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To ask what inspired your username/which username you wish you had thought of for yourself

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scarednoob Wed 02-Mar-16 00:24:28

Reading the threads and sometimes the usernames are very funny! Mine is exceedingly dull; I'd just found out I was pregnant and had a question for the pregnancy board - hence being scared and new.

Tonight (whilst waiting for said baby to go the F to sleep!) I am laughing at needascarfformygiraffe.

So indulge/entertain a sleep deprived zombie - what's your name and where does it come from?

Grilledaubergines Wed 02-Mar-16 00:26:57

I had my username flavoured pesto on my pasta the evening I joined. Thought of loads of good ones since!

JeremyZackHunt Wed 02-Mar-16 00:27:49

I was and will be Giddyonzackhunt but I had a doctor supporting name change.
They are, I think, factual

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Wed 02-Mar-16 00:29:16

I don't know really. It just popped into my head. I've always scared yet fascinated by the sea and lighthouses, and what lighthouse would be complete without a ghostie.grin.
I don't think anyone's username is dull. I think everyone's got a story or reason behind theirs.

hesterton Wed 02-Mar-16 00:33:01

Hesterton felt like a combination of a solid curvy chest of drawers and a rather pompous and stout elderly busybody. I relate to both.

willfuckformichilenstarfood Wed 02-Mar-16 00:41:29

Mines just honest 😂😂 mind there's not a lot I won't do for food. Any food <greedy>

EchoOfADistantTide Wed 02-Mar-16 00:45:28

Lyrics to my favourite song.

sadwidow28 Wed 02-Mar-16 00:48:11

Mine is obvious..... but it is now nearly 15 years!

When I post in telly-addicts I feel I should change it, but I am called sad or SW these days and I would miss my affectionate MN nicknames.

Whitetulipofpeace Wed 02-Mar-16 00:49:11

Mine is because of Fringe the MTV show smile

Whitetulipofpeace Wed 02-Mar-16 00:50:41

TV show! Bloody fat fingers.

OvO Wed 02-Mar-16 00:52:10

I was trying to find an unused 2 character username that I liked (I never did) and was randomly typing letters to see how they looked when I typed in Ov, which led to OvO as it looked like an owl. Thought it was cute. grin

Can't have 2 or 3 character usernames now! <is special>

Spanglecrab Wed 02-Mar-16 00:52:23

My first born's favourite toy as a baby. I believe it's called a whoosit. I named it spanglecrab and the rest is history.


WutheringFrights Wed 02-Mar-16 00:53:04

One of my DC is 'Wuthering' based and I wanted something more interesting than Heights as the second bit.

I've had a couple of other usernames but I love this one.

NoncommittalToSparkleMotion Wed 02-Mar-16 00:53:10

Paraphrase of a line from Donnie Darko.

Jw35 Wed 02-Mar-16 00:53:12

Initials and age. Very boring! I have no imagination whatsoever grin

Jw35 Wed 02-Mar-16 00:53:34

I'm 36 now though!

WutheringFrights Wed 02-Mar-16 00:54:13

Um SpangleCrab I think you'll find that's Norman! grin

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Wed 02-Mar-16 00:57:57

Awwwwwwww. Norman the crab. Far tooooo cute. grin

SmellsLikeMiddleAgeSpirit Wed 02-Mar-16 00:58:02

I still like to scream along to Nirvana, but am sadly no longer a teen.

Spanglecrab Wed 02-Mar-16 00:58:41

Is that official or a wutheringfrights thing?!!

InAWashingMachineMinute Wed 02-Mar-16 00:59:22

Mine came from a colleague: If someone said they'd do something 'in a minute', she'd say do you mean in a real minute or a washing machine one?

It made me laugh because my bastard of a washing machine used to pretend it only had a minute left when it meant 10.

I love all the pun names, but am not quick witted enough to think of one.

Mine is from Frozen by I've had a lot of name changes!

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Wed 02-Mar-16 01:08:13

I should have known that. My nephew is crazy about Frozen. Every time he stays with me. He insists on snuggling up and watching it. So I think I know the whole script inside out, and backwards and forwards grin

WutheringFrights Wed 02-Mar-16 01:11:31

SpangleCrab sorry it's a Wuthering thing. blush
My DD, sadly, has not inherited my naming skills.
She has a lamb called Lamb, a baby called Baby and an imaginary Dad called Michael (she has a real Dad too, he is not called Michael)
Sorry I digress, it's late and I probably should be asleep...

ElderlyKoreanLady Wed 02-Mar-16 01:12:55

I do name change, probably due a new one soon really. But my NNs are generally tributes to threads on here or mumsnetty concepts/theories. I get very attached to them but hate sharing too much about myself under one name.

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