View comments by: Most Recent - first / last | Most Popular - first / last | Replies - hide / show

Online names - how do you choose yours?

So - why did you choose your online name here? (if it's not just your own name)


I have just realised how poncy mine is - a perfect number is one whose factors (other than itself) add back to the original number. So, 1+2+3=6, 1+2+4+7+14=28.


Mathematicians should not be allowed out on their own!


Created By on 09/04/2020

Not a member?

You need to be a member to interact with Silversurfers. Joining is free and simple to do. Click the button below to join today!

Carnflower
9th Apr 2020 11:54:32
0
Thanks for voting!
I'm glad you asked this question I have. been a silver surfer for approx 5 years Originally my on-line name was ecatg my middle name backwards.Due to tech problems I am now Carnflowe which was meant to be Cornflower but typing on the phone is fiddly.
Response from Mabel06 made on 9th Apr 2020 13:21:07
I thought Carnflower was a clever take on a West Country accent - a little sad that it's only a typo!!
Response from Carnflower made on 9th Apr 2020 19:11:17 > @Mabel06
That didn"t occur but I can hear it in my imagination
Unfortunately my accent is Oxfordshire with a lot of Scottish words thrown in
It's strange in England people think I m Scottish but here they have no doubt I'm English and worse than that they judge me to be posh.They should hear my children who.have the Dumfries twang accents here vary from town to town not just county to county.
AuldQuine
16th Jul 2020 09:41:38 (Last activity: 11th Nov 2020 20:32:53)
0
Thanks for voting!
Auld - Old
Quine - Woman
accurate and descriptive
Response from Elmadon made on 11th Nov 2020 20:15:46
You must be an Aberdonian....?
Response from Elmadon made on 11th Nov 2020 20:32:53
Away from Aberdeen for 50 or years and it was so lovely to see your name would love to catch up with you for a chat . Are you still in Aberdeen I moved away from Aberdeen in 1964 and now living in Lincolnshire so hopefully you’ll reply to this...
Elmadon
11th Nov 2020 20:14:09
0
Thanks for voting!
I chose mine when I got my first email address on my first computer ...windows XP.. I’ve used it ever since when I wanted to be anonymous...as if anyone would want to troll me!!!
No reason not to let you into my secret. My mother’s name was Elma and my fathers was Don. So there it is.
I thought it was quite ingenious.....at the time.!
groovycleaner
24th Jul 2020 20:50:42 (Last activity: 24th Jul 2020 22:51:34)
0
Thanks for voting!
mine name comes from me being a groovy cleaner
Response from Sally - Silversurfer's Editor made on 24th Jul 2020 22:51:34
Hi groovycleaner,

Welcome and many thanks for your first comment in our Forum.

If you already know your way around, then we will leave you to it.

If you are looking for some lively discussions, head on over to the Forum homepage to see what's trending right now and feel free to join in the discussions, with all our friendly members, perhaps ask a question or even start your own post.

PurpleHat
16th Jul 2020 23:36:47
0
Thanks for voting!
Mine comes from a poem called " Warning " by Jenny Joseph which just about sums up my attitude to life now that I am an OBE (Over B........ Eighty - Aussie Quote) and not willing to sit quiet and fade away!
sillygirl96
24th Jun 2020 03:18:39 (Last activity: 24th Jun 2020 09:09:56)
0
Thanks for voting!
LMAO. A mathematician ouch. Loved it. Sillygirl96.... Well, I am a girl (just older) silly (should have been my real name) 96 is the opposite of?
Response from Sally - Silversurfer's Editor made on 24th Jun 2020 09:09:56
Hi sillygirl96,

Welcome and many thanks for your first comment in our Forum.

If you already know your way around, then we will leave you to it.

If you are looking for some lively discussions, head on over to the Forum homepage to see what's trending right now and feel free to join in the discussions, with all our friendly members, perhaps ask a question or even start your own post.

Seasidegranma
19th Jun 2020 15:11:22 (Last activity: 19th Jun 2020 15:27:12)
0
Thanks for voting!
Well I am granma and I live by the seaside. I used to be canalboatgranma when I lived on a canal boat for 6 years
Response from Sally - Silversurfer's Editor made on 19th Jun 2020 15:27:12
Hi Seasidegranma,

Welcome and many thanks for your first comment in our Forum.

If you already know your way around, then we will leave you to it.

If you are looking for some lively discussions, head on over to the Forum homepage to see what's trending right now and feel free to join in the discussions, with all our friendly members, perhaps ask a question or even start your own post.

Shelfside
15th Jun 2020 13:55:10
0
Thanks for voting!
Mine comes from where I used to stand on the terraces (later the seating) at White Hart Lane - the world famous home of the Spurs - well until we got our spanking new ground last year of course.
The 'Shelf' as it was known was the middle tier of terracing on the east stand of the stadium, the place for the real die-hards, the lads, the boys etc etc... So many fond memories, so many people I've lost contact with, all grown up and respectable, ahem. A REAL football stand.

https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/the-shelf-at-tottenham-once-made-white-hart-lane-londons-most-hostile-stadium-a3537971.html
fujimoto
23rd May 2020 22:52:42
0
Thanks for voting!
It's a great name. Never thought of a mathematical name. And glad you reminded me what a perfect number is (not sure I ever knew, if I'm honest, but like the concept). Mine came from a name generator. Not very original, is it? I picked a Japanese one because my son has moved to Japan. I've been trying to learn a bit of Japanese, but I haven't got very far.
MollyUK
2nd May 2020 14:03:20
0
Thanks for voting!
I use Our Kid when I can (all those Midlands people who think they're the only one!) because my husband calls me The Our Kid Show With Tonight's Special Guest (say that with a mouthful of cream crackers). Sadly, it's usually taken, so I resort to Molly Bloom (or the closest I can get when that's taken. I also use DocOK sometimes (my spouse's fault again - "Doctor Our Kid"). My whole family go by nicknames - I can';t think of one relative who actually answers to his or her baptised name.
sunglasses nanna
19th Apr 2020 10:48:33 (Last activity: 21st Apr 2020 11:26:58)
0
Thanks for voting!
I used to have glasses that darkened in the sun so my grandchildren’s other nanna christened me sunglasses nanna, those grandchildren are now 16 and 13 but still refer to me as sunglasses
Response from Sue - Silversurfers Assistant Editor made on 21st Apr 2020 09:26:21
I expect you are also a Glam-ma as well 🙂
Response from sunglasses nanna made on 21st Apr 2020 11:26:58 > @Sue - Silversurfers Assistant Editor
Used to be, not so much now
Dennis the menace
21st Apr 2020 09:47:03 (Last activity: 21st Apr 2020 09:48:34)
0
Thanks for voting!
Started reading the Beano has a kid. Favourite character Dennis the menace. Come on we are all kids at heart.
Wishing you all well at this time
Response from Sally - Silversurfer's Editor made on 21st Apr 2020 09:48:34
Hi Dennis the menace,

Welcome and many thanks for your first comment in our Forum.

If you already know your way around, then we will leave you to it.

If you are looking for some lively discussions, head on over to the Forum homepage to see what's trending right now and feel free to join in the discussions, with all our friendly members, perhaps ask a question or even start your own post.

Trillium
14th Apr 2020 18:35:41
1
Thanks for voting!
I chose the name because I make my home in Ontario and the white Trillium was officially adopted as Ontario’s floral emblem way back in 1937. It’s found in the forest and woodlands on Ontario and blooms in late April and May.
Lionel
11th Apr 2020 18:41:08
4
Thanks for voting!
I am Lionel. My merchant seaman father came home to register me at six weeks, got horribly drunk in the pub that night and went off to Kings Lynn the next morning. He'd forgotten what name mother gave him and saw a hoarding advertising Lionel Barrymore film and called me ....

Mother's choice was even worse,
Carnflower
10th Apr 2020 20:20:18
0
Thanks for voting!
I always what You're name meant it seemed futuristic now I know why
Mabel06
9th Apr 2020 11:38:15
0
Thanks for voting!
I think PerfectNumber is rather clever, not poncy at all! Not much thought went into mine - it's quite simply the name of my dog!

Community Terms & Conditions

Content standards

These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site (contributions), and to any interactive services associated with it.

You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.

Contributions must:

be accurate (where they state facts); be genuinely held (where they state opinions); and comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.

Contributions must not:

contain any material which is defamatory of any person; or contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory; or promote sexually explicit material; or promote violence; promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; or infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person; or be likely to deceive any person; or be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence; or promote any illegal activity; or be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety; or be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person; or be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person; or give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case; or advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.

Nurturing a safe environment

Our Silversurfers community is designed to foster friendships, based on trust, honesty, integrity and loyalty and is underpinned by these values.

We don't tolerate swearing, and reserve the right to remove any posts which we feel may offend others... let's keep it friendly!