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What does my nick mean?
« on: July 02, 2009, 03:43:38 PM »
Origins of some of them are easy to find. They are connected to ones first name, nationality, profession, place of living, faith, jurisdiction or the patron Saint but I cannot find the sense of the rest.

Let's undercover the secret!

So my nick is the easy one. It's my first name, I wonder how many of you figured that :P

What about yours?
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« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2009, 04:16:09 PM »
Mine is from a goofy short story I wrote in college about the Empress of Kanadia.   ;D
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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2009, 05:33:32 PM »
You were among those most mysterious :)

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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2009, 05:36:13 PM »
You were among those most mysterious :)

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Can do!  I'm honored that you thought it was mysterious.   ;D 
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Re: What does my nick mean?
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2009, 07:34:51 PM »
My nickname is in regards to my patron saint...Bp. St. Germaine du Paris, though I am not he, so I am Simply - 
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« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2009, 10:48:15 PM »
Middle name. I'm too unimaginative to come up with anything else.  ::)
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« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2009, 10:55:14 PM »
Mine is what the priest says to me when I go up to receive communion:

"Handmaiden of God, Maureen, receives the precious body and blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen."

I always liked the sound of "Handmaiden of God," so I use it as my screen name on all of the Orthodox forums I frequent.
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« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2009, 11:24:33 PM »
Mine means "Christ is Lord" in Latin.

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« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2009, 11:32:07 PM »
Mine is what the priest says to me when I go up to receive communion:

"Handmaiden of God, Maureen, receives the precious body and blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen."

I always liked the sound of "Handmaiden of God," so I use it as my screen name on all of the Orthodox forums I frequent.
That's beautiful. I remember hearing that when I used to attend the Ruthenian Byzantine Church everytime my daughter received communion. Memories...... ::)
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Re: What does my nick mean?
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2009, 11:42:15 PM »
My nick stasko is short for Stanislav...Stand and Give Glory or Stand and Glorify or Stand and Celibrate...any of these three can work  .....
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« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2009, 12:12:38 AM »
A tallit, or tallis is a Jewsih prayer shawl. Tallitot is the plural.
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« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2009, 12:48:06 AM »
Quinault is the name of the indian tribe I am from.

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« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2009, 12:57:53 AM »
Wow. This is all very cool. You all are such an imaginative bunch.  :)
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Re: What does my nick mean?
« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2009, 01:09:48 AM »
Let's see who can work out what LBK stands for.  :laugh:
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« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2009, 01:12:49 AM »
Let's see who can work out what LBK stands for.  :laugh:
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« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2009, 01:23:20 AM »
Not enough wind where I come from.  :laugh:
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« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2009, 01:39:30 AM »
Let's see who can work out what LBK stands for.  :laugh:

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« Reply #17 on: July 03, 2009, 01:53:11 AM »
Little Butt Kicker? Line up to get your Butt Kicked!

Lazy Boy Kyle?

Larry Boy the Kucumber? (veggie tales)

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Little Butt Kicker? Line up to get your Butt Kicked!

Lazy Boy Kyle?

Larry Boy the Kucumber? (veggie tales)

Laughing But Krazy...

Lounging By a Koconut?

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You're nowhere near, but I still like it!!  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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« Reply #19 on: July 03, 2009, 02:17:14 AM »
Lord Barnesworth Kensington the Third (British accent implied - with a grumble at the end to clear throat of excess staunchyness)  ???
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« Reply #20 on: July 03, 2009, 02:18:35 AM »
Lord Barnesworth Kensington the Third (British accent implied - with a grumble at the end to clear throat of excess staunchyness)  ???

Even better! But still nowhere near.  :laugh: :laugh:
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« Reply #21 on: July 03, 2009, 02:23:19 AM »
Its either,
1.) Longboat Key - Florida
2.) Lubbock, Texas
3.) Lunch Box Kid
or 4.) Left Below Knee (amputation ) ...ouch! :o
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« Reply #22 on: July 03, 2009, 02:25:07 AM »
Nope. Keep trying, folks.
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« Reply #23 on: July 03, 2009, 02:28:06 AM »
Nope. Keep trying, folks.

Can you at least give us a hint?
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« Reply #24 on: July 03, 2009, 02:29:50 AM »
He's not Budging...This is fun Mike, good idea! ;D
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« Reply #25 on: July 03, 2009, 02:31:12 AM »
Little boy Kyle

Larry Bernard Kennedy

Larry Barry Kerry

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Little Big Kid

Laugh Barf Kick...oh I give up :-[
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« Reply #26 on: July 03, 2009, 04:21:35 AM »
Lyndon Baines Kjohnson?
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« Reply #27 on: July 03, 2009, 09:02:02 AM »
Mine was born in my Chem 101 class, when I had to learn the actinide and lanthanide series of elements. I was intrigued by the name as well as the radioactive properties of ytterbium. The element is dangerous, unstable, and mostly useless. Sort of like Internet discussion.
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« Reply #28 on: July 03, 2009, 09:50:25 AM »
The element is dangerous, unstable, and mostly useless. Sort of like Internet discussion.

 :laugh:  Awesome.
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« Reply #29 on: July 03, 2009, 11:02:38 AM »
Mine was born in my Chem 101 class, when I had to learn the actinide and lanthanide series of elements. I was intrigued by the name as well as the radioactive properties of ytterbium. The element is dangerous, unstable, and mostly useless. Sort of like Internet discussion.

Awesome indeed! And soooo true (internet discussion that is).  :D
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« Reply #30 on: July 03, 2009, 11:40:30 AM »
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« Reply #31 on: July 03, 2009, 03:08:06 PM »
Even better! But still nowhere near.  :laugh: :laugh:

Is it something in Greek or some Slavic derived tongue?

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« Reply #33 on: July 03, 2009, 06:12:17 PM »
Etsi (Ay-chee) means "Mama".  It's what my children call me.  My husband would be Edoda (Ay-doe-dah).
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« Reply #34 on: July 03, 2009, 06:33:01 PM »
Mine is suppose to be another name for the Holy Spirit, and it was one of the gifts presented to the Infant Christ. :)
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« Reply #35 on: July 03, 2009, 08:54:09 PM »
I'm a big fan of herbal remedies and love rosehip tea and rosehip oil (which is good for the skin).
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« Reply #36 on: July 05, 2009, 10:20:04 AM »
From the power metal band Gamma Ray. And free energy, hah.
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« Reply #37 on: July 05, 2009, 10:31:31 AM »
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« Reply #38 on: July 05, 2009, 07:32:06 PM »
Comes from Sima Yan, the emperor who united China after a period of war.

For the record, I'm not Chinese, nor do I see myself as an emperor - I was 13 when I came up with the alias, inspired from a video game. Haha

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« Reply #40 on: September 15, 2010, 03:21:06 PM »
My name here on OC.net is "Papist". Its kind of a jab at those who refuse to Cathoclics "Catholic". :) A fun jab.
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« Reply #41 on: September 15, 2010, 03:33:24 PM »
Comes from orthonormality, a concept in linear algebra. On most boards I play around with, norm is part of my username somehow intelligently (if very poorly) integrated with theme or name of the board.

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« Reply #42 on: September 15, 2010, 03:34:18 PM »
The nick under which I log in is Cymbyz which is a portmanteau of Cymric (Welsh) and Byzantine, to declare my ethnic heritage and religion of choice.  Somenow, I usually show up under my given name Owen, which is the Welsh translation for Evgenios (of Cherson), my patron Saint.
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« Reply #43 on: September 15, 2010, 03:35:48 PM »
A fun jab.

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« Reply #44 on: September 15, 2010, 03:41:56 PM »
I spent 13 years of my life working on a way to "reform" the Western churches from Scripture and Church history (in my own private time, I'm no theologian or biblical scholar and have no degrees or employment pertaining to such).  What I ended up with was Orthodoxy.

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