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Writer's Block: The name game

What's the origin of your username? If you could change it to anything else, would you, and what would it be?


I love this question, because it has such a geeky answer!

I used to use "Bon Mothma," and still do some places. It's a mix of my name and Mon Mothma from Star Wars (who had short, red hair, and so did I).

It took me a bit to come up with a "Lord Of the Rings"-based name that I felt was uniquely mine, but finally, I realized something.

My mom's ancestry is Finnish and Welsh, and any Ringer knows that Finnish and Welsh are the languages that Tolkien used to write his Elvish languages of Quenya and Sindarin.

So my mother is an Elf. And I am Half-Elven. ;)

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samson79
Jan. 31st, 2011 02:51 pm (UTC)
i had to laugh at that too

mine is quite boring but here you go:
samson is one of my favourite songs from regina spektor (van introduced me to her :))
and yup 79 is my birthyear which makes me *gasp* 31! (32 in nov.) the more excitingversion of my screenname is the act that a friend told me that samson is also the name of a very large dildo hahaha i swear i didn't know LOL!
samson79
Jan. 31st, 2011 02:51 pm (UTC)
*i meant fact not act :)
bonnie_halfelvn
Jan. 31st, 2011 05:46 pm (UTC)
That's pretty funny!
samson79
Jan. 31st, 2011 09:07 pm (UTC)
btw i love LOTR so you can't go wrong there!
dreamer_98
Jan. 31st, 2011 07:41 pm (UTC)
Very cool! I always wondered why you had chosen that name. I wish I were more creative in coming up with screen names, lol.
bonnie_halfelvn
Feb. 1st, 2011 12:16 am (UTC)
Well, you did manage to pick a popular one in "Amazon Princess." ;)
belluthien
Jan. 31st, 2011 09:10 pm (UTC)
I've always loved your name. Yours was one of the names that really struck me at the Yahoo LOTR Costume group. I could never forget you, and this was obviously before we met.

It's even better knowing the origin. I remember you mentioning this before, and thinking, wow, cool!
:-)
y

eta: Maybe we should get a picture of us posing like my icon at ALEP II. (I have better hair for this dress now. LOL!)
belluthien
Jan. 31st, 2011 09:11 pm (UTC)
Funny how it is, I already see you with me in that photo.
y
bonnie_halfelvn
Feb. 1st, 2011 12:20 am (UTC)
I remember going through all the Galadriel-related names: lady of light, etc., and thinking, "no, someone else is already using that," or "too generic." Although people identify me as Galadriel, it felt good to find a name that I identified with myself instead.

I would LOVE to have that picture!
wicked_swann
Feb. 1st, 2011 01:29 am (UTC)
LOL, Bon Mothma. I've been using Qui-Blonde Cinn for my Jedi name... same concept.
bonnie_halfelvn
Feb. 1st, 2011 01:35 am (UTC)
Very nice. And do you know my friend, queen_mamidala, who was pregnant when "The Phantom Menace" came out? ;)

Edited at 2011-02-01 01:36 am (UTC)
wicked_swann
Feb. 1st, 2011 01:38 am (UTC)
LOL, no I don't.
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