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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.

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

I lack imagination. grin

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.

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

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

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

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!!

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.

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

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

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!

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.

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!

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!

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

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

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

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

I dabble in meditation and value simple things and peace.

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

You sound interesting

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.