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I Chose This Username Because...

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  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,732
    Cat-related things have been my default for "Damn, need a username and can't think of anything good!" for... ooh, a good 17 years now. 
  • MattsWhatMattsWhat Studley, UKMember Posts: 1,643
    Cat-related things 

    So you have a different username for everywhere? Was cathugger used first or did you come in at the catwrestler end?
    Or maybe cat describes the quietness of your actions and you started from catburgler. In which case what do you wrangle quietly? 
    This 'I chose this username because...' actually made me less sure, before I just assumed that had some cats that were a bit of a handful! 
    kiki180703
  • TheMaker37TheMaker37 Norfolk,VaMember Posts: 461
    My email is themakerofrules....A line from the song " Eye in the sky". I usually just shorten it for my username.... and I am or was 37.
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,732
    MattsWhat said:
    Cat-related things 

    So you have a different username for everywhere? Was cathugger used first or did you come in at the catwrestler end?
    Or maybe cat describes the quietness of your actions and you started from catburgler. In which case what do you wrangle quietly? 
    This 'I chose this username because...' actually made me less sure, before I just assumed that had some cats that were a bit of a handful! 
    I've got particular names I've used in clusters so it's easy to be found/added by friends on different sites that have a lot of membership overlap, and then there's places where I use my real name because it's handy to be findable by that. But yeah, when a site doesn't fit into either cat...egory, I try to think up something else. And your first guess was right; many cats are a bit of a handful, including the current feline boss!
    kiki180703MattsWhatSalamalex
  • xwingpilotxwingpilot UKMember Posts: 797
    I'm actually quite fond of my Brickset username now. So much so I've got the corresponding Flickr and About.me URLs, and the .uk domain: http://www.xwingpilot.uk
  • Legopassion8Legopassion8 North CarolinaMember Posts: 1,180
    Because WheresKaisa was taken....
  • legobodlegobod CA USAMember Posts: 213
    Bod is an old nickname from when I was a kid
  • AllBrickAllBrick UKMember Posts: 1,404
    A family friend has the surname Albrecht and when I was a nipper I just pronounced it Allbrick. The nickname has stuck with him and my username is a nod to that, fits with Lego too.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,715
    legobod said:
    Bod is an old nickname from when I was a kid
    You're Jesse Ventura?  I had no idea.  
  • legobodlegobod CA USAMember Posts: 213
    ^ People always tell me to strap this on my sore brick
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,354
    Oh my; a strap on. This thread is going in an entirely different direction. Don't let Mr.Piggles see this or that will be the next password she uses or dare I say username?
  • mr.pigglesmr.piggles Snow FortMember Posts: 326
    I'll add it to the queue right after Bilbo. All you filthy-mouthed rapscallions have provided quite a list of password possibilities. :)
    bandit778
  • legobodlegobod CA USAMember Posts: 213
    I was just innocently (mis)quoting one of my favourite films :(
  • MorkManMorkMan Phoenix, Arizona, USAMember Posts: 853
    I'll add it to the queue right after Bilbo. All you filthy-mouthed rapscallions have provided quite a list of password possibilities. :)

    quick story... A co-worker had a critical piece of information on her computer, but she had gone home for the day. I called her and she agreed to give me her password so I could access the document. She was really embarrassed about her password and said "Don't read into it - it's just a silly password." Her password was Ram69Rod69. She never lived it down.

    ricecakemr.pigglescatwranglerDeMontesSalamalexsnowhitie
  • Werewolf_pooWerewolf_poo Bonnie ScotlandMember Posts: 71
    I'm a very rare find
    Bumblepantscatwranglerkiki180703CHAINSAWbobabricks
  • CHAINSAWCHAINSAW ChicagoMember Posts: 199
    Actully, my username is a inside joke between me and my friends.  It is kind of hard to explain. ;)
  • DeMontesDeMontes North YorkshireMember Posts: 515
    ^ it's also a powertool...that's easy to explain.

    My name is my name.
    Lego_Star
  • DeMontesDeMontes North YorkshireMember Posts: 515
    That should say, my name is mu SURname....sorry
    :-)
    Lego_Star
  • CHAINSAWCHAINSAW ChicagoMember Posts: 199
    DeMontes said:
    ^ it's also a powertool...that's easy to explain.

    My name is my name.
    Well yeah I guess so, though I have never thought about it that way.  It is also kind of my nick-name. ;)
  • BEEKUZZBEEKUZZ California, United StatesMember Posts: 127
    How did you know?
    MattsWhatMorkMan
  • Fuzzy_ThoughtsFuzzy_Thoughts MichiganMember Posts: 5
    I am (was) a single Mom of two very active LEGO Maniac boys (although currently in their Dark Ages).  Things could get quite hectic and chaotic and crazy sometimes. When the boys found Mom 'Losing It'  they would go find a fuzzy critter (we usually had at least four cats and/or dogs around the house) and next thing I knew I had my face buried in my dogs' neck or my kittys' belly - totally distracted with Fuzzies and All was Okay!

    Hence Fuzzy Thoughts - my go to Good Place...which also my LEGO place so it fit!
    bendybadgercatwranglermr.piggleskiki180703ricecakebandit778Salamalexbobabrickssnowhitie
  • princedravenprincedraven Essex, UKMember Posts: 3,768
    I think most people know where my username came from.  Needless to say I am completely devastated today.  Can't believe the news :'-(
  • Tufted_duckTufted_duck Edinburgh Member Posts: 77
    Yeah its a bad year all round. My condolences on the purple one. Favourite story about him- some friends saw his security arrive at a small London gig carrying a large bag walking right past all of the fans queued up outside. They were just close enough to the front to see the bag be put down inside the venue and prince climb out of it.  One way to avoid the fans!
    princedravencatwranglerOldfan
  • MattsWhatMattsWhat Studley, UKMember Posts: 1,643
    I think most people know where my username came from.  Needless to say I am completely devastated today.  Can't believe the news :'-(
    I always read it as Princed Raven - I figured your were into a bit of steamy fiction:
    http://www.elizabethhoyt.com/books/raven.php


  • LegoChristmasLoverLegoChristmasLover FinlandMember Posts: 8
    It's fairly simple to be honest. I like LEGO. I like christmas. I collect and build Lego sets and MOCs which are christmas themed. Sooo...
    I am a Lego christmas-lover I guess ;D
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,829
    I added 'King' to my real name to be thematic for a war strategy game. also I'm AlanFromRochester; I added my hometown to distinguish from another Alan on another site. I signed up for BrickLink years ago as KingAlanI and picked the same one for another LEGO site.
  • MorkManMorkMan Phoenix, Arizona, USAMember Posts: 853
    FYI. By far this is my favorite thread to read on here.
  • SMCSMC UKMember Posts: 1,629

    Because Huw was taken.

    bobabricksSumoLegobendybadgerMattsWhatBooTheMightyHamstersnowhitie
  • GeordiePaulGeordiePaul Glastonbury, CT, USAMember Posts: 472
    edited July 2016
    Because my name is Paul and I'm a Geordie! Although that's technically not true. I'm a Geordie in that I'm a Newcastle supporter from the North East of England, but I'm actually from a little town called South Shields, which isn't far from Newcastle, so makes me a Sanddancer. Confused? Google is your friend.

    Fun fact - I was born in the same hospital as Ridley Scott and Eric Idle!
    GothamConstructionCo
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,715
    SMC said:

    Because Huw was taken.

    He has a particular set of skills...


    bendybadgercatwranglergmonkey76
  • SMCSMC UKMember Posts: 1,629
    edited July 2016
    First they took his daughter then they took his wife, now they've taken that bloke from the Lego site he likes.

    #FreeHuw
    catwranglergmonkey76
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,455
    My Dad and my wife both call me Maffy. The D is to make it 3 syllables and it's the first letter of my surname.
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 1,259
    First name + initial of surname and then the rest to distinguish myself from imposters.
  • EdmicEdmic ZürichMember Posts: 102
    First two letters of my name and first 3 letters of my wife's name, we use this username on sites where we both use the same account if that is handsome, and given that we keep the setlist on brickset and we both are into LEGO this is one of those shared accounts (Tho i doubt if she ever has visited the forum), it avoid ever asking each other "Honey what was your username or password on that site again.."
    MorkMan
  • MorkManMorkMan Phoenix, Arizona, USAMember Posts: 853
    Edmic said:
    First two letters of my name and first 3 letters of my wife's name, we use this username on sites where we both use the same account if that is handsome, and given that we keep the setlist on brickset and we both are into LEGO this is one of those shared accounts (Tho i doubt if she ever has visited the forum), it avoid ever asking each other "Honey what was your username or password on that site again.."
    How do you distinguish between Hers and His sets?
  • GremerGremer The Commonwealth of VirginiaMember Posts: 171
    I...actually have no idea. I was just signing up for Eurobricks a couple years back and came up with my name on the spot.

    It's actually a name though, which I just learned.
    Bumblepants
  • Mad_DogMad_Dog SpainMember Posts: 71
    I work for an airline in the engineering department, from 2005 through 2015 I was the MD80 aircraft Fleet Manager, this aircraft is also known as The Mad Dog, so it was an easy choice for me.

    Now that MD80s have been phased out I am the Boeing 737 Fleet Manager, but I will not change my username to Tin Mouse, Maggot, Pocket Rocket Socket or FLUF (Fat Little Ugly F**cker), no way...

    bendybadgerbobabricksmr.pigglesMorkManJennicatwrangler
  • eanaireanair IrelandMember Posts: 139
    Eanair means January in Irish.  I joined Brickset in January...so, yeah my imagination wasn't exactly on fire when it came to thinking up a username
    bobabricksxwingpilotBumblepantsSumoLegocatwrangleradiemcbendybadgersnowhitie
  • farnoldfarnold Mount Vernon INMember Posts: 5
    Mine is off of a weird little space alien that I drew when I was eight. I don't know where I got the name from.

  • deephorsedeephorse West Yorkshire, U.K.Member Posts: 83
    Mine comes from something I was called at a place I used to work at many years ago.  She meant to call me "deep", or a "dark horse", but ended up saying "deephorse".
    catwranglerbendybadger
  • EdmicEdmic ZürichMember Posts: 102
    MorkMan said:
    Edmic said:
    First two letters of my name and first 3 letters of my wife's name, we use this username on sites where we both use the same account if that is handsome, and given that we keep the setlist on brickset and we both are into LEGO this is one of those shared accounts (Tho i doubt if she ever has visited the forum), it avoid ever asking each other "Honey what was your username or password on that site again.."
    How do you distinguish between Hers and His sets?
    There is only our sets.
    MAGNINOMINISUMBRAcatwranglerbobabricksricecakesklamb
  • NeilCrosbyNeilCrosby United KingdomMember Posts: 77
    There's a long and detailed story behind why I chose my username. It started a few decades ago when my parents chose it to refer to me. As those decades wore on, my resistance failed, and I started using it to refer to myself. Then I used it as my username.

    So yeah, I chose this username because it's my name :)
    OldfanMaffyDcatwranglerTheOriginalSimonBbendybadgersid3windr
  • ImABrickManNowImABrickManNow BrickyMcBrickMember Posts: 270
    My Username came about when I was thinking about the Pampers "I'm a big kid now" slogan and I thought I'd parody that. (and yes I know That's strange).  :)
    bendybadger
  • GeordiePaulGeordiePaul Glastonbury, CT, USAMember Posts: 472
    @Muftak1 I'm giving your post an impressed slow clap. I love seeing fellow Star Wars nerds here on Brickset.
    Muftak1
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,455

    ^ I wish I knew enough about SW to be considered a nerd, but I simply don't have the time. And most of it's all made up anyway of course...

    ;->

  • starwars4everstarwars4ever The Forest Moon of EndorMember Posts: 476
    I think I know enough to be considered a Star Wars nerd. But I chose my username because I hope Lego continues to makes Star Wars sets 4 ever. =)
    bendybadgerMuftak1
  • ImABrickManNowImABrickManNow BrickyMcBrickMember Posts: 270
    @starwars4ever, as do I my friend as do I.
  • ImABrickManNowImABrickManNow BrickyMcBrickMember Posts: 270
    @MaffyD You consider it made up I consider it another Plane of existence.
    MaffyD
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,455
    ^ Plenty of space in the multiverse for Star Wars to exist. :-)
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