Five Years with No Playa Name

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Playa names?

Never got one.
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29%
Someone gave me one and it stuck.
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I gave myself one and it stuck.
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24%
It varies depending on who I'm with.
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6%
It changes year-to-year.
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4%
None of the above or below ...
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22%
 
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Five Years with No Playa Name

Postby Zhust » Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:32 am

One of my goals this year is to introduce mythology and mystique into my vernacular. As such, I think I finally understand why I would want to have a Playa name.

The trouble is, I've gone for 5 years (2004-2008; not 2009) and never had one. Always just Jason ... like in 51-week life. I never particularly liked the ones I was given -- they were always too incomplete-feeling, or just not interesting enough. I'm especially interested to hear from people who had this problem and what changed.

I'm presently mulling over what to call myself but I spiral into insane "letterology", acronyms, derivations ... blech.
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Postby C.f.M. » Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:18 am

I started with one I'd given myself. S.C. Libertine - name of my Etsy shop.

Have aquired some more, from others, in addition to another from myself.

So now I have...4-5, depending on who you're talking to. :wink:
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:54 am

You mean which personality are we today?
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Postby gaminwench » Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:21 am

took 10 years to get mine; happened last year spontaneously, randomly, and universally... kinda weird, that, but it's the perfect name for me! Well worth the wait....
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Postby misfit » Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:45 am

mom gave me mine well over 20 years ago. she used to call me a social misfit, friends later shortened it to misfit.......
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Postby AntiM » Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:16 am

I was originally maggiemayday from my Hayduking days, but everyone shortened it to Maggie. Meh. A nephew used Anti M (Auntie M) and it stuck.

I used to know a Navy pilot named Racin' Jason, a true dickish dick.
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Postby ibdave » Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:19 pm

I have been the one to name the newbis...

I gave myself one and I think it's the best one.. So I shall give you jason your new playa name...
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Postby gyre » Sat Mar 27, 2010 1:00 pm

gaminwench wrote:took 10 years to get mine; happened last year spontaneously, randomly, and universally... kinda weird, that, but it's the perfect name for me! Well worth the wait....


So, what is it?
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Postby ygmir » Sat Mar 27, 2010 1:02 pm

gyre wrote:
gaminwench wrote:took 10 years to get mine; happened last year spontaneously, randomly, and universally... kinda weird, that, but it's the perfect name for me! Well worth the wait....


So, what is it?


*chuckling*.........good one..........

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Postby curiousgnate » Sat Mar 27, 2010 1:19 pm

i think you said it in your intro "Just Jason". works pretty well, i kinda like it
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Postby gaminwench » Sat Mar 27, 2010 5:29 pm

Gyre... it's YAY! (duh!)
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Postby gyre » Sat Mar 27, 2010 6:40 pm

Fits.
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Postby pinemom » Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:27 am

I think I got mine in 1990?

I lived in Tahoe...and I was THE mom, to all my daughters friends, I helped start the first "headstart" in Tahoe and all the Hispanic mom's could speak english.
So everyone just started calling me Pinemom, in spanish it was mamapinos.

Then the internet came along, again the name pinemom came to mind for a s/n.....

it was more official as my s/n on aolhell.

Then BM happened...what will I call myself...well duh...Pinemom.

Then in the last 2 yrs ...Ive decided that the name sometimes comes with a job....mom...
Kinda getting tired of being a MOM 24/7/365
So Im ATTEMPTING at breaking a 20 yr nick name....call me Piney.
Im done being everyones mom. Except the ones I bore outa my body.


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Postby Zhust » Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:38 am

curiousgnate wrote:i think you said it in your intro "Just Jason". works pretty well, i kinda like it


I decided to go with "Zhust" (which would be pronounced very similar to "just"). I like that "just" means both "sufficiently" (like just enough) and "fair" (like justice). I like that Zhust has a dorky spelling, so there are only a few on the Internets.
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Postby ygmir » Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:42 am

then, why not:
"Morning sunflower with love, and, hugs, and peace through vegetarianism"?

notes Rochester is a varied place, as relates to personalities
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Hey Rochester!

Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:12 am

Mr. O...

how are they hanging my upstate new york brethren? And are you going to finally graduate to full nudity this year after the open bathrobe of days gone by?

i, as you know, am a never-nude, so, if you do slip into madness, i dont wanna see it.

as far as a moniker goes, come and see me mid-week after i've had some serious chemicals and i'll consult my foolproof playa name generator.

say hi to all of the prisoners in Lockdown there in the ROC, i mean give my regards to the Homies at Lux and other points familiar.
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Re: Hey Rochester!

Postby Zhust » Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:21 am

Simon of the Playa wrote:And are you going to finally graduate to full nudity this year after the open bathrobe of days gone by?


Done the naked man ... nudity doesn't begin to crack crusty Playa minds. This does if worn with nothing else.

Simon of the Playa wrote:say hi to all of the prisoners in Lockdown there in the ROC, i mean give my regards to the Homies at Lux and other points familiar.


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Postby oneeyeddick » Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:51 am

If you go naked, and paint your dick green, you could call yourself the Green Penis of Envy.

*cues superhero theme music*


You might even confuse some people with this if implemented properly.
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Postby Risky » Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:32 am

Mister Jellyfish to the rescue -
http://www.mutantvehicle.com/name_generator.htm
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Postby oneeyeddick » Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:37 am

If you use that thing, someone else here on this board(and on Playa) already uses the "Rat Bastard" that it gives you 1 out of 10 times.
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Postby oneeyeddick » Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:01 pm

but seriously....from looking at your picture, and assuming you are still bald, how about "uncle baldy", or "cousin baldy"?

The big problem with playa names is the ease to remember them when you are meeting new people all day long.

These two would be easy to identify yourself with, as far as that goes.

*No offence meant about any bald jokes that might incur now*
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon Apr 19, 2010 1:59 pm

Are you still in the 585?



no....i did my time and then some.....i'm out, no probation, no parole, no more 585.


unless its to visit, and lovingly condescend and mock my former prisoner mates.


im west coast now, and i'm never living in hell on earth again, suckers.
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Postby Sail Man » Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:52 am

jaycerochester wrote:
curiousgnate wrote:i think you said it in your intro "Just Jason". works pretty well, i kinda like it


I decided to go with "Zhust" (which would be pronounced very similar to "just"). I like that "just" means both "sufficiently" (like just enough) and "fair" (like justice). I like that Zhust has a dorky spelling, so there are only a few on the Internets.



Sooooo, Limp Bacon wasn't good enough for you? :roll:




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Postby C.f.M. » Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:58 am

oneeyeddick wrote:If you use that thing, someone else here on this board(and on Playa) already uses the "Rat Bastard" that it gives you 1 out of 10 times.


I'm okay with "Sweet Lips."
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Postby Zhust » Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:01 pm

Sail Man wrote:Sooooo, Limp Bacon wasn't good enough for you? :roll:


I don't like Limp Bacon, mostly because I don't like limp bacon.
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Postby Edana » Tue Apr 20, 2010 6:01 pm

Hee Hee, I got "Bitch" or "Nipples" depending on the variation of my name. I kind of like both of them :)
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Postby Elorrum » Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:30 pm

I got Ego Waffle. huh?
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Postby CLARKcon » Fri May 07, 2010 6:41 pm

My ePlaya handle is an offshoot playa name--it is an abbreviation of my small free-lance arts business, CLARK conceptual. Comes in handy when in Terminal City (Apok, Booby Bar, etc.) wheras may not know a particular individual, but after hearing the eDust name, I can see their avatar in my head & know worlds of stories :) ! P.S.- DON'T FORGET TO GO TO THE EPLAYA M&G YO :D !!!
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