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Explain your avatar / name

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by The Vector Doctor, May 12, 2010.

  1. The Vector Doctor

    The Vector Doctor Very Active Member

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    I see a lot of unusual avatar pics and user names. I wanted to start this thread to find out what some of them mean. The logos, company names and personal photos are pretty obvious, but what about everyone else

    Anyone ready to share their thoughts?
     
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  2. American & Proud

    American & Proud Member

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    I am an AMERICAN, and damn PROUD to be one. :wavingflag:

    Oh and I remember the days of collecting S&H Green Stamps as a kid. Had 150 or so books full and got some cool stuff as a kid. And my Initials are S. E. H. so sorta a play on the S&H for my avatar.
     
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  3. 54warrior

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    54 was my number in high school basketball.

    warrior because I bought a Yamaha Warrior ATV way back when.

    I use 54warrior on about 30 different forums.
     
  4. Shovelhead

    Shovelhead Major Contributor

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    "Shovelhead" 1966-1984 Harley motor. So nicknamed because the motor heads resemble a shovel.
     
  5. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    jhilldesigns was a business I tried starting (from my name) - web designs and development - too slow, I slowly killed it off, but use the name for login stuff still - avatar came from looking for stock danger images - liked the saying :thumb:
     
  6. Arlo Kalon 2.0

    Arlo Kalon 2.0 Very Active Member

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    A few years back there was a thread about the perils of using your real name in here where your customers could see and read your posts. It got me to thinking so I changed to this user name which I took from Arlon by Calon vinyl. Cool, huh?
     
  7. WhiskeyDreamer

    WhiskeyDreamer Professional Snow Ninja

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    avatar is deadpool...the awesomest comic character ever!!

    i've always loved wolves, and fenris is the wolf that starts ragnarok in norse/teutonic mythology...i've been using 242 so long, i don't even remember where it came from, but i'm not getting rid of it now!
     
  8. Joe Diaz

    Joe Diaz Very Active Member

    My Name, Our Logo.

    I know, I like to think outside the box.:Big Laugh
     
  9. mikey-Oh

    mikey-Oh Very Active Member

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    mikey-Oh!! is loosely based on the Story of Ricky-O! and the avatar shows the drunken karaoke stylings of me an professor sasquatch
     
  10. surf city

    surf city Active Member

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    The avatar is mini me. The Surf City comes from spending all those summers as a kid on Long Beach Island, NJ. Thus creating the name for my company of Surf City Signs.
     
  11. Jillbeans

    Jillbeans Major Contributor

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    Childhood nickname, I keep going back to this avie which is cropped from a naughty 1920s postcard.
    (oops nevermind, I forgot I changed my pic to my grandma! hahahahaha)
    I have always liked the pic in your avie, Dr. Vector.
    Love....Jill
     
  12. gnatt66

    gnatt66 Active Member

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    nathan = nat + annoying kid factor when i was so named = gnat...add a t just cause. 66= race car number.

    avatar...cause bubbles is the best character in this history of television. hockey pales in comparison as far as canada's greatest contribution to society.
     
  13. Steve C.

    Steve C. Very Active Member

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    I've always kinda liked the R. Crumb illustrations. Not a big fan, just like it.
    I'm probably in violation of copyright law by using it so I will likely be
    changing it soon. I thought the Jillbeans font sorta looked like the font used
    on the original "Keep on Truckin" and when I realeased the two fonts
    together, Jillbeans and Truckin, it just seemed to work.

    just changed....
     
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  14. TheSnowman

    TheSnowman Major Contributor

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    My unique name came from my parents. They thought since the other three people in my family's name started with a "K" it would be cool if they spelled Kraig with a "K". It's haunted me my whole life. Pretty interesting story huh?

    My Avatar is me on my Banshee at Silver Lake Sand Dunes in Michigan. It's my favorite escape from reality place, and I try and get there at least four times a year or so.
     
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  15. Pat Whatley

    Pat Whatley Major Contributor

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    Kraig, as a kid I always felt sorry for other kids who had weird names because they couldn't go to the toy store and buy one of those tags for their bicycle that already had your name on it.

    My name 'cause my mom named me that. Av is Jack Jack from The Incredibles because it was the first thing I ran across when I was looking for an avatar and have never bothered to change it.
     
  16. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    Gino is a nickname old family members and relation used to call me when I was a kid. It is also a name very close friends still call me to this day that knew me back then and felt part of the family.

    Thought it was a way to get around the internet and make some new close friends.... which has happened tenfold.


    The avatars.... well, they change according to my mood.
     
  17. jiarby

    jiarby Major Contributor

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    jiarby is a phonetic spelling of my initials G-R-B
    Hooked on Phonics worked for me!

    The beer breasted chicken is one that I cook pretty often in my smoker.. always a crowd(and rooster) pleaser
     
  18. Marlene

    Marlene Major Contributor

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    my avatar is my little three footed cat's head on captain Kirk's body...what can I say, I am a big nerdy cat loving trekkie. my mother named me Marlene and I have no idea why. it's a German name and we are Scotch/Irish. I have always hated my name because no one can get it right. I have been Marylin, Martha, Margret, Mary and every other "M" name out there. In kindergarten, my teacher couldn't get it right and when asked for the 100th time what my name was, I thought, what the heck, "Annette Funicello". it started me on my long life as a big smartass.
     
  19. Fatboy

    Fatboy Very Active Member

    Fatboy....Well when people see me they all say"You are not fat!" I think they just being kind...anyway,I do deep sea fishing from a kayak and my very first kayak I bought was called Blackfin Fatboy. The name just sticked and today everyone calls me Fatboy.I have named my Signage Co. after it.
     
  20. Pro Image

    Pro Image Major Contributor

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    Well Pro Image is the name......And Killing you with SILENCE......is the game........:thumb:

    Well Ive been Pro Image Graphics for 13 years now so thats a given.......

    As for Achmed.........Well............




    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gZ6-6RbSEg&feature=related



    :Big Laugh:Big Laugh:Big Laugh
     
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