Origin story of your name

  • Hi hii!


    Would you like to share what is behind your nickname? Why did you pick the name and do you have a story to go with it?


    I get often asked if my nick 'Samisu' is Japanese. Not quite, but close. Samisu comes from my own name and initials with only one letter changed from the Japanese word スミス - Sumisu, which means Smith.


    Community Smith Samisu, at your service ^^^^^^


    I've been using the nick for years and in many occasions, and it feels very close to me. There's no big or flashy origin story, but I hope you will have one for your name!

  • Nice idea, Samisu.


    Well, Klabbauter ... that's a longer story than yours. In German, the Klabauter or Klabautermann is the well known ship's kobold, who sails on all ships. I never found an English name for it, other than ship's kobold.


    First reason for my choice is, that I have two gread hobbies, photography (sports, events and nature) and sailing the oceans. I have been sailing and teaching people to sail and to navigate since the late 70-ies. Never sailed around the world, but summing up all the sea miles, they are just 4-5 times doing that.


    The Klabauter is that kobold, never to be seen (sailors believe, if they see him, the ship will sink, so they take it as a warning, but some also fear that little guy because of that bad news he is bringing). If the ship is safe, the Klabauter is hiding from view, but when there are weak parts of the ship, sailors believe, they can hear him using that hammer on those almost broken parts. Again, he is taken as a warning to look after the safety of the ship.

    It's a fairy tale, it's superstition ... but I have often noticed, that somehow I knew, when there is a danger for my ship. I woke up 5 minutes before a ferry came into the harbour, that could not stop, I changed direction just 100m from that underwater rock, which I later recognized on the sea map, I "knew" the hurrican would turn north, so sailed to the southern hurricane hole ... so many situations, when there was some kind of help, and I did not know, where it came from.


    Call it 7th sense or call it Klabauter ... if helped me a lot, wherever I sailed ... and as I love to help, the name of the helpful kobold feels good for me.


    Well, the second B ... I hate to gest the message "Your nickname is in use alrady. How about Klabauter192?"

    Adding a second B made it a name instead of the denomination of a superstition, plus, whereever I use it, that message never has come up again.

    Lächel mal wieder!

    Lösungen entstehen oft dann, wenn man übers Querdenken lächeln kann.

  • Well, ♫ I'm going off the rails ♫♪ ... you get the idea. As for "Ron", people always assume Ronald. Nope. Ron is derived from my middle name, Cameron. What I find surprising is that people ask how I could possibly get 'Ron' from 'Cameron'. Seriously. I figure if you can pull Bill out of William, Bob from Robert, or better yet "Jack" from John...I can certainly use 'Ron'. At least all the letters are there.

  • My name is StreGatta (I'm Italian)
    This are the union of Strega and Gatta (witch and cat)

    and I chose it because in the game everyone says I am a witch and that I scratch with comments (and not only) :evil:

    StregattO is also the name of the Cheshire cat in the Italian adaptation of Disney's Alice in Wonderland. The name has been used occasionally in literature to refer to a witched (or witching) cat.

    As for mine... well, if you're not Tuscan isn't really straightforward... for the Tuscans, supercazzola brematurata come fosse antani, anche per due.

    For everyone else, it spawns out of some sort of gibberish or gobbledygook way of speaking to confuse the interlocutor in a comedic way that was used occasionally in the Divine Commedy by Dante and rehashed by Mario Monicelli in the dark comedy Amici Miei (My Friends).


    Growing up in Florence we would throw nonsensical words at each at other trying to catch each other guard and, if the other missed that it was a nonsensical word and would reply asking what was said, we'd say "Puppa!", literally "suck it", sort of gotcha.

    One of those nonsensical words was Stubaski.

    Currently playing on:

    M1.201 Scandinavia

  • Hear Me Roar


    My nickname is easy to translate.

    There are 3 sources (reasons):


    1. One of my favorite songs (See the song lyrics!)

    This song describes my characteristics. It suits me very much.


    Katy Perry - Roar (Official) - YouTube


    2. A movie you may have heard of ;)

    Game of Thrones


    3. That was the name of the team when I won my first win!

    This is another reason to be special to me!

    Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.

    Erfolg ist die Fähigkeit, ohne Verlust der Begeisterung von einem Misserfolg zum anderen zu gelangen.

    Успех - это способность переходить от одной неудачи к другой без потери энтузиазма.

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  • My name comes from many years ago when I was in the RAF. I used to play hockey and, although I wasn't a great player I used to have the lucky habit of being in the right place at the right time to score a goal, many of which I 'sniffed' out from rebounds. An officer running the RAF under 21 team gave me the nickname and I have used it ever since.

  • My nickname is an abbreviation of the name of our last dog we had. It was a Chow Chow with the name Yannai, we always called him Naike.

    In the Dutch language the last letters **ke or **tje create a diminutive of a noun.

  • Homer Bedloe is a fictional railroad executive. In the 1960's TV comedy Petticoat Junction, he was constantly attempting to eliminate the Hooterville Cannonball from the C.&F.W. Railroad. Never to succeed! Played by an actor named Charles Lane.