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Where did your username come from?

I do not know if this has been asked or not, but I haven't seen it before so I wanted to put it out there. Not only for a reason to put my explanation out there but also to allow others to chime in. The question is in the title. How did you come up with your username?

My friend who I told my username too shortly after I joined the site was also curious. He immediately thought it was from the movie "Hunger Games". Nice guess, but not quite. I needed a new username because of some issues I had with stalkers on my old one. So when I was signing up for this site, I looked on my desk to see if I could come up with something.

Now I want to preface this with saying, I am not a heavy drinker! I maybe have a drink on the weekends and that is it. I can only drink harder liquors as beer just doesn't taste good. I recently found a brand of cinnamon flavored whiskey. It was called Fireball. I bet you already figured it out.

I had a glass of it on my desk, and thought "cinnafire". And so began my new identity.

What about you?

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FourWalls wrote on March 16, 2015, 11:25 PM

My favorite singer of all time is Jim Reeves. In 1957 his hit "Four Walls" crossed over and became a huge hit in both country and pop fields. The song is generally considered by most country music historians to be the song that launched "the Nashville sound." So....I'm Four Walls.

valmnz wrote on March 16, 2015, 11:34 PM

That's a pretty good explanation, I like that one. Mine is pretty straightforward, I'm Val Mills from New Zealand. Not terribly original but it has served me well for years.

allen0187 wrote on March 17, 2015, 12:33 AM

I actually wrote a post about the origin of my handle name. Long story short, allen0187 is my first name and the 187 is the number of girlfriends that I had and 0 for the number of girls who knew at that time that they were my girlfriends. LOL! 187 is actually the police code for murder. Yup, I'm a Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg fan.

BarbRad wrote on March 17, 2015, 2:23 AM

My story isn't quite as dramatic. BarbRad is a nickname my son"s friends gave me when "rad" was a cool term. Since it's also the first syllable of my last name, so it's easy to figure out why I use it now. It always reminds me of my son, too.

Hollyhocks100 wrote on March 17, 2015, 8:18 AM

My pseudonym on the first site I joined is bac2basics, because I kicked off my online writing with frugal ideas and money saving tips. When I moved on to bubblews I didn´t think you could keep the same name so became Hollyhocks100 just because I wracked my brain until it ached, and then looked through my photo´s and saw a lovely picture I had taken of Hollyhocks in my garden.

wolfgirl569 wrote on March 17, 2015, 8:57 AM

I love cinnamon schnaps and fire water. I used to own a wolf and that is when I started using mine. She lived to be almost 13 before I lost her.

AliCanary wrote on March 17, 2015, 9:07 AM

I think it's a cool name! I also did think it was from Hunger Games, but Cinna was a great character. Mine takes a LOT of explanation--in fact, I had to write THREE whole posts to explain it. If it's okay to put a link, here is the first part: :

AliCanary wrote on March 17, 2015, 9:10 AM

Murder was the case! I wondered if that were the connection, but that kind of thing is hard to ask, lol. I also guessed that you could have been born in January of 1987.

AliCanary wrote on March 17, 2015, 9:12 AM

I already knew you were cool, but oh my god. A wolf!

cinnafire wrote on March 17, 2015, 9:37 AM

Don't fix what isn't broken right? :)

cinnafire wrote on March 17, 2015, 9:37 AM

Sounds like a good reason. I don't think I could narrow down a single song to base a name off of. There are so many :)

cinnafire wrote on March 17, 2015, 9:40 AM

I like some of the Dr Dre and Snoop songs. They have some good beats (no, not the headphones LOL)

cinnafire wrote on March 17, 2015, 9:41 AM

That's awesome. A dedication of sorts. Good idea.

cinnafire wrote on March 17, 2015, 9:42 AM

Very similar to the way I came up with my name. Look around and see what you can use LOL.

cinnafire wrote on March 17, 2015, 9:45 AM

An actual wolf? That sounds awesome. What kind? I don't think I know anyone with a wolf as a pet.

cinnafire wrote on March 17, 2015, 9:51 AM

Thank you :) Not too bad for coming up with it last minute. Posting a link works for me, why repeat what you have already written right?

luisga814 wrote on March 17, 2015, 10:50 AM

My username came from my firstname followed by the initial of my middle name and surname and to complete my username it follows my birthday.

wolfgirl569 wrote on March 17, 2015, 4:05 PM

She was a cross of timber and mckenzie which can be hard to find now. With just a little bit of husky thrown in. They are very smart and not always easy to live with but I have thought about getting another one someday.

allen0187 wrote on March 17, 2015, 8:01 PM

That is the case AliCanary !!! LOL!

Dr. Dre and Snoop dogg tell teh truth in their songs cinnafire ... gospel truth!

Last Edited: March 17, 2015, 8:01 PM