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Your wonderful pseudonames

(258 Posts)
grannysue05 Thu 10-Jan-19 11:14:46

About a year ago I opened a thread about the pseudonoms that we choose to put on Gransnet.
The freshly scented Lemongrove
The mysterious Maggiemaybe ... maybe, maybe not!
Baggs I had such an image of you until I saw your lovely picture on another thread.
MawBroon such a name of authority and we certainly respect your words.
Anniebach you must be little, yet you are not!
And I could go on and on but i won't.
There were some lovely answers and now that we have a lot of new members with equally intriguing "nom-de-plumes", I thought I would ask again what made you choose yours ?
Do you escape into a fantasy world (BlueSapphire what magic that conjures up) , or are you practical (like me) and just put your name?
Please share.

Miep1 Thu 10-Jan-19 11:26:05

Miep is one of my cats

Greyduster Thu 10-Jan-19 11:31:27

This is me.

MiniMoon Thu 10-Jan-19 11:38:10

I was reading about Saturn, it's rings and moons, and thought that was a good name for me. Always been interested in astronomy. πŸŒ™πŸŒ’πŸŒ˜

Granny23 Thu 10-Jan-19 11:41:08

At first I was Granny to two, now I am Granny to three DGC


FarNorth Thu 10-Jan-19 11:47:38

I am in a location which is thought of, by many, as being in the far distance to the North of Britain.
(It's actually really beautiful here, and peaceful)

Grammaretto Thu 10-Jan-19 11:49:23

My first choices were already taken so I picked a mix of grandma and amaretto which I was sipping at the time. I haven't touched it since, in case you assumed I was an alcoholic.
So nothing to do with grammar.
I love many of your names. So clever.

Franbern Thu 10-Jan-19 11:52:04

My Mums name was Frances and Dads name was Bernard!!!!

cornergran Thu 10-Jan-19 11:59:04

I live on a corner. Not clever I'm afraid. smile

Culag Thu 10-Jan-19 12:34:52

Mine is just a lovely place I visited once.

LadyGracie Thu 10-Jan-19 12:45:28

After my beautiful cat

pensionpat Thu 10-Jan-19 12:49:02

I worked for DWP in pensions. I visited pensioners in their homes and referred to myself as Pensionpat. It amused them and me. I was sometimes asked if I had a black and white cat.

EllanVannin Thu 10-Jan-19 12:51:33

Mine is Manx for Isle of Man where my late mum was born.

boheminan Thu 10-Jan-19 12:51:34

Long purple hair, tattoos, chickens in the garden, no mobile phone, car or tv....tis the gypsy in my soul!

EllanVannin Thu 10-Jan-19 12:52:40

I like your style, boheminan. smile

Charleygirl5 Thu 10-Jan-19 13:20:58

Mine was the name of my last gorgeous cat. He was so timid he would miaow at somebody while standing behind me with his head peeking around my legs. I still miss him although he has been dead over 14 years.

KatyK Thu 10-Jan-19 13:26:04

I agree. Some lovely names. I chose a boring one. I wish I'd given it more thought.

paddyann Thu 10-Jan-19 13:27:07

It was what my lovely Granny called me ,she used to song an old Irish song about a girl called paddy to me and I loved it ...and her .

NanaandGrampy Thu 10-Jan-19 13:28:22

I needed to provide an email to register and we had a joint one we used for signing up to things - choosing it as my user name made it easier to remember lol

Jessity Thu 10-Jan-19 13:33:24

Jess but I always called her Jessity was our much-loved black labrador

grannysue05 Thu 10-Jan-19 13:35:29

Oh...lovely lovely answers.
Pecs are you super fit and pumping iron?
Soop do you love the real thing (Heinz) or do you make your own?
Panache a lady of incredible grace and style (so glad things are easier for her now)
boheminan I shall always picture you in a flowing gypsy skirt, tossing your wild hair.
Me .... well I too regret my hasty choice of just a name.
Now if i could have my time over again .... what would I choose?

Mamissimo Thu 10-Jan-19 13:35:40

Heaven only knows! I use it for everything but the reason is lost in the mists of time. πŸ™‚

craftergran Thu 10-Jan-19 13:39:50

I do a lot of different crafts and I'm gran

tanith Thu 10-Jan-19 13:49:21

Mine was also a much loved cat she’s been gone 25 yrs, I found the name when I was visiting family in Wales and was told it meant Welsh witch but I’ve since discovered it has Semitic roots and means serpent lady or a Phoenician Goddess of love, fertility, the moon and stars.

Parsley3 Thu 10-Jan-19 13:50:49

There was a pot of it on the window ledge when I was choosing a name.