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What is the significance of your WDWMagic Userid/screenname?

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Tony the Tigger, May 13, 2017.

  1. Tony the Tigger

    Tony the Tigger Well-Known Member

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    OK some of them are obvious - or at least they seem obvious.

    Did you pick your name because it had to do with your favorite character? Your kids? Your pet?

    Did you put much thought into it or just pick whatever came to mind first?

    Was it your first choice, or was something else already taken or too similar?

    Obviously don't give away secrets or personal info, but if you'd like to share, I think folks will find it interesting to know why anyone picked what they picked. We may make assumptions about what a name means and could be totally off!

    I'll go first - mine falls pretty much into the simple/obvious category.

    Tony the Tigger

    Obviously a play on "Tony the Tiger" from Kellogg's Frosted Flakes, a character I liked since childhood in the 1970s, and has been associated with me since I was a kid, since my name really is Anthony/Tony. And I actually used to eat that stuff.

    Side note: My family and friends I met up through high school always did and usually still call me Anthony. In my late teens, a manager at a retail job started calling me Tony, and it ended up sticking.

    Re: using my real name: I thought (when I signed up for this site) it would be harmless, nothing like the vicious political sites I've been on before. :hilarious:

    I don't know if Tony the Tiger was the inspiration or the other way around, but I've always liked tigers. Remember the Exxon tiger that used to be on the gas pumps? I always wanted my Dad to go to that gas station just because of the tiger. I have drawn tigers, done school reports on them, hung pictures of them in old apartments (none in our house now. It was a phase LOL)

    And the natural extension of all of that is I always loved Tigger. He was definitely the most entertaining of the Pooh lore for me - and was OK with being different. I don't know if I could pick one favorite Disney character, but he's definitely right up there.

    This is probably the picture of myself I love the most to this day (sorry for those of you who have seen it before.) It's from about 17 years ago, I think. Pre-gray hair.

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    @21stamps ? @bee ? @Minthorne ?
     
  2. 21stamps

    21stamps Well-Known Member

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    Great story and adorable photo!!!

    My user name- Travel is one of my greatest passions. 21 is the number of stamps on my passport.. unfortunately I'm still sitting at 21 since making this username.
    Disney is distracting me (aka taking too much of my money) from adding more at this time.lol
     
  3. Disneyhead'71

    Disneyhead'71 Well-Known Member

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    I'm a Disneyhead and my first visit to WDW was '71.
     
  4. Mr Ferret 88

    Mr Ferret 88 Premium Member

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    I breed and raise Ferrets. At last count i had 88.

    Take that all you crazy cat ladies.
     
  5. 21stamps

    21stamps Well-Known Member

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    Are you being serious?
     
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  6. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

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    I'm Batman.
     
  7. bee

    bee Well-Known Member

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    Great idea!

    I decided when I joined WDWMagic that I didn't want my account on here to be easily connected to my online presence as an opera singer. It's partially for privacy, although I'm not super worried about someone on here attending a performance and trying to follow me home, nor am I really worried about an opera fan finding me on here and stalking me at Disney via Trip Report (I'm not, like, opera-famous or something). It's more that I try to cultivate my online presence for singing stuff and I don't want a manager/director/impresario to Google me and find this site or other non-singing stuff. I even have two separate accounts on some social media platforms-one personal, one professional. I have an unusual first name so if you Google even my first name plus "opera singer" or "soprano" you will find my website, professional social media etc.

    ANYWAY, why bee? My first name really does start with "B" and...well, bees are great! Our existence is inextricably dependent on theirs. And they're cute, too!!
     
  8. cdndisneygirl9

    cdndisneygirl9 Member

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    I am Canadian, a Disney girl, and 9 is my favourite number:joyfull:
     
  9. epcotisbest

    epcotisbest Well-Known Member

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    Fun thread topic. Mine is pretty simple. Of all the parks, I have always liked Epcot best, so...epcotisbest.
     
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    epcotisbest Well-Known Member

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    Makes sense.
     
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  11. epcotisbest

    epcotisbest Well-Known Member

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    All this time I was convinced it had something to do with the post office, I just did not understand why there were 21 stamps. Now it makes sense. Clever screen name.
     
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  12. RustySpork

    RustySpork Well-Known Member

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    Rusty
    Sporks
    Fireworks (wishes)
    Evil things
     
  13. 21stamps

    21stamps Well-Known Member

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    Omg omg omg!!!! Where have you been?!?!?!

    Hooray my favorite wdwmagic member is back!!! Welcome Back!!
     
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    21stamps Well-Known Member

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    Do you ever say something that I don't love? ;)
     
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    fox_198 Well-Known Member

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    I can't remember the first site I started using this username, but it does have some meaning to it.
    My favorite animal is the fox, so that explains the first part of my username. The number 198 has to do with my birthday, a shortened digit form of it.
     
  16. epcotisbest

    epcotisbest Well-Known Member

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    Hello my friend. Just took a break from online stuff for awhile.
    We went back to WDW a couple of weeks ago. Stayed at SSR. Took our bicycles and thought of you and your son as we rode through Ft. Wilderness and over to WL. We rode all over Celebration, SSR, OKW, The Treehouses and of course Ft. Wilderness a couple of times. Here is a pic of my wife cruising around over at the Fort and another at SSR looking over toward DS.

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  17. epcotisbest

    epcotisbest Well-Known Member

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    Bees are great. My neighbor has beehives and we enjoy lots of free honey. Great on biscuits with a little butter!
     
  18. 21stamps

    21stamps Well-Known Member

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    Nice!! So I can count on a new trip report, correct? :)
     
  19. Mr Ferret 88

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    Welcome back sir.
     
  20. epcotisbest

    epcotisbest Well-Known Member

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    Well, I don't know. We did another one of our resort centered trips where we did not go to any parks except SeaWorld (still have active annual passes). Not sure there would be a lot of interest in another TR without visits to the Disney Parks.
     
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