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3/18/10 9:47 P

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My name is kind of an adaptation of my actual name. Well, in a sense. My name is Lorraine but when my neices and nephews were little, they couldn't pronounce it so they called me Raynee...now they have little kids and they call me Raynee...it just stuck. The 43 was my age when I started (and stopped) last year. I'm 44 now.

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HAPPYDISPATCHER's Photo HAPPYDISPATCHER Posts: 18
3/16/10 7:29 A

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I guess my username pretty much tells you what I do for a living. I am a 911/sheriff's dispatcher and because I love my job I am a happydispatcher. I may change as I go along but for now it's what I will hold on to.

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MWESTICH's Photo MWESTICH Posts: 1,279
3/15/10 7:32 P

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I guess I have a neutral name--initial and last name. Reading all these ideas makes me think about changing. Something positive but not too silly? Some of you all have some really creative and lovely names.

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HEARTOFAWILDCAT's Photo HEARTOFAWILDCAT Posts: 58
3/11/10 10:03 P

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after reading this thread I decided to change my name.
it was just my initials and last name. It is now Heart of a wildcat. Heart because I am trying to get heart healthy and wildcat after my favorite team the UK wildcats! Go big Blue!

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KAJIRA_CALLA's Photo KAJIRA_CALLA Posts: 706
3/10/10 4:42 P

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Is really funny when I first found this thread I was glad I could change my name because I thought a new name would fit me better. Today I went back to my original name because that is who and what I am. Feel free to e-mail me if you want to know the meaning.

Shannon Buddy

Love yourself first because if you don't who will?

Happiness often sneaks in a door you did not know was open.
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Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.
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I sing and play the piano, mostly at my church...so...I'm MUSIC2HISEARS! emoticon

I'm tired of living on the sidelines...I'm ready to get into the race!!!!!

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Goal #5: Size 12 - Weekend Trip (Chicago/Louisville/St Louis)
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3/2/10 3:36 P

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When I was born my parents couldn't decide on a middle name so they didn't give me one. In middle school, no one believed me (thought is was too terrible for me to tell). so Bianca and Grace are two of the middle names I sometimes told people so I could skip the story and disbelief :)

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3/1/10 6:40 P

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This thread made me change my name. I did the first initial last name when I signed in. I work with computers all day so I felt that was pretty boring after reading some of these.

When I changed it I tried to think of something positive and choose the name of the falls in the picture on my Spark Page. They are located in Hawaii and I hope to go there in a few years and be a healthy weight when I do. I love rainbows and I love water. I think the name fits!

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2/26/10 4:27 P

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Doomspark is a character from the first draft of my novel. While he no longer exists in the printed edition, I loved the name and kept it as my Internet identity - livejournal, Facebook, etc.

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2/22/10 2:11 A

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I used to lift weights years ago when I lost 85 pounds. I was then a powerhouse, and again, very soon, I'll be just as much of a powerhouse as I was before.

Philippians 4:13

I can do all things thru Christ who strengthens me!



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KAJIRA_CALLA's Photo KAJIRA_CALLA Posts: 706
2/19/10 11:32 A

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Thank you for posting how to change our name. I've always loved my original log in name of kajira_calla but this is a new journey for me and I'm working on a new body so I've just changed my name and maybe I'll keep it maybe it will change again soon as i continue on the journey.

Shannon Buddy

Love yourself first because if you don't who will?

Happiness often sneaks in a door you did not know was open.
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2/16/10 6:46 A

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psuefl......At the time I joined Spark, I wasn't feeling to creative, so I just used my best friends screen name hers was psuetn for Pamela Sue Tennessee...I changed the Tenn to Florida!! emoticon

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2/13/10 11:36 A

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{{{{EDIT}}}}
I see I double posted again. Firefox browser and the "back" button seem to be an issue. Blech.

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2/13/10 11:34 A

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I started using the online moniker "moocowfragger" around 1998 while playing a video game where we could attack cows - weapon wielding cows - and frag is an abbreviation of fragment. I use this title pretty much everywhere but after posting on a couple peoples pages I thought the name might appear antagonistic and I could be taken wrong, so I shortened it to MooTwo.
I know Moo is associated with things Bovine in this world but I am endeared to it and cannot part ways entirely ;p

The "two" aspect is where my intent to do better in several ways comes in. A new iteration of moo.

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2/11/10 7:01 P

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The name of my two cats and the year I got them.

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2/11/10 7:54 A

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The modern gift of a 13th wedding anniversary is fur so on my t13th anniversary my husband gave me 2 ferrets from a rescue shelter. One was named Rogue and One was named Nomad. That was 8 years ago and my user name has been Roguenomad ever since.
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CAROLINANONNA Posts: 50
2/10/10 1:02 P

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Mine comes from being from South Carolina and being a nonna to 2 beautiful grand-children.

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TANJERM's Photo TANJERM Posts: 543
2/5/10 11:43 A

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Mine (Tanjerm) is a mix of my two sons Tanner and Jeremy. They keep me motivated

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MAMMABEAR-THIRY's Photo MAMMABEAR-THIRY Posts: 9,554
2/5/10 12:19 A

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A member of one of the other teams that I am on started calling me momma bear but when I went to try to change it that name was taken so I tried changing a few letters and finally added my first name to it and finally got my name. She started calling me momma bear because I was making 50 memory bears for family members for christmas.

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LIVYBELL's Photo LIVYBELL Posts: 139
2/3/10 5:44 P

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Mine is a mix of both my daughters nicknames (Olivia) Livy and (Isabella) Bell

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2/1/10 2:36 P

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Robin is my first name and I added today's date to it.

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WORK-IN-PROGRES's Photo WORK-IN-PROGRES Posts: 362
1/31/10 3:31 P

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I realized this would not be a diet in the traditional way of thinking - that is, you start a diet, go through all the stages, reach your goal and then you're done.

I knew that this journey would be a lifelong work-in-progress - thus the name:)

Every failure is simply one step closer to ultimate success!
Keep on going, one step at a time.

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MEDIAMOM123's Photo MEDIAMOM123 Posts: 11
1/29/10 7:01 P

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I run an ad agency that specializes in media buying. I started my own business so I could be home with my kids. So I'm Mediamom123.

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BETHSHEALTH's Photo BETHSHEALTH Posts: 1,067
1/29/10 4:33 P

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Well, Beth is my first name and this is all about my health, so pretty simple.

Beth

My life verse:
For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Jeremiah 29:11


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DEBERDO40's Photo DEBERDO40 Posts: 75
1/29/10 10:11 A

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my Dad was in Vietnam when I was born. The story goes 2 months later when he first laid eyes on me, he called me Deberdo. He's been calling me that ever since and he's the only one who calls me this. When it comes to creating a username, it's just easier cuz no one ever has this name!

Deborah
If you really want to do something, you'll find a way. If you don't, you'll find an excuse. --Jim Rohn


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HORIZONGAL Posts: 4
1/28/10 1:23 P

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I have struggled with weight issues most of my life. When dieting or starting an exercise plan I start out strong and then inevitably I break my diet or "forget" to exercise and since i already 'failed" I often will just give up and start over. I have decided that in order for me to succeed I need to keep my eyes on the horizon. Not worry so much about each day but instead head towards the horizon and not give up till I get where I need to be.

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COURADA's Photo COURADA Posts: 35
1/27/10 2:19 P

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Mine is boring. It is the first letter of my first name and my last name.

Cheri


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1/25/10 8:42 P

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Ohana... hawaiian, means family
Mama... IS my name to 4 great people. :)

would be island-girl... me!
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~ Renee ~

Turn your magic on.


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1/24/10 8:14 P

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I'm just one of those people that stirs up trouble..either intentionally or unintentionally. So when I walk into a room someone always says "here comes trouble". But personally I think I'm more than trouble, I'm double trouble. And I'm double trouble 24 hours a day/7 days a week. emoticon

"Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out." -- Robert Collier
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1/20/10 5:13 P

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imperial beach mermaid here! :):):)

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1/19/10 1:27 P

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Way back in 2000, my kids wanted me to join Neopets with them. So I signed up and tried to set a user name. I tried Debbie. It was taken. DebbieDoo. Taken. MommaDeb. Taken. Every time I tried a name, it would suggest options. (Would you like to be DebbieDoo1497? No, I would not!)

I got a little silly, and tried naming my Neopet "yo baby". Taken! So I tweaked the spelling, and came up with Jobeibi. I like the way it looks and sounds, and I never try to sign on to a message board or other site and discover that it's already taken.

I am unique in all the world. :) (Until someone steals it. Eek!)

The candy bar! It's taunting me!


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1/14/10 10:00 P

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My name is Susan, but my username is what you see.. I was pregnant with twins, and had a 2 year old. I was going to have 3 children 2 and under.... need I say more???

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1/13/10 9:43 A

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My name is Christiane. I found out just this year that I was named after a French actress, Christiane Lasquin, whom my father knew when he was a teenager in France. I had no idea and I love the story that I have now. My nickname is Pipes (pronounced Peeps), which is a shortening of La Petite (the little girl) in French, but it's only used by my parents.

The Mom Chef - Taking on recipes one magazine at a time, including a selection from the new Deen Bros. Good Cooking magazine, which won't appear online anywhere!
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My nickname is Moe and Hubby's name is Joe and I was born in 1969....

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1/10/10 6:51 P

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hi my name is barbara so babsie and i will be 50 in feb so hence the number i suddenly realise time was creeping up on me and really what this for my own personal health and for my family

barb


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My real name is Sharon, but my family nick name is Sher, which I prefer and I was born in 1965.:)

Edited by: SHER65 at: 1/8/2010 (08:51)

"Forgetting what is behind and straining towards what is ahead, I press on towards the goal...." Apostle Paul

Choosing change= Changing choices..... Me

DON'T YOU DARE STOP
Transformation is not a future event.....it's a present activity
..the ever encouraging Jillian Michaels



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WOOSEL's Photo WOOSEL Posts: 349
1/8/10 5:41 A

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Woosel is the name of my cat, see profile pic.
She has blessed us with love (and the occasional hairball)for over 17 years now :-)


His dream must have seemed so close he could hardly fail to grasp it.

F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby


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1/6/10 7:23 P

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Its the way I felt about myself and ready to make a change.

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1/2/10 1:29 A

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Hi. I am new to this site. My name is mom because I am one and the m and e are the first letters of my childrens names. emoticon

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SOCHLOSEZOZA's Photo SOCHLOSEZOZA Posts: 5
1/1/10 2:09 P

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Grandkids
Sophie,(so) Chloe,(chlo) Zoey(Zo) , Zach(za)

So Chlose....just liked the sound of being...so close, so I threw that in too!!

Isaiah 41:10
10 Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you with My [victorious] right hand of rightness and justice


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KELLYJOSUNSHINE's Photo KELLYJOSUNSHINE Posts: 221
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This is my third account on SP and my favorite username. I just wanted something positive and upbeat, and one of my favorite things growing up, and still, is that my mom has always called me Sunshine. She says it's because I've always woken up happy in the mornings and usually see the bright side of things.

As a grown up, I'm more easily affected by troubles in life, but being reminded of this happy thought every day helps me smile through most of it. Thanks Mom!

KISS! Keep It Simple, Sweeties!


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What a great post. I love the stories behind some of the names.

My is my goal.. to be living healthy FOR my 4 adult children, FOR my 4 grandchildren, FOR me, and FOR my DH.

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If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.

Lesley :)


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Mine is goddess because I believe every woman is a goddess and we need to nurture that self; then 48 (age) and 1 because I'm number 1!

You'd think with all that positive in a name, I wouldn't have issues with weight (or anything else), but I do believe in the power of the positive.



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AVONELLERED's Photo AVONELLERED Posts: 220
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Mine is kind of predictable, I suppose. Avonelle is my middle name (named for an aunt in Kentucky), and I have..yep, you guessed it, red hair! I have many times been called things like red, flame, torch, etc., while growing up, and it just stuck.

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Mine is boring too. I should've given it more thought. Some of them are pretty interesting! Mine is my husband's nickname and then the first couple letters of mine along with the year I graduated and we also got married. emoticon

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The "Alpha" in "Alphakitty" is in reference to "alpha dog", or "alpha male" or "alpha female". Leader of the pack, forward looking, aggressive if need be, protective, and not patient with weakness.

"Kitty" is related to my name.

I wanted a name that would propel me forward in this project. I really have to be aggressive and push forward so I can overcome the inertia that has overcome me.

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Mine's pretty boring too. I use it on all of the websites that I go to. It's my first name and part of my last name.

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so predictable, that is me! Carolyn is my first name and my birthday is coming up on 12/13!!!!

Be Brave, Be Bold, Be Fierce and Be Fabulous!

Be the kind of woman you are inspired by!

This is my day, my hour, my minute, my time is here, now!

Graduate of C25k program December 26, 2009

"The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare."
-Juma Ikangaa, 1989 NYC Marathon winner www.2bfabfit.com


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sunnydaye because it's always a sunny day here in my own little world emoticon

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I didn't take a whole lot of time to prepare a name - I found SparkPeople and wanted to be a part of the group pretty much NOW
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but I knew that I'd be seeing it everyday and wanted reaffirmation that I was gonna make it this time.
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Now I'm looking for a good picture that I feel represents me. No recent photos but I'm thinking of having one taken and upload that... Which is better a real photo or something that you choose to represent yourself??

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