How did you choose your MF name?

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  1. SkyMonkey

    SkyMonkey Well-Known Member

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    There are some perfectly normal names that MF'ers use as their usernames, and there are some unfathomable ones.

    I was an industrial abseiler (rappeler) for about 17 years.
    I took the username SkyMonkey from a construction job in the UK I worked on called The Eden Project.
    We worked on installing most of the fittings and inflatable 'windows' on what is basically a massive greenhouse in a disused quarry.
    There were plenty of (rival) scaffolders working on the job too and they started calling the abseilers "Sky Monkeys".
    I liked the name and took it on.

    Not sure if I am in any of the photos on this webpage, but you get the idea.

    https://www.picuki.com/profile/edenprojectskymonkeys

    How about anyone else.
    Is there a story behind your username?
     
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  2. What?

    What? Well-Known Member

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    I was playing my Marshall loud just moments before I signed up here.
     
  3. South Park

    South Park Well-Known Member

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    South Park is from the sub division I used to live in northern cal .
     
  4. Vinsanitizer

    Vinsanitizer Forum Support Spec. Double Platinum Supporting Member VIP Member

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    No idea. I love cats all my life and the next thing I knew, KITTEH! :yesway:
     
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  5. AlvisX

    AlvisX Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    An amalgamation of Buck Owens and Malcolm X ,if you will........OR ,if you won't , I don't give a f**k :lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
  6. harleytech

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    Used to be a Harley Mechanic... For about 30yrs. retired now...
     
  7. Kutt

    Kutt Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    An old friend of mine used to play video games. I was hanging out with him when the very first Guitar Hero game was released. I think it was around 2005. I tried playing it and as a spoof, instead of Slash, I went with Kutt as a name in the game and intentionally misspelled it. There you have it.
     
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  8. IOSEPHVS

    IOSEPHVS Well-Known Member

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    It's my name in Latin.

    IOSEPHVS ME NOMEN EST
     
  9. Lance Chambers

    Lance Chambers Well-Known Member

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    My first name is borrowed from a University of Arkansas football player whom turned pro the year I was born. 1st player ever to be drafted by the NFL and AFL simultaneously.

    :drunk:
     
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  10. GIBSON67

    GIBSON67 Well-Known Member

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    Easy enough...I bought my 1967 Gibson SG Special in 1987 and still own it to this day. I don't ever plan to sell it.
    Both my sons learned to play on it and now my grandsons will get to learn to play on it.
     
  11. scozz

    scozz Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Interesting thread @SkyMonkey!

    I played a lot of baseball when I was young, and everyone called me Scozz, (pronounced like OZ with a S and a C), It's an abbreviation of my difficult to pronounce Italian last name, the first five letters of it.

    It stuck my whole life, except for my wife and close friends, they call me by my first name.
     
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  12. anitoli

    anitoli Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Years ago i was trying to get on AOL and every name i put in was taken. So after a while i was looking around my room and spied the AK47 in the corner. I knew the guy who made it last name was Kalishnakov and i was half drunk and thought his first name was Anitoli ( really is Mikhale) and stuck that in there and it went through. I have used that ever since.
     
  13. Matthews Guitars

    Matthews Guitars Well-Known Member

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    I just went with the company name I build guitars under. And it's my website name, too, although at this moment that's currently taken down. I still own it, but the site isn't currently configured. I'm planning to rebuild it with an all new format.
     
  14. shredless

    shredless Well-Known Member

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    Great thread!

    I cannot shred and l felt the lower case, first "s" drove that point home even more. Although l do play better than l did 10 years ago
     
  15. Marshall Boogie

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    Pretty obvious...I own a Marshall and a Mesa and thought I was being cute.
     
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  17. Lance Chambers

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    The only easy day was yesterday! :hmm:
     
  18. scozz

    scozz Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    And all this time I thought you were a paisan of mine!
     
  19. scozz

    scozz Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Great story my friend!
     
  20. anitoli

    anitoli Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    After a bunch of slugs off a 40 Anitoli sounded pretty Russian to me, i mean Anitoli Kalashnikov AK for short after another 40 slug it all made sense..........:D
     

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