How did you pick your user name?

United States
January 28, 2016 8:42am CST
When I started with Associated Content I had to come up with a user name. I had already decided 'Abby' would be part of the name but I needed a 'last' name. I sat at my computer and looked out of the window and all I saw was a big green hill. That's how AbbyG (G for greenhill) was born. When I became a Featured writer at AC they wanted us to have 'real sounding names'. I had to amend my name to Abby Greenhill. Since then my name always starts with 'Abby'. Abby is not my real name, it was the name of our previous yellow lab, it is my way of honoring her. The writing world has a million stories, so how did you come up with your user name? Photo of Abby is mine.
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@LadyDuck (151921)
• Switzerland
28 Jan 16
Ducky was my nickname when I was a very little girl, because I was small and I used to sing an Italian song of the 50s "Papaveri e Papere" (Poppies and Ducks). As I am no more young I thought that Lady Duck was more appropriate than Ducky.
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• United States
28 Jan 16
Yes, in that case Lady Duck is very appropriate. I never had a nickname, my real name is quite enough.
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@sueznewz2 (9838)
• Alicante, Spain
28 Jan 16
@AbbyGreenhill. no. ... i've never had a nickname either....
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• United States
29 Jan 16
@sueznewz2 Most of my friends never had one either. Must be the generation.
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@amnabas (9907)
• Karachi, Pakistan
28 Jan 16
That's a nice question I compiled my daughter and hubby's name for username.
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• United States
28 Jan 16
Nice idea!
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@amnabas (9907)
• Karachi, Pakistan
28 Jan 16
@AbbyGreenhill guess how.?
• United States
28 Jan 16
@amnabas I have no clue, fill me in.
@DianneN (76157)
• United States
28 Jan 16
I was shocked into choosing one on the spot when I had never done it before.
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• United States
28 Jan 16
That's one way to get your feet wet for sure.
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@sueznewz2 (9838)
• Alicante, Spain
28 Jan 16
I like that you are using abby's name to honour her...nice photo to.... My user name is my name...and the second part refers to it being like a news broadcast .... and the number two because this was the second site I wrote on....
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• United States
29 Jan 16
See, you're tells your story! Abby was a good girl, 13 1/2 years, and every day was a pleasure. It's been 4 1/2 since she is gone and I still miss her every day.
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@sueznewz2 (9838)
• Alicante, Spain
29 Jan 16
@AbbyGreenhill I bet you do.... we lost our 19 year old lad last year, we have another bundle of fun and energy to live with us now...., but I still miss the old lad....
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• United States
29 Jan 16
@sueznewz2 We said no more dogs and three days later after crying all the time I said we either get a divorce or a puppy - we got a puppy and it was just what we needed. Totally diff. from the first one, she is totally my husband's dog. He can't leaeve her sight for a second. Wow, 19, that dog lived a long live for sure.
• United States
31 Jan 16
she was a beaut! i don't reckon there's much mystery 'hind my 'handle' online. i ne'er use my real name...anyplace online. needless to say, the mail folks're used to deliverin' mail with 8 diff'rent names :) the only thingy that caught folks off guard's the 'cx' 'n that'd be my brand, one that's been passed down a few generations now.
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• United States
31 Jan 16
I figured long ago you were into horses LOL!. I don't use my real name either, too many enemies!
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• United States
31 Jan 16
@AbbyGreenhill ya got enemies?? bless yer heart, i jest like to hide :)
@just4him (112956)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Jan 16
Here and I thought that was your name. My username is a reflection of who I am and what I do. I'm a Christian author so everything I write is just for Him, so I just substituted the number 4 and made it all lowercase so it would be easy to write instead of having mixed cases - just4him.
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• United States
29 Jan 16
Very interesting and a nice choice.
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@just4him (112956)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
30 Jan 16
@AbbyGreenhill For me it was a no brainer.
@celticeagle (117619)
• Boise, Idaho
29 Jan 16
That is nice that you honor your dog that way. My name is a collection of Irish and Native American. I am both of these. Irish= Celtic and Native American=Eagle so it becomes celticeagle.
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• United States
29 Jan 16
And it rolls off the tongue nicely.
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@Jessicalynnt (47789)
• Centralia, Missouri
29 Jan 16
mine isn't my legal name, but what hubby calls me, and a version of the name
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• United States
29 Jan 16
I can't repeat the name my husband calls me.....LOL
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• Centralia, Missouri
29 Jan 16
@AbbyGreenhill now why I am not surprised, lol!
@marlina (72647)
• Canada
29 Jan 16
To tell you the truth, I can't even remember how I chose my user's name.
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• United States
29 Jan 16
LOL, Ok...I'll take that.
@JudyEv (121032)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Jan 16
My name is just part of my real name.
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• United States
29 Jan 16
It's a nice name.
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• United States
29 Jan 16
What a beautiful dog no wonder you needed to honor her! I have a couple usernames around the web but krazykatlady is pretty self explanatory. I live in a house full of cats. :)
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• United States
29 Jan 16
How many cats do you own?
@Dragonairy1 (1414)
• Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
29 Jan 16
When I joined a review site a few years ago I needed one, my mum likes dragons and had just been visiting so dragonfairy popped in my head. When I joined here I managed to miss the f
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• United States
29 Jan 16
Yes, the missing 'f' LOL!
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@andriaperry (48519)
• United States
29 Jan 16
I may have made the mistake of using my own name :)
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• United States
29 Jan 16
I don't know if it is a mistake or not.
• United States
28 Jan 16
That is a nice combination, I did think your name was Abby because Abby Greenhill does sound like a legitimate name. But I see how previously at the writing place you needed a name that sounded real. My username is just based on an old screenname years ago, no story really.
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• United States
28 Jan 16
Some of my 'friends' back then call me Abby or Greenie on Facebook so it sorta stuck.
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@mom210 (6704)
• Atlanta, Georgia
28 Jan 16
Gosh, I am not creative at all, mom 210 ='s mom to ten. That is what I am. I think I have lost all my creative brain cells in the pregnancies
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• United States
28 Jan 16
LOL, I have a friend who had 6 and she says the same thing.
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@amadeo (63891)
• United States
28 Jan 16
My user name amadeo is my dad.
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• United States
28 Jan 16
That's cool, nice idea.
@Daljinder (21194)
• India
29 Jan 16
Its my real name.....Guess I am too unoriginal or maybe too original...It goes both ways...
• United States
29 Jan 16
LOL, either way, that's ok it works
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• Visakhapatnam, India
29 Jan 16
I always prefer my username as my first or last name with my birth year, because it is very eary to remember in my mind, I never forget my name and birth year.
• United States
29 Jan 16
That's true for each of us those details are unforgettable.
@LeaPea2417 (19806)
• Toccoa, Georgia
28 Jan 16
The first part of it refers to a nick name my sister gave me as a kid. The numbers refer to Nascar driver numbers (on cars that I am a fan of).
• United States
28 Jan 16
I often wonder what numbers represent, now I know part of it anyway.
@paigea (21936)
• Canada
30 Jan 16
I chose Paige because I love books so just a version of page. The A is for my fictional last name Allen. So, paigea for Paige Allen. Allen was a surname I used in a teens when I didn't want to be connected to my well known parents.