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What's The Philosophy Behind Your Username?

Some user names are simple, few are complex while others are confusing. With some names you immediately have an idea of where its comming from others simply throw you off balance and you begin to wonder "what's the philosophy behind that name".

Yorubas talk say "ile la'wo k'ato s'omo l'oruko", As you shed light on your username, you may wish to mention others and guess the idea behind it.

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Thanks Monshege, so I pass small. Abeg don't wait until I land a tough one, suggest some usernames and everyone who stops by can try to decode at some point we could invite (by fire or by force) the owner of the username to do justice to it.

Thanks for your contribution.

Hugoboi where are you? Are you all about Hugo (borrowed identity) or there's more to your name?

Everyone what's your position on ThiefOfHearts, Lalaboi, Hugoboi, Wormedup?

ThiefOfHearts, we are still waiting for your version.

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lol, thats quite funny. i sure hope your spit hasnt dried on the ground yet else, will happen to me. reminds me of the threats i used to hear as a kid, especially when an adult in the village sends you on an errand and need you to be quick about it. this your game of name finding seems interesting, i might just join you in the parade, when you get a tough one, holler at moi so i can help in the research process. as for the name, the story behind it is quite unusual and unique because it is way out of any suggestion most people can come up with, but for the sake of time and propriety, we shall settle for it having a combination of naija vs french roots

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Monshege,

I'll be waiting; I spat on the floor, if it dries up before your response that means it's stolen identity. Anyway, I understand when you say everything is borrowed:

Grammar - na borrow, pidgin - na original of borrowed. We throway tribal marks come borrow tattoo, we trash pako (chewing stick) come borrow toothbrush/toothpaste, we condemn laali come adopt nail paint so tay some people throway dem name carry ori olori follow body.

I understand but that's not all we are all about, ghana must go na original; Louis Vuitton sef adopt am. Ikoko onirin na original, nothing cooks jollof better. Molue na original, u no fit see am anywhere else. Isale Eko na original; the communal life is worth researching. Idumota, Aba market, oyingbo; everyday brings new thrills. Our hospitality is original even if area boy go ask for egunje dem go still help you push your car.

I'm waiting.

Welcome Hugoboi. Are you all about Hugo (borrowed identity) or their's more to your name?

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i think i will settle for "borrowed identity" but then again, what in this world is not borrowed. always loved the name ever since i heard it, i will let yu know the concept behind it later

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Now I have a problem with that, Monshege.

If you don't know the right answer, saying someone is wrong becomes an assumption. You'll need to crack your head to figure out what your username is all about otherwise it becomes a borrowed (or stolen) identity. Oh maybe you simply don't want to share it.

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nite angel,

thanks for your input. you are doing good by your interpretation of the usernames, for mine, you were way off but thats aiight, cos even "moi" dont know the meaning behind it

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Monshege.

Your name comes across as man shege from man Segun from Mr Segun. The mon part could be from local yoruba dailaect or could be an interest in French (mon). It could also be shege as in hausa exclamation. I'm not privy to your tribe but it could be mon-se-shege.

Its a username that's not immediately apparent. Please throw some light on it and bring up other interesting usernames you come across.

Gals and guys; this is not just about me; you could give me the hard job of breaking the ice but we all need to contribute, that way we can keep it flowing, thanks for the interesting discussion so far.

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Oops! I guess I got more than I asked for. Okay lets start with ThiefOfHearts.

Literally she steals people's hearts, do a lot of show off only to give you the 6-inch nail. If we move away from the literal or immediate translation, we could take about the game known as Thief. But even as a game we see someone who is playing pranks, being witty etc all to get you to lose. There's also a 1984 film by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer known as Thief of Hearts; I'll try to watch to really get the flow but the plot brif says its about a woman who got bored with her marriage and began a worthwhile affair. There's also a book by Katherine Stone with that title. Her user name could be from either the film or book.

If its from either the film or book then she probably loves literary works and that supports the fact that she's intelligent enough to play games with the minds of silly unassuming men.

End of story, ThiefOfHearts, what's your take on this? Wormedup, if my version aint right throw some light on your username and the name of others we have discussed.

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hmmm!!! philo sooophi!

well i dnt av philosofi na physics and chemistry i get behind my name!

well u all knw lala! and u all knw boi!

bad minds

jus 4lo dis names

my name is femi----femo---femola---femolala----lala---lalaboi!

and nt janja mahn! se ti gbo?

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Out of Busola came busy', i luv gettin busy

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What do you think?

Ask question with double barrel question, isn't that a 9ja thing to do?

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@ Niteangel

are u a psychologist or sumtin

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How could I have forgotten that wormed up could (and with all the encyclopedia on display) mean book-wormedup, acada campus; all books and no play,

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Wormedup,

Sorry, about the Kirikiri stuff. Of course I know great people live there but tell me when you here Kirikiri or Mushin Olosa, what is the first thought that cross your mind?

I am not a professor in decoding usernames. We should bring up names we’ve come across and try to make meaning of it.

Wormedup is somewhat strange it may have been written backwards or scrambled but I could give some insight if I break it up to any of the following “wordup” “worm” “up” “warm” but in all these the worm double-faced (sly) definition is what just keeps rearing its head. Some refer to their joystick as worm while others refer to their hair as worm. Some use it to refer to outcasts or uncircumcised folks while others use it in the sense of subtle, sluggish and/or pitiable. It is also used in the sense of being filled with gas hence needing some de-worming.

This is my attempt at making meaning of your username within the limits of my knowledge so simply lead us to the correct meaning.

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Blow,

I bet there's a lot in a name, try going by "Anini" or "Judas" or "Jaguda" and you'd see how well people will relate to you.

ThiefOfHearts,

Thanks for letting us know Mr Mayor will win a council seat if he signs on.

Do you mind giving us insight into your username; after all Mr Mayor is willing to pay for his stolen heart

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Hmmm ! so this nickname has so many connotations

I like the last meaning sha

Anyway what is in a name?

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Thanks. Blow can really mean different things to different people.

Blow - Someone who responds with a punch in an argument.

Blow - From b-job (you don't need the meaning if you are a minor).

Blow - Someone who plays or blow wind instruments.

Blow - Someone who often blows nose

Blow - Someone who cool others down

I bet you exhibit one of the positive traits above.

Hi gals/guys, lets have insight into your username.

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Short form of owoblow

My loved ones (what I called trusted friends) prefer

to call me Blow.

I didnt like it before but they used it anyway,

After sometime I found it to be endearing,

And it has become an household name in my community

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I would never have linked it to a film, my guess was that its from "Mayowa", a yoruba name which often ends up with Mayo or Mayor as nickname. Another guess I had was that you have your eyes on the the city government. I'll look up the film to find out if the horse is cheerful or stubborn. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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MR-MAYOR.

I got this name from the movie "Return Of The Sabbata" by Lee Van Cliff. There was horse called Mrmayor in the movie.I like the name so much that I used it as my User name for my first email address way back in 1997.

I think its actually a cool unique name not common,

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If you're really saintly then that makes it simple but supposing people think the saint part is just a cover up?

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u can easily guess the meaning behind my username 'saintsam'.Its very simple

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Mine is my name and surname. Its actually my default user name so I dont forget what I used to register on any of the many online forums I subscribe to.

I actually tried to change it but couldnt so I just created another ID to reflect my wild side.

Kind of like a Dr Hyde and Jekyl thing

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My is very easy to get, my friend call me emdy and the last three letter from my name and my surname are emd and ion, so i add them together.lol

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troll_%28Internet%29

That is all.

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Chriatiana appear simple but is there any other "mystery" attached to the name?

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Angels are spirit beings. They guide and counsel us. We may not feel their presence during the day because of the hustle and bustle of life but we sense their presence during not just the night but dark times of our lives.

A friend in deed will be true to you and will be there in time of need. The name appeals to me because I counsel and my life has benefited from great counsel from friends and angels.

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cause we have diff types of nite Angel

may be u can explain more better the one u belong to.

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what is nite angel talking about?

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Apart from that, names mean different things to different people especially in reference to language, take “edobabe” a babe from edo but how would this be translated by a Yoruba speaking guy. “Thiefof Heart” posts mails that lead others to lash and curse and you wonder dem thief her heart abi she wan thief person heart and “Mamaput”… her posts fits the name perfectly… you get the measure you ask for… leave out the phishing business and keep this going if you will.

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Phishing ke! But why? Na username we dey talk no be password. I don’t think there’s a big deal with the usernames. It just amazes me that as complex as some usernames are the profiles give a direct info. If you want to be anonymous be anonymous, what’s the sense in coining a pseudo name when your picture, name and web link gives out your identity. My opinion…

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Even if it's a simple name it's better to let people guess and then decode.

I know that literally Phoenix could come from different ideas:

State capital and largest city in Arizona that is today reaping the benefits of irrigation.

Operating system

Mass producer of PC

So my guess is you either live in or like Arizona or you are into I.T. or,

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That's 9ja for you, answering question with question. Anyway, I was expecting that. It's a simple name and can be literally translated.

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, in life you'd always find people who rock your boat so if you can deal with Sharetroll then you can handle some real life argument.

Everyone will not always see things from your side of the mirror.

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