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Pirschjaeger
05-09-2005, 05:34 AM
Well, just as the title says, what does your name mean? I've been in this community for almost 3 years and often wondered the meaning of some of your names. How and why did you choose them?

We got about 2 weeks till the next patch and time to kill. No doubt this question has been asked sometime in the past, but I missed it. Just humor me ok?

I choose "Pirschjaeger" (Stalker) because that's my fighting style. I seem to be lucky at finding the enemy before they find me. Then I am patient and take my time, get the best position, stalking them for the right moment to attack.

I was formally known as "Franzen" but I hate being referred to by my surname. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif

Get in line, we only got 2 weeks left. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Fritz Franzen

F19_Olli72
05-09-2005, 05:47 AM
I chose my real name Olli cos its short and easy to type or say on comms. Also, as a small hommage to the finnish ace Olli Puhakka (flew Fiat G.50 in the early war). The 72 (had to differentiate myself from another Olli online) means im 72 years old.............not really but i was born that year http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

tigertalon
05-09-2005, 05:58 AM
Well, I was trying to pick a nick on ubi, but they were all taken, I even tried sth as crazy as MikiMaki, and, to my big surprise, even that one was taken... So out of desperate, I started puting two words together, and TigerTalon was the first that worked. Simple as that.

Hristos
05-09-2005, 06:07 AM
Hristo, as Hristo Stoichkov. It was a joke back in school 10 years ago and the name stuck.

Hristo Stoichkov is a famous Bulgarian football player, known for his proficiency with the ball, but also his bad temper and poor manners http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif.

Atomic_Marten
05-09-2005, 06:09 AM
My nick/username/ does not have any meaning. Like tt says, I have also choosed my on rather random basis.

I have tried a few, not so common names, nothing worked, so I typed Atomic_Marten and v³ila.. it worked. I have registered. The more crazy nick, the better. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Aero_Shodanjo
05-09-2005, 06:11 AM
I used to own a small photo and digital imaging business, and its name was "Shodanjo Imaging" http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Unfortunately I had to shut it down a few months ago and now Im starting from the beginning again. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

The reason why I came up with that name is that I have a deep respect toward Japanese discipline and work ethics so I tried to find an unique name that just sounded Japanese. It doesnt means anything though http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Ive added Aero when I joined this forum.

Finkeren
05-09-2005, 06:20 AM
My last name is "Fink" and the callsign Finkeren is often used both for me and my younger brother.
I used to be 'Dimitri9mm' in these forums until _Tully put me on vacation and forgot to reopen my account. I still use that name online and other places.
Dimitri 9mm is the name of a cartoon-mouse, drawn be the dansih cartoonist Jakob Martin Strid.
http://www.ibooks.dk/gfx/covers/thumbs/8773782076.gif

B16Enk
05-09-2005, 06:21 AM
Mines from the reg (or tag for our US friends) on my car...

Bit of a laugh really as I was a year round biker, the family car is a Landrover and, well big.

I wanted L11ENK on the bike too....but ended up selling it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

B16ENK however is still going strong http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

blairgowrie
05-09-2005, 06:26 AM
The town in Scotland where I was born and spent the first 21 years of my life.

hotspace
05-09-2005, 06:27 AM
"Hot Space" is a name of an Album be the Rock Band: Queen, but I picked the name up because it sounds crude http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif, I'm full of smut (OI!!!!!!! Careful now http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif) and it just sounded colourful.

Monson74
05-09-2005, 06:36 AM
It's what my gf calls me so why shouldn't you?
74 is the year I was born http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

F19_Ob
05-09-2005, 06:37 AM
Another fun thread.....dont forget to post yer pictures in the "what U look like" sticky http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif


ob = Ollis brother.

Thought that was 'ob'vious.
Not really a secret but we have avoided to nag about it since it look kind of bad sometimes when brothers, friends or squads keep eachothers backs covered(?) in discussions or arguments.
Gladly my squad and brother and I fight our own arguments without interference. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

well...anyway....with that covered...
Some years ago I was a complete internet noobie and went to anoy Olli for a while with my company. He tried to learn (forced) me some stuff and I even talked to his friends online, who kept refering to me as "ollisbrother" all the time and it kind of sounded nice to me.

Additional free notes:

We're both hardheaded and anoying since childhood although I think he is a bit more so. Sadly he also got a bit more intellect to play with and I guess there lies something in that saying "brains easily skips a generation"...

A better critic to my ideas than him is yet to be found.....hard bastage that one. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif

------------------
Oh...and I'll see if i cant get that stick of ram this month bro'.

Cheers lads...and gals.

major_setback
05-09-2005, 06:39 AM
Originally posted by Pirschjaeger:


We got about 2 weeks till the next patch and time to kill.....

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Excuse me....

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I'm sorry.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

But...

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif .......

Aero_Shodanjo
05-09-2005, 06:46 AM
Originally posted by Monson74:
It's what my gf calls me so why shouldn't you?
74 is the year I was born http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Cos we're not your girlfriends http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gifhttp://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

-HH- Beebop
05-09-2005, 06:48 AM
Beebop because I'm a musician, I like jazz (among other types), and I imagined that a young 20 something pilot,(not me at all!), would pick up such a callsign from his fellow pilots for his love of modern Bebop Jazz which was just coming out about WWII.
The "-HH-" (which should be ~HH~ but tildes are not allowed in user names) is the squadron I co-founded with Quazi, Zeus-cat and Dubbo.

jeroen_R90S
05-09-2005, 06:53 AM
Jeroen is my real first name, R90S is the BMW bike I own. (see the photo thread for a pic of both of us) The crashing one as my avatar is not mine, but an AMAC 1970s superbike racer. Yes, a RACING BMW bike http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Jeroen

tjaika1910
05-09-2005, 06:54 AM
When I was introduced to this game (original IL2) I had to choose a russian name for the dogfight. Since my landings and takeoff were a bit clumpsy I chose "Tjaika" since thats russian for "seagull" I did not know then that the russians had a aircraft with that name, after its inverted gullwings.

When I wanted to write to this forum I could not for some odd reason enter with that account (idle for a year or two) and took tjaika1910 since that was suggested (didnt change default year of birth)

73GIAP_Milan
05-09-2005, 06:54 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif lol!

my old name was Der_Tote_Baron - the dead baron.. i wanted to be like the red baron but hey, i suck, so i turned out to get killed too often so hereby i got The Dead Baron.

Later on i changed to 73GIAP_Milan in reference to my squad the 73GvIAP, while Milan being my first name and it has multiple meanings:
Milan = Kite (the bird) - my hobby is kiting (coincidence?)
Milan is also the name of a French Antitank Missile, i regard myself going through life like one
And while being the Kite/Bird i just happen to love flying myself,so it all fits nicely http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

confused already?

ImpStarDuece
05-09-2005, 06:55 AM
Min is an obscure 'Star Wars' reference. First trilogy only though, I assure you http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif.

LuckyBoy1
05-09-2005, 07:03 AM
Sometimes the name means nothing... sometimes it is just a name picked out of a hat or by frustration with not being able to take a name already used.... sometimes it relfects how the person wishes to be percieved like...

Anything with Eagle in the name

F-18 or 109 or anything that shows their favortie plane.

Something with National flair like Irishsomething or French this ot that.


Anf then, there are times when the name reflects the life experience of the person in questions like Luckyboy. I was given that nickname in the Army after surviving my first 3 no return missions. It was actually kinda a derrogetory term in the Army, but at the time, I felt it was an improvement over my last nickname which was Mean Mr. Mustard... which was an improvement over the first nickname they gave me which was Dorothy! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

CzechTexan
05-09-2005, 07:31 AM
As Luckyboy says, mine is a national flair. Proud to be Texan and descendant of the many Czech immigrants to this state. A while back the Czech language was the 3rd most spoken language in Texas, behind English and Spanish.

LuckyBoy1
05-09-2005, 07:45 AM
Hey Czechican, do you live in the valley?

Freelancer-1
05-09-2005, 07:48 AM
My nickname pays homage to the famous Edison Trent.

Savior of the known universe!!

In full, it's Freelancer One-Alpha-One, but I really didn't feel like typing all that, every time.

han freak solo
05-09-2005, 08:02 AM
Just random chance when entering a name in the game. I've had other names after certain actors or characters. Such as Jake Blues or Elwood Blues.

When I was younger, I was a Harrison Ford fan due to Star Wars and the Raiders of the Lost Ark movies. I can be strange at times, so "Han Freak Solo" it is.

Who knows what it'll be in a year or two?

FlatSpinMan
05-09-2005, 08:07 AM
Hop in a P-39 in the original il-2 demo and you'll see why I called myself this.

LEBillfish
05-09-2005, 08:08 AM
A Billfish is a generic term for all White/Striped/Blue/Black Marlin, Sailfish, Swordfish, & Spearfish......All having elongated serrated upper jaws or snouts used to stun prey.

Naturally aggressive, fast and powerful tending to circle their prey till it clusters in a swirling ball then slash through it injuring many where they will then finish off those wounded. Some interesting side notes are all of their fins except pectoral can be retracted into their bodies into groves somewhat, flaps of skin covering them (all except swordfish) making them extremely hydrodynamic like a dart almost.

They have been known to even attack boats, and a large Broadbill Swordfish once attacked the Alvin deep submarine so violently it lodged its bill into a seam so firm it was unable to be removed.

I catch them with both heavy tackle and fly fishing gear. My best so far a 736# Pacific Blue Marlin on heavy tackle and an est. 300+# on fly tackle. Unfortunately I cannot post any pics of me fishing for them as blacked out censored patches look stupid....Have to tan don't cha? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

I also tend to fly here like a Billfish hunts. Linger off at high altitude positioning, circling my prey having them cluster and lose E, then slash through wounding as many as I can, over and over till as many as possible are crippled, then finish them off 1 by 1 at my liesure.

CROSSHAIRS
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Kaytoo/crosshairs.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Kaytoo/bluenallisons2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Kaytoo/airborne2.jpg

LuckyBoy1
05-09-2005, 08:12 AM
I spent the first 4 years of my life on the West End of Key West Island in Florida. This was like, back in the late 1950's to early 60's and my Father was considered odd because he would catch and release Sailfish. Everyone couldn't understand why you would spend hours out there landing one of these hard to catch fish and then go to pains not just to release it, but to make sure it survived the process. Tehy didn't understand why you wouldn't hall the fish up on the dock and get your picture taken and then throw the fish to the crabs.

But LEBillfish knows! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Monson74
05-09-2005, 08:14 AM
Originally posted by Aero_Shodanjo:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Monson74:
It's what my gf calls me so why shouldn't you?
74 is the year I was born http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Cos we're not your girlfriends http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gifhttp://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Come on baby... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Funny that a lot of people think it's "Monsoon" - maybe it's this Pacific thing that makes people read it that way... Dunno http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

SlickStick
05-09-2005, 08:24 AM
I was given this nick back in 2000-2001 while still flying Jane's WWII Fighters. A guy I used to fly against called me it over comms one day.

Slick as in wiley, crafty, resourceful, experienced and knowledgeable. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

LEBillfish
05-09-2005, 08:28 AM
Originally posted by SlickStick:
Slick as in wiley, crafty, resourceful, experienced and knowledgeable. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

uh huh......and here all this time I just thought you had a thing for vaseline....Though why anyone would put it on their joystick is beyond me *shrugs* http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

Te_Vigo
05-09-2005, 08:29 AM
mine is from Old Sanskrit and it is a phrase that means...
To bannish/ make null and void/ veto


it was also one that wasn't already taken http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif



Inverential Peace

SlickStick
05-09-2005, 08:45 AM
Originally posted by LEBillfish:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by SlickStick:
Slick as in wiley, crafty, resourceful, experienced and knowledgeable. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

uh huh......and here all this time I just thought you had a thing for vaseline....Though why anyone would put it on their joystick is beyond me *shrugs* http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I've gotten Pagers in HL stating the same type of questions about whether my nick was sexually-motivated. They almost "sound" disappointed when I tell them what it really means. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Besides, my sexual nickname is All-Nighter. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

vocatx
05-09-2005, 09:22 AM
I guess you could say I'm just not imaginative enough. The nearest town to where I live, and also where I get my mail, is Voca, Texas. I'm starting to wish I had used something else for my Team Speak nick, as it seems to confuse some people. By the way "Voca" is pronounced like "mocha" (long "o").

LuckyBoy1
05-09-2005, 09:24 AM
Hey Slick! You could have at least left us with the illusion that it was sexually motivated!

vcell13
05-09-2005, 09:59 AM
vcell= violoncello, my other avocation.13,my lucky number.

bazzaah2
05-09-2005, 10:03 AM
I sometimes become a real lout when I get drunk and some friends thought I deserved two names to explain the difference in my behaviour when sober and when drunk. So they could say 'Barry's staying in to do the washing up for his elderly neighbour' and 'Bazzaah was jumping up and down on the roof of the car'. Cant remember where the 2 comes from.

whiteladder
05-09-2005, 10:10 AM
whiteladder,

I`m pretty useless at think up onscreen names. When I registered at UBI David Grays Album "whiteladder" was playing on my stereo.

Used to go by the name RiverGod which apart from sound like I`m up my own ar** was the name of a book I was reading at the time.

Pirschjaeger
05-09-2005, 10:13 AM
Originally posted by SlickStick:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by LEBillfish:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by SlickStick:
Slick as in wiley, crafty, resourceful, experienced and knowledgeable. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

uh huh......and here all this time I just thought you had a thing for vaseline....Though why anyone would put it on their joystick is beyond me *shrugs* http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I've gotten Pagers in HL stating the same type of questions about whether my nick was sexually-motivated. They almost "sound" disappointed when I tell them what it really means. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Besides, my sexual nickname is All-Nighter. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif We're not worthy, we're not worthy! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

SeaNorris
05-09-2005, 10:19 AM
I had two different choices,

My First Name is David,

SpitNorris, didn't sound so good.

SeaNorris, Sounded alot better.

Why Sea or Spit?

After the famous British Fighter http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

horseback
05-09-2005, 10:21 AM
I borrowed my name from Don Blakeslee, legendary fighter leader and all time US champion for combat hours, who apparently took the callsign for his own almost six months before he wangled 8th Fighter Command into issuing the 4th FG the new P-51B Mustang.

Coincidentally, Col. Don was either the first or second individual to receive a cigar upon my father's getting news of my birth. Pop was a lowly buck sergeant on duty at the tower at RAF Wethersfield that Sunday afternoon, and while he was on the phone in Base Ops getting the word, a few guys were talking loud enough that he couldn't hear if it was a boy or girl. He yelled at them to shut the hell up so he could find out what his baby was, and looked up to see a tall Colonel and a couple of Majors glaring at him.

Thinking quickly, he whipped out a fistful of cigars and said "It's a boy!", thereby avoiding a possible Non-Judicial Punishment and ridding himself of some really crappy Dutch Masters he'd planned to hand out to the airmen in his crew...

He recognized Blakeslee as the CO of an F-84 outfit visiting from the States in one of those cross-Atlantic demonstration flights, and later ID'd him to me when I was showing him a book about 8th AF Mustang aces.

cheers

horseback

FA_IKKYO
05-09-2005, 10:30 AM
When I got my first computer in 98 in all the stuff that came with it was a game call "A Bridge too far" a friend at work had the same game . So one day he suggested that we play online. I told him that would be cool. So we did. I also had the game of MS Combat Flight Simulator. I thought that would be awesome to play with other people online . So I signed up for the "Zone" and had to come up with a name . I thought very hard and at the time I was really heavy into the martial arts. So I thought "IKKYO" that's a cool name and has deep meaning behind it.Only those whoever took Aikido ,or jujitsu will know what it means. So I took the name and never looked back since. I played Rogue Spear, CFS1 ( IKKYO HA_IKKYO,92nd_IKKYO), CFS 2(IKKYO,FA_IKKYO),CFS3 (IKKYO,FA_IKKYO) IL2 (IKKYO,FA_IKKYO), Ghost Recon (IKKYO), IL2FB & Pacific Fighters.(FA_IKKYO), Red Orchestra (IKKYO , FA_IKKYO). MOH,and COD (IKKYO). I think thats all of them . LOL. But to find the real meaning of Ikkyo click on this link below.

http://www.happyherbalist.com/ikkyo.htm

FoolTrottel
05-09-2005, 10:40 AM
Quote from LB: "sometimes it reflects how the person wishes to be perceived like..."

That's why I choose this nick from some others I had been thinkin' about.

Read my sig to see how it's composed, I don't think I need to explain what it further refers to...
(Oh, and as I've found, only ppl who understand the German language seem to be getting the full meaning/joke/fun of my nick... np, they have their own forum here...)

And, I do not mind being perceived as a fool 'round here http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif, it's only my nick, I'm on the Internet, it aint me!

Let's have some fun!

1.JaVA_Razer
05-09-2005, 10:46 AM
well my nick is 1.JaVA_razer. 1.Java = 1e jachtvliegtuigen afdeling (1st fighter plane devision http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif )

Razer= a robot from robotwars UK. I loved him for looks and how it fights. And also my fighting style.

I fly on the edge. This sounds macho but I just fly my plane to the limit and not a drop less. If I know its cappable of doing something it dam better do it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

F19_AgaOdorox
05-09-2005, 10:47 AM
AgaOdorox, AGA is Swedish gas company producing gas and oxygen for welding. ODOROX one product by AGA, Some say it stinks like skunk.

Hey what's that smell... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

LilHorse
05-09-2005, 11:10 AM
Little Horse. It's the literal translation of my last name into English. And, no, I am not Native American as some online have theorized. But it does sorta have that vibe to it.

Tooz_69GIAP
05-09-2005, 11:16 AM
"Tooz" means "Ace" in Russian, as in an Ace of Spades.

The cryllic is: Ñ"уз

I chose it coz it sounded cool.

crazyivan1970
05-09-2005, 11:19 AM
Got it from Hunter for Red October http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif using since 1996

Crazyivan - submarine manuever when sub suddenly turns around 180deg to check what`s behind it.

chilicheese
05-09-2005, 11:41 AM
My old online name from Jane's WW2 Fighters AOW. KG1_Chilichz, 1VG_Chilichz, Chilichez_51

Found a thrashed cat in the alley behind my pad (at the time) in Ocean Beach, CA. Fed it for a couple days in the alley, then decided to adopt it after seeing it was in rather poor shape. $1000 at the vet later, the cat was bored out and brought home. Originally called it Passed Cat because when I first took it to the vet, it looked like something large had eaten it and passed it through.

Thing was a bastard at first. Terrible cat. Horrible personality, crapped the rug, just a miserable sum*****. Finally, after catching the thing eating my Tommy's chili-cheeseburger off the table while I had gone to answer a phone call, I had had enough.

A scruff of the neck dunking with a cup of ice water became the feline equivalent of an instant attitude adjustment. Cat was a changed being.

No more nonsense, came when it was called, great manners, never crapped the rug again. Great cat, but still a badass. Wiped the floor once with the neighbor's Schnauzer a couple times.

The last straw became the cat's name. Chilicheese.

An homage to a trippy little animal.

BuzzU
05-09-2005, 11:45 AM
Buzz used to be a real nick I picked up from wearing a short haircut called a buzzcut.

When I signed up for this forum, some a-s-s-clown already had Buzz, so I had to take some form of it. BuzzU seemed to fit a flight sim forum. I have to chuckle when some peeps call me BuzzU, since I sign my name Buzz.

MEGILE
05-09-2005, 11:49 AM
http://i.timeinc.net/time/personoftheyear/archive/photohistory/images/gorbachev.jpg

JamesBlonde888
05-09-2005, 11:55 AM
Hehe. I found my name in a fortune cookie

bolillo_loco
05-09-2005, 11:56 AM
my name bolillo_loco means "that everytime somebody talks about 50 cal. oleg strangles a kitten"

Ankanor
05-09-2005, 11:58 AM
ankanor means "Fiery Mouth" in Elvish. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif I am a fan of J.R.R. Tolkien(and the elves). I made the name up http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gifBut when I saw how my primary ride(FW190) looked like in the night, all gunz blazing, it actually felt appropriate http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif
My HL ID is Delfin, meaning "dolphin" in Bulgarian.

madsarmy
05-09-2005, 12:02 PM
Had the nick name of Mad for years & years. I done some artwork for a mate. He knew my main intrest in life was WWII & Dad's Army So I ended up being credited in a Punk Rock Fanzine as
Artwork by madsarmy

alichino
05-09-2005, 12:15 PM
Alichin(or with the "o" in some translations) is from Dante's Infernio. One of the winged Demons told by Melacoda, to help Dante and Virgil decend into the depths of hell.

robban75
05-09-2005, 12:26 PM
Robban is a nickname for Robert in Sweden. 75 is the year I was born. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Zeus-cat
05-09-2005, 12:38 PM
I took my name after one of my cats - Zeus. Sadly, he died last week at the age of 19.

Zeus-cat

geetarman
05-09-2005, 01:01 PM
UBI nick - pretty simple to figure out

HL callsign Wasp38 - I like to fly my fighters like a wasp flys. Ya know, diving and stinging. "38" came about because I was a dedicated P-38 jock at the time. I'd like to change it, but can't figure out how!

Deedsundone
05-09-2005, 01:14 PM
My first nick here was Big Muff,a song title from Depeche Mode,but I was later told it can have a second,more "dirty" meaning,not wanting that so I changed it to Superluminal,another word from a song called Luminal by Covenant.For a time I stucked with it but in a another forum place it was to long to spell correctly so it was shown as Superlumina and that sound a bit girly so I changed it again to S-8.I thought it sounded "catchy" in a way,S for Superluminal and 8,well,I like just like the nr8 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif.I was going to stick with that nick but I somehow wasn´t able to login in with it a time ago so I had to go back to a old,no posting nick wich I still had login information for so now,I´m Deedsundone,wich is also a word taken from a Covenant song ,though cramped toghether a bit.

nickdanger3
05-09-2005, 02:06 PM
Like tigertalon, tried to pick a name on the ubi gameserver many moons ago and everything I came up with was taken. Can't even remember what I wanted to begin with....

In desparation I tried NickDanger (added the "3" in hopes that the server wouldn't annoyingly suggest adding a number - hate that) and it went through.

Nick Danger, Third Eye, is the name of a 1940's private detective radio program spoof by the Firesign Theater. Now I've grown to like it - though I'm more dangerous to myself than others looking at a number of stats pages.

I'm actually surprised that in the couple of years that I've been playing online I've never heard any FT quotes. With all of the Python fans out there I figured SOMEBODY would bust out:

"He's no fun....he fell right over"

or

"Melanie Haber...Audrey Farber...Susan Underhill...how about Betty Jo Bialowsky!?"

Oh well. I'll continue to doggedly (woof) and ruthlessly (I wonder where Ruth is?) shoot and get shot.

boxduty
05-09-2005, 02:14 PM
Mine's named after a dull, mundane, imaginary clerical job. Somebody who has to ensure that there are boxes on top of cupboards...

SlickStick
05-09-2005, 03:07 PM
Originally posted by Viking-S:
No nick just my middle name with a S for Sweden added.

Your middle name is Viking?!?! Pardon my ignorance for asking, but is that a common Swedish middle name? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Hofer_
05-09-2005, 03:10 PM
Wanted something short & snappy with a ww2 aviation feel to it.

When I registered was re-reading 'Tumult in the Clouds' by James Goodson. In particular, his memories of Ralph 'The Kid' Hofer - great pilot & character who made a big impression on me.

dieg777
05-09-2005, 03:21 PM
The letters are the first initials from myself and my families names, 7 is my lucky number.
Came about as I tried to find number and letter combo as I changed my e- mail address. Had to change as first was too easily found by spammers.

LStarosta
05-09-2005, 03:28 PM
Mine is my first initial and my last name.

One of my alter-egos online is Mr. Brown. Jan Zumbach, a Polish Ace of Swiss lineage, and veteran of the Battle of Britain, lived a life of danger and intrigue after the war. He did many things, such as smuggling diamonds, swiss watches, and even performing the duties of a military advisor (read: mercenary) in Biafra in its fight for independence against Congo during the 60's. In fact, Zumbach founded the Biafran Air Force and was its first pilot. Before, during and after WWII, Zumbach was a charming, energetic, charismatic, and conniving individual who managed to give his less than legal lifestyle a totally legit public front. If you ever get the chance, give his autobiography a shot. It's called Mister Brown, I believe (he wrote it in French, but there are translations in Polish, and perhaps English). It's a great book and it reads more like an action novel than a boring autobiography.

Cajun76
05-09-2005, 03:32 PM
Technichlly not really a cajun, as my folks came straight from France instead of settling in Nova Scotia, Canada first and then moving to the former French (and 40 years of Spanish rule) colony. LA (the original http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif ) has a unique culture and history, mostly concentrated below Alexandria and southwards and I'm proud of that uniqueness. I think Cajun sounds cool and it is not heard often outside Louisiana and Mississippi, and represents where I'm from.

76 is the year I was born.

han freak solo
05-09-2005, 04:10 PM
Originally posted by Cajun76:I think Cajun sounds cool and it is not heard often outside Louisiana and Mississippi, and represents where I'm from.

A bunch of you invaded southeast Texas from 1990 until....."those dang Cajuns are still comin' Bubba!" http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

The street I lived on for 10 years was occupied 50% by Cajuns of recent Louisiana departure (college grads). I even got me a Cajun woman from Baton Rouge now. Sweet! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif

I actually like the Cajun invasion because at least you Southerners are balancing out the Yankee invasion we had in the 1970s and 1980s.

Abbuzze
05-09-2005, 04:12 PM
I was flying EAW when I tried to join the MS-Gamingzone, I was thinking about a name of famous writers or philosopher, but all of them were allready in use, after nearly 30min I got a bit angry and decided to go into the opposite direction...
"Abbuzze" was the name of a movie made by some hessian (part of germany) Comedians, and also in this movie the name of a 38 year old total drunk "child" found by a man in front of a pub, his new parents called him Abbuzze, cause it was the only word he spoke http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif In hessian dialect it means - clean it up.

Thats the whole story! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Mackane1
05-09-2005, 04:36 PM
"BUICK MACKANE" is a T.REX tune I've always liked.
...and besides, I thought the name Mackane had kind of a cool ring to it.

My real last name is CASTROGIOVANNI...it's Sicilian.

BSS_CUDA
05-09-2005, 04:41 PM
after one of my first cars a 1970 `CUDA refering to the Barracuda, kinda like my flying style quick strikes and hold on till death http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif
been flying online with this nick since 1993 when I started playing Descent online

civildog
05-09-2005, 04:53 PM
My nickname from my first fencing club ("sabredog") wasn't available when I first logged onto Ubi with IL2. It was given to me to describe the way I ran opponents up to their edge of the strip, then wouldn't let up until I scored a hit or bent them so far back they stepped off.

Here, I try to be more polite, so "CivilDog"... because I still bite when I have to, or want to, or need to. Maybe I should change it to "CobraDog"?

bird_brain
05-09-2005, 05:09 PM
I picked mine 'cause it makes me sound so smart. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Actually my nickname when I was a kid was jaybird. My real name is Jay (also a nickname because my initials are J A Y), but Jaybird suggests running around naked as... well you know. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

I started trying things with "Bird" in them and none worked until I tried bird_brain. I guess no one else had the nerve to call themselves an idiot but it fit my sense of humor. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif It's also a little bit of a jab at the macho guys with names like "shoottokill" or "onyour6" http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

GuNzABlaZiN
05-09-2005, 05:09 PM
"Guns a blazin" because I go in shooting. I've had this name for more than 5 years.

SlickStick
05-09-2005, 05:54 PM
Originally posted by Viking-S:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by SlickStick:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Viking-S:
No nick just my middle name with a S for Sweden added.

Your middle name is Viking?!?! Pardon my ignorance for asking, but is that a common Swedish middle name? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

No it is not common, kind of old style but then so am I.
We have lots of original Nordic names but they are going out of style in favour of €œforeign€ names, mostly Anglo-Saxons. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thanks for the reply. I was just curious. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

MoPai
05-09-2005, 06:22 PM
moPai

chinese sage

contempory of confucious but cooler

buffscrum
05-09-2005, 07:19 PM
buff is my nickname, and I use it most places where I need to login. It was taken here, so I had to add to it. After playing rugby for 26 years, I figured I'd remember "scrum".

woofiedog
05-09-2005, 07:22 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif Named after <span class="ev_code_YELLOW">Woofie the Dog.</span>

LStarosta
05-09-2005, 07:36 PM
Originally posted by woofiedog:
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif Named after <span class="ev_code_YELLOW">Woofie the Dog.</span>

That is by far the cutest picture I have seen of your do-- I mean, child! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

tsisqua
05-09-2005, 08:08 PM
Originally posted by LStarosta:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by woofiedog:
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif Named after <span class="ev_code_YELLOW">Woofie the Dog.</span>

That is by far the cutest picture I have seen of your do-- I mean, child! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'll second that http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/351.gif

Tsisqua Tsi Gawonisgi is my Cherokee name. It means Bird which is speaking, or "Birdspeaking". My old friends just call me "Bird", or "Tsisqua", or "Larry", depending on where they met me, who introduced me, etc . . .

But what better name for a V-Pilot than "Tsisqua", at least for a Cherokee pilot?

Tsisqua

woofiedog
05-09-2005, 08:24 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif Woofie say's <span class="ev_code_YELLOW">Thank's</span>!

We're going to tell her soon though... she was Adopted. But maybe not yet!

nickdanger3
05-09-2005, 08:31 PM
So Tsisqua how is it pronounced?

My internal pronunciation is "SISS-kwa" but I doubt that that's right.

wayno7777
05-09-2005, 08:33 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif Well my name is Wayne and most of my life somebody's calling me wayno. Wayno77 was taken so just threw on a couple more sevens for luck. Mustang is my cb handle since about 1975. I've had 4 of them and would die for a new GT convertible.

bun-bun195333
05-09-2005, 08:39 PM
Originally posted by nickdanger3:
I'm actually surprised that in the couple of years that I've been playing online I've never heard any FT quotes.

Oh blinding light
Oh light that blinds
I cannot see
Look out for me

tsisqua
05-09-2005, 08:47 PM
Originally posted by nickdanger3:
So Tsisqua how is it pronounced?

My internal pronunciation is "SISS-kwa" but I doubt that that's right.

Close.

Something between "Chee" and "Jee" sound at the begining. "Chee-skwah" is pretty close.

Pirschjaeger
05-09-2005, 08:58 PM
This is quite interesting and often hilarious.

Ha ha ha, Bird_Brain, you crack me up. I never thought of anyone being "macho" from their names. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Fritz

woofiedog
05-09-2005, 09:03 PM
nickdanger3... I've beeen listening to Firesign Theatre since the late 60's early 70's... Great Stuff!

http://www.laugh.com/gimages/cd_covers/rat.jpg

http://www.greatnorthernaudio.com/audio_theater/images/NickD-color1.GIF

horseback
05-09-2005, 09:14 PM
All Hail Marx (Groucho) and Lennon (John)!

"If you lived here, you'd be home by now."

feel better now, Nick?

cheers

horseback

_VR_ScorpionWorm
05-09-2005, 09:19 PM
Figure it out you'll get a nice prize. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I'll be back at the end of the week for the answer.

PBNA-Boosher
05-09-2005, 09:36 PM
Came out of a horrible mispronunciation of my last name, which ends in a "buch."

It's pronounced "buck," but people came up with weird sounds, like "booch," "book," and "Boosh." The name Boosh stuck. I registered on these boards WAY before, and I couldn't remember my password, so I just added an "er" to my name, and before someone could say "Spittin' spat and doodley thwap and doobley thway," I became Boosher. THen I joined the PBNA and became PBNA-Boosher. Funny how this world works, ain't it?

Saunders1953
05-09-2005, 10:02 PM
Three guesses what my last name is and what year I was born.

Regnad Kcin and Woofie dog: We're all just bozos on this bus.

GreyFox5
05-09-2005, 10:15 PM
No mystery to those who fly my wing. The pic is a 1988 VW Fox GL its Grey nuff said http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Hmmmm, maybe that explains the need to fly my Bf109!!!!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v476/GreyFox5/GreyFox1.jpg

corvette93
05-09-2005, 10:16 PM
I tried Der Adler but it was taken so I chose corvette93 because I have a 93 corvette coupe.

When I fly with II./JG1 it is Johans Clemens Aufderheide. He was my great grandfather who came over in 1867 when he was 16.

woofiedog
05-09-2005, 10:35 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif Saunders1953... Excellent FST LP!
Saunder's off T.V. Combat!??? Oct 53 BTW.

psychobabbler
05-09-2005, 10:59 PM
psychobabbler is self explanitory

AlGroover
05-09-2005, 11:04 PM
It was a nickname inflicted on me in high school c1970 because it doesn't describe me at all. My next choice would have been ExtraTeeth because it sounds showy-aggressive which isn't me either.

plumps_
05-09-2005, 11:08 PM
In German "Plumps!" is an onomatopoetic description of something falling and hitting the ground, I think an English equivalent is "thud". It's got little to do with the English adjective "plump".

I was registering at a German forum and all I wanted to do was ask a quick question, so I didn't spend more than three seconds on choosing a name. I was a newbie and I had that "plumps/thud" experience all the time while I was trying to fly, and it seemed a perfect name for me.

GAU-8
05-09-2005, 11:57 PM
the breakdown (apparently a lot of confusion for many, ive found out)

ONLINE: "380thBG+GAU-8+"

.380thBG -denotes that i am in the 380th
(B)omber (G)roup, hence the "BG"

. "+" symbols denote that i am a Captain in the virtual squad.


."GAU-8" is THE 7 barrel cannon with an aircraft wrapped around it (thats the A-10 warthog/thunderbolt II for those that dont know)

it IS pronounced "GOW" ..like "COW" but with a G.
not that i mind, and i know who your trying to talk to but ive so far heard
.GUY
.GAY
.GAH
.GAH-U
.GAYU
.GWAH
.GOO
.GEE-AAH-YOO-EIGHT
.GAH-YOO
.BEEAGOO"
.380BEEGYOO
.380TH BIG YOU-8
.380 thibighoo-8
.any other form loosely sounding like that


again, i dont mind at all, but i get questioned QUITE often as to who or what my name is...hope it helps end some confusion for those that dont know

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

fordfan25
05-10-2005, 12:13 AM
ford stands for fast,relible,sexy.

fan stands for ....um well fan.

25 is for ow old i was when i thought it up. of course "thought it up" realy means those were the butons that were mashed when my head hit the key board when i pased out one night hahaha

Cajun76
05-10-2005, 12:39 AM
Originally posted by han freak solo:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Cajun76:I think Cajun sounds cool and it is not heard often outside Louisiana and Mississippi, and represents where I'm from.

A bunch of you invaded southeast Texas from 1990 until....."those dang Cajuns are still comin' Bubba!" http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

The street I lived on for 10 years was occupied 50% by Cajuns of recent Louisiana departure (college grads). I even got me a Cajun woman from Baton Rouge now. Sweet! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif

I actually like the Cajun invasion because at least you Southerners are balancing out the Yankee invasion we had in the 1970s and 1980s. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

All my kin are in SW LA, so we might be in spitting distance over the Sabine. I've lived in Westlake, Sulpher and my folks live near DeRidder now. I'm stationed in Japan at the moment.

================================================== ================================================== =

One day, as usual, the Cajuns and Aggies were fighting each other across the Sabine River. Cannons, rockets, mortars. Everthing each side had. After awhile, they ran out of ammo, even the rifle and shotgun. They comenced to throwing rocks and sticks, and that's when the Aggies made a battle winning discovery. They danced with glee as they pulled out the box of dynamite, and began to chuck it over to the Cajun's side. They were gonna win fer sure. One of the Cajun's saw what was happening and concerned, he passed the word to light the TNT and send it back over..... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Prop_Strike
05-10-2005, 12:39 AM
If anyone has ever witnessed me taking off, landing or flying in CLOSE formation.....you would know how my call-sign came into existence. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Pirschjaeger
05-10-2005, 01:07 AM
Originally posted by Prop_Strike:
If anyone has ever witnessed me taking off, landing or flying in CLOSE formation.....you would know how my call-sign came into existence. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

When I first saw your name it reminded me of a discusting and bloody video I saw on rotten.com.

Use your imagination, you don't wanna see the video.
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif
Fritz Franzen

ElektroFredrik
05-10-2005, 01:27 AM
Well Fredrik is my first name
The Elektro part came after hearing of this
company. I'm not associated with them in any way
www.elektrofredrik.se (http://www.elektrofredrik.se/)

SabreF-86
05-10-2005, 01:59 AM
I picked SabreF-86 because I think its the most beautiful aircraft in a fistful of beauties. If I had unlimited money and could buy a warplane, I'd pick a Sabre over any other. In the running would be the Hawker Hunter, P-51, A6M2, Fw-190, Me-109E3, Hurricane, Spitfire, and the Mig 3. All very sweet, but the Sabre is the sweetest.

Sabre

SKIDRO_79FS
05-10-2005, 02:08 AM
My given name is Syd, during my days as a musician it got mutated into "Syd row" somehow and eventually to the obvious "Skidrow". After having to explain one too many times that it had nothing to do with the "bighair" pop-metal band from the 80's, I dropped the w and thus it became "Skidro".

The 79FS is my tribute to the men of the 79th. Fighter Squadron. I have been researching the 79th. since my initial contact with their former C.O., Maj. Jack Ilfrey, in 1997, and am currently compiling a multimedia CD-ROM about them which should be out by November.

HotelBushranger
05-10-2005, 02:21 AM
The Hotel is from the H variant of the Huey, and the Bushranger is the Australian Gunship version of the Huey, which used the "Hotel" variant. Make sense http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

sapper78
05-10-2005, 02:41 AM
When i first started to play online (the good old call of duty), i needed to come up with a somekind of screenname fast, so i picked Sapper_FIN...

Why Sapper? well, when i was doing my national service in the army, i was a combat engineer.. and at the time, i thought that we sapper´s are like the toughest guys in the world http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

And _FIN comes from Finland, of course....

Sure it´s a "grunt"-name. A while ago, i thought of changing it, but it´s been for me for so long, that i guess i´m stuck with it...

madsarmy
05-10-2005, 04:00 AM
Originally posted by fordfan25:
ford stands for fast,relible,sexy.

fan stands for ....um well fan.

25 is for ow old i was when i thought it up. of course "thought it up" realy means those were the butons that were mashed when my head hit the key board when i pased out one night hahaha

I do hope your on about American Fords, because If your on about British Fords. It has become apparent that you have bashed your head on your keyboard one to many timeshttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

HotelBushranger
05-10-2005, 05:00 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif Ugh, Fords.

HOLDEN ALL THE WAY!

reverendkrv1972
05-10-2005, 05:02 AM
the 'Reverend' comes from my 'blurry misbehaving years' when my mates told me I drink tea like a Vicar http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

real name is Kirk Harvey...hence the Krv.

1972 is my year of arrival on this planet.

this was my first Online nick,when i ventured into the world of CFS1/2...then went to mohaa,where my nick became 'Amok' after a character in a book,also 'Amok' means Insane in some language.

when I played Freelancer I was Zaphod http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

BTW I'm far from a man of the cloth.

my name gets shortened to Rev,and Amok is affectionately known as mokky hehe.

regards,

Rev

PBNA-Boosher
05-10-2005, 05:07 AM
Ford

Found
On
Road
Deceased
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif

GBOF
05-10-2005, 05:24 AM
My names stands for

Great Balls Of Fire http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif

I like piano and that's my favourite song http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

ausmondo
05-10-2005, 05:30 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v611/ausmondo/woozle.jpg

watch yer six
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

The aussie mongrel dog might be
after ya'
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif

Feathered_IV
05-10-2005, 06:24 AM
Hotelbushranger wrote:


The Hotel is from the H variant of the Huey, and the Bushranger is the Australian Gunship version of the Huey, which used the "Hotel" variant.


Aha! All this time I imagined it was a variation of Armchair Historian, Drugstore Cowboy or Bedroom Beserker (Almost the one I chose once http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif).


Mine comes from the feather brooches I make as a jeweller:

http://www.studioingot.com.au/images/BAC_feathers.jpg

I first started making these a couple of years ago when I did an exhibition of work based on a childhood hero, Brother Eilmer of Malmsbury http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif. He was a gutsy Benedictine monk who made a set of wings for himself and leapt from a monastery tower. He didn't exactly fly but he did sort of plummet sideways. He smashed himself up pretty badly and was bedridden for the rest of his life. He always said that he would have gotten away with it if only his design incorporated a tail. He did direct the construction of an improved device that did feature a tail, but could not enlist any of the younger brothers to test it out (apparently their faith was not as strong as his http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif).

Lucius_Esox
05-10-2005, 06:28 AM
I'm a lifelong Angler and the Latin name for a Pike, which is a long slim very mean predator, is Esox Lucius. I'm non of the above so I thought being the reverse would be a good thing to call myself, i.e. Esox Lucius. Pretty friendly and not to good at killing things, not sure about the slim thing though http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Hyperlobby name :FI:Ianus

miss_behavin
05-10-2005, 07:01 AM
Well Miss_behavin means simply that. misbehaving.

I also go by Dixie_chick online, (this name i prefer), i live in Georgia, which is also called Dixie and im a woman thus the chick part.

S!

chilicheese
05-10-2005, 07:26 AM
F**ked
Over
Rebuilt
Dodge


;-)

F16_Sulan
05-10-2005, 07:47 AM
Sulan because its part of my family-name Insulander, and also because its easy to call on comms (in swedish).

I used to be =38=Decent with another squad (because I´m Decent :P)
But when I joined F16 I wanted something that was easy to say in swedish.

And since I started playing IL-2 my number has allways been "15", typed it in by random just to not have "1". And since then I never changed it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

CVG12Sabot
05-10-2005, 08:27 AM
"Discarded Boot"

Bremspropeller
05-10-2005, 08:42 AM
Bremspropeller - a propeller that can decellerate your a/c - you'd call it reverse-prop.

BTW: Does anyone know the "Tubo Raven" ? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif


"Toryu" is japaneese and means "Dragon-Slayer"


EDIT: OMG I got a cherry http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

jensenpark
05-10-2005, 08:43 AM
simply from my two sons...

Jensen and Parker...

Billy_BigBoy
05-10-2005, 09:03 AM
It's something from the old days, when I flew Red Baron, the original.
Since then I used Billy BigBoy for Prop crates and Steelbird for jet planes. The last one you can find occasionally on Hyper Lobby, amongst other callsigns I use...

Saunders1953
05-10-2005, 09:46 AM
woofiedog: August 1953. One of my older brothers was actually a Sgt. Saunders--2nd Batt/8th Cav/1 Cav Div, 1966-67 around An Khe and Pleiku mostly, with occasional illegal forays into Cambodia. My father was PFC Saunders, 105 Regt/27th Div., Saipan.

Vic Morrow, Sgt., 1st Inf Div (or was it the 29th??) was a poser! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

SithSpeeder
05-10-2005, 09:48 AM
This is a GREAT thread. I have LMAO on a few of your descriptions. Others have just been interesting. Chilicheese and Ausmondo (tied) get my vote for the funniest. I love horsebacks story.

My nick dates back to when I started flying CFS2, which was some time in 2000 or 2001. My 2.5 year old son was getting in to the Star Wars thing (well, OK, I was super in to it and he liked it too). To me, the Episode I light saber battle between Darth Maul and Obi Wan and Qui Gonn was one of the best ever sword fights (choreography, energy, visuals, music, etc.). And the double ended light saber was just too cool.

Oh, I should mention that that Christmas (2001) I had scored a bunch of Episode I toys on ebay for a steal (I spent about $100 and got a ton of really cool toys for my son. I only kept one of the toys for myself ;-) My keeper was a Darth Maul with a double ended light saber on his Sith Speeder--a non armored, fast moving, unarmed, maneuverable, one-seater speeder.

On the Zone, I wanted something to do with Star Wars. I tried for Darth Maul, Sith Lord, etc. etc. (I don't usually go for the bad guys, BTW), but they were all taken. So I tried his ride and it went through!

When joining the 54th, there was a size restriction on the name so I had to drop the Sith part (which was OK). So everyone calls me Speeder or Speedo or Speed or just Sped (especially when I do stupid stuff :-p).

But ol' Darth Maul watches over my desk, perched on his Speeder when I fly. He comes down to kick some booty when my kids want to play Star Wars with dad. Although my daughter has a Kelly doll (a blond haired toddler girl) who became "Kick-Butt-Kelly". She is the lone nemesis of both my and my son's Darth Maul characters!

* _54th_Speeder *

Pirschjaeger
05-10-2005, 10:00 AM
Originally posted by fordfan25:
ford stands for fast,relible,sexy.



I never heard anyone speak of a dead President that way. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Fritz Franzen

LuckyBoy1
05-10-2005, 10:17 AM
Ford's dead?... and here I just thought he smelled that way!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v303/Luckyboy1/hornypack.jpg

woofiedog
05-10-2005, 11:59 AM
Your family has a lot of US history in it. Maybe you could post a story or etc on the forum here.
I served in the US Navy as an Engineman... USS Biddle DLG/CG 34.

Quote: Saunders1953
posted May 10, 11:46 AM
woofiedog: August 1953. One of my older brothers was actually a Sgt. Saunders--2nd Batt/8th Cav/1 Cav Div, 1966-67 around An Khe and Pleiku mostly, with occasional illegal forays into Cambodia. My father was PFC Saunders, 105 Regt/27th Div., Saipan.

Vic Morrow, Sgt., 1st Inf Div (or was it the 29th??) was a poser!

And yes [Vic Morrow as Sgt.(Chip) Saunders] was total Fiction.

COMBAT! aired from Oct.1962-Aug.1967 on Tues. night
7:30e/6:30c. This WWII show centered on the lives of the
men from King Company.

http://www.fiftiesweb.com/tv/combat.jpg

Staring Vic Morrow as Sgt.(Chip) Saunders, Rick Jason as
Lt.(Gil) Hanley, Pierre Jalbet as Paul "Caje" LeMay, Jack Hogan
as Kirby (William G), **** Peabody as Littlejohn, Conlan Carter as Doc (seasons 2-5), Steve Rogers as Doc (season 1), Tom Lowell as Billy Nelson (seasons 1&2) & William Bryant as McCall (season 5).

han freak solo
05-10-2005, 01:15 PM
Originally posted by Cajun76:
One day, as usual, the Cajuns and Aggies were fighting each other across the Sabine River. Cannons, rockets, mortars. Everthing each side had. After awhile, they ran out of ammo, even the rifle and shotgun. They comenced to throwing rocks and sticks, and that's when the Aggies made a battle winning discovery. They danced with glee as they pulled out the box of dynamite, and began to chuck it over to the Cajun's side. They were gonna win fer sure. One of the Cajun's saw what was happening and concerned, he passed the word to light the TNT and send it back over..... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

It's a good thing they left Boudreaux and Thibideaux back in the swamp!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

[Gypsy]
05-10-2005, 01:29 PM
My average stay in one place is 4.2 years (13 cities in the US plus a 5 year stay in Germany) in the 60 years I have been on this earth.. I figured "Gypsy" is fitting... plus I used to ride with a motorcycle club named the Gypsy's..

Saunders1953
05-10-2005, 01:43 PM
woofiedog:

Believe me, as a kid from a small town in Wisconsin, having a popular TV character with the same last name was VERY cool! I never missed Combat!, but have to say even back then, I prefered The Gallant Ones (I think that was the name), which came out a year or two after Combat! on one of the rival networks. It was shot on film and didn't use as many indoor sets, and just had a more realistice look and feel to it. Combat! was always kinda cheesy looking to me, but the writing was very good--I guess that's because several veterans worked on it.

Tazzers1968
05-10-2005, 04:01 PM
One of my kids said I reminded her of the Tazmanian Devil in the cartoon. I thought it would be a good nick-name for the net. 1968 is the year I was born.

Phil http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Capt.LoneRanger
05-10-2005, 04:37 PM
Got my name from my buddies.

I used to do some horseback-riding, that days and some people thought I was too nice and I was solo. That was the first time I got called LoneRanger.

When I started playing mulitplayer games, I was renown for not attacking inferior players or end a fight, if odds weren't even. The forced me to renamemyself to LoneRanger, then.

The 'Captain' was added by the same buddies, when I joined the Navy.

Thought about changing it several times, but my buddies protested and somehow it's funny to see people get setup when they are shot down by somebody with a silly name like mine http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

CrashVenturie
05-10-2005, 05:16 PM
The original was AceVenturie a spoof of Ace Ventura the famous pet detective and also The Venturi effect, but soon I realized that CrashVenturie was closer too the Truth http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif so be it...

heywooood
05-10-2005, 06:54 PM
Heywooood means Hey, would... and is only kinda funny by itself.

See, one day I was reading the sports page where the 'Letters to The Sports Editor' are relayed.

So I started reading this one, particularly sarcastic and laugh out loud hilarious letter where some guy is flaying and filleting the local ball clubs' manager and ownership.
Really funny stuff all layed out in the best possible way, truely hilarious but the kicker is the guys' name - and it was printed in the paper...they missed it
it was signed 'Heywood Yablowme' http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

A Union Tribune Classic Moment.

Owlsphone
05-10-2005, 07:06 PM
My ubi nick, Owlsphone, was picked many many years ago when my family first signed up for internet access. My dad worked as the headphone guy for the Temple Owls football team and that's the sign-on name he picked when we first got 56k. It's been a login name on the internet ever since.

My Hyperlobby name, USMC_Fox32...USMC squad. Fox is my last name. EVERYONE calls me Fox, sometimes even my mom. It's like I don't even have a first name. And 32 is my baseball number.

huggy87
05-10-2005, 07:22 PM
I am known as Huggy87, apache for "The three legged one".

wayno7777
05-10-2005, 08:09 PM
Originally posted by fordfan25:
ford stands for fast,relible,sexy.

fan stands for ....um well fan.

25 is for ow old i was when i thought it up. of course "thought it up" realy means those were the butons that were mashed when my head hit the key board when i pased out one night hahaha

I'll stick up for ya, First on Race Day!

Pirschjaeger
05-10-2005, 08:17 PM
Originally posted by wayno7777:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by fordfan25:
ford stands for fast,relible,sexy.

fan stands for ....um well fan.

25 is for ow old i was when i thought it up. of course "thought it up" realy means those were the butons that were mashed when my head hit the key board when i pased out one night hahaha

I'll stick up for ya, First on Race Day! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Or was that "Failed on Race Day"? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Fritz Franzen

Cajun76
05-10-2005, 08:40 PM
Originally posted by huggy87:
I am known as Huggy87, apache for "The three legged one".

And all this time I thought it was "He who carries the pickle." http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif



http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

nickdanger3
05-10-2005, 09:00 PM
I KNEW there must be some Firesign Theater fans in this crowd!

BTW this is the best thread ever.

miss_behavin
05-11-2005, 04:47 AM
Who would ever admit they were a Ford fan?

My Pontiac Trans Am ate a Mustang for lunch about a month ago. (i was driving of course!).

The only thing good about Fords is they look nice in your rearview mirror as they desperatly try to keep up with you.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif

Cajun76
05-11-2005, 07:34 AM
Originally posted by han freak solo:


It's a good thing they left Boudreaux and Thibideaux back in the swamp!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif


They were at a funeral the other day, as a matter of fact. You see, Marcel, Thibideaux, Boudreaux and his wife were coming back from Wal-World. They could only fit 3 people in the front of the old pickup truck.

Luckily, Boudreaux didn't have his shoes, and they were able to determine how many of them there was, and how many had to ride in back. When they were finished with their calculations, Marcel ended up in the back instead of Boudreaux's wife. Boudreaux, he didn't trust her with another man, you see, and Marcel wanted to feel the wind in his scalp and sun on his face.

So they headed home, Boudreaux keeping a watchful eye on Thibideaux, just in case. He was soon asleep, as was his wife. Thibideaux struggled on, but in the end, he also succumbed to the complimentary turkey samples scarfed down at Wal-World. The old pickup drifted off the road, down an embankment and into the Bayou.

Of course, everyone came awake and struggled to get out of the truck for the sake of their lives. Boudreaux and his wife made it out, as did Thibideaux, but to this day, Thibideaux blames himself for poor Marcel. "If only the tailgate had been better oiled and not welded shut, he might have got out in time...."

Pirschjaeger
05-11-2005, 11:13 AM
Before Marcel's untimely and horrific death he and Bourdeau's cousin, Leblanc, were out deer hunting. As they were quitely walking through the woods Leblanc sees the prey and immediately hollars "deer!". Marcel lifts his gun and shoots Leblanc. Honest mistake, could have happened to anyone, Marcel was hunting deer. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Marcel brought Leblanc to the nearest doctor for medical aid. Marcel waited for more than an hour while the doctor did all he could to save poor old Leblanc. Finally the doctor comes out of the operating room with a look of gloom. Marcel jumped up and ask "Is gonna make it?". The doctor replied, well, he woulda had a better chance if ya hadn't gutted him in the woods.

It's an honest mistake, thats what deer hunters do, ain't it? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Moral of the story, if it's in season, don't hollar its name in the woods.

Fritz Franzen

VonKlugermon
05-11-2005, 11:19 AM
Originally posted by nickdanger3:
I KNEW there must be some Firesign Theater fans in this crowd!

BTW this is the best thread ever.

From the stolen government training film on alien attack:

"This is General Curtis Goatheart. If you are viewing this film, then we are under alien attack. Be aware your brain may no longer be the boss..."

What to do if an alien appears:

1) Drop under the seat of your plane and look away.

2) Avoid eye contact.

3) If there are no eyes, avoid all contact.

Willy

(Oh, my nick is from the movie "The Blue Max", Willy VonKlugermon)

Capt._Tenneal
05-11-2005, 12:19 PM
My name comes from a character in the show MXC on SpikeTV. Real funny show. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Some people here have recognized the name and commented on it without me even explaining, so I know there are some MXC fans in here. I've been trying for the longest time to find (on the web) a Tenneal avatar I can use here but no dice.

DRB_Hookech0
05-11-2005, 12:35 PM
You do know that way back in the 70's there was a cheesy singing group called "The Captain & Teneal"

Think lots of ployester, big collars, gold chanins, big hair and lots of eye shadow...oh and sickening easy listening songs with "The Captian" looking like a dork playing a piano with his yacht club outfit on......thanks for bringing that flashback to me....

I live in Kansas and when we are not out harvesting wheat and cow tipping (according to people on the East and Left coast) we have those pesky tornados roaming around. When you watch the radar on the weather stations....during a Tornado Warning....your looking for a hook (called a hookecho on radar) at the southern end of the thunderstorm cell....thats where Mr. Twister lives...

Thus......Hookecho. DRB is my squadron I fly with.

SDC_WOODY
05-11-2005, 02:36 PM
Try and figure out mine http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

NorrisMcWhirter
05-11-2005, 03:23 PM
I chose this one because my other online handles, such as 'MrFilthySpitroast' are unpalatable for most http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Cheers,
Norris

Cajun76
05-11-2005, 03:31 PM
Originally posted by Pirschjaeger:
Before Marcel's untimely and horrific death he and Bourdeau's cousin, Leblanc, were out deer hunting. As they were quitely walking through the woods Leblanc sees the prey and immediately hollars "deer!". Marcel lifts his gun and shoots Leblanc. Honest mistake, could have happened to anyone, Marcel was hunting deer. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Marcel brought Leblanc to the nearest doctor for medical aid. Marcel waited for more than an hour while the doctor did all he could to save poor old Leblanc. Finally the doctor comes out of the operating room with a look of gloom. Marcel jumped up and ask "Is gonna make it?". The doctor replied, well, he woulda had a better chance if ya hadn't gutted him in the woods.

It's an honest mistake, thats what deer hunters do, ain't it? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Moral of the story, if it's in season, don't hollar its name in the woods.

Fritz Franzen

Excellent, hadn't heard that one before. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif But not many know ol Boudreaux an Thibideaux, sah. Did you dig it up off teh interweb, or is there a more interesting and relatable account of how you've come to know Louisiana's favorite, dim-witted hooligans?

================================================== =============================================

A ship, full of Aggies was part of one of the worst maritime disasters in the history of Texas. One of the poor Aggies died, and the Aggie captain had heard somewhere all about boats, water and seagulls. He commanded the body be buried at sea, since land was still 3-4 miles away. Unfortunately, the rest of the Aggies died trying to dig the grave....

Kasdeya
05-11-2005, 03:52 PM
Originally posted by Capt._Tenneal:
My name comes from a character in the show MXC on SpikeTV. Real funny show. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Some people here have recognized the name and commented on it without me even explaining, so I know there are some MXC fans in here. I've been trying for the longest time to find (on the web) a Tenneal avatar I can use here but no dice.

How's this one :
http://www.trolldepot.info/general.jpeg
found it here: http://www.geocities.com/keshiheads04/characters.html

gkll
05-11-2005, 11:45 PM
<not> good kill. it is pretty much random although more or less my initials. It must have been a year or more before somebody pointed out that it is 'good kill' to most.

han freak solo
05-12-2005, 12:13 AM
Cajun76:

It's weird, but I know a Thibideaux and Boudreaux in real life. David Thibideaux/old friend of mine. Mathew Boudreaux/ex-brother-in-law of mine. Yes he spelled it with 1 "T". Both are half crazy. If you hung out with David, you were always in the middle of something really strange.

YAKMAN1968
05-12-2005, 12:26 AM
Mines a nickname I got in the army,After a few weeks on deployment my face gets a bit bushie, so one day one of the guys told me my face looks like the south end of a north bound Yak, So YAKMAN was born http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

LeadSpitter_
05-12-2005, 12:58 AM
rettips dael

Porsimo
05-12-2005, 01:05 AM
Mine is a modification of my rl nick. I think it has some meaning in Italian (at least I've seen it in texts written in Italian), but in Finnish it really isn't a meaningful word (although it could mean a place where pigs are given birth http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif )
I got the idea from a name one of my friends once gave to my old car http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Van Alien
05-12-2005, 02:33 AM
Van (Halen, the band) Alien (-the movie-)

Cajun76
05-12-2005, 02:55 AM
Originally posted by han freak solo:
Cajun76:

It's weird, but I know a Thibideaux and Boudreaux in real life. David Thibideaux/old friend of mine. Mathew Boudreaux/ex-brother-in-law of mine. Yes he spelled it with 1 "T". Both are half crazy. If you hung out with David, you were always in the middle of something really strange.

Heh, heh. Yeah I can imagine having a name like that and growing up with it could cause a person to be half crazed, but heck, that pretty much covers cajuns in general. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

I think it was Kasdeya who asked my name somewhere recently. Last name is Rougeou. In the old country, it was Rojot, apparently, but when they immigrated to Louisiana it was Louisiana-fied to the current spelling.

bolox00
05-12-2005, 03:48 AM
To throw into confusion; botch or bungle: managed to bollix up the whole project.


[Alteration of ballocks, testicles, from Middle English balloks, from Old English beallucas. See bhel-2 in Indo-European Roots.]
(according to dictionary.com)

seems about right http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif

1.JaVA_Hornet
05-12-2005, 05:20 AM
A insect that looks like a wasp. Its only
bigger and it eats flesh. (other insects)

Its flying superb and it makes a deep
sound.

Kasdeya
05-12-2005, 06:24 AM
Originally posted by Cajun76:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by han freak solo:
Cajun76:

It's weird, but I know a Thibideaux and Boudreaux in real life. David Thibideaux/old friend of mine. Mathew Boudreaux/ex-brother-in-law of mine. Yes he spelled it with 1 "T". Both are half crazy. If you hung out with David, you were always in the middle of something really strange.

Heh, heh. Yeah I can imagine having a name like that and growing up with it could cause a person to be half crazed, but heck, that pretty much covers cajuns in general. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

I think it was Kasdeya who asked my name somewhere recently. Last name is Rougeou. In the old country, it was Rojot, apparently, but when they immigrated to Louisiana it was Louisiana-fied to the current spelling. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

My gym coach in High school was a Rougeou. heh. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

IAFS_Painter
05-12-2005, 07:04 AM
My handle?

I went to register on the UBI servers, and found we had to pick a name.

What? Confusion. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif
OK, check other people's handles, see what they do. Right, that means something to them.

OK, now, what can I call myself? Look round the room, for inspiration. Ah - paint brushes, call myself for that.

Even then, I took three or four goes before the name took ... Painter, no, Painter1, no, Painter2, no, awww, try a big jump ... Painter80 - bingohttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

In here, I use an old squad prefix (the squad is long gone, but hey, I'm too lazy to re-register).

Cajun76
05-12-2005, 02:10 PM
Originally posted by Kasdeya:


My gym coach in High school was a Rougeou. heh. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif


Coach Rougeou? DROP AND GIVE ME 20!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

I don't think he's relations, I don't know of any teachers/coaches, but it's not impossible.

Pirschjaeger
05-14-2005, 09:08 PM
Originally posted by Cajun76:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Pirschjaeger:
Before Marcel's untimely and horrific death he and Bourdeau's cousin, Leblanc, were out deer hunting. As they were quitely walking through the woods Leblanc sees the prey and immediately hollars "deer!". Marcel lifts his gun and shoots Leblanc. Honest mistake, could have happened to anyone, Marcel was hunting deer. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Marcel brought Leblanc to the nearest doctor for medical aid. Marcel waited for more than an hour while the doctor did all he could to save poor old Leblanc. Finally the doctor comes out of the operating room with a look of gloom. Marcel jumped up and ask "Is gonna make it?". The doctor replied, well, he woulda had a better chance if ya hadn't gutted him in the woods.

It's an honest mistake, thats what deer hunters do, ain't it? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Moral of the story, if it's in season, don't hollar its name in the woods.

Fritz Franzen

Excellent, hadn't heard that one before. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif But not many know ol Boudreaux an Thibideaux, sah. Did you dig it up off teh interweb, or is there a more interesting and relatable account of how you've come to know Louisiana's favorite, dim-witted hooligans?

================================================== =============================================

</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Cajun, I grew up in Nova Scotia. I think you know the connections between the Acadians and the Cajuns. We have Gaudet, Deveau, Thibedeau, Surrette, Comeau, Leblanc, Dontremont(spelling?). It's funny because the Acadians cannnot be understood by most common French speakers, as with the Cajuns, but the Cajuns and Acadians can still communicate. Hmmmm, same jokes, same language, same names, I guess the isolation theory doesn't work. Ha ha ha

Fritz Franzen

Pirschjaeger
05-14-2005, 09:14 PM
Oh! I was wrong. There is a huge difference between Acadians and Cajuns. The Acadians don't use the "x" on the end of names like Boudreau, Thibeau, Deveau, Thibedeau as do the Cajuns.

Ok, isolation results in diversity. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Ha ha ha but the jokes are the same. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Fritz Franzen

F0_Dark_P
05-14-2005, 09:14 PM
i needed a good nic for my necromancer in diablo 2, then my friend came up with Dark P, P stands for my last name Pettersson, and F10 stands for my squad F10 Virtual Squadron

The_Gnat
05-15-2005, 03:04 AM
I was called myggan (gnat in swedish) sometimes when I were a child. That means something like: "Small guy who stings stings and stings. But don`t do no damage." I`m no bloodsucker or anything like that. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Raptor_20thFG
05-15-2005, 03:32 AM
No I didnt get mine from Jurrasic Park 1 Thur 90 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Acutally mine comes from my time in the army. I dont remeber what I was doing when I got it though.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Unburied_Nat
05-15-2005, 07:47 AM
The Il2 community has these little €œhow I got my online name€ every year or so. The best part of online life is being able to pick your own nickname! No more €œstinky€ or €œ****-face€ (I really HATE it when my wife calls me that).

I worked with a bunch of Japanese engineers (back in the mid-1980€s) who had trouble pronouncing my last name; finally we just took out the English-Japanese dictionary and transliterated it into Japanese.

Somerville; summer= natsa, village= mura; so I became Natsamura-san to the Japanese part of the crew.

When I started to play online (back in EAW on MS game zone) this is the name I took.
I was away from the zone for a few weeks and the rumour had gotten around that I had died (in fact, one guy insisted that his pal Natsamura had died, called me a filthy poser and refused to fly in rooms with me), so I added €˜Unburied€. I shortened it to Unburied_Nat after I transferred to CFS2.

I like it so much that I€ve stuck with it ever since.

Nat

Bluedog72
05-15-2005, 07:51 AM
Originally posted by ausmondo:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v611/ausmondo/woozle.jpg

watch yer six
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

The aussie mongrel dog might be
after ya'
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif

Nice pic, mind if I borrow it ? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

The day I signed up for Warbirds years ago, my 14 year old Blue Heeler that had been my faithfull companion since I was a kid , died.

I've been Bluedog in every game I've played since.

Worlds most awesome breed of dog by far, http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

notgoodknight
05-15-2005, 12:44 PM
Concerning the etimology of my name...the story is a long one. As many of you know I was banned here a while ago due to my extrodinary flying ability. A lot of people on the forum were jealous and upset that I was better than them. So it was declared (for the common good) that the account "goodkn1ght" be removed. There was a "1" in my original name because I am this game's number 1 pilot.

However, I have successfully snuck back onto the forums under the alias "notgoodknight." This name was selected to throw off the authorities and has since been successful, as I am not banned yet. The "1" was removed to indicate that I have obtained a sense of humility. Even if I am the no1 pilot in the game, there is really no reason to rub it in the publics eye. That is just not prudent and results in bad publicity. Since then I have been, around here, very low key.

How did the name "goodknight" come about you may ask? Well, for the longest time, I was just flying under the name "GOD." After a while, I learned the importance of subtlety and humility. So I added another "o" and I got "Good." Then I realized that the name "Good" by itself was gay. When I would fly online people would say, "you put people to sleep right and left." I agreed. I also noticed that everytime I downed and bested an opponent they would type "GK!" I realized that I was a good killer. but "good killer" as a call sign did not fit my fancy. Then I thought about my previous lives. I just know in one point in time I was some kind of blonde knight and that I had 352 victories. Don't ask me how I know this. Some knowledge is just apriori. I juxtaposed my revised version of "God" with knight and then had "goodknight." I am a magnanimous, benign, and a good god, so it seemed very appropriate. The end result was also a pun which was also very conveinent. And my initials are GK so it makes it easy for you guys when I shoot you down. You can just type "GK GK!" Thank you for listening.

FliegerAas
05-15-2005, 02:18 PM
Well, a Fliegeras(s) is a Fighter ace.

Aas means carrion . I thought that fits because I'm dead meat when fliyng online.

In short: My nick is a stupid word game http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

FoolTrottel
05-15-2005, 02:47 PM
"GK GK!" http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif
(I allways like to be ready and prepared...)

IcarusXP
05-15-2005, 02:55 PM
I I.B.M.(International Buisness Machines)PC Clone
C Creative Labs Sound Blaster Augigy Z2
A ATI Radeon 9800 pro 128
R Roush (Me http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif)
U Ultra 512 DDR (x3)
S Saitek X-52 Flight Control System
XP Windows XP

I just made that up, but I'll roll with it.

Xnomad
05-15-2005, 08:21 PM
I chose Nomad because I'm always moving from country to country. Born in Hong Kong, grew up in Indonesia finished high school in Holland went to university in Scotland, worked in England, then back to Scotland, and now I'm in Australia. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif my mother is German, Dad is Scottish and I spend most of my holidays in Germany.

The X part in Xnomad comes from my days playing Quake 3 Arena, I used the a white X on a blue background as the St. Andrews cross in the Saltire (Scottish Flag) which I had before my name so it looked like Xnomad, which I have used ever since. It's pronouned ex nomad or just nomad.

-HH-Quazi
05-15-2005, 11:22 PM
I don't know if Quazi actually means anything. But I recieved this handle from my wife. When I first bought the original IL2 Sturmovik, I couldn't put it down. Truly, 16 to 18 hours a day. It consumed me. For at least a couple of months. I had never played or found any game like it before. I was awestruck. And this was before I tried getting online. It didn't take me but 5 minutes to order a cable connection. I didn't even discuss it with my wife. I had to experience this game online without any issues.

Well, one evening I was flying while my wife was cooking supper. And she just looked into the living room where we had the computer set up and said, "You go Quazimoto!", and just laughed at me because I was about to lean myself right off the edge of the chair I was sitting in. So, the name stuck. It's short, one or two syllables. I go by Quaz or Quazi. But the name seems to fit. Anyway, I got this definition from some website:

Quasi (kw¤' zee) adj. [Lat., as if.]

*having a likeness to something, resembling
*seemingly, but not actually
*alternative spelling - Quazi
*aka Billit (DoD)
*aka Edulah (CS)

Pirschjaeger
05-16-2005, 12:34 AM
Originally posted by -HH-Quazi:
I don't know if Quazi actually means anything. But I recieved this handle from my wife. When I first bought the original IL2 Sturmovik, I couldn't put it down. Truly, 16 to 18 hours a day. It consumed me. For at least a couple of months. I had never played or found any game like it before. I was awestruck. And this was before I tried getting online. It didn't take me but 5 minutes to order a cable connection. I didn't even discuss it with my wife. I had to experience this game online without any issues.

Well, one evening I was flying while my wife was cooking supper. And she just looked into the living room where we had the computer set up and said, "You go Quazimoto!", and just laughed at me because I was about to lean myself right off the edge of the chair I was sitting in. So, the name stuck. It's short, one or two syllables. I go by Quaz or Quazi. But the name seems to fit. Anyway, I got this definition from some website:

Quasi (kw¤' zee) adj. [Lat., as if.]

*having a likeness to something, resembling
*seemingly, but not actually
*alternative spelling - Quazi
*aka Billit (DoD)
*aka Edulah (CS)

Well Quazi, it's comforting to know I'm not the onlyone leaning, dipping, and diving in my chair. I've made a few people laugh. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Fritz

SeaFireLIV
05-16-2005, 03:26 AM
I wanted to use Spitfire originally, but then thought that everyone would have that name. So I checked up my aircraft of WWII book and found there was a sea version of the Spit. There was a mark I, II, and III...

But I wanted a Seafire that didn`t actually exist- I dunno why, my fantasy side of me or maybe I wanted to make sure that my name wouldn`t conflict with anyone elses -

So I chose a Seafire IV and just to make sure added L at the front to make it a Seafire 54 or LIV!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

pilotpimpf
05-22-2005, 07:04 AM
came into this thread qiute late, but here goes.

Well, pilot is obvious although I seem to spend more time looking for my prop under that big crater than piloting.
And pimpf in german means inexperianced young boy, just about sums me up even though Im 59 tomorrow.

The idea for the name came from one of my many books on the Luftwaffe Ive been reading and collecting since I was a nipper.
In the book it has a profile of a FW190 A8, red 8 of5/ JG300 flown by Uffz Mattaus Erhard who was only 19 and he was nicknamed pimpf which was emblazoned in red under the cockpit.
I was reading this book at the time of joining the forum, so being inexperianced thought that name would best suit me.
And it still applies now two years later, still happily crashing away. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

F10_Punx
05-22-2005, 07:36 AM
My name is a shortened version of punxatawney,which is an american town with a really cool name! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
And since I play punkrock and like the 'punk' culture I thought the name would reflect a little of what I like. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
And the F10 stands for F10 Virtual Squadron.

GreyBeast
05-22-2005, 08:48 AM
I first started playing this sim around the time the original IL-2 Sturmovik v1.02ov came out. My favorite aircraft, right from the beginning, was the P-39Q-1. It was such a challenge, I called it "The Beast" because it seemed to buck and kick like a bull you tried to ride at a rodeo (not that I've ever done that in real life).

I was such a bad pilot that, for a while, I stopped trying to fly "The Beast" and dedicated my time to making skins for the P-39, just because it promised to be a much more successful undertaking than actually trying to fly it.

One of the skins I made was my favorite, and since it was a two-tone gray scheme, I called it "GreyBeast".

My hair is also almost completely gray, and I can be quite a beast sometimes, so the first time I had to register somewhere to fly, probably on HL, I chose "GreyBeast".

Bo_Nidle
05-22-2005, 05:40 PM
Mines a pretty simple as a play on the expression "Bone idle".I don't know if its a common expression in other countries but in Britain it describes an individual out of whom one cannot get any work.

This certainly represents the sentiments of my wife when I get on IL2 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

I also use the same name on other online games as it allows other team mates to pass messages to me quickly.e.g."Bo bhind u....never mind!"

On other games I also use the name SG21 ( a reference to our area callsign at work,not "Stargate-SG1",although that works too as I am a BIG fan!)and Lafya Bolloxsov.I'll leave u to work the last one out,Brits should get it.( I was asked once if I was really Russian http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif)

jugent
05-23-2005, 01:04 PM
Its a sarcasm, im 72 years old.

Udidtoo
05-23-2005, 01:28 PM
Wow, I'm here everyday at least 1 time and I don't know how I missed this thread.

I used JDC, my initials from the demo days on but it was lost during the big forum migration.

When I was trying to get back in with that same screen name and password I was told repeatedly that it was already taken(by me which only added to the frustration) finally one of the mods said "look, you have messed something up, just re-register" I thought "I messed something up?. Any possibility that you did too?" sayyyyy there's an idea.

Old_Canuck
05-23-2005, 01:33 PM
Old_Canuck is the name I used in the CFS2 forums. Canuck=Canadian. The "Old" part was chosen so I won't have to change my name later when I get old.

BSS_Goat
05-23-2005, 01:35 PM
Originally posted by Old_Canuck:
The "Old" part was chosen so I won't have to change my name later when I get old.

WHEN.....WHEN YOU GET OLD?! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif

arcadeace
05-23-2005, 01:46 PM
Originally posted by Old_Canuck:
Old_Canuck is the name I used in the CFS2 forums. Canuck=Canadian. The "Old" part was chosen so I won't have to change my name later when I get old.

its never too old to be hip http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Can we still call you Al?

adadaead
05-23-2005, 02:06 PM
I hit my keyboard in frustration when registering because of "there is already a memeber with that name" message, the real one i wanted is Dan.

Pirschjaeger
05-23-2005, 09:35 PM
Originally posted by adadaead:
I hit my keyboard in frustration when registering because of "there is already a memeber with that name" message, the real one i wanted is Dan.

Does this mean I can finally give up trying to pronounce your name? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Fritz

WTE_Warg
05-24-2005, 04:10 AM
Big bad wolf from JRR Tolkien's works.

Maple_Tiger
05-24-2005, 04:42 AM
lol,

I was searching for nose art for my P-47 when I came across a Book called MapleTiger. That said, I beleave it was a WW2 book about Canadians in WW2. The cover of the book, a maple leave and tiger over it, was just what I was looking for. Then I got thinking - mapletiger would be a cool username. Unfortunatly, I haven't been able to find that sight I was at. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Old_Canuck
05-24-2005, 09:07 AM
You can call me Al

Extra points to Arcadeace for long term memory. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

DxyFlyr
05-24-2005, 09:44 AM
As far as hobbies go, my first love is model railroading. Just about every layout I ever started revolved around the L&N as I liked the scenery associated with it. The "Dixie Flyer" was a passenger run between Chicago and Miami that ran for decades on L&N track.

While I live in the South and this game is all about flying... "Dixie Flyer" seemed a natural (if not corny), but "DxyFlyr" was quicker to type.

I joined a smallish squad at some point and my name went to "Skull_Dxy". I got a few "what is a Dxy?" at HL. One guy figured I was a chemist.

Though I'm certainly no rabid "south will rise again" type, I go by "Dixie" or just "Dix" on comms. It's much quicker than "dixie flyer".

eiffel68
05-24-2005, 10:19 AM
The word sounds like my initials and the numbers don't mean anything but a particular year.

Regards

|Exciter|
05-24-2005, 11:10 AM
need i say more. I'm a chick magnet...HAHAHA


In my dreams http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

FeiHu
05-24-2005, 11:40 AM
FeiHu is what a Japanese newspaper called the A.V.G. in China.That's how their nickname came to be "Flying Tigers".I can't remember what I wanted to begin with,but everythig I tried was taken.I happened to be watching a doc.on tv and tried FeiHu and it worked. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

womenfly
05-24-2005, 12:03 PM
Womenfly2 .... been a pilot since 1973 in a male dominated fielded, hence the name. A mechanical engineer by day. I also ride a 02 Harley Heritage Softail and ballroom dance ... very extremes to say the least...

P.S. I am also single .... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

anarchy52
05-24-2005, 12:33 PM
Originally posted by womenfly:
Womenfly2 .... been a pilot since 1973 in a male dominated fielded, hence the name. A mechanical engineer by day. I also ride a 02 Harley Heritage Softail and ballroom dance ... very extremes to say the least...

P.S. I am also single .... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Daddy must have wanted a son real bad...

rawheid_rex
05-24-2005, 12:36 PM
My name comes from a bad film called 'Rawhead Rex' made in 1986, which was written by horror author Clive Barker (Hellraiser, Nightbreed etc.). I've never seen it http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif , but a friend started calling me this as I bore a similarity to the hero of the film. I then personalised the name with a Scottish flavour by converting 'Rawhead' to 'Rawheid' to reflect my country of origin http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
By the way, this is not to be mistaken with German power metallers 'Rawhead Rexx' http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

96th_Nightshifter
05-24-2005, 07:01 PM
Well, "96th" as I am affiliated with the CAF96th Squad and "Nightshifter" coz I work Nightshift.
Used to be just "Nightshifter" and also "Balerophon" & "Chimera" back in CFS2.
Reason: I had been watching Mission Impossible 2 and "Balerophon" was the name of the cure for the "Chimera" Virus, they both sound kinda cool so I alternated between them and sometimes still do).

bolillo_loco
05-24-2005, 07:38 PM
Originally posted by anarchy52:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by womenfly:
Womenfly2 .... been a pilot since 1973 in a male dominated fielded, hence the name. A mechanical engineer by day. I also ride a 02 Harley Heritage Softail and ballroom dance ... very extremes to say the least...

P.S. I am also single .... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Daddy must have wanted a son real bad... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

:O
:O
:O

naughty boy!

JunkoIfurita
05-24-2005, 08:45 PM
I go by three or four integrated tags - so here goes.

Junko Ifurita (or more normally Junko Kimura) is simply a re-interpretation of my name - "Justin", an Irish name meaning 'pure one'. I like that, simply because it's a misnomer http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif

Junko (Joon - Ko) is the japanese male name for 'pure child' or 'pure one'.

Kimura is the family name of a good friend http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

With my squadron, WTE_Junkers is just an adaptation of Junko.

'Ifurita' was tagged on because I spend so much time on fire http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif


I also fly as Marcus 'Mangy Cat' Blacksmith. Marcus came from M.H. Blacksmith, my pen name. M.H. stood for 'Munro Hyslop', two family clans on my mother's side (Munro's: the pimples on the **** of the McKinleys. Hyslops: the careholders of the best single malt recipe in Scotland. Although others might disagree http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif ) , but I figured I'd better come up with a decent first name in case anyone asked.

'Blacksmith' comes from my Father's family Surname: 'Marrington'. Like a lot of English surnames - like Harrington (harriers), Farrington (Farriers) or Smith (any tradesman) - the surname reflected the trade of the English villager. As priests were rarely available (they had a lot of money and weren't to be seen mucking about with the 'common people'), the job of marrying couples under the floral arch fell to the Blacksmith (who was usually also the mayor). Hence 'Marrington'.

Mangy Cat is my girlfriend's name for me when I get up too late on a Saturday morning http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

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SnapdLikeAMutha
05-24-2005, 10:47 PM
http://perso.wanadoo.fr/oth12/jaquettes/infectiousgrooves_groovefamilycyco.jpg

JG27_Stacko
05-25-2005, 08:13 AM
My family are the only people that call me Peter,,, for the past 12 years (and I am only 23) everyones called me Stacko. People ring the phone and ask for Stacko, Pizza places have me down as Stacko, on peoples speed-dial and phone registries I am down as stacko.

More is exlained here
http://www.biziworks.com.au/biziworks/BiziGen?ownerID=J2345678&docID=34

Thats right.. A 'stack' is aussie slang for an accident. IN australia there used to be a big helmet (kinda like Dark Helmet from Space Balls) called a 'stack hat'. As a youngster I used to do all sorts of crazy stuff and quite a few times pulled the "Jesus Christ" on my push bike - with predictable results... I never wore the helmet though. Whats funny is when I see guys I know in HL or on TS they yell or type "Stackooooooo!" and my mates have been doing that (emphasising the '_oooooo!') for years... Guess its something about the name that makes people go a little crazy. As for how I got the name, well, I crashed enough, my friends cant believe I have a PPL(A) and am yet to have a serious incident. Nothing more than a few baulked approaches and a couple of bad bounces - wish I could say the same about my Il-2 career.. lol.

Great thread

92SqnGCJimbo
05-25-2005, 08:19 AM
we had a cartoon in the uk from the late 80's called jimbo jetset.. (a cartoon jumbo jet)
and with me being a big fella... and called James... it kinda stuck and has folowed me round ever since...

plus when i was younget i was in the ATC (air training corps) and was in 92 sqn.. and i became very interested in thier history.. so since then 92 has been around

Platypus_1.JaVA
05-25-2005, 08:54 AM
http://www.studenten.net/customasp/axl/image/foto/21-5-2002-8-57-sukhoi_su-34_platypus_349_hangar.jpg

See more pics on:
http://www.studenten.net/customasp/axl/plane.asp?cat_id=6&ple_id=216&page=0

Hrdina
05-25-2005, 09:09 PM
Hrdina = Czech for "hero" (or so I'm told). That, however, is just a fortunate coincidence. In reality, I needed names for my team in a league for Grav-Ball (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/viewitem.php3?gameid=5876), so I shamelessly stole names from the 1984 Olympic ice hockey teams. Hrdina was my favorite of that bunch, so I've been using that as a name for almost everything (online & offline gaming) over the last 20 years.