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#143812 - 03/02/07 09:11 PM The meanings of our "pen names"
Brokenhearted Offline

Registered: 08/07/06
Posts: 644
Loc: TX
I'm just wondering if y'all care to explain some of your interesting pen names, why you chose them or what they mean. Mine of course is self-explanatory, but some of you have very unusual pen names, as if of another language or something. Tartugas...outis...and the like.


It were better for him that a millstone were hanged around his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.
Luke 17:2

#143814 - 03/02/07 09:16 PM Re: The meanings of our "pen names" [Re: Brokenhearted]
Nobbynobs Offline

Registered: 06/26/05
Posts: 1286
Loc: Toronto
nobby nobbs is a character from the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett.

When you go up to the bell, ring it! Or don't go up to the bell.

- Mel Brooks

#143815 - 03/02/07 09:34 PM Re: The meanings of our "pen names" [Re: Brokenhearted]
outis Offline

Registered: 02/27/03
Posts: 2260
Loc: Maryland USA

"outis" comes from the Odyssey. It's what Odysseus claimed as his name when he fooled the Cyclops, Polyphemus. My favorite translation of the Odyssey renders it as "Noman" and my sig for the first few years I was here was

"Cyclops, do you ask me my name? Well, I will tell you, and you shall give me the stranger's due, as you promised. Noman is my name; Noman is what mother and father call me and all my friends." -- The Odyssey, translated by W.H.D. Rouse

A few months after I wrote to the police about the last perp I changed to the sig line I have now. That's what Odysseus said back at home, just before he cast off the rags that disguised him as a beggar.

I had no avatar until a couple weeks ago, which I felt was ok, for an "outis." This new avatar fits with "outis" nicely as well. I took the picture in the woods behind my house.



"Telemachos, your guest is no discredit to you. I wasted no time in stringing the bow, and I did not miss the mark. My strength is yet unbroken…"—The Odyssey, translated by W.H.D. Rouse

#143841 - 03/02/07 11:32 PM Re: The meanings of our "pen names" [Re: outis]
selene Offline

Registered: 11/10/06
Posts: 221
Loc: midwest
... in greek mythology, selene is a full moon goddess ... part of a triple goddess aspect with artemis (waxing crescent moon) and hecate (waning moon) ... selene was the daughter of hyperion and theia and one of the deities of light during the dynasty of the titans ...


"And now here is my secret, a very simple secret; it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye." ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery from The Little Prince

#143886 - 03/03/07 04:25 AM Re: The meanings of our "pen names" [Re: selene]
sabata Offline

Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 1948
sabata....from a old weatern movie...back in the days when you had to be tough to surive...and a gun decided a lot

#143888 - 03/03/07 07:13 AM Re: The meanings of our "pen names" [Re: sabata]
Trish4850 Offline
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Registered: 10/15/05
Posts: 3280
Loc: New Jersey

What a totally cool thread! \:\) I wish I had something profound to add, but, well, Trish is just my name

ROCK ON..........Trish

If you fall down 10 times, Stand up 11.

#143898 - 03/03/07 08:54 AM Re: The meanings of our "pen names" [Re: Trish4850]
beccy Offline

Registered: 05/28/06
Posts: 449
Loc: england
Very cool thread!

Beccy is the name I always used to use in games as a child. I was always 'Beccy'.....seems funny now I think about!


#143899 - 03/03/07 08:58 AM Re: The meanings of our "pen names" [Re: Trish4850]
sweet-n-sour Offline

Registered: 10/03/06
Posts: 409
Loc: chicago
Life can be "sweet" and life can be "sour." There are moments it can be both at the same time and I'm often perplexed by the irony of it all.

"As long as he continues to try, I will meet him in that determination and commitment."

cm 2007

#143902 - 03/03/07 09:34 AM Re: The meanings of our "pen names" [Re: sweet-n-sour]
EGL Offline
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Registered: 06/19/04
Posts: 7821
Initials. Sorry, I'm not very original. :-)


#143909 - 03/03/07 10:13 AM Re: The meanings of our "pen names" [Re: EGL]
shadowkid Offline
WARNING from ModTeam, September 2013: user "Shadowkid" was exposed as a hoaxer. His entire online persona and stories of sexual abuse were fiction. We encourage you not to become emotionally concerned by anything you see in any of his posts. Thank you

Registered: 11/18/05
Posts: 2437
as a kid i was attached to my brother yeah like his shadow thats what they called me shadowkid

its not hard to fall
when you float like a cannonball - damien rice

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