Wednesday, October 11, 2017

What's in a name?

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If you see someone named Dick, do you make penis jokes?
If you see someone named Gaylord, do you make fag jokes?
If you see someone named Pussy, do you try to fuck or fingerbang them?
My God, some of the names I see while I wander Second Life... and you think mine is strange?
But do I give them shit for it?

Let me explain my name... I own the domain, and I hosted subdomains on it to pay off some bills I had back then.
I also ran a political blog, and I got the name "Mr. Crap" from the local media.
It just kinda stuck, I guess.

This is what's in my profile picks:
"Why did you choose that name?" "Mariner was the best last name available then."
As my creator turned my key for the first time, he cut his hand on my chassis and shouted "CRAP!"
I thought he was saying my name.
It's okay to say my name. But if you have a problem with it,  my keyword alerts just key to "Crap" so I may not notice you talking to me.
Also, just because it's my name, doesn't mean it's an invitation to give me crap about it. And I certainly won't take it from you. Or, for that matter, sling it back.
Namecalling is far, far too cheap and easy.
Here's my keyword alert list:
Crap, rcm, RCM, crap, rcrap, Rcrap, RCrap

(I assume that people who use CRAP in all caps are either really pissed off at something or pissed off at me, so I don't want to know.)

And now, the questions:

  • How did you choose your name?
  • And what name would you choose now if you could do it all over again?
  • Or... have you started all over again with an alt just to get a fresh name?

If you want to bend this towards the bigger picture...

  • Why did you give your dance troupe that name?


  1. Where you given that name? selected it..Why?I will take a selected that name cause it was funny and or you wanted to provoke confrontation and debate..My name...came about from my awesome lack of ability to spell..i was thinking of the fishing real Daiwa and spelled it yes ..i cant even spell my own name.
    Selecting names,titles,are difficult.Trying to select one that hasent been used can be close to impossible and your forced to make one nara1..(sorry honey) lol i think in some cases people just create the first name that is excepted just to create a acc to see whats there and then end up staying and wishing they had picked a better name before they got so invested with the one they did i getting off topic.. anyways ill stop here

  2. My original name was PocketPusssy Bikergrrl which was created as a gag avatar and a poke at an ex-BF. Don't ask, you don't want to know, haha.... My av was big, fat, flat-chested, flat-butt, bald and had a newbie skin. She dressed in a too-small tank top and cami pants and battle boots. Then I put her in silks, took her to Gor, and went around begging Masters to *open* me. They would gape in horror. I got killed a lot. But it was soooooooooooo funny. Then one day, a friend sold me to a Master as a joke... I thought he'd run screaming, but he decided to keep me. Said the only thing he wanted me to change was to get hair. He didn't mind me being fat. He liked big girls. I knew he was not like most men.

    He is now my RL husband. Anyway, I started dancing in Gor because he loved it and I enjoyed making him happy. I changed my av and made her more attractive because, I told him I wanted to look on the outside how he made me feel on the inside. Then I started dancing mainstream. And I hated my name cause well it was not a very nice name for someone who danced for the public. I offered to pay to have my name changed but Linden Lab would not allow it.

    Then I got lucky. I made someone angry and they reported me for having an obscene name. LL said I had to change it. I jumped for joy. I changed it to Babypea because he called me Baby and I loved the name a friend had, Mompea, it was so cute, and she said I could be Babypea. I included the SL family last name Von Phoenix because I thought I was going to have to become a "Resident" for my last name. Von is from my RL husband's original family name, and Phoenix because the phoenix has sentimental meaning to us. It turned out, LL let me keep my former last name of Bikergrrl. So now I have this really long name that I detest having to type out.

    I named our dance troupe Elysium cause that is a heaven or final resting place for heroes and the virtuous, the brave. I just love the name and thought the meaning was beautiful, being that the stage is an Elysium of sorts. Well, to me it is.