Whats in a Name

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by jimmybeersa, Feb 28, 2003.

  1. jimmybeersa

    jimmybeersa Member

    I look at some of the handles people use and wonder , how did he arrive at that?
    The thread to put a face to the name.was fantastic and resulted in some good laughs.
    Well here goes, me I am "jimmybeersa" nothing to do with beer (which I enjoy ). jimmy by which I am known, my Mother bless her allways called me James and " bee " as in Brown, the "rsa " is Republic of South Africa where I live

    Take it from here guys
  2. McFortner

    McFortner Member

    Mine is easy: Michael C. Fortner = McFortner!

  3. Steam Donkey

    Steam Donkey Member


    When I was growing up, my friends used to call me "Stanley Steamer", not after the car, but after Stan Smyl's nickname of the Vancouver Canucks fame in the late '70s and '80s.

    It's a bit of a stretch...Steamer to Steam Donkey, but mix in my love of logging, and there you have it!

    BTW.......GO CANUCKS GO! :D

  4. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    I'm just unimaginative. :D Actually I'm lazy. When asked by the forum to type in a name, I tried mine and was surprised to see there wasn't already another Ralph.. I thought, "what the heck?" and made it easy. I do enjoy other people's handles though. Hmmmm, how about:


    Ralph (won't quit my day job) :)
  5. Edavillenut

    Edavillenut Member

    well mine is my intrest in the Edaville Railroad a 2 foot railroad in south carver mass. which was once home to some of the orignal maine 2 footers and the nut part because all my friends say i am a nut (always wondered why) by thats what mine meanes.
  6. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

    Gggrrrrrr . . . don't get me started about local hockey teams !!!!

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    PS - and what do you have to do with Stan Smyl though ???
  7. absnut

    absnut Member

    When I first got a computer, I was advised not to use my "real" name when I logged onto any site so, I used the name of my computer, an "ABS", and added "nut" (for reasons probably quite obvious to people who know me)... hence, ABSnut.
  8. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Not much fantasy involved with my handle:

    1. I love everything which has to do with rails
    2. My first name is Ronald, Ron for short

    That sums up to RailRon :rolleyes:
  9. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    Nothing great about mine either. Clerk because I was a Telegrapher/Clerk for the SP way back in the late 50's and 60's.
    I go by Telegrapher on TrainBoard.:confused:
  10. pcentral

    pcentral Member

    We have a traveling O gauge layout that features Plasticville buildings and accessories. We named it the Plasticville Central and thats where I got pcentral from. Steve
  11. Catt

    Catt Guest

    Name my unit in 'Nam gave me .It just kind of stuck and I like it.:D I added the second T though.
  12. Dave Flinn

    Dave Flinn Member


    You guys are pretty imaginative; but I couldn't be bothered trying to remember which name I was known by in each different forum, so I just use my real one. Oh well, no guts, I guess.
  13. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

    For me it goes back to C.B.'ing, remember those Radios.
    Ones that you can use without a license, and put in your
    vechile.:rolleyes: ;)
    Sir Prize was my handle. I got it over time. Since I always
    act like a gentleman friends gave me the title of "Sir," as
    in Sir Lance O'Lot. That whole Knights and Chivalry thing.
    Prize came one evening when a gal; several sheets to the
    wind; said "You'd be a real prize to the lady that marries
    Sooo.... It struck a cord an ever since... Sir Prize has been
    ;) :D :D
  14. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    When I joined this forum I was a total RR newbie. I really liked some of the railroady nicknames I saw here but in my case I thought something like that would suggest that I knew a lot more than I did - i.e. not a damn thing! I'm always at a loss for a clever nickname anyway.....brain seizes up under pressure LOL.
    I had just finished making a model of the most beautiful plane ever made - a WWII Spitfire which was sitting on the shelf beside my mac - so there was the inspiration. Besides, it has a kind of feisty ring to it, which suits me just fine!

    :D Val

    PS: what a difference a year makes. Last night on the chat I heard myself saying "I got rid of the double switch" which a year ago would have made my eyes glaze over in incomprehension!!!
  15. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

    seems to me mine's pretty self-explanatory too.
  16. grumbeast

    grumbeast Member

    Grumbeast was a name given to me by my lazy
    compatriots at University it started as Grum
    (so they didn't have to go the trouble of pronouncing
    Graham .. the extra syllabul was too much work).

    The beast.. tacked on the end of Grum by some students
    of mine when I taught game design and regularly beat
    the snot out of them in multi-player games. :D

    I just hope you all didn't think the Grum referred to my
    general demeanour ;) and the Beast.. well.. I don't
    know.. the impression there could be either really
    good or really bad.. so I'm glad this topic came up! :)

    Graham (grumbeast)
  17. YakkoWarner

    YakkoWarner Member

    I am a huge animation fan. Particularly the Warner Bros stuff from the thirties and fourties. Yakko Warner is the oldest of the "Warner Brothers" (Wakko Warner is his younger brother and Dot is the "Warner Brother Sister") from the show "Animaniacs" an early '90s variety show animated in the style of the origional studio shorts. Yakko is an animated version of Groucho Marx. The show was home to "Pinky and the Brain" as well as dozens of other memorable characters.
  18. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

    Well, ever since I was a kid .... (geeeee, can I remember that far back?)... I drooled every time I saw a picture of the old-time 4-4-0's with the the teakettle smoke stacks.
    I thought they looked charming, and, since I'm a charming fellow (when I'm not on-duty as Deputy Robber Barron :) ) I figured the nickname was easthetically pleasing. Has a kind of ring to it, or should that be "rattle" .. hehehe.

  19. Steam Donkey

    Steam Donkey Member


    Stan Smyl was called "Steamer" by the Canucks and the commentators. Looks like I forgot to mention my name is also Stan...oops....:rolleyes:

  20. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    For choice of locomotives, my preference is definitely articulated steam. One of my favorites is the 2-6-6-2, 3 foot gauge loco from the Sumpter Valley Railway. They had two, #250, and #251. From this came sumpter250. Yes, that's an HOn3 model of SVRY #250 in my avatar.

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