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Your wonderful pseudonames

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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.

yellowcanary Fri 11-Jan-19 18:50:48

Many many years ago I used to ride a motorbike, wearing yellow waterproofs and a yellow helmet with a peak - one day someone said I looked like a yellow canary in them - brings back memories of going out and about on the bike. One time as well went to the local carnival as a canary with my young sister as a witch.

Phoebes Fri 11-Jan-19 19:05:01

My middle name - after my Nana and my Mum and the initial of my first name.

BonnieBlooming Fri 11-Jan-19 19:06:57

A nickname given to me many, many moons ago by a guy from Scotland and connected to my actual first name. If he could see me now!!!!!!!

BradfordLass72 Fri 11-Jan-19 19:11:08

GabriellaG54 - actually, I like "pseudonames* better smile

... and some of them are not fake or false, which is what 'pseudo' means in Greek so a wee change to the word makes it friendlier.

Elenkalubleton Fri 11-Jan-19 19:14:49

Elenka is my grandaugters name,wish I could attach a photo but don’t know how (Lubleton ) is just made up.

Opelessgran15 Fri 11-Jan-19 19:22:07

How I felt after my first grandson was born! Not only had I seemed to have forgotten everything to do with bringing up children, my DIL's mum delighted in telling me everything I was doing wrong, and how things were now done in a' new way'! Well, I have let her get over herself, and with GC 2 and 3 I feel confident again now and realised the key is to relax. But my first year as a grandmother was a bit unhappy, doesn't seem to have affected GC no 1, we have a very happy silly relationship on the whole and I so love him, and all of 'em!

Nanannotgrandma Fri 11-Jan-19 19:46:54

My husband calls me Grandma to GS but GS call me Nanny

Onestepbeyond Fri 11-Jan-19 20:08:41

cos i'm just one step beyond everyone else

Juggernaut Fri 11-Jan-19 20:09:51

A nickname I've had since my teens!

Mogsmaw Fri 11-Jan-19 20:26:37

My second daughter has an unpronounceable ( apparently!) Scottish Gaelic name. She became so annoyed at people mispronouncing it, or worse, telling her she was wrong in the pronunciation of her own name! She gave up and called herself Mog, it’s her initials,
I’m her maw.

HurdyGurdy Fri 11-Jan-19 21:31:08

In a secret Santa at school in 1976, I was given a little model of a hurdy gurdy that played Lili Marlene.

I loved it, and kept it for years, but it got lost in one of my house moves, sadly.

I use the name as it reminds me of my school friends, most of whom I have lost touch with.

Nonnatimesfour Fri 11-Jan-19 21:39:05

I am not Italian, but love things all Italian and I have four grandchildren so opted for Nonnatimesfour. I probably would choose something completely different another time, something more romantic and less obvious :-)

Nanna58 Fri 11-Jan-19 21:47:00

I love all the ‘monikers’! I obviously have all the creativity of a plank of wood, as I am a Nanna and was born in ‘58, blinding eh??

MissAdventure Fri 11-Jan-19 21:53:23

grin very cryptic..

BlueSapphire Fri 11-Jan-19 21:59:40

Because we had just celebrated our Sapphire anniversary (45 years). And we didn't know it was to be our last one. And he had the previous Christmas bought me a beautiful antique sapphire bracelet.

GabriellaG54 Fri 11-Jan-19 22:06:27


narrowboatnan Fri 11-Jan-19 22:35:05

Mines pretty obvious really.

Venus Fri 11-Jan-19 22:41:26

Venus is the brightest star in the sky and that's something I try and aspire to.

NemoNanna Fri 11-Jan-19 22:59:21

It's what my first grandson in Australia called me because I used to amuse him with a toy Nemo fish when we were on Skype. As soon as he saw me he used to say NemoNanna. Now he's older it's just plain Nanna.

Alwaysreading1 Fri 11-Jan-19 23:49:11

Only just started to contribute rather than just reading posts when I joined the 'read 50 books in a year' forum. My husband says that '"you're always reading' so alwaysreading1 was born. Didn't stop to think how silly it might look if i joined in with anything else. Oh well never mind

mancgirl Fri 11-Jan-19 23:50:04

'nuff said!grin

LadyO Sat 12-Jan-19 00:53:07

My very first grandchild was so adored by everyone we referred to her as ‘Lady’ Olivia 😍

Marilii Sat 12-Jan-19 02:21:20

Marilii simply because it's close enough to my real name so that I won't forget it. Grin.

Totallylost Sat 12-Jan-19 02:28:36

Because it's how I felt and still do after my DH passed away so suddenly 19 months ago

wellingtonpie Sat 12-Jan-19 06:07:26

It was the first thing that came into my head. Goodness knows why!

wellingtonpie Sat 12-Jan-19 06:17:49

Where in Fife, fifeywifey. I to originate from Fife. My home town is St.Andrews.

Elenkalubleton Sat 12-Jan-19 08:10:21

Granddaughter Elenka

Elenkalubleton Sat 12-Jan-19 08:13:41

Granddaughter Elenka,budding Actress, just got first role as Maria in sound of music,in local Theatre. So proud 😍

Val18 Sat 12-Jan-19 11:18:26

Mine's really boring - just my name and year joined!

grannysue05 Sat 12-Jan-19 11:36:52

Elegran thanks for reminding us all not to post information that reveals who you are and secret password information etc.
Thanks for all your hilarious posts.
I have enjoyed reading about all the reasons why you chose your pseudo's.

Magrithea Sat 12-Jan-19 12:52:16

The legendary planet (slightly mis-spelt smile) from H2G2 where the Earth was made as a super-computer to find the meaning of life, the universe and everything! (42 in case you didn't know!) gringringrin

seacliff Sat 12-Jan-19 14:33:12

Mine is just because - one of my favourite places to be is on a high Cornish cliff, surrounded by thrift and other wild flowers. Looking down at the sea crashing below, and watching and listening to the gulls whirling around. Bliss.

Charleygirl5 Sat 12-Jan-19 14:43:10

wellingtonpie my nearest was Cupar, we lived out in the sticks- Springfield being over a mile away.

Charleygirl5 Sat 12-Jan-19 14:44:59

I met a fellow on a bus recently- he asked me where I came from I said Fife- he said is that in Clackmannanshire- I said no it was its own county. I am not sure if he believed me.

Persistentdonor Sat 12-Jan-19 14:48:24

Just that, 46 years persistent to be precise, but recently made my 100th blood donation.
I feel so grateful to have remained in good health all these years that I was able to do it, but I sometimes get a bad reaction and was rather ill again this time, so perhaps I ought to stop now.

Tinker18 Sat 12-Jan-19 17:20:26

Mine was my late mum's cat's name and the year I joined Gransnet

weenanni59 Sat 12-Jan-19 17:30:48

I suppose mine is obvious.. I’m very short

MysticalUnicorn Sat 12-Jan-19 17:59:25

Mine is to maintain an air of mystery, and because I know that unicorns definitely exist.

wellingtonpie Sat 12-Jan-19 18:14:37

Charleygirl, the shire bit was a giveaway!
My cousin lives in Cupar. Really miss the old town. About time I made a return visit.

Charleygirl5 Sat 12-Jan-19 18:36:14

wellingtonpie I saw a flat advertised in the main street, it needed gutting but for £15,000 it would have been well worth it. I was tempted.

ayse Sat 12-Jan-19 21:51:32

Mine is pronounced Aisha but spelt in the Turkish way. I lived there for sometime and became friends with a Turkish girl. We could hardly communicate so her husband translated. She gave me the name of one of Mohammed’s wives as a very real compliment. I gave her the name Elizabeth to celebrate Elizabeth 1, the monarch I most admired.

mande Sat 12-Jan-19 23:00:20

My name is made up of the initials of my DGD and DGS, m and e.

Polskasue Sat 12-Jan-19 23:12:34

My Dad was Polish. He died 11.11.2017 at aged 97. He escaped a Siberian labour camp in 1940 and managed to eventually get here where he served in the Polish 300 squadron of the British airforce flying bomber raids in Lancasters. After the war he stayed here, training as a tailor and meeting my Mum. I am so proud of him. I am proud to be Polskasue. Xxx

Hush Sun 13-Jan-19 01:01:07

You sound interesting

Hush Sun 13-Jan-19 01:02:40

I dabble in meditation and value simple things and peace.

seasider Sun 13-Jan-19 01:46:06

Mine is obvious as I live by the sea. My favourite username is Wilmaknickersfit!

travelsafar Sun 13-Jan-19 06:18:32

Polskasue you have every right to feel proud of your dad and I love the nod to him in your name. smile

GrannyBeek Sun 13-Jan-19 09:26:45

I am a beekeeper. We refer to ourselves as beeks. And I am Granny - until he starts talking, then I could be anything I suppose!

ClaraB Sun 13-Jan-19 12:31:17

My long gone Grampy always called me Clara and B is the first letter of my surname, quite boring compared to most!

Nanny41 Sun 13-Jan-19 17:54:30

Boring me, I am called Nanny by my Grandchildren and born in 41, I have no imagination as you can see.

MagicWriter2016 Sun 13-Jan-19 21:52:43

I always wanted to, still do, be a writer. Not sure about the magic bit, maybe was thinking how magic it would be if I was!

BradfordLass72 Wed 16-Jan-19 05:01:19

MagicWriter2016 what's stopping you girl? Go to it ! smile

Elegran Wed 16-Jan-19 10:14:08

Writers don't want to be writers- they write, even if what appears on the page is a load of rubbish. Maybe if you keep scribbling, the magic will happen.

Greengage Fri 18-Jan-19 22:29:03

I wanted a name I could remember but still remain anonymous! The word green had an indirect connection to me in more than one way, and I am no spring chicken hence 'age'. By adding the middle 'g' gave me a name I could remember!!

DoraMarr Fri 18-Jan-19 23:18:15

Dora Maar was one of Picasso’s muses- and a mistress. I just misspelled it!

Tooyoungytobeagrandma Sat 19-Jan-19 13:50:49

Mine was chosen because that's exactly how I felt when told first dgc was on the way wink

grannysue05 Sat 19-Jan-19 14:00:43

Oh how I have enjoyed reading all these posts.
Such an insight into why we choose names.
I still wish that I had given more thought to mine when I joined GN.
When asked to find a username, I quickly typed ( as much as arthritic fingers are able), My name -Sue - granny because I am one, plus a memorable date.
Your choices are all lovely for many reasons.
Thank you for sharing.

Esspee Sat 19-Jan-19 14:11:58

I lack imagination. grin