Why did you choose your atavar and myLot name?

Australia
December 9, 2006 5:31am CST
Some myLot names are obviously actual names, but some names and atavars must have an interesting reason behind them. I am curious and have wondered why they were chosen. Please share and satisfy my curiosity. I am cloudwatcher, not because I like watching clouds, though I must admit that when I spend time out of doors, I do admire God's handiwork in the skies as elsewhere, and the skies in Queensland are very blue and beautiful. I watch the clouds for another reason. When the Lord Jesus Christ returned to heaven after His resurrection, He promised to come back in the clouds to take His own to be with Him. I believe the time for this event could be any day and I look for His coming.
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@brendalee (6083)
• United States
9 Dec 06
My name here is my own name except I only go by Brenda off the internet. Lee is my middle name. My avatar is me and my dog which has passed away and I greatly miss him. Its my favorite picture of him and I see it as having him forever in my arms.
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• Australia
9 Dec 06
Thanks for sharing, Brenda. Sorry about your dog. Do you have another one?
• Australia
9 Apr 07
I chose to use my own name, because thats who I am, (part of my stand up and be counted philosophy). I chose my atavars because, like the game of chess, a good and meaningful life requires thought. In chess you have to be aware of whats going on around you otherwise you perish. Life is the same. We were given this life for a reason, I want mine to be used for the good of mankind. Whether that be doing the best for my kids, the environment, or speaking out for what is right and just. So like the game of chess, life requires thought and planning. We only walk this path once, we should not waste it. Enjoy your day.
• Australia
10 Apr 07
Well now, that is one reason I respect and admire, and it shows a deal of thought. I also respect your goals and determination to do something about them. One person CAN make a difference, and I suspect you might do just that! Thank you for sharing. I hope it inspires others as they also see a purpose in life and work for the good of all.
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• Philippines
9 Apr 07
I choose mylot name because I'm a fan of greek mythology. I just twisted the name a little so that the sound of the last syllable will ressemble a little to my nickname. And also because I didn't wanted to sound alarming comment from others by using the name of the greek goddess of Love and beauty. Luckily I found a matching avatar to my username. And the rest is history, I fell in love with my avatar. I love yours too, very inspiring. Have a nice day! (^^,)
• Australia
10 Apr 07
Well, love and beauty are a good combination. I thought your would be connected with mythology. Thanks for sharing.
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• Philippines
9 Apr 07
my mylot name was a combination of my name and my hubby's name vince for vincent and iane for diane and 0220 for feb 20 our wedding date.
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• Australia
10 Apr 07
What a charming idea! Thanks for sharing.
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• United States
9 Dec 06
I love this discussion and I love your name and the reason behind it. I chose my avatar because it is a picture of me during one of the happiest times of my life. I chose my name because for a long time I didn't know what I was on this earth for until I got saved. That is when I realized i was CALLED TO SERVE HIM. HIM being my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. God bless you, I am glad to know there are some people who are believers on here!
• Australia
10 Dec 06
Thank you Called to serve Him! It certainly does add purpose to the life when we know the Lord Jesus Christ as Saviour! There is no greater privilege in life than being called to serve Him. Love it! Happy Christmas!
• United States
9 Dec 06
I commissioned my crow image from a professional animator for my Brandon Lee web site, and that's why I use it. (It was created from a photo the animator took in Nambia--where Brad and Angelina had their baby.) My first name is Cindy and I choose 2000 because it was such a pivital year. It was the year I became pregnant, the year I moved in with the man who became my husband and gave me a better life.
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• Australia
10 Dec 06
Thanks cindy 2000. I really like your avatar. I would prefer an eagle, but it is a beautiful picture. Does it speak to you of freedom? I'm pleased 2000 was a good year for you and I trust that each year will be an improvement. Happy Christmas!
@yarntales (639)
• United States
9 Dec 06
My avatar is because I love roses. My nick (yarntales) is because I like to crochet and use yarn. Also 'yarn' can mean a good story, and tales because tales is another word for story. I like to read.
• Australia
10 Dec 06
Red rose for you - Red rose
Thank for sharing. I guessed your myLot name would have something to do with yarns or jokes. You're probably a very happy person. I love red roses, too.
@skydancer (1982)
• United States
10 Apr 07
I always choose the name Skydancer. After years of using my real name, I wanted a "dance" screen name, and Skydancer was the one that stuck. If that one is taken, I go with "himmeltanzer," the German translation as tribute to my German heritage.
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• United States
9 Apr 07
What a beautiful reason behind your name. Mind's pretty obvious... my love of the greatest game on ice and my constant interactions with it no matter what the season. If there's a tournament within 4 hours of us, we're there.. lol. If there's a spring league... we've found it. And if there's some tickets to be had to a game.. we're there!
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• United States
10 Dec 06
Face in the clouds - This is a picture of a picular cloud formation that I hope that you will like
I chose my avatar because it is my cute little puppy Stewie. HE is cute and playful and seems to get mee out of my depression when it hits, also because my Fiancee' would kill mee if I put her pic on here. My user name is meeandnotyou because I am noone special I am just mee and not you. Cloudwatcher here is a pic of a cloud for you to admire I hope that you like it!!
• Australia
10 Dec 06
Never say you are not special! You are! Everyone is! I am sure Stewie and your fiance would agree with me. Thanks for the cloud picture and thanks for sharing.
• United States
10 Dec 06
thanks for the platitudes as my lady, kids adn dogs all tell mee the same but I am noone special in this world, as I am a faceless member of the hoard. i learned a long time ago to be meek in all my ways so I just like to blend in and that is what is meant by noone special (I am the invisible man) it is not meant as a slam on myself, just being the best mee I can be. PS: your welcome for the pic and this is a great discussion!!
• United States
10 Dec 06
My avatar is a picture of my son and my display name is one of my email addresses
• Australia
10 Dec 06
And what a son! Congratulations, but I hope the 13 doesn't mean your age!!! Thanks for sharing
• United States
10 Dec 06
Thank you. I am actually 25 but 13 is my lucky number
• United States
9 Dec 06
I chose the user name "Virginians" because in the start, my Mother and I were going to share this same account, and it made sense since we're two females from Virginia, which makes us Virginians. But now it's just me using the account, and you can believe me when I say... I wish I had a different username. lol My avatar I change a lot depending on my mood, my current avatar reflects the love, and happiness I'm currently feeling in my heart.
• Australia
10 Dec 06
I think Virginians is a good name and it makes a lot more sense and is easier to remember than many myLot names. So please you are currently feeling love and happiness and I hope that continues. I wouldn't like to see it replaced with tears! or the grumps! Thanks for sharing.
@gknott (936)
• United States
10 Dec 06
I am from Virgina too, great choice of name and picture. I am glad you are feeling happiness in your heart.
@Ethanael (81)
• United States
9 Dec 06
Ethanael is the name I was going to have, but some things came up, so I was given a different name. It's a really long story...But I go by Ethan or Ethanael for most practical purposes.
• Australia
10 Dec 06
I like the name Ethan: it's very manly. I had a boy in a holiday club once called Ethanael. Thanks for sharing with us.
@gknott (936)
• United States
10 Dec 06
I love this name also.
@shiloh_222 (5480)
• Philippines
15 Oct 07
hi cloudwatcher... amen to all you said... nature displays God's majesty... sky hues and beautiful sunsets take my breath away... my username is shiloh222... shiloh is a hebrew word that i came across a decade while in my Bible class... and i really love the meaning... so it has been my habit to use it several times... thought people made mistakes by assuming that i got this from shiloh pitt... i am sorry...LOL... but it has been my username for a very long time... 222 is simply my birthday digits... i never been in Queensland... is it in Australia?
• Philippines
15 Oct 07
hi, its me again... oh... regarding my avatar... this is a handmade, crocheted doll of princess jasmin of "walt disney's aladdin" made by my closest friend... i gave it to my godchild for a christmas present last year... i found it so so cute that i had to snap a picture first...LOL... what do you think of this doll?
• India
24 Apr 07
hey you really have wonderfull thinking... even we muslims belive that jesu is up in the sky and will return one day before the world ends!!well well now to the topic... i am 24 years old but i am still very kidish and i love cartoons and cinderella is one of my fav.. and i even do keep changing my avtar!!
• Australia
11 May 07
Make sure you always stay young at heart! Thanks for sharing.
@bluewings (3857)
3 Apr 07
I chose the avatar of a penguin because I like them.Something in them appeals to me.As for the username,I always wondered what if the flaps of penguins were made to become wings and when I looked at the picture ,it seemed to me that the sky was perfect for wings.So,blue wings(sky).
• Australia
5 Apr 07
A logical reasoning. Penguins are certainly among the more unusual of God's creatures. Along with most people, I wonder how they recognise their mates, but I suppose a penguin sees differences we don't. Thanks for responding.
@sassyces (1604)
• Philippines
10 Mar 07
Well, I chose this avater because this is my picture to begin with and my username because ces it a shortcut of my nickname(cecille). Sassyces because I'm a sassy lady by the name of Ces (cecille) =)
• Australia
11 Mar 07
Thanks. That is a good reason. Sassy? That's saucy or cheeky isn't it?
• United States
10 Mar 07
My nickname is part of the email account I have linked to myLot. My avatar is something I made in clay.
• Australia
10 Mar 07
Very clever!
• Ireland
12 Dec 06
Well I chose Tweety Bird because Felix give him a hard time. I want to keep him with me so that I can protect him. As for the name, it was the first one came to mind when I joined mylot. It doesn't have any special meaning but I think it is a lot better nicer my own.
• Australia
11 Mar 07
Well, I like your avatar. It is attractive and easy to find.
@aquajoy (114)
• India
10 Dec 06
i like babies and the innocence on their faces the expression is so pure in their face hence i like babies so thats about my avatar picture
• Australia
10 Dec 06
I agree. There is nothing more enjoyable than babies!!! Thanks