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Robo
Formerly Roboman, still
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Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Portland, OR
 
2010-07-01, 12:45

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Originally Posted by Wyatt View Post
Nope, but I do have a funny story related to that.

My dad teaches at a jr. high. He told me once that on his first day there, he of course introduced himself to his students as Mr. Wyatt. In his first period class, almost immediately, a hand shot up. Before my dad even called on him, the student blurted out, "Are you related to Wyatt Earp?"

Yes, my dad had to explain to an 8th grader how last names work.


If being a Mr. Wyatt ever gets you down, you at least have this: You're not a Mr. Earp.

Coincidentally, "earp" sounds a lot like the sound I made thinking about that!

So at least you have the awesome half of the name. Plus, Wyatt is better as a last name, unlike Bryson and Anderson above. Partially because, if anyone had the first name of "Wyatt," they'd hear nothing but Wyatt Earp references (even more than you probably do now! ).

It's a cool last name though.

and i guess i've known it all along / the truth is, you have to be soft to be strong
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Wyatt
On twitter: @bwyatt
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Near Indianapolis
 
2010-07-01, 12:51

It's a great last name. It's a shame my first name (Ben) is so common. If I ever moved to a place where I knew nobody, I'd probably switch to primarily using my last name instead of my first. (You know, like I did here.)

Twitter: bwyatt | Minecraft: bwyatt_IN
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Robo
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2010-07-01, 13:21

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It's a great last name. It's a shame my first name (Ben) is so common.
Rule of good character naming: Unusual first name (Sherlock Holmes) or unusual last name (Ben Wyatt), not both (Hannibal Lecter) or neither (Bob Jones).
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Wyatt
On twitter: @bwyatt
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Near Indianapolis
 
2010-07-01, 13:22

Feel free to use my name for a character. As long as it's not for a crazy person.
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Robo
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2010-07-01, 13:30

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Originally Posted by Wyatt View Post
Feel free to use my name for a character. As long as it's not for a crazy person.
What I was trying to say is, a "common" first name isn't at all a bad thing if you have an unusual last name. "James Shrugg" works. "Hermes Shrugg" would be weird. "Atlas Shrugg" would be unfortunate.

I said "character" because I'm not ever going to be in a position to name a real person, but it goes for people too.

and i guess i've known it all along / the truth is, you have to be soft to be strong
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pscates2.0
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Join Date: May 2004
 
2010-07-01, 14:19

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Originally Posted by Robo View Post


If being a Mr. Wyatt ever gets you down, you at least have this: You're not a Mr. Earp.

Coincidentally, "earp" sounds a lot like the sound I made thinking about that!

So at least you have the awesome half of the name. Plus, Wyatt is better as a last name, unlike Bryson and Anderson above. Partially because, if anyone had the first name of "Wyatt," they'd hear nothing but Wyatt Earp references (even more than you probably do now! ).

It's a cool last name though.
It's what Sheryl Crow named her first adopted son (or he might've already come pre-named, I'm not sure). In any case, Ms. Crow has a little boy named Wyatt. Which is kinda cool. Now, if the little wall-scrawler would just introduce me to her...
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Robo
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Join Date: Jul 2004
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2010-07-01, 18:42

Still doesn't beat Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow's daughter, Apple.

Which is sweet, and cute, and why poets should never have children.

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Majost
monkey with a tiny cymbal
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Lost
 
2010-07-01, 20:56

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Originally Posted by Robo View Post
That's an interesting way of coming up with a name! I would be Jagr...
Oooh, I like that.

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Is your location a reference to a certain television programme (happy birthday, J. J. Abrams!), a Coldplay song, or a simple state of being?
It was originally from Lost... and then I found it quite appropriate for my state of being... and then I was too lazy to change it.
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lightning_bug
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Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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2010-07-02, 22:24

My last name's Bolte (commonly mispronounced as "Bolt"), so I just went with the first reasonable name that played on that in any sense.

If I were more creative, I'd have gone with some Tesla-inspired handle or something similar, but then I wouldn't have such a cute firefly as my avatar.

Guess our wishes don't do dishes or brake repairs...
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evan
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2010-07-05, 13:01

originally i was CoachKrzyzewski - in high school I was a huge duke basketball fan and thought it would be funny/cool/whatever to use that name. four years later I'm not going to duke for my college education (still a big fan, but my own team comes first), so decided to change my name here when I saw that some others had changed theirs. now it's simply my first name.
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ThunderPoit
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Join Date: May 2004
Location: Saint Paul
 
2010-07-06, 00:22

Years ago when I picked my name, I was a huge fan of Pinky and The Brain. I'll let this transcript speak the rest:

Quote:
Pinky and The Brain are trying to take over the world by releasing a leather repellant at a key moment from the pitcher's mound of a baseball game.
Not wanting him to get in the way, Brain made Pinky the bench warmer and told him to collect splinters.

Brain: What are those?

Pinky: I've been collecting splinters just like you asked me, brain.

Pinky: Look. I made this out of them. (presents a mouse-sized baseball bat) I call it thunderpoit.

Brain: I'm glad the occupational therapy is working, Pinky.
I guess I never thought I might be using it this long...
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Sauvblanc
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Mel-Bun!
 
2010-07-18, 00:21

Sauvignon Blanc

One of my fave white wines. I think I was probably drinking it at the time I signed up. I suck at coming up with clever user names. Oh well...

Specialists are people who know more and more about less and less until they know everything about nothing. Generalists are people who know less and less about more and more until they know nothing about everything. I'm somewhere in the middle.
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Robo
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Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Portland, OR
 
2010-07-18, 00:45

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Originally Posted by Sauvblanc View Post
Sauvignon Blanc

One of my fave white wines. I think I was probably drinking it at the time I signed up. I suck at coming up with clever user names. Oh well...
No way, it sounds awesome. And suave.
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RowdyScot
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2010-07-18, 19:00

Personality followed by heritage. In other forums or means of communication, I typically add my favorite number, 89, to the end of it.
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turtle
Lord of the Rant.
Formerly turtle2472
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Tidewater Virginia
 
2010-11-01, 21:30

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So my name came from an '89 Plymouth Sundance that ran on 2 1/2 cylinders. (Compression was gone in one and 1/2 in the second.) So since my car had no power and wouldn't go very fast I was dubbed Turtle. I was heavy into CB usage back then because I lived in the back woods of Suffolk. So if you were running around Suffolk on a CB you'd find me by calling for Turtle.

AOL got popular and my cousin gave me a screen name. "turtle" was taken and AOL offered to add "2472". I didn't care and so I ended up going with "turtle2472". Since then I've pretty much grabbed it on all services out there because "Turtle" is just about always taken. Even here it's not being used though it's taken. Since I have the name everywhere I've pretty much just chosen to keep it no since I also have to TLD for it too.
Thanks to Brad I'm just turtle now. PM was sent and my request was filled. It's actually kinda cool being a name without a number. As 709 pointed out in another thread that most people with number in their name are normally not worth talking with... maybe I'll find the post to link here.

Anyway, so most of you who wonder where I went, I just have a new name.

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Robo
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2010-11-01, 23:08

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As 709 pointed out in another thread that most people with number in their name are normally not worth talking with...
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