By Blue Latest Reply 2009-06-01 09:46:34 -0500
Started 2009-05-19 11:36:00 -0500

Okay everyone! This has nothing to do with diabetes, but does anyone wonder how others come up with their names here? I wanted to share mine so that no one will think I'm actually "blue!". One year I went to the river to gold pan with a guy I had just met in this area. Well, it was really hot and I had a sweater on…so…off it came! I figure my bra covers more than a bikini and this guy, now a good friend of mine wasn't bothered by it.
Later, he was talking with another friend of ours and couldn't remember my name so he just said "blue bra!". The name has stuck with me and alot of people now call me Blue! Okay, so maybe it's a little strange, but I live in the woods! Um, was that a good excuse for being wierd, or what????lol! Blue

102 replies

midget 2009-05-30 19:41:20 -0500 Report

hello everyone, i love everyone stories. i got my nickname from a supervisor, where i work. he kept calling me gidget, then midget and i told him that midget sounded better cuase i'm only 4'10 and petite. i even got a license plate with midget on it. plus everyone i know is taller than i am, so i figured the name would suit me fine.

lois hutchins
lois hutchins 2009-05-28 18:49:20 -0500 Report

can you change your diplay name?
Like a nutt I used my real name cause I thought that's I was supposed to do!!
Help n hugs too!!

lipsie 2009-05-29 07:49:50 -0500 Report

Most suitable for you! lol But then I would get lost in finding you…I am too old to keep up with this name change…nah just picking. Sheila

MeiMei 2009-05-28 16:17:07 -0500 Report

When my children were younger, I had them go to Kung Fu martial arts and they really went heavily into the whole Chinese/Asian culture. They started calling me Mi and then it turned into MeiMei which means little sister in Chinese. My kids have called me that ever since, so it has become my nickname.

gma 2009-05-27 18:41:46 -0500 Report

Mine is special to me. My grand daughter started to call me G-Ma and then my grand boys do to now it is simple but to me special

cyncyn 2009-05-27 22:14:43 -0500 Report

Our grandbabies make everything special, they make the world "right"!

gma 2009-05-28 18:38:27 -0500 Report

I think that is the best thing our kids can give us and of course when we get done spoiling them we can send them back to mom and dad I love it lol

cyncyn 2009-05-29 08:25:45 -0500 Report

I always told mine, that, this will be the time I can get even with them! you know, all the things they put us thru!
LOL Spoil them, then send them home!!! Love my life!!

lipsie 2009-05-28 00:47:46 -0500 Report

Hmmm I wonder what mine will call me when my kids have some, errr on another note maybe I don't! lol But no, not rushing my teens of course but I just can not wait until those days. Precious! Sheila

DJ 2009-05-27 11:40:42 -0500 Report

This is a very cool fun to see what and why we all chose our "Nicks"…Mine is simply my first and middle inital but I have been *DJ since I was about 3 years old, when I anounced to a room full of people that my name was to hard to say and they should call me DJ..even my Parents & Teachers called me DJ.
Oh, and I have been asked about my Avatar(picture)…it isn't a's a lab rat,which is what I felt like when I was first diagnosed..and with all the needle pricks and insulin shots…just thought it fit..LOL Love reading everyones responses.

lipsie 2009-05-28 00:45:32 -0500 Report

Ahhh interesting about the picture…I would not of thought of thought of that but makes total sense. Cool! Sheila

lipsie 2009-05-27 08:03:03 -0500 Report

Blue, I must compliment you on this topic…it could have been off topic but not really…like some others said, it helps all of us get to know one another better and meet one another as well, great job chickie! Love yassss Sheila

2009-05-26 19:57:36 -0500 Report

My nickname was given to me by my husband back when we were dating. He said I had legs for days! I have a 34" inseam, hmmm

Mom and boys
Mom and boys 2009-05-27 10:40:59 -0500 Report

Girl I don't think I am even 34" tall :) Just joking I am 5'-2" on a good day!

cyncyn 2009-05-27 13:57:13 -0500 Report

I am 5'10 1/2 inches tall. Sometimes I feel like a giant. Was the tallest girl, in my senior class. It has it's pro's and than it con's.
Love this discussion! Really getting to know each other!
Blue, you really started a great one!

roger 2009-05-26 18:13:48 -0500 Report

ok it is not the fun you all talk about but i got mine from my dad roger sr but if i was to use what i have on my hard hat or e mail well you all can see how i got it ( gassman ) and no i dont need the pads but yes i can still clear out a room ask my wife!

keek 2009-05-26 17:04:17 -0500 Report

My name is Zakia and "Keek" of the many nicknames that I had in high school, is one that I actually liked.

cyncyn 2009-05-26 17:12:56 -0500 Report

I love your name! It is different.

Joanne Westfall
Joanne Westfall 2009-05-26 17:23:45 -0500 Report

Now I feel left out. Used my real name, thought that is what we were "supposed" to do. I will fix that.
My husband calls me Hippie.
Because I'm born in the 60's and I wore bellbottom pants, lol.

Blessings to all

cyncyn 2009-05-27 22:10:59 -0500 Report

My kids always refer to us as "hippies". We tell them, those were the "good ole days". Alot different from today!

Goddess 2009-05-26 16:53:09 -0500 Report

Mine turned out to make me an outcast.I had another name (Misery),but alot of you didn't like it and wanted me to change it.I'm learning about wicca to become a solitary witch.So That is where the one I have now came from

cyncyn 2009-05-26 16:36:52 -0500 Report

This is very interesting! This really helps. It's like I can make a better connection, with everyone. It's like getting to know, everyone better, And how everyone has related, themselves to the name. O.K. Blue, your rattleing is contagous!!!! LOL

Two painful feet
Two painful feet 2009-05-26 12:35:32 -0500 Report

Hi! I was just in a silly mood when I came up with my name. Both my feet were hurting and burning from neropathy. So I chose my feet as a name.
Your Friend

Blue 2009-05-25 12:45:26 -0500 Report

To Everyone!!! This is so neat, getting to know a little more about each other! All of you who think your name may be boring, no, it's not. Our names, whether nick names, or given, are part of our uniqueness! My name is Marie, and I like it because it is simple and it feels like it totally fits me! Okay, I'm rattling! I love all of the posts on here, you are all really neat!! Blue

Oryon 2009-05-25 12:14:18 -0500 Report

The name I chose is actually my daughters middle name. Boring, I know.. but I love it :-)

cyncyn 2009-05-25 12:35:31 -0500 Report

Not boring at all! I think it is a beautiful name. I have always like unusal names and the unusual spelling of common names!

Dietbeeties 2009-05-26 06:51:05 -0500 Report

Is that pronounced Or-eye-un, or O-ryan? Just curious..beautiful name either way, just wondering how to say it.

lipsie 2009-05-27 07:58:01 -0500 Report

Yes that is a Beautiful name and I am wondering how you say it too…love unique names…one of my sons middle names is Kia, its Hawaiian for water but I just loved it. Sheila

lois hutchins
lois hutchins 2009-05-28 18:36:29 -0500 Report

Beautiful name like a *star*

Dietbeeties 2009-06-01 09:46:34 -0500 Report

Wish I would've thought of that name! All the guys in our family are named Ryan…it would've been neat for our little girl…but probably confusing! Turns out "Anna" fits her perfectly though :)

MANDIE2262 2009-05-24 18:26:33 -0500 Report

Mine is nothing fantastic but it's simply "Mandi"(That's what 'My Love' calls me. My name is Amanda), then "e" is my last name initial (I hope that may be changing soon :) ), and the "2262" for the Alabama Crimson Tide (on a phone 2262 will spell "BAMA")

donsqueen 2009-05-23 12:57:14 -0500 Report

Interesting how we all came up with our names. Mine is simple, my husband's name is don, and I am his queen. :-)

Ashalka 2009-05-23 12:24:42 -0500 Report

Wow I love all the great naming stories. Mine was given to me by my daughter, I was looking for a name for my gaming character and she came up with Ashalka, a powerful witch thought it would work well for my elf character.

SkipT 2009-05-23 10:45:08 -0500 Report

I once was invited to a birthday party with a 50's theme. I hit the Goodwill store and found a vintage Century 21 bowling shirt with the name Skip T on it. From that day on most of my friends call me SkipT.

2009-05-23 06:21:29 -0500 Report

Mine is pretty boring too but I do get questions about it. They think I'm saying Rude, lol. A is the first initial of my name and Rudee is my oldest cocker spaniel. So ARudee. Rudee is the female spelling of "Rudy", however, Rudee is a boy! :-) I liked the Rudee spelling better. Hugs friend, Angie

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2009-05-23 06:33:30 -0500 Report

I was wondering what your name was about. How cute is that!!!…Debe

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2009-05-23 06:34:56 -0500 Report

My name is my name, but my picture of the kidney is representing I had a kidney transplant in 2007…Debe

lipsie 2009-05-27 07:53:21 -0500 Report

And must I say a great symbol of what you represent, a survivor and others can be one too…good choice!! *Hugs* Love yass Sheila

lipsie 2009-05-27 07:54:16 -0500 Report

I was always wondering too, guess I should of just asked but now we all know…cool choice. lol Love yass Sheila

GabbyPA 2009-05-22 06:20:00 -0500 Report

Well, if you read any of my posts, you will understand where I get my name from. LOL

Blue 2009-05-22 12:47:27 -0500 Report

Gabby, I like it! I love to gab too although alot of it is unintelligible!!! Hey! Is that even a word?? lol! Blue

lipsie 2009-05-22 04:49:29 -0500 Report

hrmm, I dunno if I should answer, LOL! Well, it ORIGINALLY started out naughty but we won't go there anymore nowadays *ahem* I use to have a BAD streak in me if yanno what I mean, BUT I changed it around into how talkative I can be, Lippy like. You asked! LOL Sheila

Blue 2009-05-22 12:45:42 -0500 Report

Sheila! SHAMELESS I say!!! hahahaha! We can all call you Lippy though! I'm finding the older I get, the more Lippy I get, it must be the menopause thing???? (smile!) Talk to you later! Marie

lipsie 2009-05-27 07:51:14 -0500 Report

LOL, yes call me as you wish. Actually I just like going by my name now… Sheila :) Got older so them ol' day are really over, just only nickname I had…but really I did look at as a chatterbox kinda thing too…cause believe me I CAN be quite the one to talk away at times. I use to have major large phone bills as a young one…well living in the country didn't help either…okay well I think you all get my point, lol Love yasssssssss Sheila

Dancehawk 2009-05-21 16:55:39 -0500 Report

I earned mine through a tribe up north I was made a auntie and given Dancehawk she who dances in the sky like a hawk.
Long story! lol!
I watched over and helped protect a few that were being picked on the elderly gentleman was the brother of the tribal elder I did not know that at the time and I stood up for him and another which earned great respect which inturn I was made part of the family. hehehe!


Blue 2009-05-22 12:43:36 -0500 Report

Dance, that is a really neat story! I have a friend who goes to powwows and is really into the Indian culture. I also find their beliefs and way of life to be interesting! Have a great day! Blue

Lisa Ann
Lisa Ann 2009-05-21 16:40:06 -0500 Report

Mine is boring also. Just my name. Didn't know that we could make something up. I thought that you had to use your name.

Blue 2009-05-22 12:41:40 -0500 Report

Boring? I don't think your name is boring, I think names are neat! Plus they are really helpful when you want to yell at only one person and don't want everyone else to think it's them! Tee heeeeee! So what would be a good nickname for you? Remember, Aaron thinks his is boring too!!!! Love, Blue

Charish 2009-05-21 15:53:08 -0500 Report

I feel that we are all cherished by God and I wanted a name to reflect that love. So I changed the "E" to an "A" and therefore Charish was born making it different and unique. And many have expressed here that the name fits me well and they love the choice.

Hugs and Kisses

Blue 2009-05-22 12:37:50 -0500 Report

Charish, I really like your reasoning, and you are right, we ARE all cherished and loved by our creator!!!! I sure need to remember that more, esp. when I get into my slumps!!!! Love ya', Blue

Charish 2009-05-22 14:08:00 -0500 Report

You are welcome and I continue to remind myself and others of that each day that we're blessed with another day of life.

Hugs and Kisses


Latte Lady
Latte Lady 2009-05-21 09:42:17 -0500 Report

My name gives my addiction. NF/SF latte`.
I live in the land of Starbuck's (WA state).
I have been known while in the hospitalm and finding the coffeepot empty, of wandering down to other floors, IV trolley in tow, looking for coffee. At 3 a.m.

cyncyn 2009-05-21 09:56:16 -0500 Report

I just pictured this in my mind. And it was humorous! Thank you for the smile on my face. lol

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