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Margarita

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Well, thats the funny thing about "real" freedom. It allows you to name yourself AND have an opinion about someone elses name. You got a point but if someone chooses a name that doesn't suit them it isn't going to play out for them.
Of course you can have an opinion about someone else's name.. it's pretty much impossible not to. :p I was talking about the generalisation "it's stupid to give yourself a nickname", which they are also entitled to. Kinda wanted to put it out there so people reading the thread realized that not everyone thought it was dumb. Even among those who claim to be accepting and open, there can be a lot of social pressure. Like if you.. -gasp- mention that you went to Starbucks the other day, you have to somehow justify it, by explaining that your coffee grounds got stolen with the rest of your gear the day before, or something? Can't you just say you had a couple bucks you were willing to drop on overpriced coffee? Can't you pick your own name without people calling you a dumbass for nicknaming yourself?

Now, I prefer nicknames given to people, because they are usually more accurate, at least in describing the person's exterior self and actions. People see themselves differently than they see others. So a name they pick might be meaningful to them and no one else. Or it could be completely wrong for them, in which case, someone should give them a real moniker.
 
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hutchie

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OHk. Now I follow. True that. I've never been to a Starbucks but I'll spend stamps on a fuckin Ben and Jerrys. I'm fat. I get what you are driving at though. Splitting hairs about principles makes one miss the entire point. I guess sorta similar to what happens with religion.
 

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One of my favorites was this guy I met in NOLA; and later in Pensacola, who went by "Nope". he always explained it as "Nope, as in, 'you gonna tell me your real name, boy?!' "
 

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Cant bring myself to read through this whole thread, but in case no one has mentioned schwilly, one of the most generic over used crap names I have heard for years.
I always introduce myself as Kyle. I use the SN Cardboard because a lot of people know me that way, a nickname I have had for almost 7 years, kind of started as a joke (about me being homeless), but stuck. I am also known to some people as "eyebrow" since I have the word Eyebrow tattooed on my eyebrow (how many times can I say eyebrow in one sentence..?)
 
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My username is yes after the state im from, but on the road i go by blu or blue for the literate freaks. who gives a shit what their name is theres prolly a story behind it. sometimes its not just about kids trying to sound cool i also go by forest . because the woods or a central place to my existence fuck you if you get pissy at someone having a wierd name. nothin wrong with not liking it but when you get all pissy .
Ay were we in OB together last year... There was a kid there named Forrest used to loan me money in the moanin if I had the shakes to bad to get up and grind.... Bad ass kid he was....
 

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only one nickname has ever been given to me... i guess im kinda un-nickname-able in a sense. but i used to go to this kids house all the time and his biker dad called me "free spirit". i prefer my real name, jessica. it fits i dunno.
 
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I've gone by some pretty silly shit but thats the whole fun of it.... but I mean seriously my given names Mike... Every 3rd person I meets named Mike.... just kinda gets boring.. Capn Coon Cock, or Land Pirate would be some of the better uns...
 

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wow, how ambitious. I would think that all the effort you spend harassing people on the internet could really be better spent getting a fucking life. Starbucks squatter, ha.
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Shoeshine, Black Izzo, Professor X, Laps Man T. Then their was meth mouth who I ran into a couple times outside of Colorado Springs, I think they found him dead but don't much know-- prob from meth.
 

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Some kids tried stick the name "stilts" on me during a night of heavy drinking. (cause i'm 7 feet tall) But became incoherent to my own name later that night.
 

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