Pseudonym mysteries

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Inncognito innkeepers of the forum

I learned that sometimes pseudonyms of the innkeepers and inn-related members of this forum really have nothing to do with innkeeping, or their lives. They may be chosen on a whim.

I just realized who Eric Arthur Blair was in real life, in other words, I knew who the innkeeper was, but why they chose this name? I just realized who the name belonged to in the real world, and it baffles me as to why he/she chose that online user name? I wonder if they will share why?

PS all of this was from a goose chase from changing our front key pad code to one digit off of the famous number associated with this famous name, and thinking about it at another B&B who has this number as their door code. What the! Exactly!

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Highlands John wrote:

Zero out of ten for imagination from me then.

You could always switch to "William Wallace", and here's your avatar...

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Zero out of ten for imagination from me then.

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I can't say that I spent much time agonizing over my name...just thought of this place and the name silverspoon popped into my brain....Done! If I were to think about myself instead of the business...well then I would have to call myself something like "Dancing Dune" for my dancer's soul. 

Where did the "Joey" come from?

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Joe Bloggs has actually nothing to do with blogging, believe it or not. It is a term you would use in "Crown" countries instead of Joe Blow or John Doe...it is a placeholder name, average joe. We used to use it prior to PC's, before cell phone or anything technical.

Here is a def online: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Bloggs

And there is a Joe Bloggs clothing company for young men, kind of like Aeropostal.

Now there is blogging, which oddly enough, fits me too. It all came full circle. Smiling

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I am AuntThelma on other forums.  My (now deceased) cat is named Thelma and I am an aunt many times over, never had my own kids.

When we bought the inn, we changed it's theme and feel from Old Seafarer's Captain's house with schooner names and references to a beach house.   More casual, less spooky.

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I had a good friend from Malta who had 10 siblings. When I met her mother I hugged her and said sit down, have a rest.

My friend had dozens of nieces and nephews and so many that the kids all bought the parents a house to accommodate family gatherings, with space for everyone (outside) for picnics etc.

She never had any children, she was surrounded by them. I named my youngest middle name after her. She was the best aunt in the world, those kids were lucky to have her!

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Mine is my hubby's nickname for me Smiling

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Yours is the name I gave the GPS voice on my phone wink

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I never thought about it - but the minute I saw the photo I knew. He knew what was coming........

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When I was a kid, there was a guy in our town who looked just like ol' George. Uncanny resemblance. He even had a similar mustache!

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That was a mystery? I bet he/she likes the books of good ol' George.

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Sugar Bear wrote:

That was a mystery? I bet he/she likes the books of good ol' George.

I would have never guessed that.

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I chose mine because of my previous music career. Not because I'm the end all at making breakfast! Oh, and because I'm really not creative when it comes to naming things. I wouldn't even name my dolls as a kid...my cat was named Kitty and my great dane was named Dane.

I just can't name things!!

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Can't believe you didn't look up EAB and his photo years ago! I did!

It's not like you to fall down on the sleuthing! 

Some of the pseudonyms are quite clever, and entertaining. I'm just not that imaginative. 

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Arks wrote:

Can't believe you didn't look up EAB and his photo years ago! I did!

It's not like you to fall down on the sleuthing! 

Some of the pseudonyms are quite clever, and entertaining. I'm just not that imaginative. 

Ya know i never really did. I thought the photo looked familiar, but never gave it a second thought. I knew who was behind the veil of the great oz, so I didn't go into it. haha  Now I feel like a dodo brain not even realizing.

We need some new (as they say in Oz) youbeautis ones! smiley

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For me? I choose characters I like. Madeleine because she lives in Paris. Any other pseudonyms past and future because they somehow resonate.

And as for old Eric Arthur, imagine my surprise seeing his former avatar pop up when I was searching for that book online. I had no idea what the author looked like.

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