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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Ciaran, Sep 16, 2005.

  1. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    I am getting asked "Why?" alot so rather then answering in a dozen threads...

    I am finding that it's a bit awkward for people to pronounce the screenname when they meet me in person, or if I say it they do not recognize it because they don't know how it's pronounced. I end up having to describe my avatar before people realize who I am. This way I am using my real name and it describes that I am but one Mike amongst many. MikeD, MMike, MikeB, etc.

    The name CIARAN is an old Irish name that I use in my medieval recreation society. It's pronounced either: key-ARE-an, kiay-RAHN, or keeran depanding on where you are. People were saying "see are ian", and "karen", "korean", and others.

    I figure this makes it easier when meeting Monkies in person, and people don't think my name is Karen. Maybe I should have taken a poll. :D
     

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  2. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    all this name changing is getting annoying.
     
  3. Echo

    Echo crooked smile

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    I always thought it was pronounced like "Sharon".
     
  4. Barbaton

    Barbaton Turbo Monkey

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    You know, I had always just assumed that your name was just Ciaran. Then again I hang out with a lot of Irish people and live in Boston so maybe it's not as unusual to me...
     
  5. Angus

    Angus Jack Ass Pen Goo Win

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    Its good to see that you are getting maximum value out of your premium membership.
     
  6. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    People from Boston and Ireland have usually heard of it.

    I use the name in the SCA for the most part. My SCA friends and I all use our SCA names, but since getting back into riding and meeting other bikers I am finding that just using my real name is easier.

    Ciaran is fancier and funner, but Mike is waaaay easier.
     
  7. Barbaton

    Barbaton Turbo Monkey

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    I hear that. I've started going by Tim, or Bob or something in coffee shops or sandwich places that take your name with the order. Barbaton is often too hard to spell for them. :p
     
  8. bluebug32

    bluebug32 Asshat

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    it sounds like you're overthinking the monkey...just enjoy it :)
     
  9. ThePriceSeliger

    ThePriceSeliger Mushhead

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    How do you change it? I'm a premiuim!
     
  10. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    :p :nope:
     
  11. Potroast88

    Potroast88 YouTube Boy

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    You are only allowed to change it to "Knob Goblin"
     
  12. Skookum

    Skookum bikey's is cool

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    People i don't know on the trail call me Skookum nowadays, i just roll with it. i don't care what people call me as long as it ain't late for dinner, especially if Taco's are being served.

    Anyways your first name sucks, change it back to your cooler one please. :cool:

    *if you don't i'll change mine to Tim* how lame would that be?
     
  13. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    The new name blows.

    Bring back Ciaran!
     
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    Next comes the sex change... :D
     
  15. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    And then I am racin with the women!!!!

    Like it would matter, I am slow as all get out anyway. :D


    Dang it! I was tryin to make things easier... now I am going to have to change it again. I feel like Rip/Opeth/Rip/Opeth/Rip....
     
  16. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    :stupid:


    It is weird tho to have people refer to you by your screen name. I went to a large group happy hour (buddy was hosting). I'm hanging out and some dude walks up and goes, "Hey, Lord Opie, how ya been?" I was a bit surprised. Turns out we rode a couple of times two years ago.
     
  17. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    damn, that sucks.
     
  18. AlmostHeaven

    AlmostHeaven Turbo Monkey

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  19. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    Every third weekend of the month they spend two days going medieval on each other's asses ;)
     
  20. Skookum

    Skookum bikey's is cool

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    i'll paypal you fifty bucks if you change it back.

    [lie]really i will[/lie]
     
  21. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    Pretty much...



    We have extra armor and weapons if anyone is interisted. It's very relaxing, beating on your friends.
     
  22. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    "Lightning Bolt! Lightning Bolt! Lightning Bolt!"
     
  23. DRB

    DRB unemployed bum

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    So what the hell..... you changed the your RM name because people who meet you in person can't pronounce it?

    Where is the stupidest thing ever smiley....


    OR did that asshead MMike hack your account and change the name? It would be just like the bastard to do such a thing.
     
  24. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    So now do I:

    A) Ask RM to change it back and risk being mocked because I caved to peer pressure

    or

    B) Keep it and be just another mike in the crowd

    ???



    There is only one MIKE. We are all part of one entity. Resistance is futile. You are a mike therefore you are MIKE. (Enjoy your chocolate cake while making dirty jokes)
     
  25. JRB

    JRB Guest

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    Pvssy.
     
  26. stinkyboy

    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    C) Stay away from Renaissance Festivals


    :rolleyes:
     
  27. JRB

    JRB Guest

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    ahahahaha :thumb:
     
  28. lovebunny

    lovebunny can i lick your balls?

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    haha i remember when we were talking about that when we were hiking up noble