour of Kostas Kastoria, the best MTFever. :p

:inlove: prove it:p

So where does 86 come in? Not the year you were born??

:eek: you are right. But there are other important numbers to remember that year XD

1986 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1986
MCMLXXXVI
Ab urbe condita 2739
Armenian calendar 1435
ԹՎ ՌՆԼԵ
Bahá'í calendar 142 – 143
Bengali calendar 1393
Berber calendar 2936
British Regnal year 34 Eliz. 2 – 35 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar 2530
Burmese calendar 1348
Byzantine calendar 7494 – 7495
Chinese calendar 乙丑年十一月廿一日
(4622/4682-11-21)
— to —
丙寅年十二月初一日
(4623/4683-12-1)
Coptic calendar 1702 – 1703
Ethiopian calendar 1978 – 1979
Hebrew calendar 5746 – 5747
Hindu calendars
- Bikram Samwat 2042 – 2043
- Shaka Samvat 1908 – 1909
- Kali Yuga 5087 – 5088
Holocene calendar 11986
Iranian calendar 1364 – 1365
Islamic calendar 1406 – 1407
Japanese calendar Shōwa 61
(昭和61年)
Korean calendar 4319
Thai solar calendar 2529
Unix time 504921600 – 536457599

LawrenceOfTennis
07-27-2011, 11:09 PM
Acually I am brazilian the greek flag is in honour of Kostas Kastoria, the best MTFever. :p



:eek: you are right. But there are other important numbers to remember that year XD

1986 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1986
MCMLXXXVI
Ab urbe condita 2739
Armenian calendar 1435
ԹՎ ՌՆԼԵ
Bahá'í calendar 142 – 143
Bengali calendar 1393
Berber calendar 2936
British Regnal year 34 Eliz. 2 – 35 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar 2530
Burmese calendar 1348
Byzantine calendar 7494 – 7495
Chinese calendar 乙丑年十一月廿一日
(4622/4682-11-21)
— to —
丙寅年十二月初一日
(4623/4683-12-1)
Coptic calendar 1702 – 1703
Ethiopian calendar 1978 – 1979
Hebrew calendar 5746 – 5747
Hindu calendars
- Bikram Samwat 2042 – 2043
- Shaka Samvat 1908 – 1909
- Kali Yuga 5087 – 5088
Holocene calendar 11986
Iranian calendar 1364 – 1365
Islamic calendar 1406 – 1407
Japanese calendar Shōwa 61
(昭和61年)
Korean calendar 4319
Thai solar calendar 2529
Unix time 504921600 – 536457599

Okay that's great. Good country.
Do brazilians have blue eyes? :)

Ilovetheblues_86
07-27-2011, 11:17 PM
Okay that's great. Good country.
Do brazilians have blue eyes? :)

We are a country that embraced many immigrants, I am german/italian so I have blue eyes, my girlfriend is chinese/spanish/black. Lots of people came from Italy/German, some from Russia to work in coffee farms around 1870-1900. After 1905 came a lot of Japaneses too, we are the biggest japanese colony outside Japan.
Check this table:

Main groups of settlers and immigrants in Brazil, from 1500 to 1970
Nationality/origin Number of settlers
Africans 1 4,000,000
Portuguese 2,450,000
Italians 1,622,491
Spaniards2 716,052
Lebanese/ Syrians 100,000[45]
Japanese 248,007
Germans 3 240,000
Poles 4 110,243

more info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immigration_to_Brazil

Okonsky
07-28-2011, 02:52 AM
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acionescu
07-28-2011, 09:51 AM
It's my name. Quoting the immortal GOAT: "so I shouldn't forget it" :D

Certinfy
07-28-2011, 12:58 PM
I don't know. I guess it all started on PlayStation Network where I wanted to make a new account since my old account had such a horrible name and I somehow came up with this. Been using it ever since and don't really mind it I guess, would like to think of something better to change it to though.

Mjau!
07-28-2011, 07:16 PM
:cat: :inlove:

barbadosan
07-29-2011, 08:19 AM
:cat: :inlove:

that's clever - or should I say catty :p Do Swedish cats say Mjau and no maiow?