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What's in a name?

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Post by Furstentum Liechtenstein » Fri Jun 13, 2008 4:38 pm

After a series of private messages with a member of this Forum who was wondering about my nickname - Furstentum Liechtenstein - I started wondering why you chose your nickname. I'll go first:

Why my nickname?

My wife & I travel to Europe, usually every summer. My favorite country there is Fürstentum Liechtenstein, the Principality of Liechtenstein. We spent part of our honeymoon there as well. Liechtenstein is also the last vestige of the Holy Roman Empire...I liked that idea! That's it, that's all there is to it.

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Post by cslewislover » Fri Jun 13, 2008 4:44 pm

Well, mine's kind-of obvious. Because I wish I had been CS Lewis' wife!! Just kidding (really). I look forward to reading some other people's explanations, though, since I wonder about quite a few.
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Post by zoegirl » Fri Jun 13, 2008 4:55 pm

Mine is simple. Zoe is my dog's name and sometimes I call her zoegirl (plus there already was a zoe on the members list :esurprised: )
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Post by Cross.eyed » Sat Jun 14, 2008 3:42 am

Mine comes from a Christian tee-shirt (my favorite) denoting Hebrews 12:2.
There are many verses in the Bible that I love but this one jumps out at me.
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Post by Canuckster1127 » Sat Jun 14, 2008 7:47 am

Canuckster is such a variation of Canuck which is slang for a Canadian, or a Hockey Team from Vancouver. I'm not from BC orgiginally so I mean it generically. I've lived in the US for 30 years so it's just a small way of maintaining an identity to where I grew up.

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Post by Byblos » Sat Jun 14, 2008 8:54 am

Mine is the name of the tiny city in Mount Lebanon where I was born and raised. The name origin is Greek, meaning a book or the book, and thought to be the origin of the English word 'Bible' (another reason why I chose it). The city was so named because of the many papyruses found in the city, left by the Phoenicians, one of the earliest civilizations thought to have invented the alphabet.
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Post by JC333 » Sat Jun 14, 2008 12:26 pm

I just used my name that I use for Xbox live (send me an invite if you want to fight me sometime, but I rarely go on anymore)


JC doesn't stand for anything.

333 sort of flows with JC so that's why I chose 333.



And believe it or not, I came up with this name B.C. in my life (before Christ) so JC doesn't stand for Jesus Christ and 333 doesn't stand for 3 being God's number.


Kind of a cool coincidence though y>:D<

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Post by Lufia » Sat Jun 14, 2008 5:00 pm

Mine is from an old nintendo game 32 bits. It is a character from that role playing game. I love that name and on Internet i oftenly use it. I'm also with that name on x-box live Lufia6929.

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Post by Seraph » Sun Jun 15, 2008 12:01 am

Mine is the name of the heavenly beings mentioned in Isaiah's vision in Isaiah 6:2.

They are also the highest choir of angels in the angelology hierarchy, even though I think that whole belief system is man made.


I don't know, I think its a cool name and It's my screen name on a lot of forums, though I also use Viper on some of them.
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Post by Furstentum Liechtenstein » Sun Jun 15, 2008 2:56 pm

So far, all of my assumptions about your nicknames - except one - have been wrong!

-cslewislover...I thought you simply enjoyed reading C.S. Lewis;
-zoegirl...there is a Christian music artist/group named Zoe...I thought you were a fan;
-cross.eyed...I thought you simply had crooked eyes!
-Byblos...I thought you were a bookworm;
-JC333...I thought this was some code;
-Lufia...je pensais que c'était ton nom; (I thought this was your name)
-Seraph...I thought you were a Rolls fan (Rolls Royce Silver Seraph)

Only Canuckster I had figured...it figures, I'm Canuck myself!

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Post by Byblos » Mon Jun 16, 2008 7:30 am

Fürstentum Liechtenstein wrote:-Byblos...I thought you were a bookworm;
Well, you're not that far off then. I do read a lot.
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Post by Furstentum Liechtenstein » Fri Jun 20, 2008 3:59 am

Byblos wrote:Mine is the name of the tiny city in Mount Lebanon where I was born and raised.
If you have GoogleEarth, type in «Byblos, Lebanon» and the system will take you right there. There are also many photos of street scenes in Byblos available by clicking on the blue dots.
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Post by Byblos » Fri Jun 20, 2008 6:32 am

Fürstentum Liechtenstein wrote:
Byblos wrote:Mine is the name of the tiny city in Mount Lebanon where I was born and raised.
If you have GoogleEarth, type in «Byblos, Lebanon» and the system will take you right there. There are also many photos of street scenes in Byblos available by clicking on the blue dots.
Yes, I do that quite often when I'm feeling nostalgic. I can even spot my house atop the mountain and sometimes wonder if I could see my mother watering the flowers in the garden. She still lives there.
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Post by Swamper » Tue Jul 29, 2008 7:32 pm

Mine is derived from my last name, Swanson. In the eighth grade some of my friends gave me the nickname Swanbird, which carried on over into high school (and some people still call me that today). Anyway, in my 10th grade theater class, I was doing a skit with a friend of mine and we decided to use my nickname Swanbird in the skit. The teacher heard it wrong and started calling me Swamper. It's kind of stuck with me ever since.

And here you were expecting something to do with a swamp. Fooled ya. :D
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Post by Furstentum Liechtenstein » Wed Jul 30, 2008 11:47 am

I looked at your profile, Swamper. You must eat vegetables. They are good for you. Didn´t your mother tell you that?

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