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rock chick 09 Jan 03 - 04:56 AM
Sonnet 09 Jan 03 - 04:58 AM
stevetheORC 09 Jan 03 - 05:02 AM
catspaw49 09 Jan 03 - 05:12 AM
alanabit 09 Jan 03 - 05:13 AM
Oaklet 09 Jan 03 - 05:35 AM
Bullfrog Jones 09 Jan 03 - 05:37 AM
Partridge 09 Jan 03 - 05:47 AM
mooman 09 Jan 03 - 05:54 AM
Catherine Jayne 09 Jan 03 - 06:45 AM
Rapparee 09 Jan 03 - 07:03 AM
Schantieman 09 Jan 03 - 07:08 AM
Tweed 09 Jan 03 - 07:09 AM
catspaw49 09 Jan 03 - 07:17 AM
Pushkin 09 Jan 03 - 07:26 AM
catspaw49 09 Jan 03 - 07:29 AM
My guru always said 09 Jan 03 - 07:34 AM
greg stephens 09 Jan 03 - 07:42 AM
Blues=Life 09 Jan 03 - 07:46 AM
catspaw49 09 Jan 03 - 07:47 AM
Aidan Crossey 09 Jan 03 - 07:51 AM
Mr Red 09 Jan 03 - 08:09 AM
GUEST,mad axe murderer 09 Jan 03 - 08:22 AM
stevetheORC 09 Jan 03 - 08:25 AM
artbrooks 09 Jan 03 - 08:51 AM
Noreen 09 Jan 03 - 09:01 AM
Dave the Gnome 09 Jan 03 - 09:04 AM
GUEST 09 Jan 03 - 09:46 AM
Kim C 09 Jan 03 - 09:51 AM
EBarnacle1 09 Jan 03 - 10:06 AM
Bee-dubya-ell 09 Jan 03 - 10:39 AM
mack/misophist 09 Jan 03 - 10:52 AM
Chip2447 09 Jan 03 - 12:31 PM
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Subject: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: rock chick
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 04:56 AM

I have been looking at the names on this site now for some time, there are some weird and wonderful ones, it's made me wonder how each one of you came to choose your Mudcat name.

Mine was simple, A few years ago I would often experiment with different colours with my hair, on one occasion I had bought some purple, red, yellow, wash out hair sprays earlier in the day I sprayed it onto the front of my hair that night, which was also a spiky style (bit punky). As I walked in to the session my friend Charles Atlas (Mudcat name) called me rock chick! Which kind of stuck with me. I don't those colours now, it's much more subdued, not that I am, I love fun, music and good company, properly even more so than back then.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Sonnet
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 04:58 AM

Mine's an obvious one. Semi-professional poet.

Jay


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: stevetheORC
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 05:02 AM

Me I am into fantasy, but have always thought that ORC'S have had a bad press, very missunderstood !!!
Read 'GRUNTS' by Miss Gentle to get a clearer picture


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: catspaw49
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 05:12 AM

CLICK HERE for a previous thread you might enjoy and at the top of it you will find links to other "Mudcat Name" threads.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: alanabit
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 05:13 AM

Mine's just a dumb acronym. I played in a couple of bands and it stands for Alan's Band's In Town. We called the band Alan's 'Abits.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Oaklet
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 05:35 AM

Mine is an anagram of my surname. Or would have been but I couldn't be arsed to rearrange the letters.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Bullfrog Jones
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 05:37 AM

My parents had a bizarre sense of humour.

BJ


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Partridge
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 05:47 AM

sounds like my previous name Patrish which for complicated reasons needed changed.

Pat x


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: mooman
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 05:54 AM

I was "named" by 'Spaw after the good Lady McMoo made away with my previous name and cookie!

moo


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 06:45 AM

My name is Cat and I play the fiddle....wanted a different spelling so substituted the F for a PH....hence catsPHiddle!!

Cat


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Rapparee
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 07:03 AM

Took the Irish Gaelic spelling of "raparree." A raparree was a highwayman, often a former soldier who had fought against the English.      
They viewed themselves as "Robin Hood" sorts; usually they were hanged.

Like them, "My spurs are rusty/My coat is rent/My plume is damp with rain/And the thistledown and the barleybeards/Are thick on my horse's mane."

Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Schantieman
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 07:08 AM

Pretty tedious really: I (used to) sing a lot of shanties and other sea songs. The spelling is from the Bromyard Schantieman competition which I had the honour/good fortune to win several years ago.

Steve


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Tweed
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 07:09 AM

Mine's from the cloth that covers my old Fender amp.

Tweed


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: catspaw49
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 07:17 AM

Rapaire states: "Like them, "My spurs are rusty/My coat is rent/My plume is damp with rain/And the thistledown and the barleybeards/Are thick on my horse's mane."

You probably have a hard time getting a woman to get close to you huh? I think your horse is pretty pissed too...........You need to get your act together man........

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Pushkin
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 07:26 AM

Mine was a name given to me by my other half. Also I like anything Russian, particularly vodka!!

Pushkin


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: catspaw49
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 07:29 AM

Which is of course why fire engines are red.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: My guru always said
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 07:34 AM

Mine is from a song I sing from an old 45 of Joanna Carlin (Melanie Harrold, Irma Cetes). I think it was banned by the BBC after a couple of weeks back in 1977. It's a scratchy old 45 & I'm still missing some of the words.

But anyone who hears me sing it will know who I am. I'm not really hiding, I'm just someone who hasn't met you yet :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: greg stephens
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 07:42 AM

it's my name


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Blues=Life
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 07:46 AM

Why Blues=Life? Because it does! *g* I was trying to find a name on the Harmony Central guitar forum, and tried various forms of Bluesman, etc, since that's what I play. Everything I tried was taken, until I tried the current Tautology. Since then, to save confusion (mine) I've used the same name on all music forums that I've joined up with. (This is one of 3, but the one in which I participate the most.)

Good thread.

Blues


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: catspaw49
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 07:47 AM

Damn greg, I'm completely taken aback!!! I thought your real name was Gaylord Farrquad.........Shows how little I know!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Aidan Crossey
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 07:51 AM

I used to be known as derrymacash - which is the fairly notorious (at leash to fellow 'Cash people) piece of North Armagh where I grew up. But I've recently taken the momentous (to me) decision to use my proper given name in these here quarters.

Aidan

PS (with apologies to other readers of this thread) we could have used you in The Duke last night, rock chick. Bodies were few and far between. Still, it was good to see that Seán's back in action! (Normal service is resumed.)


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Mr Red
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 08:09 AM

chromatically consistent.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: GUEST,mad axe murderer
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 08:22 AM

I was given this name as I like killing fings


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: stevetheORC
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 08:25 AM

Oy that the perogy whatsit of us ORCS


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: artbrooks
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 08:51 AM

Huh?

Art Brooks


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Noreen
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 09:01 AM

Stunning lack of imagination...

Noreen


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 09:04 AM

Coz my name's Dave and I resemble a garden gnome. In fact I won first prize at a fancy dress once and wasn't even dressed up;-)

StevetheORC, have you read the Orcs trilogy by Stan Nichols - Brilliant.

Cheers

Dave the Gnome


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 09:46 AM

Its the default setting.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Kim C
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 09:51 AM

Gaylord Farquad!! Heeheehee!

Kim C is me name. I didn't have the nickname Fiddlebum yet, when I signed up, and just didn't feel like changing it later.

Fiddlebum, well, that's a longer story... it has something to do with a violin tattoo and a cat in outer space.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: EBarnacle1
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 10:06 AM

Mine's just my first initial and the organism I am fighting to suppress. It looks as though we will be to market this Summer. Of course the involvement with chanteys and the sea (for as long as I can recall) might have something to do with it, too.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 10:39 AM

Despite the rumor that it's an acronym for "Big Wanking Liar", it's my initials (BWL) - short for Bruce Wayne (yes I was named after Batman and damned proud of it!) LaWall.    I decided to spell it out so as to underscore my love, respect and admiration for George W. Bush, commonly referred to as "Dubya" around here. (Please see this thread).

My previous Mudcat incarnations were "Bored at Work" (which is exactly what I was when I chose it, only to decide later that it was a really stupid name) and "Bedubya" (which I couldn't resuscitate due to having forgotten my password).

FWIW I almost always sign off with my real name.

Bruce


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: mack/misophist
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 10:52 AM

A thought hater is a man who eats peanut butter while contemplating a mirage.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Chip2447
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 12:31 PM

Some 42 odd years ago my maternal Grandmother first laid eyes upon me, and claimed I was a chip off the old block ( I happen to be a    Junior also.v ) so, chip isnt bad.

Now, when I got here Chip was already taken, so I decided to use Chip2447...the 2447 spells out Chip when translated from lettrrs on an american fone dial..Chip Chip, the chip so nice they named him twice.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Neil the Goblin
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 12:42 PM

fairly obvious really, Neil is my name and guess who I work for?


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 12:46 PM

I was 49 when I joined this forum, so naturally I thought of naming myself catspaw_49. I figured I might eventually meet some of the people here in person, and it would be confusing to them if I used a nom de plume.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: CarolC
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 12:50 PM

It used to be my first name and the first letter of my last name. When I got married, I changed my last name, and it now begins with "D", but I moved my former last name to the middle, so now it's my first name with the first letter of my middle name. Are you with me so far? Good...

Now I've thought, from time to time recently, that maybe I ought to change my screen name since my last name has changed. I don't know, though. CarolC has been a good name for me, and I've been using it for about two and a half years. It's a tough decision and I may just end up making it by default (if I don't make the decision, the decision will make me, as they say, and I'll stay CarolC).

So I'm open to ideas people might have for a possible new screen name for me. I can't promise I'll use any of them, but who knows? If you fire them at me with just the right trajectory, one of them might stick.

P.S. khandu called me "Oh strange one" on my birthday thread. I like that a lot, but the length seems a bit cumbersome.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Declan
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 12:54 PM

To the extent that I had any choice in the matter, I opted for this name by choosing to emerge into this world on 24th July, the feast of St. Declan.

By all accounts I was about a week late. Just as well, I wouldn't have liked having to go through life as Swithin Fay.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: GUEST,Yuk!!!!!
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 12:57 PM

It seemed the thing to do at the time....Theres something about musos that just gets my goat.could it be their inherent narcism...some of e'm just make think Yuk !!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Bobert
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 01:02 PM

Well, I used to be Bob over at Tweedsblues but I discovered not long after tunneling in there that one of the members, Kitty West (of Arlo Guthrie Carnagie ebag gig fame) had just broken up with her husband, Bob. To add to that, the new Bob at Tweeds (me) was more of a jerk than Bobert, if ya' can believe that. So I fired him! With my birth name, Robert, being taken by someone else I asked the Tweezerins fir help and Kitty West came up with the "Bobert" and it stuck...

End of story...

Bobert


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: HuwG
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 01:38 PM

My first name plus the first letter of my last name, what could be simpler ?

However, I could have used my last name as the inspiration for some sort of nickname based on the concept of 8 pints, had not the real 8_pints pre-empted the idea long before I joined MudCat.

(I may have met Mr. and Mrs 8_pints at a session in Manchester in North-West England once, about a year ago; but couldn't put faces to MudCat noms de guerre at that time).


Plenty of my former rugby team-mates still announce my arrival at various locations by saying, "Ohmigawd, it's HuwG !", falscetto.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Melani
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 01:46 PM

Actually, my mother chose it a number of years back...


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Don Firth
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 01:56 PM

Nothing particularly imaginative. It's just a shortened version of what's on my birth certificate and what I usually go by.

Donald Richard Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: brid widder
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 02:11 PM

Mine's my favourite Jake Thackeray song...The Widow of Bridlington although I'm not a widow... don't come from Bridlington and am not (sadly) small and bonny at 42.. however ... 'whatever she thought she ought to do she did she did she did!!!' a woman after my own heart


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: khandu
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 02:29 PM

Tis a long, long tale, but I shall now copy and paste from the 11th Edition of the Readers Digestion Condensed Book.

And the odd looking cow (not to be confused with the "strange-seeming cow") turned her head and looked back at him with a wicked smile on her face. Old Ken knew he had gone too far with his little "game" and frenetically, he gathered his belongings and ran willy-nilly out of the pasture. (Upon this point, many historians have debated greatly for years. Did he actually run "willy-nilly" which connotes some bit of hesitation, or is it more accurate to say "hurly-burly"? Of course, there are the followers of the theory developed by O'Leary {the O'Leary Theory} who believed that Ken merely "ran".)(See Exhibit "C") Upon leaping the pasture's northern fence, Ken found himself in the path of an 18 wheeler driven full-throttle by the bizarre Rev. B.A. Dick, who, above the roar of the engine, could be heard singing "You Gotta Walk That Lonesome Valley". (See Exhibit "A")

None were more surprised than Ken, when a wounded deer ran willy-nilly (See Exhibit "C") from the forrest, hitting Ken and knocking him from the path of the bizarre Reverend's truck.

Emotionally moved and psychologically disturbed by the noble deer's deed, Kne (who often mis-types his name, putting the "n" where the 'e' should be...see exhibit 12) shouted to his entourage (who follow him 24/7), "I AM kHANDU!!!!"

None dared doubt the truth of it.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 02:41 PM

Yup, gone through this before, but here 'tis again.

Originally I was Linn the Thanatolithologist until I got "legal". Jeri sucked me into, I mean "introduced me to" Mudcat by getting me involved in the gravestone symbolism thread in '98 or '99.

And since I have a summertime nursery colony of Little Brown Bats (that's the variety, and also a description) between the bedroom ceiling and the roof. As a result of annual July (usually) bat adventures, I know a lot about Little Brown Bats and bats in general. Oh, and they like me, so Bat Goddess seemed appropriate. . . I'm also sometimes referred to as a Cat Goddess (or maybe just a cat mat) and I get some trade pubs with the title of Type Goddess (I'm a typographer now digital prepress production tech).

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Mudlark
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 04:20 PM

When I joined Mudcat I was a potter and a singer (still am that) so it seemed like a natural. Plus I love larks, love to stand on the bridge and watch them soaring about in the evening air...


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 04:22 PM

I wanted to register as Jock, 'cos I used that name in all the years, I ran [and sang {sic} in] folk clubs around the London area in the 60s and 70s. Mudcat would not let me use that; so I settled for the Italian spelling. Many years ago when I lived in Richmond Surrey, and had a slate at the best cafe ever, called L'Auberge, that's how the Italian family who ran the joint, spelled my name. Mega boring or what!!
Giok


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: stevetheORC
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 04:30 PM

Hi Dave the Gnome
Not read those must look out for them, sound like my sort of reading and before anyone else gets Orcish im a semi edumicated type who believes in luv and santa and luvs raindeers ( on toast)


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: Rapparee
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 04:53 PM

StevetheORC, reindeer make better sausage. You can get it at Gwennie's, among other places, in Anchorage and pretty much all over Alaska.


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Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: treewind
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 06:04 PM

There's another Anahata using my name on mudcat, who I've never seen post anything
(hello ?)
So I had to think of something memorable quickly and treewind.co.uk is my domain name, which was chosen long before because it's sort of naturish and elemental and I like things like that.

Anahata
(my real name, that's entirely another story)


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