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  Reply # 1145723 2-Oct-2014 16:01
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xontech: My GZ nick isn't the one I usually use - Jazzy, which is in reference to an 90's DJ's name that some of my friends call me.
And actually I don't use that one online much, to common it seems as it is almost always taken, so often I use yzzaJ

edit: wrong decade.....


So how did the GZ one come to be? :)

Loving the stories behind the names in this thread, thanks OP!

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  Reply # 1145725 2-Oct-2014 16:04
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xontech: I think SaltyNZ has an interesting background to his nick, wanna share? tongue-out


maybe we can start guessing? 





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  Reply # 1145744 2-Oct-2014 16:16
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PhantomNVD:
xontech: My GZ nick isn't the one I usually use - Jazzy, which is in reference to an 90's DJ's name that some of my friends call me.
And actually I don't use that one online much, to common it seems as it is almost always taken, so often I use yzzaJ

edit: wrong decade.....


So how did the GZ one come to be? :)



It is the name of my company. I had been a long time GZ lurker and when the whim to sign up came along my creative abilities left in equal amounts....

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  Reply # 1145747 2-Oct-2014 16:20
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nakedmolerat:
xontech: I think SaltyNZ has an interesting background to his nick, wanna share? tongue-out


maybe we can start guessing? 


Lol, anyone heard of a "sout peel" here? :D

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  Reply # 1145749 2-Oct-2014 16:24
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I picked BlueShift yonks ago from the astronomical term, its the opposite of a redshift, and refers to the shift in the colour of an object if it is moving towards you fast enough - the colour will shift towards the blue end of the spectrum. Its the light equivalent of the Doppler effect. I went with Blueshift over Redshift for its connotations of getting closer rather than retreating.
During election years I often have to point out the total lack of political meaning behind the handle.
In spots, such as Twitter, where BlueShift is taken I generally go with BlueShiftNZ.
There's at least one other blueshift knocking around NZ, selling cheapo MP3 players and such on Trademe - that ain't me.



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  Reply # 1145999 2-Oct-2014 20:12
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PhantomNVD:
xontech: My GZ nick isn't the one I usually use - Jazzy, which is in reference to an 90's DJ's name that some of my friends call me.
And actually I don't use that one online much, to common it seems as it is almost always taken, so often I use yzzaJ

edit: wrong decade.....


So how did the GZ one come to be? :)

Loving the stories behind the names in this thread, thanks OP!


Yes very interesting to hear where everybody's names came from , thanks everybody for letting us know your origins.




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  Reply # 1146796 3-Oct-2014 17:01
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Many years ago I stayed with a family. They had a very cute two year-old who kept calling me rikkitikkitavi. I think it is a character in a Kipling story but I may be thinking of something else. Anyway, much later I needed a handle and rikkitic popped into my head. Such it has been ever since.

 





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  Reply # 1147231 4-Oct-2014 15:17
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PhantomNVD:
nakedmolerat:
xontech: I think SaltyNZ has an interesting background to his nick, wanna share? tongue-out


maybe we can start guessing? 


Lol, anyone heard of a "sout peel" here? :D


I'd correct your spelling but nooooo... lmao!




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  Reply # 1147299 4-Oct-2014 18:21
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Before I got interested in computers I used to work in radio. I played a lot of kiwi rock music so I just put that in with an underscore as my username for a lot of things. So far it's stuck since about 1997.

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  Reply # 1147555 5-Oct-2014 11:38
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johntynz

started as jonty - from the workplace after catching objects throw at me by a South African cricket fan
used in online gaming as jonty_rhodes, was advised by net cafe that it should be jonty_n00b ( catching bullets in CounterStrike)
somewhere it picked up the H in it to make it sound more kiwi, then of course as I got better shortened to Johnty, and added the nz to make it know like many that i'm from NZ.

other alias's used, nkrypt (encrypt), Kurse (avengers series).

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  Reply # 1154201 15-Oct-2014 10:31
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Late to the party, but I've been hanging around the GZ forum long enough...

Jonski comes from an old school nickname. I'm Jon, and I like to ski. I'm not Russian and it's not pronounced Yonski. My skiing days are probably over after a major knee-exploding skiing accident followed by helicopter evac and extensive repacking/rebuilding. Sigh.

My main school nickname will never be divulged however.

I've also used Billabong Jon, because I had a cool (for the 80s) pair of Billabong surf shorts that I wore more often than appropriate.






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  Reply # 1154296 15-Oct-2014 11:22
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I collect stamps.
One of the earliest NZ stamp issues shows a portrait of Queen Victoria viewed from the side.
These stamps are called "sideface queens"or "sidefaces".






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  Reply # 1154315 15-Oct-2014 11:43
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I was playing an 80's computer game with my brother and had to fill in a name that was no more than 4 characters.
Later I capitalised the L because it looked cooler.




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  Reply # 1154335 15-Oct-2014 12:11
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I just picked the one I liked most from the NATO Phonetic Alphabet list as I used to do a bit of flying long time back and I like using those Alphabets.  

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  Reply # 1157585 18-Oct-2014 19:33
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Mine is from my uni days as in a username. 

Tied to my personality.  I'm not a type that seeks stability ie a job, a wife and get married and retire etc.  I'm very independent person and doesn't worry much, loves to travel to foreign non English speaking countries away from hotels and tours and the like, prefer contract jobs over permanent.  Have retrained also and took a few yrs off work.  I enjoy the learing and experiencing aspects of things that are authentic ie the local ways of life in travelling and at home where I don't get too involved into the latest and greatest things.  At the end of the day things in the store are simply to make a profit.  Very few of them are essential. 

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