How did you pick username?

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  1. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    Just for fun...how did you choose your name here on atoz?

    Mine is a family nickname :)
     
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  3. a2z

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    I think mine is obvious.
     
  4. MrsC

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    My last name starts with "C"--I'm not very original.
     
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    MissScrimmage Aficionado

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    Mine is from Gordon Korman's MacDonald Hall series. Miss Scrimmage runs the finishing school for ladies, which is across the highway from the all-boys boarding school, MacDonald Hall. I loved these books in middle school and when I re-read them, they are still really funny. I don't think I'm at all like zany Miss Scrimmage, but I love her character.
     
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    ms.irene Connoisseur

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    Mine is based on a mispronunciation of my first name that I often heard when I was living abroad :)
     
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  7. geoteacher

    geoteacher Habitué

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    Guess what I teach?
     
  8. Backroads

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    Shakespeare
     
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    Backroads Aficionado

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    It's been the more-or-less universal internet handle of my adult life.

    To give greater background, I am the sort that truly does love to road trip through random old highways and roads to little towns.
     
  10. Zelda~*

    Zelda~* Devotee

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    Video game fan. How can one not adore a character who is the bearer of the Triforce of Wisdom? :D
     
  11. Ima Teacher

    Ima Teacher Maven

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    When I taught high school 25 years ago, there were always some random names on the absentee list. One was “Student, Ima”. I remembered that and chose “Ima Teacher” when I first started on teacher rooms. I am Ima Teacher on every chat room I frequent now or have ever visited.
     
  12. ChildWhisperer

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    One of my coworkers at the last school I taught at in my hometown started calling me a "child whisperer" because my class was just so good. So smart, well-behaved, kind, helpful, just all around amazing angels. ANGELS, I TELL YA.
    I really can't take all the credit though.
    I just got really lucky that year with an amazing group of kids. I joined this forum right after that class I think. I have to look at dates.
     
  13. CharRMS

    CharRMS Companion

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    Mine is my nickname and school initials.
     
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    Could be geometry or geography so it's not a dead giveaway. Heck, possibly even geology (earth science...)

    Anyway mine is loosely based on my initials.
     
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    I chose Joyful! because I choose to find the joy in teaching year after year despite the challenges. I feel joyful that I have been so blessed!
     
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    Childhood nickname
     
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    I thought it was about the most common name I could think of... in hindsight, I might have picked John Smith.
     
  18. readingrules12

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    One of my largest goals each year is to help children fall in love with reading. I still believe that books can lead us to so many wonderful places. That is how I decided the name readingrules. The number 12 was fairly random.
     
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    I figured out it would help my students if I said my name rhymes with Camel and 13 is the year I got married.
     
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    Your name is adorable. That was the name of my baby cat! He was called Zaza. :heart:
     
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    I was 14 when I fell in love with the idea of studying English Literature as a career. My English teachers in high school used to love my writing, and they used to call me "Little Shakespeare." It stuck with me all these years.
     

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