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Burke is actually not my real name... I only use it to stalk my quarry smile

Kidding... I do on occasion use it for other purposes as well!

Truthfully, it isn't my official name but when my father was writing his speech for his 60th birthday party he started researching his family tree. Unbeknownst to the rest of our extended family - we'd all been living under a name that had no history attached. My great grandfather's WWI war records came up blank when my dad searched for them. Only when he pried my great grandfather's WWI war medals off their frames and looked at the back did the penny drop!

My great grandfather was born a Burke, but he had fallen in love with the enemy: he was an Irish Catholic and she was an Irish Protestant. So he changed his name to a Protestant name. Giving love is always more important than a name, or religion.

So I use Burke, in honour of my great grandfather who taught me the most important thing in life.

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Originally Posted by Burkey
So I use Burke, in honour of my great grandfather who taught me the most important thing in life.

Very nice story, thanks for sharing.


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Yes, that was interesting, Burkey.

And also EB5AGV. I would never have guessed.
Is this your web site? https://www.qrz.com/db/EB5AGV

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And also EB5AGV. I would never have guessed.
Is this your web site? https://www.qrz.com/db/EB5AGV

Not really, that is an open directory of amateur radio operators around the globe.

My personal WEB is this one:

EB5AGV WEB Site


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Then I'll join in too.

MBiG is not "Mr Big", as Pete14 suggested. It simply means M for first name, B for last name, and iG for the town I live in. So not really creative either. I prefer to save my creative potential for my job, where I never know exactly what to expect the next day.

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(PS: the forum is really great, I always wanted to say that, so why not now. thumb And as you might have noticed, I don't take the whole music thing too seriously, why should I? .... wink )


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I chose Alpha Terminus as my hacker name after watching Wargames in 1983 when I was 11.

I had a Commodore 64. I was to rule the cyber universe.

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Wie Waldi sounds like Vivaldi. I don't play anything of this composer and maybe I never will, but he is one of the first I leared when I was a small child.

"Wie Waldi" is German for "As Waldi" and Waldi is a typical name for dog if one doesn't find something more creative. You could translate it to Woody, but no: Waldi is for dogs and dogs only. And this leads me to my avatar wink
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Hello,

I love that avatar, @Wie Waldi 😀!

And I like this thread a lot. I often wonder about our 'nyms'. As it turns out, there are lovely stories behind quite a few of them. Thank you all for sharing these.

As for mine, it is about as boring as it gets:
-> Wanted to just use my initials;
-> PW requires three characters, so I added P for Piano initially;
-> Within a few days after registering, requested to have it changed to HZPiano.

I now feel sooo unimaginative compared to some others here...

🤔 😉

Cheers and happy story sharing,

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Mine came from a book I read years ago and I don’t remember the author. The protagonist was full of witty sayings, like “Reunite Gondwanaland” and “Dyslexics of the world—Untie!” and so on.
I took my name from this blurb:
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Pi r round.
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Originally Posted by EB5AGV
EB5AGV, as some of you know, is my amateur radio callsign. As it is unique in the world, and I got it in 1992, before my Internet adventure began, back in 1996, I used it at most forums and email lists I joined since then

I thought it was the opening notes of some song you composed although I couldn't figure out what the V was for grin


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Originally Posted by Wie Waldi
Wie Waldi sounds like Vivaldi. I don't play anything of this composer and maybe I never will, but he is one of the first I leared when I was a small child.

"Wie Waldi" is German for "As Waldi" and Waldi is a typical name for dog if one doesn't find something more creative. You could translate it to Woody, but no: Waldi is for dogs and dogs only. And this leads me to my avatar wink
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I only know "Waldi" as a name for dachshunds or, in Bavaria, usually also called "Wastl". Oh yes, then there is Waldemar H. who is also called "Waldi". But the guy with the wheat beer in his hand is certainly only known in Germany. grin


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@Wie Waldi, I had correctly guessed your nym was a pun on Vivaldi, but I had no idea about the rest of your story and how it so completely comes together with that avatar. Brilliant, I say, just like Vivaldi himself! Well done. smile


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Originally Posted by Wie Waldi
Wie Waldi sounds like Vivaldi. I don't play anything of this composer and maybe I never will, but he is one of the first I leared when I was a small child.

"Wie Waldi" is German for "As Waldi" and Waldi is a typical name for dog if one doesn't find something more creative. You could translate it to Woody, but no: Waldi is for dogs and dogs only.

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By comparison the backstory on MacMacMac is a bore.

I win. smile


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Is the @ArtVandalay7 person still around? It would appear there are 6 others as well? I'm a huge Seinfeld fan and it would be great to have a few more around here!

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Is the @ArtVandalay7 person still around? It would appear there are 6 others as well? I'm a huge Seinfeld fan and it would be great to have a few more around here!

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