As I read hubs, I am always curious and fascinated by hubber's names, nicknames, and overall identities. For example, my hubname is Sarahredhead, because my name is Sarah and I am a natural redhead. While this may seem obvious to the point of kitschy, I am itching to know from whence some of these other monikers came. So, fellow hubbers, I implore you to pause for just a moment. If it pleases you, share your hubname and its history, inspiration or explanation. This is a voluntary effort, so those of you who prefer to stay shrouded in mystery - that is fine too. I know I cannot be the only hubber who has wondered about such things!
I have a little cockatiel bird named Hyphen. The story of his name is in my Hub titled How Princess Hyphenbird Got Her Name. He has been a beloved friend for almost 20 years now. The name is a tribute to him and the Hyphen part is relative to writing. So there came Hyphenbird.
My entire first name is Carole Anne. The space is part of my first name. In my first semester of college, some of my classmates started calling me Carole - which I hated. Then they called me Anne - which I also hated. I don't have anything against those names in general, but they're not MY name.
Still, a classmate said my name was way too long so I agreed that the two names could be combined. This led to Caranne, which looked way too weird so it was respelled into Caren. Nobody calls me that anymore, but I still use it online.
The rising portion has to do with my fascination for the land of the rising sun. I love me some 日本.
I firmly believe that life is a journey...from here to there and everywhere in between. When I became a hubber, I was living happily in Chicago, Illinois. I was born in Detroit and believe that my city of origin is a wonderful and amazing place. So, at the time my journey had taken me from Detroit (Motown) to Chicago (Chitown), with a few stops in between.
Stump is so much better than the nickname I had growing up.Here in the south they tend to refer to fathers and sons with the same first name as big and little so and so. You can guess how humiliating it was having the name Richard. Yep pops was big Dick and I was stuck being little dick. I will say that this wasn't a real problem until puberty hit.
I didn't give my profile name a lot of thought, as I was just excited to start writing hubs. I wanted to find out if I could earn money writing. So when Rosie was not available, I just added 2010 to it as it was in November 2010 that I joined Hubpages.
I aquired this name from a friend in a poker game room I used to play at. My membership had run out and she loaned me one of her avatars so I could continue playing. It's actually the name of a street near where she lives outside London UK. I kept the name when I joined hub pages, because, quite honestly, I couldn't think of anything else at the time. I also have another avatar here 'missingyou' and I've explained that name in my profile. Thanks for asking!
I wish we had a separate section for the etymology of our profile names. Sadly, I had started under my real name and the Internet monsters attacked and I had to start all over. Since my name was linked to porn, I choose a grandmotherly name and decided to take my real grandmother's name - Goldie. Great forum post - thank you for sharing.
It all started when I was born...otherwise I mostly use my initials on other sites....but if I used LEG.....would make some people feel insecure or inadequate, on the other hand if I used GEL...others would get the wrong idea, therefore out of desperation I stuck with using my full name.....
Well it all started when I was in 5th grade and started playing a little game called Runescape! ;] any ways as I remember it my dad had just told me what pig latin was so I was OBSESED with thinking of things in pig latin.
Any ways I named my charactor my name (Trevor) in piglatin, revortay. Now really it was revortay1 but for the life of me I can't remember where the 1 came from!
Well from there on every single profile I have online is revortay1! Legitimately if you see revortay1 anywhere on the web or on xbox live or anything it's a 99.9 percent chance of being me!
Disturbia is that feeling of dread one gets when they begin to realize something or someone they thought was OK or safe really isn't. That seems to be the story of my journey through this life. I have a tendency towards impulsivity and often find myself with people (like an abusive ex-husband) or in situations that might be considered less than desirable. Also, I just really like the song by Rihanna.
The avatar with the exception of the clothes kind of explains it all. We now have modern equiptment but the end result is the same. Throw in an after tax child support garnish by NY state of 33% not counting add ons and you can get the picture.
Arlene V. Poma is my legal name. I threw in the "V" because my dad got to name all three of his kids, and my mom got a raw deal. We all share her maiden name as our middle name, and it's only seen on certificates. I was not named after Arlene Dahl or Arlene Francis. I was named after a foster child and the daughter of family friends. I never met her, but I was told she was a charmer (like me). Poma is Italian, but my folks are from the Philippines. I figure Magellan let one of his men loose in the barrio way back when. This is probably why I have this lifelong thing for pasta.
My name comes from my Pagan beliefs, and felt completely spiritual/comfortable to me when I chose it. I have used this name online in various forms (with or without the 2003 part) since the mid 1990's.
Mine, I'm afraid, is a shocking blend of historical intrigue and family debate, and is actually my real name...
The second (boring) part, Hamilton, relates to my ancestors who came to Scotland from England as part of Edward I's Norman army in the 13th century.
The first part (Gordon) was my mother's idea. I am named after Gordon MacRae (the American actor). There were two other options. My mother wanted most of all to call me Elvis (no explanation should be required there!) and my Dad wanted to call me Lester (after Lester Piggott, the legendary British horse racing jockey and his favourite jockey).
I am fairly satisfied with their agreed compromise...
Mine was accidental, but it was ironic, so I kept it.
Several years back, I went to sign up for something. The username jcmayer was used. I tried jcmayer1 and 2 and it wouldn't accept those. I'm an impatient jackass, so I typed in jcmayer and just hit a number three times. I happened to be a 7.
People assume it's a religious reference, but the ironic thing is, I'm an atheist. I liked it so much, I started using it for just about everything.