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We come across some real interesting and unusual or funny names out there in geocaching land. I finally met Boners Mom, and Craziest Cat Lady, but haven't connected with Turd Hustlers yet. Invariably, I get the chance to find out the story behind the caching name over time, but I thought it might be fun to get the scoop here in the interest of getting to know our fellow cachers.

 

My caching name, KeyResults, stems from a international time management firm in Denmark that used the term on me while I was living in Europe in the late 80's and early 90's. I liked the term and used it several times in business. Ultimately I would make it my geocaching name. abbreviating to KR on nano logs.

 

So, what's the story behind your geocaching name? I can't wait to hear the *real* scoop behind Baytown Bert or Rich and Lola ;)

 

 

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MedTexPlacer = Meadows Place Texas where I live. I started learning to cache by finding small LH = Lunch Hour caches by MoTexOutlaw = Ben Outlaw from Missouri and Texas currently living in Missouri. 

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GSGuru - GS Guru, Girl Scout Guru. I am an adult Girl Scout Outdoor Trainer and started using GSGuru when I still had girls in my troop. I sign GSG on nano logs (and some big logs if I am lazy!!)

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There was an old thread about this very subject... many many moons ago

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Mine is simple. ClanStan = Clan Stanford (last name Stanford). I wanted StanClan but it was taken by an absent cacher (several years) and I couldnt get GC.com to release it.

 

My wife caches with me most of the time, Her name is Alicia and Mine is Gregg. I floated the idea of GAS for Gregg Alice Stanford (fits nice on a nano log as well) and she gave me that look of REALLY!!! when they get to know you they will name you that anyway. Funny I keep learning what "I Do" really means after 30 years.

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I use "Jhawk" or some form of it for just about everything I do online. I get asked alot if I'm a Kansas City fan. In truth, I just like hawks and my name is Jen. When the internet first got going and I was trying to sign on to AOL (gawd, that brings back memories of slooooooooow dial up and not being able to use the phone while online) I came up with Jhawk. Kinda boring but I make up for it elsewhere. LOL  :cheers:

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Mine is simple. ClanStan = Clan Stanford (last name Stanford). I wanted StanClan but it was taken by an absent cacher (several years) and I couldnt get GC.com to release it.

 

My wife caches with me most of the time, Her name is Alicia and Mine is Gregg. I floated the idea of GAS for Gregg Alice Stanford (fits nice on a nano log as well) and she gave me that look of REALLY!!! when they get to know you they will name you that anyway. Funny I keep learning what "I Do" really means after 30 years.

 

Well I thought your name was Stan. I'm just going to call you that. Although I liked the GAS idea myself. LOL

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My wife was trying out various names when she was logging on for the first time, and everything that she tried was taken.  She was getting frustrated when our ancient cat walked into the room.  The cat's name was Teal, so Tealcat it was.

 

We started caching and she would mention me in the logs as "TheNorman" and our three boys as the Normettes.  My last name is Norman, and in our branch of the family, I was the last male in the line, so following the lead of the Scottish clans, I became "The Norman".

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It was the first week of July 2001...Jan and I were touring Hampton Court Palace, a bit north of London, where some guy named Henry VIII used to live.

We were in the gift shop there when... once again... for some strange reason she told me to behave and that I was incorrigible.

She then picked up a jar labeled "The Devils Mustard" and said "Since you cant or wont behave my name for you is....Mustard Devil :)

Started caching about 2 months later and the rest is history!

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There was an old thread about this very subject... many many moons ago

I actually did a cursory search assuming this had been covered before. I didn't see anything obvious. I suspect the board makeup has gone through a substantial refresh though so I didn't feel bad about refreshing the topic.

I would love to see a cross link reference to it though. Particularly if folks like Muddy Buddies and Houston Control have already answered the question. Besides it might help me know some of the now inactive or relocated names we see in older cache logs.

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Growing up, one of the nicknames given to me by friends was Frog. Later on in life, for some reason :notme: , friends came up with Brat. I ended up meeting a lovely girl later on who didn't think i was bratty at all. She just happens to like frogs and thought that fit me well. Of course, playing in the mud is one of my favorite things to do so i combined the two. Been using Mudfrog for different things ever since.

 

On nano logs, i thought about using initials but decided i'd better go with Mud instead. O0

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nothing too amazing about mine.... I have green eyes, therefore, I am green-eyed. 

 

powerdog02 got his name from our beloved retired racing greyhound named "kb's power plan" or power.  we often called him power dog.  the dog camped with us a few times and took some good hikes in state parks.  so after power passed away shortly before we started caching, he honored his friend with our nickname for the dog, plus his birthyear.

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In 1985, I was convicted of spraying / writing grafitti about the Houston Oilers on the side of the Astrodome, and I spent the next four years in a Texas prison learning how to pick up the soap with my toes. Seemed like a good enough moniker for a caching name, so I ran with it.

 

The truth is much less interesting than that. I got me one of them there college degrees in Teknical Kommunikations and spent several years as a teknical riter. When online forums and message boards started getting popular in the 90's, I needed a screen name, and it seemed like a lot of people used one that was a combination of where they lived and what they did for a living. Since I don't have many original ideas, I decided to follow suit. I never seemed to have any competition for that name when I needed a screen name, so I continued using it when I needed one. When I started caching, it was just too easy to stay in the same rut and not be original. Besides, booger was already taken.

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Is that the one you had in mind gsguru?

Not sure how I missed that but thanks for locating it. Sorry for duping the topic folks.

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Is that the one you had in mind gsguru?

Not sure how I missed that but thanks for locating it. Sorry for duping the topic folks.

 

There's a reference to an older story in that thread.  I think the search function only goes back around a year or so.

 

I had remembered answering the question before.

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I actually started the "amberita" name with creating an Instagram account as a play on my real name, Amber.

 

At that moment in time I was feeling very "Jimmy Buffet-like"...

 

"It's 5 o'clock somewhere"

"Margaritaville"

"Cheeseburger in Paradise"

 

...really just daydreaming of sunny, carefree days with a drink in my hand.

 

Plus, I like palindromic words and symmetry in general, so at first glance it appears symmetrical.

 

Of course plain "amberita" was taken, so the 13 just designates the year that I started.

 

PS: If anyone would like to create an amber-colored margarita in my honor I'd be very impressed!  :wub: 

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PS: If anyone would like to create an amber-colored margarita in my honor I'd be very impressed!  :wub: 

 

Seems as though that could be accomplished with just a smidgen of grenadine, huh? :)

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I have worked in the television and film production industry for 40 years.  In that time, I have worked with all types of clients and projects.   Around 1992, I was working with an ad agency from Milwaukee, WI.  I am pretty sure that we were working on a Miller Beer commercial or maybe it was the political commercials for George Bush Sr.  (Hard to tell the difference) .... anyway, the art director was struggling to communicate his idea.  Completely serious, he looked at me and said, "Just make it like my dream!".   Since that time, I have been weaving people's dreams together on a daily basis.  

 

Oh, and I am a native Texan.  I born in San Antonio and have lived in Bishop (south of Corpus Christi), Lubbock, Amhearst (west of Lubbock), Nacogdoches, Denton, Wichita Falls, Abilene, Beaumont, Houston, Sugar Land and Richmond.... and that is just the places in Texas.

 

So that is how you get Texas Dreamweaver.

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I am big into genealogy and my grandfather was born in Iceland. But, I wasn't named after him, his name was Thorolfur Una Krisfinnur Thorolfsson.It's a long story,

but coming thru Canadian customs, his last name was changed to be the same as his father's last name (Thorolfur Gudnason) So they kept the Gudnason name.

Confusing, huh ? I have been to Iceland twice and love it.

          My daughter came up with the name. And when they wanted split off and cache on their own I became; "One of the Texas Vikings", they became "Two of the

Texas Vikings" and my other daughter became "Two more of the Texas Vikings".

 

Rick    

    PS: The names change each generation in Iceland. My son's last name would be "Richardsson". My daughter's last name would be Richardsottir" and she would 

keep that when she married. So 4 people in a household, Mother, Father, Son and Daughter, they all have different last names ! hahaha Oh, phone books in Iceland

are listed alphabetically by first name, not last. So I would be in the phone book under "R" ! 

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Years back I really got sick of all the spam I got on my regular Email adress and at the time I was really into anything that had something to do with mountaineering & alpine climbing.

I got truly impressed with Reinhold Messner when I read his book about climbing the 14 tallest peaks in the world, and since the name 'Mt. Everest' seemed a little cheesy I picked 'Dhaulaghiri' with high hopes that it wouldn't be something the commercial spamming people would easily put on their list.... how naive I was ;)

The name has stuck with me ever since and I get a lot of questions about it, especially on the pronunciation part!

Last fall (2013) I finally had the chance to see my 'namesake' up close when we travelled to Nepal on our honeymoon, 20 miles was about as close as I got and probably will ever get to 'Dhaulaghiri'

My wife had her own account on geocaching.com for a little wile when we just met, but since she only caches with me around we've 'shared' my account ever since.

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From 2007 to 2012, my geocaching name was Mike M.  Very original, I know.  I only really geocached on boy scout campouts so the purpose of having the GC logon was just to search for caches close to where we camped or hiked.  I never started to log anything online until after I assisted Traveling Geek with the Geocaching Merit Badge (actually I think his son's did most of the teaching).  I decided then that if I was going to start logging caches online I would need a better handle.  

 

Since one of my other interests is fishing I decided to take the name of the knot that I have a lot of experience with on the fly rod.  The "wind knot" happens when the wind catches your line during a cast and ties it up in a knot.  Believe it or not, there was already a "windknot" on GC.com so I added the tilde marks before and after the name, a squiggly line which I think hints at the origin.

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