FacebookTwitter
Hatrack River Forum Post New Topic  Post A Reply
my profile login | register | search | faq | forum home

  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» Hatrack River Forum » Active Forums » Discussions About Orson Scott Card » is your logname completely random? or does it have a special meaning? (Page 0)

  This topic comprises 3 pages: 1  2  3   
Author Topic: is your logname completely random? or does it have a special meaning?
alath
Member
Member # 6150

 - posted      Profile for alath   Email alath         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
mr_porteiro_head, in catholism, when you get confirmed, you choose a saint, and you use your saints name between your middle name and your last name. So if your name was Sarah Sue Smith before you got confirmed and your saint was Saint Ceclia, then you you would be Sarah Sue Cecilia Smith.
Posts: 145 | Registered: Jan 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Unmaker
Member
Member # 1641

 - posted      Profile for Unmaker   Email Unmaker         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
: :
Posts: 1141 | Registered: Feb 2001  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Kabederlin
Member
Member # 6304

 - posted      Profile for Kabederlin   Email Kabederlin         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
My name is a mix of two star wars names. Once when I was writing something I needed a fake name and went shoveling through my Star Wars Encyclopedia (Im such a geek) and mixed Kabe (A furry Animal) with Major Derlin (Who led the Rebel ground troops on Hoth) and came up with Kabe Derlin... Then I started using the name everywhere... So... Yeah.
Posts: 126 | Registered: Mar 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
mr_porteiro_head
Member
Member # 4644

 - posted      Profile for mr_porteiro_head   Email mr_porteiro_head         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
alath -- do you change your name legally, or just on the church records?
Posts: 16551 | Registered: Feb 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
UTAH
Member
Member # 5032

 - posted      Profile for UTAH   Email UTAH         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
After a futile attempt at every cool name I could think of and in great frustration, I settled on UTAH. The caps lock was on by mistake and I was worried (for 2 seconds)others might think I was making a big deal out of the fact I was from the beautiful state of Utah. And Papa, I finally got around to reading the Crystal City this week. I smile [Hat] everytime I read your name . . .
Posts: 277 | Registered: Apr 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Crux
Member
Member # 6364

 - posted      Profile for Crux   Email Crux         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Crux: The most critical point.

It is also my stage name I use when performing my music.

Posts: 20 | Registered: Mar 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Crux
Member
Member # 6364

 - posted      Profile for Crux   Email Crux         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Utah, I too am from Utah. Logan.
Posts: 20 | Registered: Mar 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
UTAH
Member
Member # 5032

 - posted      Profile for UTAH   Email UTAH         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Nice ta meetcha, Crux. I was born in Logan Regional Hospital and lived in Avon (right next to Paradise [Big Grin] )for the first few years of my life.
Posts: 277 | Registered: Apr 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Corwin
Member
Member # 5705

 - posted      Profile for Corwin           Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Mishto!
Zalmoxis, that's something I didn't expect to read in this forum ! [ROFL]
Posts: 4519 | Registered: Sep 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Phil Tice
Member
Member # 6370

 - posted      Profile for Phil Tice   Email Phil Tice         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Mine's my name because I have a hard enough time remembering one name. More than that tends to confuse me. It's hard enough that my family calls me Philip and my friends call me Phil. My head hurts just thinking about it.
Posts: 35 | Registered: Mar 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Crux
Member
Member # 6364

 - posted      Profile for Crux   Email Crux         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Utah,

Avon! oh man, that's rough. My buddy still lives out there and has to drive to campus every day. that's a good 40 min drive. terribly lame.

But that's cool. Where you living at now a days?

Posts: 20 | Registered: Mar 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
TomDavidson
Member
Member # 124

 - posted      Profile for TomDavidson   Email TomDavidson         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
"I never thought I someone in this website would like anime, comics, AND Orson Scott Card!"

Are there no geeks on your planet?

Posts: 37425 | Registered: May 1999  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Roland
Member
Member # 5370

 - posted      Profile for Roland           Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Mine is appropriated from the Dark Tower series written by Stephen King. Roland Deschain is most likely the best character ever. And the series is complete and will be published this year. I just wish King had resisted re-writing The Gunslinger (The original rules ok!)
Posts: 23 | Registered: Jul 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
AnonymousNC
Member
Member # 1544

 - posted      Profile for AnonymousNC   Email AnonymousNC         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Glad to see so many folks here into the Dark Tower. I truely love that series. I'm just hoping King didn't sacrifice anything for speed in finishing the series - but I am glad it is finally finishing While I've been into King for years (25 at least), the Gunslinger was a new level IMHO

I'm sympathetic to eowyn on the Wolves of the Calla price. It was a major purchase for me to get Wolves and Crystal City at the same time. It's tough on poor folks to be hooked on books - especially two prolific authors like Card and King

BTW my boring name is to remain Anonymous here in North Carolina - real imaginative huh

Posts: 19 | Registered: Jan 2001  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Apooche
Member
Member # 6384

 - posted      Profile for Apooche   Email Apooche         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
A pooch with an e on the end. Actually its a random jitterish my friend and I used when we were trying to make up a code language in fourth grade...

never worked, but i use the name all the time

Posts: 33 | Registered: Mar 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
megaotaku
Member
Member # 6389

 - posted      Profile for megaotaku   Email megaotaku         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
to master kakashi and st. yogi: THANK YOU!! I thought me and my friend staci were the only people on the ENTIRE PLANET who liked both anime and OSC!!! do you read fanfiction? i must be the only author on fanfiction.net who has posted in both the OSC section and the anime section!!! naruto isn't my favorite anime but i dont hate it. have you read any other shonen jump? one piece is my favorite of all of shonen jump's manga (u better know what manga is)

Oh, and the point behind my sn and stuff (its not my email or aim adress but it is everything else) is that i am a mega otaku. an otaku (at least this is how we translate it among my friends) is someone who is COMPLETELY OBSESSED with anime! (p.s. that's my penname on fanfiction.net. I have two OSC fics up there. if ur gonna read em dont read the one called NOT FROM THE ENDERVERSE!!! it sucks... read "school" and review pleaz) and yes that was shameless plugging

Posts: 6 | Registered: Mar 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
beverly
Member
Member # 6246

 - posted      Profile for beverly   Email beverly         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
From Beverly Crusher on STNG. I couldn't come up with anything, and she popped into my head. I always thought she was cool.
Posts: 7050 | Registered: Feb 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
punwit
Member
Member # 6388

 - posted      Profile for punwit   Email punwit         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hmm, ok I've always enjoyed wordplay. Pun and wit together. Also close to pundit although associating puns with pundit is sorta an oxymoron. Oh well.
Posts: 2022 | Registered: Mar 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Aeroth
Member
Member # 6269

 - posted      Profile for Aeroth   Email Aeroth         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
My name is a nod towards Sephiroth from Final Fantasy VII.
Posts: 121 | Registered: Mar 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Kabederlin
Member
Member # 6304

 - posted      Profile for Kabederlin   Email Kabederlin         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Sephiroth was so cool...
Posts: 126 | Registered: Mar 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Jia-Ning
Member
Member # 6406

 - posted      Profile for Jia-Ning   Email Jia-Ning         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
My log-in name is the name of the oldest daughter in the Ang Lee movie Eat Drink, Man Woman. I really relate to her in some ways [Wink] . Not only that, that movie was an awesome movie, so this is sort of a nod to that. And I'm Chinese [Smile]
Posts: 13 | Registered: Apr 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Lara
Member
Member # 132

 - posted      Profile for Lara   Email Lara         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I was new to the internet when I first started on Hatrack, I didn't know about handles. I remember being really frustrated that Lara was taken on the more popular free email sites. Incidentally, I watched Dr. Zhivago for the first time a couple of years ago and was disturbed to find my parents named me after an adultress.
Posts: 377 | Registered: May 1999  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
captainmoriar
Member
Member # 6416

 - posted      Profile for captainmoriar   Email captainmoriar         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Well it comes from the background of the Blood Angels Chapter in 40K but it's roots lie in latin:

mors
1. death

mortificare
1. kill, liquidate, slay

mortuus
1. dead

I use it everywhere but one site [Smile] and my passwords used to be all the same and just a word but now they are all quite different and letter/number combos

Posts: 21 | Registered: Apr 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Erhendil
New Member
Member # 6419

 - posted      Profile for Erhendil   Email Erhendil         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
My logname comes from the Tolkien's universe. It is, with a different writing, the name of a Navigator Elf. I chose it because I like the resonance and I have always wanted to be different, an Elf for example... [Wink] even if this one is male one.
Posts: 2 | Registered: Apr 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Kyle Kovalchek
New Member
Member # 6438

 - posted      Profile for Kyle Kovalchek   Email Kyle Kovalchek         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
People seem to have this habit, wherever I go, (on the web)to hide the instantly noticable and thuroughly spontaneous geekiness behing a seemingly "cool" name and language. [Wall Bash]
However, when I came here, (being the loyal fan that I am), none here does, so I went with the crowd. [Smile]

Posts: 1 | Registered: Apr 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Son_of_Priam
Member
Member # 6411

 - posted      Profile for Son_of_Priam   Email Son_of_Priam         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I chose my name because Priam's son was Alexander and he killed Achilles (in real history of course). Anybody else realise that?
Posts: 73 | Registered: Apr 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Kabederlin
Member
Member # 6304

 - posted      Profile for Kabederlin   Email Kabederlin         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Well you say real history... But the story of Achilles was obviously not real. Or not as real as it is made out to be. And the chance of a guy named Priam killing him is probably narrow as well. But yeah I knew who Priam was...
Posts: 126 | Registered: Mar 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
johnlocke059
Member
Member # 6220

 - posted      Profile for johnlocke059   Email johnlocke059         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I actually took my name from Peter's "Locke" in Ender's Game when I first started using the internet 7 or 8 years ago...gradually it has evolved into "johnlocke059" as you are forced to come up with more complicated names to sign into things.
Posts: 6 | Registered: Feb 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Kabederlin
Member
Member # 6304

 - posted      Profile for Kabederlin   Email Kabederlin         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
You do realize John Locke was real guy right... And Demosthenes too... They were symbolic pseudonyms (I'm not gonna try and spell that one right...). John Locke believed in tabula rosa, or a clean slate. His philosiphies were the basis for the Declaration of Independence. Demosthenes warned Athens about the coming macedonian army and was later tried for treason and before they could execute him he took poison and killed himself.
Posts: 126 | Registered: Mar 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Telperion the Silver
Member
Member # 6074

 - posted      Profile for Telperion the Silver   Email Telperion the Silver         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I took my name from Tolkien's "Silmarillion", elder of the Two Trees of Valinor, original Light of the world before the Sun and the Moon.

Telperion the Silver Tree...
Laurelin the Golden Tree...

Telperion was the parent to the line of White Trees passed on to the Elves as a gift from the Gods for their love of the silver tree. The Elves then gave the Numenoreans, humans allied to the Elves and the Gods, a sapling of their own. Numenor was destroyed but a scion of it's White Tree went on to it's own offspring nation, Gondor, in the city of Minas Tirith.

I chose Telperion for my love of the Valar and the Eldar, and for my own facination with silver.

Posts: 4953 | Registered: Jan 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
FoolishTook
Member
Member # 5358

 - posted      Profile for FoolishTook   Email FoolishTook         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I think my name is pretty obvious. But there's more to it than just a reference to Pippin Took.

I thought it fit me, since I storm into every situation thinking I'm the most brilliant person to walk the earth, only to learn how absolutely foolish I really am.

It's also a reminder to myself that I won't learn anything if I already think I know everything.

Posts: 407 | Registered: Jul 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
littlelf
Member
Member # 6145

 - posted      Profile for littlelf   Email littlelf         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
my name means little elf in another language, so I've been an elf long before the recent renewed interest in Rivendale, Mirkwood, and Lothlorien.
Posts: 72 | Registered: Jan 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
MEC
Member
Member # 2968

 - posted      Profile for MEC   Email MEC         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
mines my initals...
Posts: 2489 | Registered: Jan 2002  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Altáriël of Dorthonion
Member
Member # 6473

 - posted      Profile for Altáriël of Dorthonion   Email Altáriël of Dorthonion         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
My name is supposed to be elvish for my real name.
I got it from an elvish name generator somewhere along the nets...

Posts: 3385 | Registered: Apr 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Space Opera
Member
Member # 6504

 - posted      Profile for Space Opera   Email Space Opera         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Ooh..just saw this one. My name is in honor of my daughter, who sings space opera. She's six, and sings all the time. One day I caught her singing a song about her Star Wars action figures (they were singing to each other). Hence, my daughter invented space opera.
Posts: 2578 | Registered: Apr 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
fitbrit
Member
Member # 6529

 - posted      Profile for fitbrit   Email fitbrit         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I'm a research scientist, but in my spare time I run a fitness training business. I'm a Brit living in Canada, so FitBrit is the name of my one pro (me)personal training company.
Posts: 8 | Registered: May 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Rhapsody
Member
Member # 6514

 - posted      Profile for Rhapsody   Email Rhapsody         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
my name is from the book Rhapsody it's the first in a series I'm reading right now by Elizabeth Haydon and am really enjoying
Posts: 7 | Registered: Apr 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
pinkstripes
Member
Member # 6566

 - posted      Profile for pinkstripes   Email pinkstripes         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
well, i just decided register today and im trying to pick a name. i look down and see im wearing a shirt with pink stripes.
Posts: 9 | Registered: May 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Lindsay
Member
Member # 6567

 - posted      Profile for Lindsay   Email Lindsay         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
what you're seeing is my real name... which I never use online... but since I can show a separate name from my login on this site, I figured I might as well!

My login, ethuilathelas, has special significance for me. It is actually two words: ethuil, which is the elvish word for spring (literally, "budding"), and athelas, the elvish word for the flower kingsfoil, which has healing properties and is part of a prophecy that helps identify Aragorn as the true king when he uses it to heal... some people. My favorite characters in LOTR actually.

so in other words, it can be just "budding kingsfoil" or even more simply, "spring flower", or it can be a budding tool of the true king, used for healing.

I too use this screenname for just about everything on the web.... but it's such a special meaning for me i don't like to explain it often, except to say it means "budding flower."

Posts: 5 | Registered: May 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
EurasianGirl
Member
Member # 6524

 - posted      Profile for EurasianGirl   Email EurasianGirl         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I bet no one can figure out how I got my name [Wink]
Posts: 10 | Registered: May 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
AmmonRah
Member
Member # 6583

 - posted      Profile for AmmonRah   Email AmmonRah         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Many years ago, when the internet was still innocent, I conversed daily with friends in a chat room using the name 'Ammon', which is the name of a character in a future sequel in the Homecoming series. Anyway..

They were messing with me and calling me Ramen and AmmonRamen and stuff like that one day, and I decided that I liked the sound of AmmonRah and have used it for close to 10 years everywhere that I go on the web.

quote:
EurasianGirl
Member # 6524

posted May 24, 2004 09:24 PM
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
I bet no one can figure out how I got my name

You're an Asian girl?

[ May 29, 2004, 11:50 PM: Message edited by: AmmonRah ]

Posts: 6 | Registered: May 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
PresbyGirl
New Member
Member # 6655

 - posted      Profile for PresbyGirl   Email PresbyGirl         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I'm a girl and I go to Presbyterian College.
Posts: 4 | Registered: Jun 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Gryphonesse
Member
Member # 6651

 - posted      Profile for Gryphonesse   Email Gryphonesse         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
well, since this thread has been resurrected, I'll throw my two cents in.

Gryphonesse - it suits my temperament. I like animals, love mythological creatures. I'va always loved sci-fi and fantasy. My favorite critter has always been the gryphon, so there you have it.

edit: not to mention, my real name is hard to pronouce and very obscure...

[ July 02, 2004, 12:36 PM: Message edited by: Gryphonesse ]

Posts: 262 | Registered: Jun 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Katarain
Member
Member # 6659

 - posted      Profile for Katarain   Email Katarain         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
This is basically a test. I've been trying to figure out how to post here for a couple of days--Site wasn't working well with Netscape... On IE now.

So, I guess I'll answer the question... Katarain is a variation of Katarina that I use on the web because Katarina is usually taken. Katarina is a name I gave myself many years ago when first coming online. I stole it from my cat, whom I named Katarina after a character on Days of our Lives... [Smile] What can I say? I was young...

Posts: 2880 | Registered: Jun 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
senselessbeating
New Member
Member # 6662

 - posted      Profile for senselessbeating   Email senselessbeating         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
My name has its own meaning, but it is also a small line from an obscure song of a semi-famous local band.
Posts: 2 | Registered: Jul 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Achilles_de_Flandres
Member
Member # 6672

 - posted      Profile for Achilles_de_Flandres   Email Achilles_de_Flandres         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I guess you can guess my meaning (if you read the Shadow Saga)
Posts: 19 | Registered: Jul 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
WhiteDuckTape
Member
Member # 6678

 - posted      Profile for WhiteDuckTape   Email WhiteDuckTape         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
FLCL w00t (I also like Trigun, Cowboy Bebop and Freakazoid!) Anyways... oh yeah my screen name. Well I was involved in a community theatre at one point in time and was in a heated discussion about which is better... duct tape, or crazy glue. It lead to a friend and I screaming across the stage "White Duck Tape!" and "Clear Krazy Glue!". (kinda like Snot Stew)

Is not!
Is too!
Isnot
Istwo

You get the picture if you don't remember the book.

I even had a street sign made; it hangs in my closet. [Smile]

Posts: 15 | Registered: Jul 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Melchior
Member
Member # 5519

 - posted      Profile for Melchior   Email Melchior         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
My name was after one of the three wisemen that travelled to Bethlehem to visit the baby Jesus. Melchior, Balthasar, and Casper. Also, if any of you are anime watchers, The three "Maji," super computers in the anime Neon Genesis: Evangelion are named Melchior, Balthasar, and Casper. That is where I actually got the name from.
Posts: 50 | Registered: Aug 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Papa Moose
Member
Member # 1992

 - posted      Profile for Papa Moose   Email Papa Moose         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
<Always thought it was Gaspar.>
Posts: 6211 | Registered: May 2001  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Julian Delphinki
Member
Member # 6686

 - posted      Profile for Julian Delphinki   Email Julian Delphinki         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
What can i say? I envy bean so i took his name! [Evil Laugh]
Posts: 20 | Registered: Jul 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
  This topic comprises 3 pages: 1  2  3   

Quick Reply
Message:

HTML is not enabled.
UBB Code™ is enabled.
UBB Code™ Images not permitted.
Instant Graemlins
   


Post New Topic  Post A Reply Close Topic   Feature Topic   Move Topic   Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Hop To:


Contact Us | Hatrack River Home Page

Copyright © 2008 Hatrack River Enterprises Inc. All rights reserved.
Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.


Powered by Infopop Corporation
UBB.classic™ 6.7.2