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lol.. my user name.. I have gotten luc, loca, l, licca, (I secretly like this one)

I will never be able to see your username and not think of Chrono Trigger -- I love it.

I don't actually have any nicknames myself I guess (aside from this "Sean boy!" thing my dad yells at me when he sees me). Sean is also a pretty tough name to truncate...

As for the username, I've been really tempted to try getting it changed, to be honest. It really is just a reference to an old 90s cartoon, but even I'm starting to find it pretentious when I see it :p. Similar to MsBrightside, I've seen a few people go with MrS during my time here, and yeah, I think I prefer that, heh.
 

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I have decided.

Please note in the beginning it took two of them to get stuck walking through a door, this is in fact lame. I can do that alone.
LOL. That's a fun video; Chevy Chase is such a goofball. You two should hang out, and I mean that in the best way possible. :p

...I've seen a few people go with MrS during my time here, and yeah, I think I prefer that, heh.
I Googled "Mr. S" to try and find a picture of a kids' superhero that I remembered seeing somewhere, but instead this came up as the very first listing:

ETA: After Amaranthine's warning (see below), I decided to go ahead and delete the link here. I'm afraid to think what might come up in a web search for some of our other nicknames now!
 

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I Googled "Mr. S" to try and find a picture of a kids' superhero that I remembered seeing somewhere, but instead this came up as the very first listing:
http://www.mr-s-leather.com/

I'm seeing you in a whole new way now. :D

Oh my gosh, that's amazing.

But you might want to warn people that that page is SUPER NSFW and covered with dicks. Dicks and kinky leather toys. I haven't yet gotten over the WOOF! muzzle.
 

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Oh my gosh, that's amazing.

But you might want to warn people that that page is SUPER NSFW and covered with dicks. Dicks and kinky leather toys. I haven't yet gotten over the WOOF! muzzle.
Thanks for the warning! When I followed the original link, it prompted me to click an "over 18" button to enter the site, and I didn't actually go any further. Apparently I missed out on a few things. :eek:
 

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My real name is Nathan so it's always been Nate, which I prefer.
Nate Dogg was what I was always called by my guy friends or Big Nate I've never really liked that one much but whatever.
 

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I have decided.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uq-gYOrU8bA
Please note in the beginning it took two of them to get stuck walking through a door, this is in fact lame. I can do that alone.

Well that settles it, you are made of awesome!

I don't actually have any nicknames myself I guess (aside from this "Sean boy!" thing my dad yells at me when he sees me). Sean is also a pretty tough name to truncate...

As for the username, I've been really tempted to try getting it changed, to be honest. It really is just a reference to an old 90s cartoon, but even I'm starting to find it pretentious when I see it :p. Similar to MsBrightside, I've seen a few people go with MrS during my time here, and yeah, I think I prefer that, heh.

You'd be surprised at the things people manage to truncate! People have occasionally tried to call my sister, Sarah, 'Sah' but to be honest if you value your life you wont try it! My brother Paul used to be known as Pablo to most of his mates, for some reason. And his best mate was 'The Big Show', after the wrestler.

Also, my sister has a sat nav setting called 'Dr Nightmare' that I always get confused with your username! I have called it everything from Mr Nightmare to Dr Sensible!
 

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Those are good guesses, but it's actually Ukrainian, with that forceful "h" sound (represented inadequately in English by kh) in the middle that resembles someone hawking up a glob of phlegm. :p

So my guess of Polish was closest. Ukrainian names really are long - alone because so many have the -enko suffix. And I can imagine how much you go through trying to teach acceptable pronounciation to mostly monolingual people.....

Agouderia - how does one pronounce your name? Mentally i say it like ah-goo-dehr-ee-ah but thats probably wrong. Ive tried to mentally shorten it but based on my mental pronounciation it would be "ah-goo" which just seems odd (some things cant be truncated as easily!)

Completely correct pronounciation Xyantha - with the 'deria' having a soft 'd' as in 'dough'.
No shortening please - because especially using only the first syllable coming from an Anglo-Saxon language background will inevitably end with something sounding like a 70's anarchist punk band.

I've actually mentally done this for so many of you in my head just because i'm useless at pronunciation.

agouderia - Agadoo

... which could also apply to this one.
Or it's a city in Morocco completely misspelled.
Or a rare Central American parrot....

From the semi-Greek original a common short form would be 'agoula' or as a diminutive 'agouditza'.
 

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I have a few different nicknames and also my given name lends itself to be shortened quite a bit as it is a bit formal sounding I think and it seems to give people trouble pronouncing it. I think because they want to say it too fast and it blends the syllables together somehow.

My given name is Roderick and I can tell if you use that name, you probably don't know me at all. I have never gone by my full name. Alot of people usually wind up saying a bastardized form of Roger. Sort of like Roger-ick.

As a kid I was called Roddy since I was a Jr. and my father went by Rod. I can tell how long someone has known me by whether or not they call me Rod or Roddy. My father went to his grave still eing called Roddy by those that new him as a child and I reckon I will too. This one also got messed up a fair bit and saw me being called Rodney quite a bit too.

As an adult I go by Rod, but that is also more often than not seen my called Ron (my father-in-law for one) or Rob many more times than people get it right and call me Rod. I even flirted with using the last part of my name as a young adult and going with Rick, but it didn't stick and in truth it didn't really fit me anyway.

Now for nicknames, I had Roddy-boy as a child, Big Roddy and as an adult Big Rod. Rowdy was another. I have one from high school that is really silly and to this day I don't know how it was come up with but it is near and dear to me and I won't share it here as only a select few use it and whenever I hear it, instantly it makes me smile and takes me back to a special time and place with good memories that I certainly would have only shared with the user of that nickname. Big Man and Big Dawg are also used fairly commonly with me, but usually those are more generic and used by aquaintances moreso than actual friends.

ETA: I almost forgot about my username here. LeoGibson, or LG as some have used. It is nowhere near my actual name, it is just the first name and the last name of two of my favorite guitar makers Leo Fender and Orville Gibson.
 

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ETA: I almost forgot about my username here. LeoGibson, or LG as some have used. It is nowhere near my actual name, it is just the first name and the last name of two of my favorite guitar makers Leo Fender and Orville Gibson.

Roderick is a pretty cool name. Not sure I've ever met anyone named similarly.

But I have to say, I'm still confused as to why you didn't choose OrvilleFender. Just rolls off the tongue. I always liked LG as a nickname for your username, but occasionally had the issue of imagining you as a smartphone.
 

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So what do you prefer to be called here?

I guess, since I don't really feel like changing my screen name, LG or Leo or any combination is fine. Although it doesn't bother me having my actual name out there either, I mean it wasn't a big secret or anything since everything else I have linked to has been in my real name. So I guess I'm saying it doesn't matter and I'll pretty much answer to anything.


Roderick is a pretty cool name. Not sure I've ever met anyone named similarly.

But I have to say, I'm still confused as to why you didn't choose OrvilleFender. Just rolls off the tongue. I always liked LG as a nickname for your username, but occasionally had the issue of imagining you as a smartphone.

Haha. It could have just as easily been OrvilleFender, I went with the first one that came into my head at the time!

My pops told me once how his mother came up with the name Roderick. It is from a book I believe and one of the main characters was Sir Roderick, but I can't remember much else or what the name of the book was now.
 

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I Googled "Mr. S" to try and find a picture of a kids' superhero that I remembered seeing somewhere, but instead this came up as the very first listing:

ETA: After Amaranthine's warning (see below), I decided to go ahead and delete the link here. I'm afraid to think what might come up in a web search for some of our other nicknames now!

Well, curiosity got the best of me and I did a little google search of my own. Yeah... I'm cool with sticking to MrSensible :p.

I love Chronotrigger. and that is where I got the name. I played every ending to that game.

My respect level has just reached its threshold. :bow:

I've only seen about maybe 4 or 5 of the endings? And what are there, like 13 or some crazy shit like that? Ah, just another reason to love the game. It really was one of the best JRPGS for the SNES.

You'd be surprised at the things people manage to truncate! People have occasionally tried to call my sister, Sarah, 'Sah' but to be honest if you value your life you wont try it! My brother Paul used to be known as Pablo to most of his mates, for some reason. And his best mate was 'The Big Show', after the wrestler.

Also, my sister has a sat nav setting called 'Dr Nightmare' that I always get confused with your username! I have called it everything from Mr Nightmare to Dr Sensible!

Ha, "Sah" -- I like that. It's not a shorter version, but I just remembered a variation that my sisters used to call me from time to time when we were kids -- "Seanny." I was never a huge fan, but I guess it's kind of cute in retrospect.

And you know, as much as the "sensible" part of my name tends to bother me, I think I'd be fairly content with DrSensible as a replacement name. That's just effing awesome, heh.
 

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I guess, since I don't really feel like changing my screen name, LG or Leo or any combination is fine. Although it doesn't bother me having my actual name out there either, I mean it wasn't a big secret or anything since everything else I have linked to has been in my real name. So I guess I'm saying it doesn't matter and I'll pretty much answer to anything.

I've always thought of you as "Leo" by default. I kind of like that name just generally I guess.

And you raise a question that I've thought about quite a few times, specifically in reference to a forum like Dims:

How do you all feel about having your real names mentioned out in the open on the boards? Are there any netiquette rules you go by (like friends can say it, but it feels kind of disrespectful if said by acquaintances that just happen to know it, etc?)

I've gotten to a first-name basis with quite a few members over the years, but I still shy away from using their names openly on the forums, unless I know they're cool with it. It's not something that would ever bother me personally, but I'm interested to hear some other opinions on that.
 

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How do you all feel about having your real names mentioned out in the open on the boards? Are there any netiquette rules you go by (like friends can say it, but it feels kind of disrespectful if said by acquaintances that just happen to know it, etc?)

I've thought of that too. A good number of people know my actual name, and anyone who knows me on Facebook knows my entire name. I don't really care if anyone uses my first name on the boards. Because it probably deserves mention: OD skillfully combined my username and real name, so if anyone wants to go with the extremely cumbersome Amaranthinanda, I would get to imagine myself as a new variety of exotic snake (at least that's what it sounds like to me.)

Personally, I would only use someone's first name if I knew it from befriending them AND I've already seen someone else use it. I'm not one for being a pioneer on these things.

Fun Fact: IRL, I hardly ever use anyone's real name. It makes me extremely uncomfortable, so I address people kind of vaguely and awkwardly. So I guess it was never a huge deal for me to figure out whether I should do it on Dims.
 

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I've thought of that too. A good number of people know my actual name, and anyone who knows me on Facebook knows my entire name. I don't really care if anyone uses my first name on the boards. Because it probably deserves mention: OD skillfully combined my username and real name, so if anyone wants to go with the extremely cumbersome Amaranthinanda, I would get to imagine myself as a new variety of exotic snake (at least that's what it sounds like to me.)

Personally, I would only use someone's first name if I knew it from befriending them AND I've already seen someone else use it. I'm not one for being a pioneer on these things.

Fun Fact: IRL, I hardly ever use anyone's real name. It makes me extremely uncomfortable, so I address people kind of vaguely and awkwardly. So I guess it was never a huge deal for me to figure out whether I should do it on Dims.

Ha, yes! I am digging that mash-up. I think there's pretty much only one option with mine and I actually find it pretty hilarious -- MrSeansible.

And I'm with you on playing it safe. I might slip up occasionally and refer to someone with their real name, but I try to keep it in check if I don't know how they feel about it. I'm totally fine with someone referring to me with my real name though; even more so if we've had some extended dialogue.
 

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I'm not really sure how I feel about people saying my real name on forums, to be honest. I don't mind people saying it in PMs and such when I'm talking to them, but in the 'open internet', so to speak, I feel much more comfortable going by Loopy.
 

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