Name Origins

misterhub
misterhub Posts: 6,051 Member
We haven't done this since this group started. So, I think it is fair game as a subject. We have new members since then, and I also would love to hear from some of you lurkers.

What is the origin of you screen name? Does it have personal significance? Or, was it a default handle offered up by the system when you registered? There are no wrong answers.
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  • misterhub
    misterhub Posts: 6,051 Member
    I have been "misterhub" or "MrHub" (an adaptation of my last name "Hubbard") since I first got online back in 1994...back when the internet was available almost exclusively to academics and scientists...and online meant locally maintained bulletin boards. Twenty-four years later, I am still "misterhub."
  • Jerdtrmndone
    Jerdtrmndone Posts: 5,585 Member
    edited February 2018
    I have been "jerdtrmndone" for many years. The reason for choosing this screen name was back in 2004 when doing WW's I was very determined to lose the weight and did so and made Goal in 2005. 110# lost.
  • Calvin2008Brian
    Calvin2008Brian Posts: 1,024 Member
    I was Calvin2008 on the WW GoaD board.

    Calvin was my big male springer spaniel and best friend at the time I joined WW in Oct/Nov 2007. The 2008 part of the name was just because I was looking forward to bigger and better things in the coming year.

    I added Brian to it shortly after coming to MFP because that's my name.

    If MFP would let me change I probably would.
  • Calvin2008Brian
    Calvin2008Brian Posts: 1,024 Member
    I have been "jerdtrmndone" for many years. The reason for choosing this screen name was back in 2004 when doing WW's I was very determined to lose the weight and did so and made Goal in 2005. 110# lost.

    So ... Jer determined one? Are you Jerry?
  • gadgetgirlIL
    gadgetgirlIL Posts: 1,381 Member
    One of my friends nicknamed me GadgetGirl many years ago since I have a love for technical gadgets. At that time I had my own business providing computer and accounting services to very small business in the area.

    I certainly don't lack for gadgets when I'm out biking, hiking, or running! My bike's handlebars are a bit cluttered as there is the bike computer, the GPS unit, and now an inclinometer as I'm really curious just how steep a hill is on one of the 100k routes I did last fall. That damn hill caused me to tip over on my first attempt as I just couldn't generate enough force. The second attempt I just walked up it because the path was covered in leaves and it was raining. But gosh darn it, I'm going to make it up on the third try when the path conditions improve sometime this spring!

    I had to stick my state (Illinois) on the end of GadgetGirl to make it unique here.
  • Rachel0778
    Rachel0778 Posts: 1,701 Member
    I'm clearly very clever in my username choice ;) My name is Rachel and 0778 used to be my lunch code in high school and it's just stuck around for when I need to add random numbers to something.
  • Jerdtrmndone
    Jerdtrmndone Posts: 5,585 Member
    edited February 2018
    Brian my name is Jerry. When I was on WW board It was jerdtrmnd1
  • mcbluesky
    mcbluesky Posts: 92 Member
    edited February 2018
    Mostly lurker. Used to be Milesbluesky on WW. References 2 of my favorite things in the world. My son and first born's name is Miles and my favorite song is Blue Sky by the Allman Brothers Band. Now MCBluesky. MC are my initials. The change is due to grief my daughter gives me about using her brother's name instead of her's. Just kidding.
  • Jimb376mfp
    Jimb376mfp Posts: 6,197 Member
    misterhub wrote: »
    I have been "misterhub" or "MrHub" (an adaptation of my last name "Hubbard") since I first got online back in 1994...back when the internet was available almost exclusively to academics and scientists...and online meant locally maintained bulletin boards. Twenty-four years later, I am still "misterhub."

    LOL I thought it referred to biking!
  • Jimb376mfp
    Jimb376mfp Posts: 6,197 Member
    edited February 2018
    I have been "jerdtrmndone" for many years. The reason for choosing this screen name was back in 2004 when doing WW's I was very determined to lose the weight and did so and made Goal in 2005. 110# lost.

    Huh? I don’t get it.

    Ok now I C it
  • misterhub
    misterhub Posts: 6,051 Member
    Jimb376mfp wrote: »
    I have been "jerdtrmndone" for many years. The reason for choosing this screen name was back in 2004 when doing WW's I was very determined to lose the weight and did so and made Goal in 2005. 110# lost.

    Huh? I don’t get it.

    You sound out his name: "jer determined one." "Jerry the determined one."
  • Jimb376mfp
    Jimb376mfp Posts: 6,197 Member
    edited February 2018
    My official SW with WW IN January 2013 was 376#. I was Jim376

    Joined MFP and set my name as Jim376 but some how messed it up and set up second profile so now I have two MFP User names.

    One guy saw that and thought I was being secretive, No, I’m just not good with computers.
  • Al_Howard
    Al_Howard Posts: 7,650 Member
    I'm Al_Howard, because I'm Al Howard. ;)
  • Philtex
    Philtex Posts: 789 Member
    Name and place.
  • imastar2
    imastar2 Posts: 5,856 Member
    Somewhere I saw Imastar don't remember where but when I applied for that name on WW in 2010 it wasn't available so I used Imastar2 and it stuck and been using it ever since.