How did you choose your user name?

Amy R.
on 3/1/18 5:00 am

Quick question. How did you choose your user name here on OH?

I pretty much try to avoid having to pick one. Obviously I'm not very creative (Amy R.!). But I want to join a new-to-me forum and that group requires a pseudonym or pen name. If you have one, how did you come up with it?

Such a stupid question I know, but I need help! Thoughts? Anybody?

on 3/1/18 5:12 am
VSG on 11/19/14

Mine is rather boring - My last name is Duffy - many friends call me Duff or Duffman and my hockey number was 27. Theduffman27

HW - 299 , Consult day weight - 277, Day of surgery - 259, LW - 178, CW - 207

Amy R.
on 3/1/18 12:48 pm

Ha! I had always figured yours was a reference to Duff Beer and the Simpsons!

on 3/2/18 7:52 am
VSG on 11/19/14

LOL.....I do like the simpsons.....

HW - 299 , Consult day weight - 277, Day of surgery - 259, LW - 178, CW - 207

on 3/1/18 5:47 am
RNY on 06/03/15

I love cats, and my favorite number is 7. Ta da!

RNY 06/03/15 by Michael Garren (Madison, WI)

Plastic Surgery 08/10/18 and 12/07/18 by Lawrence Zachary (Chicago, IL)

Oxford Comma Hag
on 3/1/18 5:51 am

My enduring love for, admiration of, and devotion to the Oxford comma. Also, I think it is kind of fun to have an oddball name.

I fight badgers with spoons.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255

Gwen M.
on 3/1/18 6:04 am
VSG on 03/13/14

Gwen is a childhood nickname that my best friend's dad gave me. I called on the phone once and he answered. He said, "Is this [real name]?" And I replied, snarkily, "No, it's her evil twin." And, without missing a beat, he called to my friend, "Hey! Gwendolyn is on the phone for you!"

And.. it sort of stuck. So I've used it as my online handle for forever.

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 41 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

TrendWeight | Food Blog (sort of functional) | Journal (down for maintenance)

Citizen (USA & Brit) Kim
on 3/1/18 6:38 am - Castle Rock, CO

My original name was Britkim, because I'm British and my name is Kim - who knew I could be so innovative? My account was deleted for about 18 months - some older members may remember the mass deletions and the bolthole Quix.

Opened a new account as Singirl, because I was at that time living in Singapore, later changed to SinKim as OH became friendlier and less doxxy.

Became Citizen Kim in 2014, when I became a citizen of the USA!

Proud Feminist, Atheist, LGBT friend, and Democratic Socialist

Amy R.
on 3/1/18 12:50 pm

I've wondered about that a couple of times, because I thought I had remembered you as being SinKim. Thanks for the confirmation, lol. One less thought that needs to be stored in my brain.....

on 3/1/18 6:44 am - OK
RNY on 05/16/16

My family always calls me Pammy... I liked the ie better than the y... and my middle name is Anne...

I've used it for most of my 'online life' so if you see a pammieanne on another board, there's a strong chance it's me! LOL

Height 5'5" HW 260 SW 251 CW 141.6 (2/27/18)

RNY 5-16-16 Pre-Op 9lbs, M1-18.5lbs, M2-18.1lbs, M3-14.8lbs, M4-10.4lbs, M5-9.2lbs, M6-7lbs, M7-6.2lbs, M8-8.8lbs,M9-7.8lbs, M10-1 lb, M11-.6lbs, M12-4.4lbs