View Full Version : What is the origin of your "handle?"
03-20-2004, 11:39 PM
This is always kind of a fun thread. I like to start this thread on gun boards occasionally because there are as many different handles as there are people.
Originally, I wanted to log onto one of the gun boards as "Mothman" from the movie The Mothman Prophecies. Anybody can see from my avatar that I'm fascinated by the paranormal; I don't necessarily believe much of it, but it's fascinating nonetheless.
Well, "Mothman" was taken. So I started furiously punching in my registration information. I was in a hurry to register because I just HAD to post a new thread. At the time, I was using my computer at work and had to try to do all of this without the boss catching me.
Thinking I could go through all my registration screens and change my handle at the last minute, I picked the first thing that popped into my head.
It was "Zoid Zodian." Back in the 1980's my parents owned two cats. One was a Siamese cat that looked lot like my avatar with his ears back, so I nicknamed him "Zoid".
His mate was a striped cat, but to keep on with the alien motif, I nicknamed her "Zodian". (It has nothing to do with the Zodiac as some have suggested; I absolutely do NOT believe in Astrology).
So, my registration nearing the final screen, I tried to backtrack and think of another name. The forum registration wouldn't let me. So I was stuck with Zoid Zodian, and I have registered on every gun board I belong to with this handle. The eerie thing is, I sometimes actually identify with that persona more than I do my real identity.
(Twilight Zone Theme).
So, that's the origin of my handle. What's yours?
03-21-2004, 12:10 AM
I either go by L2E which is a derivative on my name Lee or DayWalker from the movie Blade.
03-21-2004, 12:30 AM
my first name and the numbers are my wifes age and boob size :small_gri ,the avatar is from www.badassbuddies.com
03-21-2004, 01:14 PM
Packrat joined a fantasy role-playing group based on Glen Cook's Black Company novels, especially the first 3. Most of the players took names from characters in the books, but I wanted to be a little more creative. Packrat was a small trader who got in trouble with the gentry over a woman and ended up killing and cursing one of them. On the run, he needed protection, and the Black Company didn't ask questions. He continued acting as a trader, buying supplies for them. Add to that the fact that I am a packrat (I can't throw anything away because I might need it sometime), and it seemed natural. As Zoid said, sometimes (especially before I was crippled) the other identity takes over; most of the people who know me as a shooter know Packrat. And Packrat is the one who writes these posts.
03-21-2004, 01:35 PM
"anti-Aries", rival of Mars
Cor Scorpii; Kalb al Akrab; Vespertilio.
RA 16 29 24.4
Dec -26 25 55
Spectral Type M1.5Iab-Ib+B4Ve
Antares is the 15th brightest star in the sky. Take a look at the list of the Brightest Stars
Antares gets its name from the ancient Greeks. It means Anti-Ares. Ares is, of course, the Greek god of War who is also called Mars by the Romans. Antares is linked to the planet Mars because they are both about the same color and the same brightness, so it is easy to get them confused.
I use the penguin avatar because, well, I like Linux (the operating system). Started posting with the original Tux penguin avatar and I quickly became associated with the penguin and it kinda stuck. I've used a few variations of the penguin, the most popular being the drunken penguin and the warrior penguin:
As Jen says, I even waddle like a penguin. I think she was just checkin out my butt. :D
And I'm proud to be an OKIE from Muskogee,
A place where even squares can have a ball.
We still wave Old Glory down at the courthouse,
And white lightnin's still the biggest thrill of all.
Merle Haggard expressing my feelings exactly.
03-23-2004, 02:39 AM
Mine is a nickname given to me by some fellow workers at a camp where I was a counselor. It is based on two different things. The first being that I was always the last one to wake up and get out of the cabin and the second being that I chewed Rooster tobacco.
03-23-2004, 08:44 PM
gp35fn-that's easy the Browning Hi Power is called the GP35-FN the belgium factory that made them-first handgun I was shot with.
Interesting Nineseven. :uhoh_smal
03-24-2004, 12:25 AM
Even after living in the Carolina's for 25 years (Yep, another damn yankee...but I got here as soon as I could!) I still hear quite a bit of colorful speech on a daily basis. "Hot Diggity!" is a regular outburst from one of my co-workers, and I had first named a race car Hot Diggity. So I stumble into this site and marvel at all the really original handles. ("lutefisk" is my favorite...another yankee thing) Only nicknames I'd had previously were "Pervert", "Duke", "Gunner" and "Cap'n". "Pervert" was the 6th option I had to put on a personalized license plate application. My wife says, "Put 'pervert' down there...they'll NEVER give you that!" (8 years later someone stole my official "PERVERT" license plate...but it was a hoot while it lasted! Such mixed reactions from different generations) "Duke" for the royal way I managed to live in the field, "Gunner" because Navy and Marine field grade officers can't seem to get Chief Warrant Officer to roll off their tongue, and "Cap'n" as a reference to another race car that happens to be battleship grey. I figured "Hot Diggity" was better nickname than some of the other fellas at work. Skunk Boy and Rat thought so too.
03-24-2004, 04:46 AM
Need I bother? :D
Not nearly as Wild as I once was, but still Wes.
03-24-2004, 08:40 AM
How's it going Wildwes? Long time no see or talkie.
Mine comes from an area of Western Maryland in the mountains.
Wanted something original almost 3 years ago when I started surfing forums.
03-24-2004, 01:16 PM
My handle was an easy call. Luckynedpepper was character played by one of my favorite actors- Robert Duvall in one of my favorite western movies. I used the name while shooting Cowboy Action events(never registered it-too bad)and my wife always refers to me as "too lucky" when talking about the 'ol days. I agree and I must be running very low on cat lives. I once shot a hole through my boot while practicing fast draw. I froze for a second..waiting for the pain...looked down..wiggled toes...hmm. I shot the bullet down through my cowboy boot and through the bottom of the sole without a mark on me. I fiqured I was fast enuff and ended my quick-draw work.
Left out of the final script of True Grit: Lucky Ned Pepper say's, "It's enuff that you know I'll do what I hafta do."(then shoots himself in the foot!) :laugh_sma
03-24-2004, 01:47 PM
Mine is my "DeadHorse" name. Dead Horse MC is a bunch of Bikers. It got named by somebody saying "Trying to get you guys to do something is like flogging a dead horse". The name stuck. My name came from a joke pulled on me at a bike rally in NY. I didn't wear a belt, so when sitting at a picnic table, "Plumbers Crack" showed. Well, Guzzi Guy tried to get Lynnster to drop a nickle down the crack. She wouldn't, but Barb was next. She got so nervous, the nickle warmed from her hand, and I didn't find it until next morning (enough beer didn't hurt, either). 2 weeks later I saw her at another rally, and picked on her about it. She couldn't remember my name, so, Nickle stuck.
03-24-2004, 02:11 PM
When I started surfing the message boards, I was having a brain cramp trying to think of something. I am a WW2 history nut as well as a reenactor. I happen to protray a squad leader of the 2nd SS Aufklarungs (recon) detachment. 2nd SS Nco. Thinking it's time to find something new though, now that I'm reclassing to a 19D, cav scout. Now I get to do recon for a real job!
03-24-2004, 10:34 PM
People keep calling me Jim? Even in when I was in the the guard. In a town an hour or so south of here they call me Mike. And they make the heavy metal horn handsign deal???? I guess Jim has to do with the tv series from the sixties but Mike? It gets weirds me out sometimes.
03-24-2004, 11:25 PM
That brings new meaning to the 'ol saying, "Don't take any warm nickles."
err..or was that wooden? :D
Moe has always been my nickname, it's short for my real name (Morrie), and easier for people to say and remember.
So, I'm also a computer/network admin, and into programming and such. I was trying to come up with a good nick for IRC...a friend suggested the hacked version of my nickname, so:
m03 == Moe
03-25-2004, 09:27 AM
Nothing very insightful or original I'm afraid, Kmack is the nick name I picked up a long time ago. First name starts with K and last name is one of those Irish Mc names.
Was called Mac in the military (I think all of us with an Mc or Mac surname get that handle) until there were a few of us so we became Big Mac, Little Mac, Kmack etc.
First post here....looks like a great site.
03-25-2004, 02:44 PM
Bouncer. That a easy one to explain. I used to be a bouncer in strip clubs. Not a easy job sometime. But the view was good. :angel_sma Funny thing for me to say i got tried of looking at naked girls ever night. If i had the time i could tell you some good stories about the people who hang around strip clubs :D
03-26-2004, 11:19 PM
Mine comes from my youngest boy, actually.
Was watching something on the "History" or "Discovery" channel about mythic beasts once. He was sitting with me as we were watching the part about the abominable snowman. He was just starting to put coherent sentences together at the time, and he mangled the words "abominable snowman" into something like "abomable no-man". Guess you had to be there, but it was kind of funny at the time........
03-27-2004, 12:07 AM
No need to explain more "dADee". I'm sure I'm not the only..."LoLoRangerPeeinawind" As long as they fiqure out you are the "Bigcrapper" all is cool. I tried to teach em current events today.."All Kid ja"?
(Yeahhhh..clap..clap..clap..BANG! Bang!) Too serious so we broke into a verse of Ring around the rosie..ashes..ashes..all fall down) :small_gri
"Life a'int easy..so let it grow on ya"
03-27-2004, 03:22 PM
My middle name
03-28-2004, 10:33 PM
My moniker is a rather archaic term analogous to programmer. In a more primitive time (read the dawn of the digital age) one would program computing machines by manually flipping switches, the "bits", on and off hence the name...bit flipper
04-06-2004, 12:27 PM
I got mine from a cool little jet fighter that the Germans tried to produce at the end of the war...I guess I watch the History Channel too much!
06-03-2004, 10:32 PM
sks762 (first batttle rifle I owned) was always taken on the first websites I posted on, never seen the guy post anywhere though. skx762 was the next best thing. I used lrk once a long time ago but it looked too much like irk. lrk was because I mostly "lurk"ed on sites. Now I post also (learned a little bit, LOL).
06-03-2004, 10:48 PM
Mines pretty obvious!! I love to shoot and am a bowhunter plus I worked my initials in. I've been into weapons since the mid 70's and archery since about 1990. I sell High Country bows in case anyone needs one at a good price.
06-05-2004, 10:59 AM
Well, I loved to watch Hogan's Heroes when I was a kid and I REALLY want a Krinkov, so KernelKrink sort of popped into my head. The fact that my hairline is starting to resemble Werner Klemperer's has nothing to do with it! :small_gri
06-06-2004, 11:11 AM
I used to work in herpetology (reptiles and amphibians). At one time I kept five Taipans which are Australian snakes (actually two of em were Papuan). But even before that they were always my favorite snakes, I'll always be glad I had the chance to keep some.
06-06-2004, 11:58 AM
Uhhhh......... hmmmmmm.....well, I had a minute ago....
06-06-2004, 01:00 PM
Mine is the Japanese word for a Devil. My wife is Japanese. Doesn't take a whole lot of smarts to figure out where it came from :)
06-06-2004, 03:27 PM
Trixie is a nickname for one variation of my first name, but something I've never been called. I just thought it would be fun to use on the files.
06-06-2004, 06:50 PM
Favorite Hero: Batman, The Dark Knight
Favorite number: 9
Not to exciting.....
06-06-2004, 09:41 PM
What is the origin of your "handle?
It's my last name. Not very original, huh?
06-10-2004, 01:39 AM
Hell, I dunno, just a combination of numbers and letters that seem to fit nicely?
G O B
06-14-2004, 09:16 PM
G O B -grumpy old basterd a no brainer,been accused many times! :laugh_sma
G O B
06-14-2004, 10:23 PM
the MOS I held while in the Army.......which is now obsolete.
06-15-2004, 08:58 AM
I have an orange tabby cat named Roscoe, buddyhoohaw is his nickname!
06-15-2004, 10:35 PM
Mine comes from a video game character in the 80's Dragons Lair the character was Dirk the Daring, the 67 is the year in the DOB.
06-19-2004, 08:03 AM
John Boyd. "Observe Orient Decide Act"
06-19-2004, 04:51 PM
My MOS in the Army (technically 11M).
I used to play an online WW2 Sim called AIRWARRIOR. My friend Kim was an LPN and I'm an Electronics Tech so Etek it was and it's stuck to this day.
06-21-2004, 03:00 PM
300 Remington 'UltraMag' of course,my favorite bolt gun.
With 94g of H1000 pushing a 150g Nosler BT you can really reach out and touch someone.
And when I first got on line 'SpaceMan Spiff' was taken,
So this just stuck with me
06-23-2004, 12:30 AM
Art is my first name - my wife says I'm full of it when I start telling her how much I need another gun or tool or whatever - but it together and you get Artful
06-27-2004, 05:27 AM
My handle reflects my favorite pickup.I've totaled 750,000 miles behind the wheel in the 2 I've owned and still own both by the way.Faithful low maintence rides.
06-29-2004, 07:51 PM
I drive a semi hauling glass and Nomad is my cb handle. A Nomad is basicly someone who is always on the move and doesnt realy have a home.
06-29-2004, 09:32 PM
mine is from the movie Mad Max, it is the name of the black interceptor that max had
06-29-2004, 09:33 PM
Mine is obvious: Major Pita = Major Pain In The A$$
A buddy of mine, trying not to cuss, began using the acronym Major Pita in everyday conversation instead of saying the whole phrase. I thought it would be cool to use.
JTR is for Jack The Ripper
I was trying to come up with something cool as I couldnít use a two-character name I had been using and I had just finished reading quite a bit about ole Jack and thought that sounded cool. The guy was a frightening menace. I'm only scary in the morning before coffee.
On some boards JTR is taken so I go by JTR8541. 8541 is the Marine Corps Sniper MOS. Iím not a Marine and will never smudge their reputation by saying I am one without having done so, but my dad and grandfather were both in the Marine Corps and Iíve been fortunate to spend some time with some former Marine snipers, STA team guys and FAST team shooters and learn a bit about them and how to shoot. For the most part, Iím an armchair warrior.
While I was in school and working graveyards at a local stop-and-rob one of those Snipers used to give me a hard time telling me I was going to crawl up into the tallest building on campus and do a Charles Whitman, he started calling me Tower Boy. I started logging onto boards with TB, but most of em wonít take a two character username, so along came Jack.
07-01-2004, 04:03 AM
Tom's my name and I have a pristine 1971 Corvette with, guess what, a 454
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