I cannot change to my Halloween nickname.

(67 Posts)
SarahStratton Fri 05-Oct-12 16:27:18

It says ScarahStratton is already in use. It is, by ME. Why can't I change back to it? sad

<sob sob sob>

PS I missed the webchat about PARDing and YPMYSLAA, and I am vair sad about that, can we have another one soon, please.

OliviaPeaceAndLoveMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 05-Oct-12 17:24:00

Perhaps it's because it is FAR too early for Hallowe'en name changes.

SarahStratton Fri 05-Oct-12 18:28:44


Would you ask Tech if he could get me my name back, pretty please with shiny bells on?

<slips Olivia a vat of gin and some chocolate>


OliviaPeaceAndLoveMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 05-Oct-12 18:41:59



THIS, right here, is why one (not pointing the finger at you, Stratters) should not FLOUNCE.

<ponders> Is the chocolate low carb?

HecateHarshPants Fri 05-Oct-12 18:44:57

I had some fab names and then deregistered in a big mardy strop and lost them all. sad

They did give me hecate back but neglected to tell me that if I namechanged, I wouldn't be able to change back again and so when i tried to change back to hecate after a seasonal namechange, it told me I couldn't.


IvorHughJanus Fri 05-Oct-12 19:24:14

Me too Hecate. We are FOOLS. sad

DameFannyGallopsAtaGhost Fri 05-Oct-12 19:29:08

I have never de-regged and have a full wardrobe of aliases available to me [smug]

But they still won't give me PerArdua even though no-one else has ever used it

ZombTEE Fri 05-Oct-12 19:32:25

Olivia, my sweet, while you're around...

As you can see, I've already dressed up.

Wouldn't it look lovely if there were Hallowe'en smiles to go with it?


That grin needs a hat. Like, yesterday.

Please? [puppy dog eyes]

IamtheZombie Fri 05-Oct-12 19:34:36

Doesn't HQ have Halloween smilies in stock already? Zombie is sure she remembers them from last year.

SheelaNeGig Fri 05-Oct-12 19:34:57

I never deregistered. Not even when i flounced <<dedicated preen>>

I have about 400 names I don't need though.

It is not a proper flounce without a deregistration. My lack of alternative nns shows my commitment to mardy flounciness. Although the fact that I have returned, naked and unadorned by witty nicknames, sort of undermines my argument...

DameFannyGallopsAtaGhost Fri 05-Oct-12 19:41:01



DameFannyGallopsAtaGhost Fri 05-Oct-12 19:41:23


ZombTEE Fri 05-Oct-12 19:44:21

They are in stock, but they turn them off when it's not the holiday, Zombie.

Otherwise Dame's test there would have worked.

They are vair vair mean about turning them on, too.

[not the way to get them to do something you want emoticon]

SarahStratton Fri 05-Oct-12 19:49:47

I flounced.

I did it properly, and deregged. sad

I didn't make a great hue and cry, just slipped quietly out of the back door, and went.

Is that why I can't change into Scarah? Cos I was a stroppy caah.

And wtf is low carb chocolate, and more to the point, why?

Ah, probs why then if you de-regged between the last time you were Scarah and now.

I'm re-reading Rivals at the moment, have just got to the bit where you have a 'tit fault' on Rupe's tennis court!

OliviaPeaceAndLoveMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 05-Oct-12 21:21:44

There is no such thing as low carb chocolate really
I am doing low carb boot camp lite to get into me LBD by xmas as have been eating all my builders' biscuits over the summer.
It is WAAAAAY too early for halloween hats
We have MY BIRTHDAY first don't forget people.

pepperrabbit Fri 05-Oct-12 21:26:00

Will we get party hats for that?
<ingratiating smile)

CouthyMowWearingOrange Fri 05-Oct-12 21:27:11

It is October. I tried yesterday to do a Halloween smiley. It didn't work. I got grumpy.

I'm still pondering my Halloween NC costume - can't use last year's as I have NC'd since.

Can't think of one for CouthyMow. Which is crap, because last year I came up with some spiffing Halloween NC's for other MN'ers, and this year my inspiration has deserted me.

Probably because I am STILL FLIPPING ILL.

<<Whinge, moan, grumble, cough COUGH>>

<<Sends viral chest infection bugs spraying all over the thread.>>

ZombTEE Fri 05-Oct-12 21:27:33

It is never to early for hats.

Besides, we could squint and pretend they are birthday hats? Maybe?

I don't understand why if you're given a name back, why you then can't nc and nc back? Is it a case of once its gone its gone

OliviaPeaceAndLoveMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 05-Oct-12 21:41:17


Is it a case of once its gone its gone

Indeed it is.

There are technical reasons behind this which were explained to me round about the time of the last nickname amnesty in 2006 but I have since wiped them from my memory as doing much more recall regarding the nickname amnesty does make me curl up foetal style.

Just don't flounce. Simples.

SarahStratton Fri 05-Oct-12 22:08:10


But I want my ScarahStratton name back sad

usualsuspect3 Fri 05-Oct-12 22:09:56

I've flounced and lost my name twice

I daren't ask for it back again.

CouthyMowWearingOrange Fri 05-Oct-12 23:02:58

I have never flounced. Mostly just slunk off quietly, and come back within days. I am CouthyMow, and I am a MNaholic.

Mostly because I have no life luffs you all. grin

ExitPursuedByAaaaaarGhoul Fri 05-Oct-12 23:09:14


Never flounce.

Just go quietly.

And then return.

usualsuspect3 Fri 05-Oct-12 23:25:20

I went quietly the first time, We don't talk about the 2nd time grin

Testing my Halloween name.

Could you try ScarahStratt0n with a zero rather than a O?

IamtheZombie Fri 05-Oct-12 23:39:17

Mike, if your name change doesn't win this year's best prize Zombie will be utterly shocked. grin

DameFannyGallopsAtaGhost Fri 05-Oct-12 23:48:24

Ew, vulva dentata!

I thought of it all by myself too. Well it kind of came from a book i just finished.

sadly this name is probably the closest I will ever get to a literary reference! grin

ScarahStratt0n Sat 06-Oct-12 00:39:33

Thanks Mike.

And FLMAO at Vulva Dentata.

It worked! Goodo

Pinot Sat 06-Oct-12 10:43:04

Stratters, based on what Hec said up there ^ ^ --- does that mean you can't n/c back to normal SS now? Or have I misunderstood?

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 06-Oct-12 17:43:28


SarahStratton, the nickname ScarahStratt0n still belongs to you and your nickname-change ability is fine and dandy, looking at it from this end. So this is all a bit odd.

Would you like to mail in to us (just hit Report on your OP) and let us know exactly what's happening when you try - and we'll try to sort you out.

PS: You know it's ScarahStratt0n with a zero, right?

MaryZcary Sat 06-Oct-12 17:51:54

I read that as ScarahStrapon blush

Helen, I think you may have missed the point. She wants ScarahStratton with an o not a 0, which she may have forfeited when she flounced went on holidays.

I'm trying out this one <twirls>, but it's far to early to actually stick with it. The beginning of half term on October 25th will do me.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 06-Oct-12 19:34:00


I read that as ScarahStrapon blush

Helen, I think you may have missed the point. She wants ScarahStratton with an o not a 0, which she may have forfeited when she flounced went on holidays.

I'm trying out this one <twirls>, but it's far to early to actually stick with it. The beginning of half term on October 25th will do me.

Oh, I see. That makes sense. Sorry for misunderstanding.

Do still mail in SarahStratton: they may be one thing we can try.

SarahStratton Sun 07-Oct-12 01:04:26

Thank you SO much HelenMN, it is ScarahStratton that I can't get back.

MaryZ, my Christmas nickname last year was SantasStrapon, and I woz robbed it was a brilliant name.

OMG I won't be able to use that either. shock

<mails in a panic>

MaryZed Sun 07-Oct-12 01:07:24

This really is a lesson for wannabe flouncers isn't it shock.

Just think of all those wasted wonderful names, deserted and lying in limbo after the moldies debacle.

SarahStratton Sun 07-Oct-12 01:47:12


You're right, all my lovely, lovely nicknames, moldering away in limbo. Pore fings sad

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 07-Oct-12 13:47:10

You have mail, Stratters smile

MaryZed Sun 07-Oct-12 13:49:05

Oh, oh, oh [excited].

You must be teacher's pet Stratters - they do what you ask and call you by your nickname envy

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 07-Oct-12 13:52:22


Oh, oh, oh [excited].

You must be teacher's pet Stratters - they do what you ask and call you by your nickname envy

Now now, MaryZed, you know that's not true.

We are truly incorruptible and beyond favouritism. Obvs. <polishes halo>

MaryZed Sun 07-Oct-12 13:54:19



HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 07-Oct-12 14:11:42


<passes MaryZ a sweetie>

ScarahStratton Sun 07-Oct-12 15:59:29

Huzzzzzzzzzzzzaaaahhh, Hurraahh, and Whoooooooopeeeeeeeeee!

HelenMN you are a star, and absolute star, and I luffs you very, very much.


Have sent you muchos gin in an email.

NapOfTheDamned Wed 10-Oct-12 19:33:42

When does the official Halloween name change thread start? Is this is?

NapOfTheDamned Wed 10-Oct-12 19:34:00

It, even,curse you iPad.

MaryZed Wed 10-Oct-12 19:34:22

October 30th [hopeful]

Pinot Wed 10-Oct-12 19:38:23

I don't like halloween, It scares me blush

MaryZed Wed 10-Oct-12 20:02:07

Piiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinooooooooooooooooooot, where have you been?


It wont let me NC either to any name! sad

Nagoo Wed 10-Oct-12 20:08:31

I love halloween. My life is better since I decided to start celebrating EVERYTHING grin

ScooseIsLooseInTheHauntedHoose Wed 10-Oct-12 20:09:33

Mine has changed hurrah grin

Mintyy Wed 10-Oct-12 20:11:30

I can't either. I have clicked "save changes" but it won't let me.

It wont even let me type a new one in. angry

CuriosityColaKilledTheCat Wed 10-Oct-12 20:15:02

Can someone link the name change thread please?

MaryZed Wed 10-Oct-12 20:15:44

That happened to me SchrodingersMew. I was a tad worried, as I had been a bit norty on one or two threads and I thought it was a shot across the bows from mnhq. But it was just Tech messing around.

The site is slow for me, so maybe he's being an interfering git fixing it or summat?

MaryZed Wed 10-Oct-12 20:16:02

I don't think there is one yet Curiosity.

Site is unbearably slow for me too so maybe that's it?

Thanks. smile

CuriosityColaKilledTheCat Wed 10-Oct-12 20:17:56

I was just reading one where people were announcing there names. Went to change mine. Then couldn't find it again <loser emoticon> blush

CuriosityColaKilledTheCat Wed 10-Oct-12 20:18:15

Cheers grin

YW. smile

NapOfTheDamned Wed 10-Oct-12 20:20:47

Found it, thanks v much.

MyDonkeysAZombie Sun 14-Oct-12 14:29:02

Testing (crosses hooves)

MyDonkeysAZombie Sun 14-Oct-12 14:29:15


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