I often wonder the meaning behind different screen names.
Want to share yours?
In my family whenever we are going out to work in yard garden, mow,look around, whatever.. we call it playing in the yard
My real name is Nancy Drew.... original, isn't it? I use my real name on Garden Web because I feel pretty safe here, and half the people I tell don't believe me anyway!
Ahh, cool, Nancy!
mine is so ... lack of imagination! But it types fast!
col short for my first name, col short for colorado.
Well,i think you can guess mine,ha ha, but,just in case you can't:
Every one needs"Just1morehosta",every one.
I am a fabulous cook, if I do say so myself, LoL. Plus, I am a bit hippy-ish, and I'm ALWAYS running around barefoot. So, my hubby thought Barefoot_Contessa just fit. My best friend refers to me as Rachael Ray. The irony behind that is, my name is Carrie Ray, Ha.
So, there is the meaning wrapped up and tied with a bow!
Carol, I agree, everyone, and I mean EVERYONE needs at least one more hosta. A hosta a day, keeps an empty space in the garden away ;-)
Parts of Oklahoma were settled by a land run. Those who slipped in ahead of the official land run date to mark off the best land, were called "sooners".
Everyone thinks it has to do with the OU football team, but having a husband and son that are graduates of OSU, I wouldn't get by with that one.
The "sooner" part is because I live in Oklahoma, and the "grandmom" is what I am called by my 16 grandchildren.
(Yeh, I said 16. I think I am going for '20 Grand'.
this is the reason for my name :)
Well, mine is not very original, but I retired last year and everybody calls me Prof from my university teaching days.
I used to collect bakelite jewelry from the 1920s to 1940s. I don't bake much, but I do like to cook.
Sooner - I actually have my BA from the University of Oklahoma and my Juris Doctor from Oklahoma City University. Most of my undergrad was from Ohio State and my LLM is from Capital here in Columbus. I was going to sing the Boomer Sooner song, but I don't know the words. Hmmmmm - I can sing EVERY Ohio State and my sorority songs.
Mine's not very original.
My initials are KQ and I'm a CRNA (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist)
Tiffy. She was a small Black Lab mix. She passed away four days before we moved to this house at the age of 18 in 2001. She was young and spry until the day she died when she had a stroke. She was my best ever friend bringing me through very difficult times in my life. One I could truly count on.
I see her spirit in my now 3 year old Raven, another Black Lab.
my garden web name means I was having a brain cramp and couldnt think of a garden web name.
Mine is simple... I share flowers.
I see pictures of peoples gardens where everything is touching. I don't think I'll ever see that because theres always someone wanting a division of a plant that I have. I just can't say NO!
This is a great thread. I always wonder about people's web names. kqcrna and mmqchdygg I always wondered about yours.
Mine is because I became a grandma in 2003. The proud is understandable of course but also because he only weighed 2 lb 13 oz at birth and is now a rowdy 5 year old. I now have 6 grandchildren. (3 are step - no multiple births in those 6 years! LOL!)
Mine's pretty self explainatory too. I live at an elevation of 5655', which explains the Highalt., and I'm original from west Tennessee, so I was transplanted here. Going from a zone 7 where I could grow anything, to a zone 5 high desert climate was a major shock, and I found GW when I was searching for things that would actually grow here.
I started out on the Rocky Mountain Gardening forum, then someone on one of the other forums steered me over to the WS forum, and my life has never been the same, LOL!!!!
Mine is fairly easy.
When I would get upset or being sarcastic (no... not me) I would say Just peachy. The N = and. And the 5 is for my 5 children and 5 grandchildren.
Oh,this is fun,i too,have wondered about all our names.Ihope more respond.
cAROL I'm enjoying it too! There are some I had no idea. Like mary mary lol. By the way why is the c in your name lower case? haha
Anyone else want to share?
Because i don't know how to tyYpE.
I do this because there are several Carols here,it even confuses me,ha ha,oh, did i say that?No, the other Carol did.
Does it bug you?I can change it if it does.
cAROL NO it doesn't bother me just being observant oh all right nosy lol
well, my nickname is Mouse (though I am not little or very furry - I am going gray though)My friends think I share many personality traits with them curiosity, nest building, heat seeking, food nibbling, scurring around without a seeming purpose, and twitching my nose.Oh! and I do eat as much cheese as my poor milk hating tummy allows! LOL so since there are usually lots of Mouse's ie.. Meeses/Mices around most forums I just go with kin2mice to show my relationship with the little things!
My gw name translates to mean 'garden of eden'.
I consider my home and gardens my Paradise. As the keeper of my home and gardens, 'Paradisa' sounded like a godess name. I was always into mythology so I thought it would be fun to think of myself as 'Paradisa' and try and share a little bit of Paradise with everyone I meet.
Mine is stupid well embarrassing..that is what the fiance calls me!...He always says when all the girl dogs are around me. He comes up and says he is the thorn around all the rosepetals...Dorky hahhahah I replaced the t with a d... :) After 6 years he still calls me rosepetal must be love... :) I love him too Barb
Mine is self-explanatory. Especially if you've known me. I've actually hit the ground so hard I've knocked myself unconcious. It was only for a few seconds (I think).
I live on Daffodil Lane, and daffodils have been my favorite flowers every since I was a little girl.
It's not that I lack creativity, I'm just a sensible person who uses few words. Well, that and I'm forgetful!
Mine means I'm an idiot and had no idea I would be joining so many forums and having so much to chat about. I'm thinking I need to change just so folks can't google my name and read all about me and how I spend my free time. The internet is so big you just never know. When I think of changing it, I wonder about having to re-establish myself and ... Anyway, great thread! I'm enjoying learning about everyone (especially Mary, Mary - I would have never figured that one out! Nik
Irish descent, born in 66...it has been my screen name since the early 90s.
zuba is a short for my daughter's middle name zanib. I started using this screen name when she was a baby, she is 11 now.
I'm another dog - Drippy is our 10-year old Newfie.
Oh I should have used my dogs name! It's Lily Paloma, like in the Al Stewart song "You're on my mind like a song on the radio" that would have been real cool, drat! Is to too late to change?!? I could have been worldly and mysterious!
I love Halloween,so pumkings are the first thing i tried to grow,,I was comming up the hill with my arms just loaded up with all sizes, with a bright smile because they did so well,and my hubby said look at my pumkin she's a gal,, so put them together pumkingal
they are also my grandson (Mr.B, real name Bryson) favorite things to grow,,
Token comes from SouthPark. I'm not a little black kid, but I am the only one like me. If there are others, we've never met. And the 28001 is my zip code.
Jeesh Token-That changed my whole image of you!
What image did you have? I'm almost afraid to ask. LOL
Why Token, I'm blushing! you've put me on the spot ;-)
No just kidding-I never pictured you as a "southpark kinda guy" you seemed a little more refined LOL!
I don't like for the boys to watch it(at least while the little one is awake) so they were quite shocked to here me scream "no kitty" in Cartmans voice one day! The Casa Bonita one is my fav!
I thought token was a girl. lol.
When I first set up an email address, I could not think of any name, so I just combined my two pet names. Not very original; I know. The name stuck. Maybe I should use only one. I'll think about it. :-)
Family either called me Tim or Nai.
Pi (just like "P") is a Thai word for older sibling. In my old country, we don't usually address someone by his name directly. A word such as auntie, uncle, brother, sister is usually used as a prefix for politeness.
Nothing interesting or mysterious here...just truly was and forever will be new to gardening ways and from Jersey. Couldn't think of anything more original when starting on the forums.
My email with a variation of "rubyslippers" is my real heart.
Refined? Me? I guess if crude oil can be refined, so can I. LOL
I have my moments. I can go from SouthPark to Neiman Marcus in 5 seconds flat.
this was fun to read!
Mine is my first name and middle name. Real original huh?
My Dad used to call me by both names sometimes. I just like it
Mine stands for I love flowers and rocks and children!
Ha Token! So instead of refined how about versatile?
BTW I looked at your blog and you kinda remind me of my cousin Danny, it's probably the red hair!
Karendee, at least yours has a nice ring to it! My initials are B M :-(
I've always been a bit bossy, a perfectionist, and a little prudish, a "goody2shoes" in the playground a millennium ago. So, wendy2shoes seemed to fit.
I have a daughter named Nikki..she's an architect. If she ever starts her own company, she'll call it Nikki9doors!
Great thread! mmqchdygg! I'm so glad I found out what your name means! How clever!
I've used SheMeows since 1998. That year I was given a little tabby cat, she didn't meow for months, she wasn't deaf, but it seemed she had no voice. Finally, one day, her tail got caught when closing the fridge door and boy, did she meow loud!. Dear significant other and I squealed "she meows!". It's been my nickname since.
The tabby is nearly 11 now and she hardly ever meows, still :)
From The Lives And Times Of A Quilter's Cats
oh! shemeows, I just love your little grey baby and all the other pics of your little kitties....especially the little orange one with the adorable green hat!!!! :)
My name comes from my mother's pet name for me - lady d - short for donna and I live in Chicago (nicknamed chitown). Not too imaginative but it'll do in a pinch.
I've had mine for a very long time - since the 90s I think when I joined my first chat group at hgtv.
I work in an office like the cartoon Dilbert, plus I love to play in the dirt. So I came up with "dirtbert".
Mine's so unoriginal. I signed up as plays in dirt, but that was already taken, so I added an extra "dirt." Seems fitting, though. I get twice as dirty as most when I work/play in the garden.
Well, mine is not garden related. "Sister" became a nickname when I started playing rugby on my sister's rugby team after college. A woman named Donna on the team couldn't remember anyone's name, so I became "Sister" and it really stuck. A few years later, at a wedding, someone was telling Donna about a really nice lawyer she'd met -- when Donna asked who it was, the woman replied "I can't remember her name, but I know it was Sister's sister!" To this day, if I call anyone from my old team, I have to use my nickname, as no one would know my first name. The "k" in sister_k is for my first name, which is Kristin.
I used to drive a semi, and my CB handle was bumblebee, so I added gardener to it, and that's where that came from.
I was raised in Brightmore, Mi. A small comm. just outside of Det. And I'm a girl.
Everytime I see token post I think of Southpark and that was before I read the post above.
I try to keep things simple.
My name is jim and I'm in zone 6b.
I couldn't use a space in between the two so I used the underscore.
I believe it is from spanish dialect that is how my DH called me when we were dating
I don't think I ever answered this. My name is a combo of my first name Monica and I used to be psychiatric nurse for 10+ years.
So fun to read. While thinking of a screen name I thought "well I seem to never put my trowel down and I am female" so I decided on Trowelgal. I was very flattered when a Master Gardening leader e-mailed me to see if their group could call themselves "Trowel Gals". Of course I said that would be fine.
Tina from the Kansas City metro
My gardenweb user name means that when my late father-in-law was in his last days he took a fleeting interest in what I was doing on the internet and I set him up an account using albert_135, Yahoo had suggested it.
Then he died and ivillage took over vmirror and that name got burned into their files and I could not change it. Then I started using that name. And now it has become my identity.
I guess I'm not too original-Jess was my dog. When we set up our first internet account I wanted something that people close to me might recognize without using our real names. Jesse was recently gone, & I figured he wouldn't mind! It's been my online persona ever since
We live in Broomfield, a bedroom community lodged between Denver and Boulder, and hubby and I joke that the kids live in a bubble and have no idea that life elsewhere isn't anything like living in "Broomberry." I transplanted here three years ago, and am still learning to garden in Broomfield aka "Mayberry," and have decided that Garden Patch Grow Boxes are the only way to beat the bindweed. A gardener from my youngest days (Mom had us weeding when we were just out of diapers), the name just kinda came to me!
This is my first year to WS, and I planted tomatoes, pansies, petunias, and carpet of snow--WHILE it was snowing!