Community nick names

By oldbuttercup Latest Reply 2015-02-22 17:33:40 -0600
Started 2011-02-09 20:29:38 -0600

I was wondering if anybody would like to share why they picked their community name.
I picked mine because my wife are big fans of "The Honeymooners"
In one episode Ralf said to Alice "Hello Bunny This is Old Buttercup"
Do any of you have a nice story about the name you picked?
As always May God Bless You

102 replies

MAYS 2012-04-21 10:17:20 -0500 Report

My "D.C." community name is my middle name, plain and simple.
To me the "message" is more important than the messenger, or the method!
That is why I never used a personal photograph as my icon and limited posting my personal information somewhat, although with the technology available today you can find out just about anything on anyone, if you really wanted too.


Young1s 2012-04-20 14:01:01 -0500 Report

Mine is a combination of my maiden name and the fact that I'm a proud momma of 4. Plus I like to say and think that I'm forever young.

Nick1962 2012-04-18 11:25:17 -0500 Report

Every two years I have to update patient information at my dentist’s office. They are a fun and friendly bunch, so on their form there is a line that says “enter nickname here”. On that line I entered “Nickname” as requested (as a joke). She took my form and started transcribing it into the computer, and when she saw that, she got as far as Nick, and looked up and said “funny guy, aren’t you” and never finished it. I’ve had it for 12 years.

oldbuttercup 2012-04-20 11:19:13 -0500 Report

I agree you are a funny guy.
Sometimes when people ask me can I have your name I say to them "Why don't you like your name?

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-04-14 00:15:11 -0500 Report

Well mine isn't interesting. Red is my favorite color and since I'm a floral designer, several clients would say "hey flower lady how's it going" and it just stuck among other clients who would over hear it. Also, the kids in the neighborhood would come to see my gardens and comment on my red flowers in particular, so I just added it all together:)

MykenziePamala 2012-04-13 22:50:58 -0500 Report

Ours is my daughters name and mine combined. We thought it would be best to share on the site together since she was only 8 when she was diagnosed. She is 11 now and has found reading articles helps her understand how others are feeling too. She loves the thought that she can message granniesophie any time she feels blue.

GabbyPA 2012-04-14 12:17:14 -0500 Report

I am so glad to hear that she is enjoying it. I worry sometimes that our younger members have to put up with us old folks too much. Roshy is trying to reach out the the younger members, if she would like to hook up with her. She's also from Ireland and is full of laughter.

LabRat90 2011-02-14 13:49:44 -0600 Report

These are all cute! My user name comes from me working in a research chemistry lab. I started in 1990.

GabbyPA 2011-02-13 21:40:22 -0600 Report

Well, if you have seen many of my posts you will know why my name is Gabby. I live up to it very well...sometimes too well, I'm afraid. LOL

Dev 2011-02-13 21:34:07 -0600 Report

It is so interesting to read everybody's response. Mine is just plain short form of my first name Devayani :)
Even in my native India it is a long and difficult name to pronounce so I have always had various nicknames Dev is one of them. Others are ani, nani (meaning grandma. I used to act too old for my age when I was a kid. lol), Devi etc. and recently a turkish friend named me Yani :)
But I stick with Dev online most of the times. It is pronounced as Dév.

WeLolli 2011-02-13 14:58:14 -0600 Report

Our Granddogs and Grandcats named us Poppi and Welita, but we changed mine to WeLolli so we could be "LolliPops". No telling what the grandkids will call us - if we ever get any!

bobec4 2011-02-13 04:42:17 -0600 Report

My user name is unfortunately very unimaginative. It is a combination of my name lol. Bobec4= Bob E. Chappell. and the 4 is the lowest number I could use when I first used it to sign up on msn.

JustNan 2011-02-12 20:09:04 -0600 Report

Along time ago when we first got internet I had to come up with a username, and at the time it was just my son Justin and I at home, so I used part of his name (Just) and part of mine (Nan) so I have been JustNan ever since. Now I think of it as I am just me, just Nancy.

msann 2011-02-12 18:15:30 -0600 Report

my come from my girlfriend i had trenia my name on my license tag, personal tag it got stolen so i asked her what i was going to pick now, she said msann that what on my tag now since 1994

Lovepo 2011-02-12 17:10:50 -0600 Report

I chose mine to use in lots of different sites on the web. Love+po means love =p=people,o=outside. I love people and the outside or outdoors. I am a people person who loves the outdoors.

mexish 2011-02-12 16:56:16 -0600 Report

Hello everyone. I am new to this site and this is my first post. My ex-wife's father claimed that he had a Irish culture back ground. I am Mexican so I came up with Mex the first three letters of Mexiscan and ish the last three letters of Irish. I thought of this to honor my children because they are of a mixed marriage and are multicultural.

oldbuttercup 2011-02-12 18:28:56 -0600 Report

Welcome to this site. I hope you enjoy reading the posts here. They can be amusing at times and helpful. I am also mixed. Using your formula I guess I would be Jerican for Jewish and Puerto Rican. I am married to a beautiful Italian woman, so my children are also multicultural.
May God Bless You And Your Family

Brenda_B 2011-02-12 14:00:46 -0600 Report

I have no imagination it is my name… on other sites I just spell my name backwards… which might be a statement in it’s self… lol

mimiof6 2011-02-12 00:21:32 -0600 Report

i picked mine because my husband and i have 6 beautiful grand children that all call me mimi.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-02-11 22:08:44 -0600 Report

Graylin is a railroad siding that is in a quiet, beautiful spot on the Colorado High Plains. Well quiet if the cow herd isn't too close. Bee is because the sunflowers there are full of Svastara bees.

RockyMtnGal 2011-02-11 19:23:42 -0600 Report

Mine's pretty self explanatory; however I am not a Rocky Mtn native…I originally come from AZ, but have been in Colorado for 6 years and hope to never leave!!!

petals 2011-02-11 14:33:16 -0600 Report

When I saw that I needed a nickname I sit there for a little bit, just happened to look out the window and saw my roses, so that's where Petals came from. Hmm, I wonder why I didn't just use rose?

MewElla 2011-02-11 12:06:36 -0600 Report

I picked my nick name from a friend of mine who has a beautiful cat..just kinda liked it sooooo, that's my story!!

joni55 2011-02-11 11:32:56 -0600 Report

My college roommate started calling me Joni and it stuck. 55 is the year I was born. On another site, I use godsbutterfly1 because of my love for butterflies and the one who made them. I have been told it fits my personality too.

theladyiscrazy 2011-02-11 09:11:08 -0600 Report

Mine is easy, I tell everyone up front that I am crazy. When they come back and tell me I am, I get to tell them "I told you so" not my fault if you didn't believe me. LOL.

granniesophie 2011-02-11 05:54:13 -0600 Report

Sophie has been my nickname for years, and right after my grandson was born we took him to my work's Christmas party(he was 2 weeks old-and his first outing) and I was holding him, and someone yelled out "oh, look, Grannie Sophie! And, viola, granniesophie was born!! I use it for pretty much everything!
Oh, and he was my best birthday present EVER-born 2 days before my birthday, and I got to cut the cord!!

WeLolli 2011-02-13 14:45:29 -0600 Report

I teach and through the years my Mom has become the official unofficial mascot of our school (30+ years) and all the kids call her Granny Eva.

0tina0 2011-02-10 22:45:23 -0600 Report

This is fun … mine is from my grandma… I seemed to always be in trouble. She would say "OH…tina…OH…" that was followed by 'what gets into you? Really…' then 'God only knows' so I shortened it some.

dietcherry 2011-02-10 20:33:28 -0600 Report

Cherry was my childhood nickname because of my hair; and I guess the diet part is self-explanatory! haha

spiritwalker 2011-02-10 19:43:46 -0600 Report

My name on all my sites is spiritwalker. Its the name my Grandmother gave
me as a child and it stayed. I came from a very large family and several of us, cousins, aunts, and my Grandmother shared the same first name. We all have
what we call in family names.

veronica j
veronica j 2011-02-10 18:49:31 -0600 Report

i picke mine because it is easy to remember since i forget alot and it is my firstname and middle initial

birch21 2011-02-10 16:46:24 -0600 Report

I don't really know why I picked Birch21 but I liked the way it sounded and then like trees and the Birch is a beautiful tree, as for the 21 I haven't the slightest clue just that it sounded good with the birch. So that is how I came up with Birch21.

Angelcourtisan 2011-02-10 16:00:48 -0600 Report

When I was a teenager I was obsessed with the movies 'Moulin Rouge' and 'Heavenly Kid' so 'Heavenly Kid' being about a young man being his son's guardian angel and 'Moulin Rouge' being about French courtesans otherwise known as "high paid French prostitutes" I combined the two words to make up the name Angelcourtisan.

PetiePal 2011-02-10 15:09:55 -0600 Report

My full name is Peter Palumbo. When I was little my brother used to sing "Petie Petie Palumbo He's My Friend" a little song he made up. I liked it so much it stuck with me for years. Then when AOL came out my first screen name was PetiePal, and his was FreddiePal. Kept it on. I use PhonySoprano sometimes too because I'm Italian, From NJ and NOT in the Mafia ;P

Beerlilly 2011-02-10 15:00:03 -0600 Report

One day I was sitting at my step-moms computer and I was doing my homework and there was a beer bottle sitting on top of a stack of sticky notes that were from the drug company Lilly. So I've been using the combinded words for a while. For e-mail names, passwords at work and other things.

CaliKo 2011-02-10 13:41:05 -0600 Report

Mine is my father's nickname for me when I was a child. That is, when he wasn't calling me by my older sister's name… or simply daughter number 2.

squog master
squog master 2011-02-10 21:59:31 -0600 Report

This reminds me of the lines in A League of Their Own. "This is our daughter Dottie, & this is our other daughter. Dottie's sister."

How did your son's team do in the playoffs? Have they been able to play? I heard you had more snow down your way.

CaliKo 2011-02-10 22:22:19 -0600 Report

That's a funny line! And a good movie, I remember the "There's no crying in baseball!" Was it Tom Hanks?
My son's team came in third, thanks for asking. Their last game they lost by one point!

squog master
squog master 2011-02-10 23:12:59 -0600 Report

Must have been a great game. 1 point!

Yeah, it was Tom Hanks.

Even though I was the only girl, I still got Michael, Danny, Ricky! before they got to me. But that was usually if they were scolding me or excited about something.

CoRinaB 2011-02-11 10:29:41 -0600 Report

I have 8 siblings and growing up I was called everyone else, before myself. It was pretty funny because I swear that those 8 names came out before mine did and it seem to take forever, hahahahaha!!! although both of my parents are gone now, this still happens, only through my older siblings. And sometimes I even get called my nieces names before my own. After all these years, you think they'd know who I am. Hahahahahaha! It's still very funny whenever I think about it

Dev 2011-02-13 21:13:56 -0600 Report

haha. My grandma does that. she has 6 daughters and 2 sons. When calling any of the girls she would go through all other names. And when all of us cousins visited her in the summer she did the same starting with her daughter's names and then all the cousins till she landed on the right one or till the person responded without waiting for the right name. Now my mother does that with us. I thought it was a family specific thing but seems like other families on other continents do it too :)

Laider 2011-02-10 13:38:04 -0600 Report

Laider is my charactor's name in a game I play alot called EverQuest. It was a random name the the game generated and I have had it for over 6 years now.

CoRinaB 2011-02-10 09:44:54 -0600 Report

Well, my name isn't all that creative. My name is Corina and B is the first letter of my last name!

DK1130 2011-02-10 09:00:06 -0600 Report

DK for me stands for "dont know". I have been using it for a while it just sort of happen. I always say I don't know so DK just sort of happened.

estheratarah 2011-02-10 01:29:08 -0600 Report

Esther is one of the women the bible mentions. She was queen and decided that even if it meant her life she had to save her people. I admire her. I looked online one day to see what my Hebrew name would have been back in biblical times and Atarah was one of them.

Dev 2011-02-13 21:24:13 -0600 Report

That is very interesting. I watched a movie couple of months back on Netflix -'One Night with the King'. It is about Hadassah or queen Esther. I really liked the story and Queen Esther made an impact on me.

squog master
squog master 2011-02-10 22:09:31 -0600 Report

One of my Mom's stories was about how the 1st daughter in all her relatives familes on her Mom's side of her family was named after her Grandmom Esther(Mom's Grandmom). But my Grandmom didn't want another Esther in the family as there were so many already. She had 9 brothers & sisters. My Grandmom decided if she was going to name her daughter after someone it would be herself. So, she named my Mom Helen. And whenever my Mom & her family went to visit her Grandmom Esther all she could do was sit in a chair in the parlor cause if anything went wrong she got blamed for it, cause she wasn't named Esther. :)