What inspired your Postcrossing username?

Lots of you have interesting usernames, so I’m curious to know the stories behind them! :slight_smile:

I’ll start with mine! “meia de leite” is the name of a Portuguese drink, a simple cup of coffee and milk. I used to drink it a lot in my university years, and the name stuck.

What about yours?

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Kanerva means “Heather” in Finnish. It can be used either as first name (female) or last name (surname) here in Finland. Heather is a common flower even up North.

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my name

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Mine is boringly just my first name, that is very rare here. First it was with small letters but I changed it after 7 years :grin:

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Mine is just my surname, translated into English from Swedish. :slightly_smiling_face:

…And now I’ve just changed my username to BestWishesEric, so I can be consistent across Postcrossing, the forum, and Instagram. :joy:

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Obviously… a cat. My first own cat, Angel. He had his name already when we got him, but he was really an angel. He’s gone 7 years ago, before I registered here, so as a memory I chose that name.

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Someone will be disappointed, but mikebond has nothing to do with James Bond! :joy:
I created this pseudonym when I was 13 or 14 and nobody spoke of usernames. It’s made of my first name in English plus the first letters of my surname. As simple as that! :wink:

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True north is part of a line in the Canadian national anthem: “the true north, strong and free”. I live on the 49th parallel, hence the 49 :slight_smile:

On the forum I was pixiebc, which was my first username on Postcrossing as well. Pixie or pix was a nickname some friends used for me in high school, and BC because I used to live in British Columbia back then.

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I LOVE this topic! :smiley:

Mine comes from a band I love for decades, :slight_smile:

Anyone who’s interested in Eels,check them out,
http://www.eelstheband.com/

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My username is inspired by a detective in the Inspector Rebus novels by Ian Rankin, Siobhan Clarke. I liked the character, but also her name because I studied in Ireland for a semester many, many moons ago and took a course in Irish language there. So it combines my love of (detective) books with my Irish experience. :slight_smile:

I almost never capitalize my usernames, so it’s not an accident or laziness that I spell it all in lower case. :wink:

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My username was born out of my passion for the band “Depeche Mode” and 73 is my year of birth.
Easy but strong :ghost:

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My username is used poetically for England. Since my early childhood I’ve been drawn to anything English.

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My username is my initials from when I joined Postcrossing. I’ve since changed my last name, but I’m sticking with KAS on here anyway!

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“SkyHound” is a homophone of my actual name, also the callsign of a helicopter flight in one of my favorite games.

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Meidans is a combination of the first three characters of my last name which also means the month of may and dans means dance which I loved to do a lot before my feet became so bad that I needed orthopedic shoes. But still I dance in my house :upside_down_face:.
Meidans is also a dance in the month of may. Allthough I’ve never participated innthis groupdance I like it a lot. So I’m really happy with my username :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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Mine is a random one I made up when I was still in high school. I think it’s fairly unique and not too weird so I’ve been using it ever since.

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I’m a big Scooby Doo fan! I am CaliSmiles on the old forum, but I’ll stick with my original RuhRohRaggy here in the new forum.

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I just love fig trees - the shape of the leaves, the fruit, everything. :leaves: :deciduous_tree:

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Well it is obvious my first name en because it already existed when I registered at postcrossing I added my birth year.

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Raichi is Japanese means “liche” :coconut:. I don’t feel strongly about liche itself, but its old spell in Kanji “茘枝” moves my heart so much.
Aki is just my given name.

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