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What do you mean, name changes?

Postby trilobyte » Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:14 pm

I wanted to make sure that the thread announcing any username changes didn't get swamped with banter and conversation, so I'm being a jerk and keeping that locked.

Instead, feel free to discuss name changes here. Is your ePlaya username also your playa name? Is it close? Way off? Mine's pretty close, I go by Trilo (pronounced try-low) both on the playa and in defaultia.
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Re: What do you mean, name changes?

Postby Savannah » Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:34 pm

I like finding out that you go by Trilo in defaultia! That's just fun. Also, I'm bad enough with names, so I like not having to remember two. :lol:

Me--I'm Savannah by birth, and Savannah pretty much everywhere.
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Re: What do you mean, name changes?

Postby sajitaki » Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:40 pm

In default I go by my given, Rob. For fun events I go by Saji, (saw-jee) or sajitaki if I'm trying to be formal.
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Re: What do you mean, name changes?

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:42 pm

I have a wholly separate nickname for much of defaultia...
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Re: What do you mean, name changes?

Postby ranger magnum » Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:01 pm

Im magnum on playa, eplaya, and as a nickname in defaultia
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Re: What do you mean, name changes?

Postby pirotechnics » Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:26 pm

On the Playa & in most of every day life (except at work) I'm Piro (pronounced pyro)
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Re: What do you mean, name changes?

Postby BoyScoutGirl » Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:11 am

When signing up, it was pretty much a toss-up for me between my internet handle and the nickname I anticipate using on the playa. Unfortunately, the flipped coin favored the name nobody can spell and most can barely pronounce. Even though I genuinely like it as an identifier, I regretted choosing "ensimismada" before even my 10th post here.

So, I added the other nickname to my signature. That was easy.

Trilo, might I suggest a possible solution? I've seen other online boards put "formerly <old username>" or "AKA <old username>" under the current user name, right where yours says moderator. This might draw more attention to the fact that a name change is possible and thus make more work for the mods, but I think it would reduce confusion...
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Re: What do you mean, name changes?

Postby trilobyte » Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:12 am

No thanks, sticking with what's been outlined.
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Re: What do you mean, name changes?

Postby junglesmacks » Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:40 am

This thread is starting to sound a little like this one: viewtopic.php?f=56&t=38004
Savannah wrote:It sounds freaky & wrong, so you need to do it.
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Re: What do you mean, name changes?

Postby ultratang7 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:12 am

When I signed up here, it was before my first time out, and I didn't have my Playa name yet. So, I used my regular internet name "Ultratang7". Then I was gifted the name "Chief Steamboat Chilli" by the Black Rock Yearbook people. So, I'm going to use "Chilli".
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Re: What do you mean, name changes?

Postby trilobyte » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:15 am

@junglesmacks - yes, though that one's been dead for a year and has nothing to do with username changes.
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Re: What do you mean, name changes?

Postby BBadger » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:39 am

Wow, I didn't even know I could change my nickname. You mean I could have been impersonating Vargaso this whole time?!
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Re: What do you mean, name changes?

Postby Zhust » Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:17 am

I think I was on ePlaya before I ever went to Burning Man. By habit, I was JayceRochester pretty much everywhere online. But in 2010 I definitively changed my Playa name to Zhust. So stop calling me "Jayce" all the time, dag nab it!
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Re: What do you mean, name changes?

Postby trilobyte » Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:42 am

I like the name, I imagine it as sounding like the z gets pronounced like Zsa Zsa Gabor's name, and it rhymes with just. Am I close?
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Re: What do you mean, name changes?

Postby Zhust » Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:48 am

trilobyte wrote:I like the name, I imagine it as sounding like the z gets pronounced like Zsa Zsa Gabor's name, and it rhymes with just. Am I close?


Holy shit: you're the first person who got it. In person, I just say "just" ... if I say "zhust" (one syllable, "zh" like "sh" only with a "z") people echo back "zu-hust". Philistines!
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Re: What do you mean, name changes?

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:21 pm

I had the "zh" (so easy!) but I thought the vowel was an "oo".
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Re: What do you mean, name changes?

Postby Zhust » Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:50 pm

I do understand: I'll often be reading a novel and come across a character name that I just never bother to assign a pronunciation until the day I'm talking with someone and have to say the character's name and I'm just completely stumped how to utter the word.
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Re: What do you mean, name changes?

Postby Savannah » Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:12 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:I had the "zh" (so easy!) but I thought the vowel was an "oo".


Me, too. I'm actually mildly disappointed. :lol:
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Re: What do you mean, name changes?

Postby catinthefunnyhat » Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:28 pm

yeah, i also thought it was a long u
i love the zh sound and spelling.
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Re: What do you mean, name changes?

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:47 pm

Can we petition to get his playa name changed so sounds like it's spelled (to us)?
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Re: What do you mean, name changes?

Postby Peritwinkle » Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:12 pm

Hi again, Trilobyte!

I discovered this blog about name changes..... Could I please change mine? ....remember that wine I mentioned earlier? :D

But seriously --- I just set up a "temporary id" long ago when I never knew that I would be a camp lead nor be attending Burning Man for our 7th year! ....in 2010 I became Peritwinkle. The name stuck and then it became a venue within Camp D.O.A. It is also my geocaching name, playa name and much more. Therefore, I really need to be Peritwinkle on the blog!

Notice my icon ---->

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Re: What do you mean, name changes?

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:24 am

If that doesn't work, you can try this:
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Re: What do you mean, name changes?

Postby trilobyte » Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:23 am

I can see that reading comprehension isn't your strong suit. :wink:

Send a private message with the request, and I'll see what I can do.
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Re: What do you mean, name changes?

Postby TT120 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:10 pm

I had zhust right but I was thinking trilobyte or trilo with a short i. Trill o bite. It's now burned into my puny brain and I may never be able to say it right, especially after a few drinks.

So Try-lo, I apologize in advance for when I meet you and mispronounce your name.
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