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1Queenand4Jokers



Joined: 07 Mar 2005
Posts: 270
Location: Manitoba

PostPosted: Oct 14, 2005 3:59 pm    Post subject: Your Caching Name Reply with quote

Started a private conversation with Turdleggs asking why they chose that caching name. Now we're curious - why did you choose what you did? Impulse? A private joker?

We came up with ours on our drive home after doing our first cache. The contrast of me, Lorilee, being the only female in the home is obvious to us most of the time - I am badly outnumbered. So they have called me the Queen of the home (like a bee) We tried out the Queen and 4 Princes but it just didn't have that ring to it so...when I said how about a Queen and 4 Jokers they all loved it!! And they play pranks on me a lot. Thus 1Q4J was born. We seldom play cards but the avatars are easy to come up with! To check on each of the boys when we hike we call out...Joker 2? Joker 3? Joker 4? and they reply! My oldest son came home with presents for all of us from a school book fair lately and brought me an eraser that looked like a crown. Being slightly dim that day I asked why and he responded quickly with a grin and a bow - Well you are my Queen aren't you! Share your story with us - if there is one to tell...

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lizardo



Joined: 02 Sep 2005
Posts: 497
Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Oct 14, 2005 7:39 pm    Post subject: RE: Your Caching Name Reply with quote

My name comes from a character in a campy cult film enjoyed by my friends and me called The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai.  Emilio Lizardo (John Lithgow) is the main villain in the film.  My other friends and I have adopted the names of the characters in the movie as our online pseudonyms.  The main good guy in the movie, Buckaroo Banzai (Robocops Peter Weller), is my friend Mike and Karl likes the character name John Manyjars.  I was surprised to find that Buckaroo Banzai was already taken as a username on Geocaching.com.  As is Perfect Tommy and Team Bonzai.  Looks like I am not the only nerd out there.  And for the record, that is John Lithgow, NOT me on my profile page.



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pink_panther



Joined: 06 Mar 2005
Posts: 18
Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Oct 14, 2005 9:20 pm    Post subject: RE: Your Caching Name Reply with quote

I was also wondering what some of the caching names mean... mine doesn't really have any kind of meaning other then I like pink panther and also I love pink so I wanted to have it in my name. Not much of a story there.

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TurdleEggs



Joined: 31 Jul 2005
Posts: 687
Location: Ste Genevieve

PostPosted: Oct 14, 2005 11:14 pm    Post subject: RE: Your Caching Name Reply with quote

I liked 1queenand4jokers ideas on what TurdleEggs might mean (a side hobby? a delicacy you like? do you walk slowly?); I thought my explanation was much less interesting! We've been calling ourselves the Turdles for a while (it’s a combination of my wife’s and my last name) and when I was trying to think up a caching ID the concept of a turtle nest being like a cache popped into my head.



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Peter and Gloria



Joined: 06 Mar 2005
Posts: 255
Location: N50° 00.___ W96° 57.___

PostPosted: Oct 15, 2005 5:47 am    Post subject: RE: Your Caching Name Reply with quote

Some of us have absolutely no imagination and therefore no story.

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ThreeTs



Joined: 29 Sep 2005
Posts: 192
Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Oct 17, 2005 1:46 am    Post subject: RE: Your Caching Name Reply with quote

Peter and Gloria wrote:



Some of us have absolutely no imagination and therefore no story.


LOL!  Well there's not much of a story to ours either.  My husband's name, my name and our daughter's name begin with a T.  My son's name begins with a G, thus 3T's&aG.  My husband is keen to get that on our licence plate when we get our new car but I digress...

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MHz



Joined: 20 Apr 2005
Posts: 284
Location: Morris

PostPosted: Oct 21, 2005 7:54 pm    Post subject: RE: Your Caching Name Reply with quote

As many of you know, I'm an amateur radio operator (ham) and have been since 1992. My main callsign is VE4MHZ. The VE4 part stands for Manitoba as all hams in Manitoba have VE4 or more recently VA4 as part of thier callsigns. The last 2-3 characters we get to choose as long as it wasn't being used already.



On the radio we need to give our callsigns and it's how we recognise each other easily. If I'm talking to someone who is having trouble remembering my callsign, I'll quite often say "V E 4 Mike Hotel Zulu or just call me MegaHertz". It kind of stuck and so when I needed a userID on geocaching.com, MHz was a natural.



My brother who is not a ham and always has to out do me, naturally had to have THz or TeraHertz as GHz or GigaHertz was taken.



Mhz:

-- Edited by MHz at 14:55, 2005-10-21

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Old Billygoat



Joined: 28 Oct 2005
Posts: 88
Location: Just south of Winnipeg

PostPosted: Oct 28, 2005 2:03 pm    Post subject: RE: Your Caching Name Reply with quote

I’ve always had a beard and when they were younger, the kids called me the “Old Billygoat” or “Uncle Harry” from “Harry and the Henderson’s”. I chose “Old Billygoat” for my handle as I’m not as hairy as Harry. I definitely want to hear ertyu’s story.

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ertyu



Joined: 25 Apr 2005
Posts: 552
Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Oct 28, 2005 6:53 pm    Post subject: RE: Your Caching Name Reply with quote

There really isn't much of a story to mine. One day I was looking for a quick nickname for some online thingy and picked ertyu off the keyboard. Its just stuck since then.

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Capt Redbeard



Joined: 29 Oct 2005
Posts: 5
Location: Manitoba

PostPosted: Oct 29, 2005 11:40 pm    Post subject: RE: Your Caching Name Reply with quote

I am involved with Scouts and was a Beaver leader in the 1st Morris Colony. We had a few meetings with a pirate theme and for the last meeting all the kids came dressed as pirates. Well me beeing the leader (and having grown a beard for the winter) I came dressed up as well. They were all to call me Capt' Redbeard for the meeting. One of our games that night involved me barking out orders at my group of pirates ( SWAB THE DECK, WALK THE PLANK, HIT THE BUNK, and so on). The kids and I had made so much noise in the meeting hall my sister ( who was trying to run a Scout meeting ) could hear us. So when I was looking for a user name and asked her for a suggestion her reply was Why not Capt' Redbeard?



So if you run into me this winter you will see why I'm called Capt' Redbeard.



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polarbeardiggers



Joined: 22 Mar 2005
Posts: 52
Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Oct 30, 2005 6:19 am    Post subject: RE: Your Caching Name Reply with quote

test,test,is this thing on, i can't hear anything,little digger turn up the volume,yes,yes thats better, ok -well as you all know we are pretty friendly with saint nick, at one of our earlier visits ,he was passing around the usual, nice cold coca cola's,my favorite,and who would know better than the jolly man himself, i mentioned to him about a game called geocaching, apparently he has heard about it quite well, so we thought ,why not,but what would we call our selves,white monsters of the north,? no santa had a better idea,the truth , polarbears,but santa also gets a kick out of hiding my cokes,making me dig for them,polarbears it is i say to him,but he hesitated for a second,and suggested ,why not the polarbeardiggers,! well now you know why the man is smart, it was perfect,the polarbeardiggers was it,and around the christmas season you will see us on t.v ,my young cub and i drinking coke up at the north pole.

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Tannasaurus



Joined: 29 Oct 2005
Posts: 34
Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Oct 31, 2005 9:04 pm    Post subject: RE: Your Caching Name Reply with quote

I decided I did not like being "Mrs. Lizard."  As much as I have taken Lizardo's last name in REAL life, I didn't think that that suited me at all.  Considering that my son is CRAZY into dinosaurs at the moment, I thought that might fit the bill.  After much contemplation I decided that since "saurus" translates to "lizard", maybe we could use the concept as a sort of family name.  So, our kids will be the little lizards, and I (Tannis) will be Tannasaurus. 



Why can't I just live vicariously through Lizardo?  I'm just that competitive.



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lizardo



Joined: 02 Sep 2005
Posts: 497
Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: May 03, 2006 11:37 pm    Post subject: RE: Your Caching Name Reply with quote

Any of the new cachers feel like adding to this post?

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Ginny212



Joined: 04 May 2006
Posts: 10
Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: May 04, 2006 1:08 pm    Post subject: RE: Your Caching Name Reply with quote

My caching name is just my families first dog's name (Ginny) when we were growing up.  She was a blond cocker spaniel.  I use it for alot of different "names", and I'll respond to it!    212 is just added because it's easy and differentiates from "other" Ginny's out there....

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Wagonmaker



Joined: 20 Apr 2006
Posts: 150
Location: Manitoba

PostPosted: May 04, 2006 5:10 pm    Post subject: RE: Your Caching Name Reply with quote

If you look up my name in a "baby-name" book or any kind of what-does-my-name-mean reference guide, it will tell you that Wayne is a name for those in the olden days who mastered the trade of wagonmaking. Thus, "Wayne" means "wagonmaker".



I'd always known this throughout my childhood and didn't like it, because other people had names that meant things like, "God's child", "heavenly star", "divine miracle", "wondrous strength", etc. and I was stuck with "wagonmaker".



This year in university, I mentionned once that my name meant Wagonmaker and it stuck as a nickname. So when I started geocaching in January, this seemed like a logical choice.



So, it literally is the meaning of my actual name. And if you're wondering, I like it better now.



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