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Tubbs

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Tell everyone on the Ship that you've changed your name from x to y.

Tubbs

[ 13. September 2012, 02:22: Message edited by: Welease Woderwick ]

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Sioni Sais
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quote:
Originally posted by Tubbs:
Tell everyone on the Ship that you've changed your name from x to y.

Tubbs

NOT literally.

y (formerly known as x).

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Loquacious beachcomber
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Waves happily to everyone; blows grateful kisses to Admins for name change amnesty.

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Barefoot Friar (formerly known as Padre Joshua).

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Barefoot Friar

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quote:
Originally posted by Loquacious beachcomber:
Waves happily to everyone; blows grateful kisses to Admins for name change amnesty.

I missed "kisses to" in my first scan...

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garlick
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Decluttering...

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Ariston
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Like anyone was using my last name. Like I was using my last name.

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Doublethink.
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Surely it should be Ariston &on&on&on ?

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Ariston
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You know, I didn't even know that was a washing machine company until after I got here. Plato's father? Sure. A strangely common name for small Italian hotels? Ditto. Something that clean? Woulda disowned it.

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lilBuddha
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Because shortening your name to even more resemble the appliance manufacturer makes this soo much clearer.

BTW, This thread should be in Hell. I Hate the name changing. Now my responses shall have to be based on post content instead of preconception.

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Firenze

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quote:
Originally posted by lilBuddha:
. I Hate the name changing. Now my responses shall have to be based on post content instead of preconception.

I shouldn't worry. All rebrandings ultimately fail - think Windscale/Sellafield.
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Niteowl

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Took the 2 out of name.

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leo
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quote:
Originally posted by lilBuddha:
I Hate the name changing.

So do I.

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Niteowl

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quote:
Originally posted by leo:
quote:
Originally posted by lilBuddha:
I Hate the name changing.

So do I.
I don't like it if I don't know who they were before but as long as there's a signature or a post on one of the two threads indicating the change I don't mind.

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Doublethink.
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I was Think², but I have returned to a previous incarnation. With matching facelift.

[ 12. August 2012, 18:31: Message edited by: Doublethink ]

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Doublethink.
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Ariston, here is a list of names that do not imply an unreasonable standard of hygiene. Personally, I quite like Grock or Popov.

[ 12. August 2012, 18:37: Message edited by: Doublethink ]

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Stephen
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I've gone back to my original - and in fact real - name
From Royal Spaniel to Stephen

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Stephen

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Spike

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Don't forget to put your old name in your sig!

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lilBuddha
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quote:
Originally posted by Doublethink:
Ariston, here is a list of names that do not imply an unreasonable standard of hygiene. Personally, I quite like Grock or Popov.

[Killing me] That alone is nearly worth all this name change hassle.

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Stephen
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quote:
Originally posted by Spike:
Don't forget to put your old name in your sig!

Sorry Spike - forgot - just done it!

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Tubbs

Miss Congeniality
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Please don't forget the four line limit on sigs either. Your usual plus a name change announcement could push you over.

Tubs

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Darllenwr
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Name changes are fine if you need to correct a mis-spelling - I should know [Hot and Hormonal] (If you need further explanation, ask Carys, if you can find her.)

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Olaf
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Formerly Martin L
Presently Olaf
Futurely Forgetting New Name

I am not a big fan of the name changes myself, but having sat out the name changing windows a couple of times for lack of creativity, I simply felt it was time. That, and people seemed to be actually thinking my IRL name is Martin.

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Moo

Ship's tough old bird
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quote:
Originally posted by Doublethink:
I was Think², but I have returned to a previous incarnation. With matching facelift.

Good! I never could remember how to do the superscript.

Moo

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Left at the Altar

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Left again

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I rather enjoy a good Ship Shaking now and then myself. But I admit I am more of a watcher than a participator. Even in name changes, although I thought my name sort of silly at first, I grew into it, and now I use it all over the internet. If you run into another CuppaT, it's quite possibly me.

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Ancilla
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I've been a Wannabe Heretic for years and I wasn't getting anywhere with it. In fact if anything I was just getting more orthodox.

so...

Ancilla, formerly Wannabe Heretic

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Zappa
Ship's Wake
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quote:
Originally posted by Left at the Altar:
Left again

I remember you.

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Paul.
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OK I already posted on the Styx thread but I guess I need to do it here too?

Anyway I'm back to being LatePaul (sadly I couldn't have it without the space).

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hilaryg
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Yellow no longer - after 6 years on board I decided to use my real name.

Must change my avatar now.....

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Formerly OliviaG, now Soror Magna. OliviaG

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Pants

Emergency underwear
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quote:
Originally posted by Doublethink:
I was Think², but I have returned to a previous incarnation. With matching facelift.

Yay. [Big Grin] [Yipee]

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Not

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Despite potential for resulting ambiguities I am now Not.

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Roseofsharon
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quote:
Originally posted by Doublethink:
I have returned to a previous incarnation.

Never thought of you as anything else

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Dennis the Menace
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How do you change your name?? I can't find anywhere to do so.

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The5thMary
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I was Paddy O' Furniture but now I'm not. It was funny for a little while but I got sick of it rather quickly. And, as I really AM the fifth Mary in my family, what better online moniker?

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Porridge
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The once (and possibly future, if I live long enough to see another Amnesty -- how often do these happen, anyway?) Apocalypso.

[ 13. August 2012, 22:13: Message edited by: Porridge ]

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Dennis the Menace
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Just changed mine!!

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Boogie

Boogie on down!
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Ohhh my head hurts - too much change, can't cope aarrrrhgg! ... (goes off to lie down in a darkened room)

I'm not changing mine, I'm named after my lovely pooch who came from Battersea dogs home and lived with us 19 years. I think of him with a smile every time I log in.

[Smile]

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Drifting Star

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quote:
Originally posted by Porridge:
The once (and possibly future, if I live long enough to see another Amnesty -- how often do these happen, anyway?) Apocalypso.

I describe my teddy bear as being a porridge, because he's beige and squishy.

Are you beige and squishy? [Paranoid]

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no prophet's flag is set so...

Proceed to see sea
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I no longer have an underscore. It probably doesn't warrant an announcement. Was
considered using a capital letter somewhere, but i feel I don't warrant one. Probably this post is also not warranted.

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It is a minor name change, but still a change, and the post is appreciated. Personally, I'd still put it in my sig too, so as to avoid testing how literal the admins feel.

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Enigma

Enigma
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My name is obvious so I will not be changing it.

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Nicolemr
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A minor little change that most people won't even notice, but since my divorce is now final I dropped my ex husband's initial from my name. The timing of the name change amnesty was too perfect to resist. [Big Grin]

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balaam

Making an ass of myself
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Lack of capital letter. Now my blog name and ship name match.

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blog

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Nenya
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quote:
Originally posted by Boogie:
I'm named after my lovely pooch who came from Battersea dogs home and lived with us 19 years. I think of him with a smile every time I log in.

[Smile]

I like knowing why people have chosen their names and if they've changed them why. Is there such a thread somewhere? [Smile]

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Boogie

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quote:
Originally posted by Nenya:
I like knowing why people have chosen their names and if they've changed them why. Is there such a thread somewhere? [Smile]

I imagine there have been several.

[Smile]

No harm in starting another though - for relative newbies. Maybe it would be a good time after the recent name changes?

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Sioni Sais
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quote:
Originally posted by Enigma:
My name is obvious so I will not be changing it.

If your name was obvious it would be something else.

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daronmedway
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My name has been changed from Call Me Numpty to daronmedway via an ill-considered period of sock-puppetry as Daron.
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Doublethink.
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Raises a welcoming toast to a refreshingly honest man

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