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Favorite CH user names

I know there's a long thread on how hounds picked their "e-lias", but if there is a comprehensive list of user names, I haven't been able to find it through searching the site.
Skimming an old thread today, I noticed a great handle: "Alimentary My Dear Watson".

What are your favorite CH names?

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  1. My favourite is "Chocolatessa".

    1. I like our goddesses, bermudagourmet and purple
      and Passadumkeg and his maple syrple.
      Susanna The Conqueress can kick some butt
      and jfood is an avuncular mutt.
      Kattyeyes must be a svelte looking feline
      and when tatamagouche blogs, I make a bee-line.
      Crank it up with a boom shaka laka
      and a slam-dunk for our Sam Fujisaka.

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      1. re: Veggo

        <<kattyeyes holds up a lighter>> Nicely done, V!

        It's so strange. I was thinking of this very topic the other day. Some of my favorite names are the especially clever ones:
        al b. darned
        Ima Wurdibitsch
        Paulustrious
        ChefBoyAreMe

        There are so many more that I can't recall. I hope others will add to the list.

        And because I think it takes guts to post under your given name, a shout out to the many Chowhounds who keep it real:
        Andria
        alanbarnes
        Caitlin McGrath
        cayjohan
        ChristinaMason
        danieljdwyer
        Gio
        Veggo
        Will Owen

        Rock on, both the clever and the brave! :)

        1. re: kattyeyes

          Thumbs up to your favorites, katty! Although most likely the second group of names on your list are real, we can't be sure that, for example, Alan is really Mr. Barnes. I knew an Alana Lipschitz who legally changed her name as soon as she turned 18. And yes, I meant LAST name. Can't really blame her, although by 18 the worst of the peer group mockery was probably behind her. I wonder how many Liptons were born Liptons?

          1. re: greygarious

            Oh, I was hoping you meant she changed it *to* Lipschitz—that would be awesome.

            1. re: greygarious

              Haha! Incidentally, Ralph Lauren was born Ralph Lifshitz. *The more you know . . . *

            2. re: kattyeyes

              Right after I read this thread I came across user GloriaSwansonsTVdinner ... made me chuckle.

              1. re: kattyeyes

                Ah but yes, I might not use my real name, but my "avatar" is ALL ME doing my second favorite thing...fishing

                1. re: bermudagourmetgoddess

                  I think the real photo puts you in the "brave" category! :)

              2. re: Veggo

                Ain't you a doll! Leggo my Veggo.

                I don't know how often this person posts, but when I saw Seitan's Minion recently I was charmed.

                1. re: tatamagouche

                  For the sake of his ego,
                  He's a man we call Veggo.
                  Not to rhyme with a waffle--
                  It's simply not lawful. ;)

                    1. re: kattyeyes

                      I pronounce his name Vay - go
                      Sounds more Continental.
                      When push comes to shove
                      Not to sound too judgemental
                      I'll go with whatever the wind blows.

                2. Just came across cowboyardee.

                  1. I have to say I think yours is one of the clever ones, too. I've come across quite a few that catch my eye but can't think of them right now. I can't remember if it was here but yoyomama was pretty funny.

                    1. If I had to choose one....other than my own, it would be .....meatn3....

                      But from my heart, I nominate all who have passed, or all who have been banned....

                      1. Always makes me smile -- ipsofatso...among others.

                        1. ipsedixit, just for the Latin
                          venividibitchy
                          samhandwich
                          Perilagu Khan and his Khantessa
                          BarmyFotheringayPhipps
                          Our scientists, Chemical kinetics and inventive efficiency
                          And all of our chefs; sous, chicklet, scrap iron, retired, Ms., vintage, opinionated, Le and chefwong!

                          1. Just came across "flourgirl"

                            Wish I had selected something more original for my name. If I had to start all over again, it would be "Pudding Face", as that was what a little girl I met many years who took to me instantly called me. Hindsight.....

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                            1. re: souschef

                              Had your name been Sue, suechef would have been a good one.

                              1. re: chowser

                                Wrong gender. That name would not sue-t me :)

                              2. re: souschef

                                I too wish I'd given a bit more thought to my choice of username - but how was I to know, back when I started posting, that seven years later this site would be sucking up so much of my spare time? ;-)

                                Ironically, on several non-food-related sites (including the dating site on which I met my wife back in the previous century) I've used the name saltimbocca. I have no idea why I didn't use it when I started on Chowhound. I guess I assumed it would be pretentious to name myself after actual chow.

                                As for names I like - Perilagu Khan is my current favorite, along with good old BarmyFotheringayPhipps. As an old P.G. Woodhouse fan I know the derivation (and pronunciation!) of the latter, but would love to hear from Perilagu how he came up with his.

                              3. my all time fave user name is still

                                pho shizzle

                                havn't seen 'ol p.s. in awhile. . .

                                1. How about "emerilcantcook" !!!

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                                  1. re: souschef

                                    but she decided that emeril can cook. irony.

                                  2. One of my favorites has been VelvetElvis but I haven't seen it in a while.

                                    1. Without a doubt: "TheDescendedLefticleOfAramis"

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                                      1. re: Servorg

                                        I had not seen that, it'd gotta be my new all time fav.

                                        1. re: Servorg

                                          That's a name from back in the old days. Haven't seen that one in a while.

                                          Mr Taster

                                        2. I like the pun ones, and recently noticed What the Pho (you have to know the correct pronunciation in order to get the joke).

                                          I use a wafflemaker, but if there isn't already an Eggomaniac, there should be!

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                                          1. re: greygarious

                                            Eggomaniac would be a perfect name change for scuzzo. :)

                                            1. re: kattyeyes

                                              exactly! scuzzo, the waffle king!

                                          2. Excuse me Miss
                                            Winedubar
                                            Amuse Bouches
                                            Bubbles4me
                                            Creativeusername
                                            The Dairy Queen
                                            BarmyFotheringgayPhipps
                                            al b darned

                                            and my favorite:
                                            Tatertotsrock

                                            1. It has been some time since I have seen it, but Dancing Timmy always captured my imagination. Seems like a character from Dickens. Dancing madly with a spoon and bowl spinning about...

                                              1. One I just spotted: Kris P Pata. Hands up if you know what it means! Yum yum.

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                                                1. re: buttertart

                                                  Puts hand up, then grabs large hunk of crispy pata off plate in Pilipino resto and keeps it all to herself :-).

                                                    1. re: grayelf

                                                      That's right, Crispy Pata! Very good, it's obviousness had me stumped.

                                                  1. I'd just like to say the tags list for this thread is hilarious.

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                                                    1. re: tatamagouche

                                                      The whole thing is quite fun, and it's interesting how the tag list is not alphabetized, so you get pho, then butt, then seven years. And you're in there, too.;-))

                                                    2. New to CH (unless it's a change of handle) and new to my Top 5 favorites: Keyser Saucier. His profile follows through on the theme, and his first post is a knowledgeable one. My expectations for this Hound compare to those of sports fans for that new pitcher phenom.

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                                                      1. I just saw 'everybodyever' on the home cooking board. It made me laugh out loud.

                                                        1. So many good ones, but a favorite that comes to mind is Edible Complex.

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                                                          1. re: nomadchowwoman

                                                            Ooh, I'd never noticed that one. Now I wish I hadn't started this. I keep thinking of new ones, like MelloJello, Cheapsteak, and Brownie Points.

                                                            1. re: greygarious

                                                              My SO is tempted to join just to become Plato Shrimp!

                                                              1. re: meatn3

                                                                Will you be ordering that à la Descartes?

                                                                1. re: BobB

                                                                  As long as it comes with fries...(channeling my So's response)!

                                                          2. Haven't seen much from him/her lately but I like Purple teeth.

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                                                            1. re: southernitalian

                                                              Another one that made me grin just now: kaysyrahsyrah

                                                            2. My favorite right now is "mordacity". I wanna bite my city and be mordant about it too.

                                                              1. There is an English CH name the acronym of which is rather rude in French. I will not identify it in order to save the person embarrassment. Has me laughing every time.

                                                                1. I just ran across a new one today: CapreseStacy! Gottaloveit! :)

                                                                  1. Another goodie: Vulgar_Wheat.

                                                                        1. re: iluvtennis

                                                                          Ha, good one. I also just saw Whit La Coche...not bad.

                                                                          1. re: tatamagouche

                                                                            That's a good one, which I haven't come upon yet. Brand new this week: Anchovy Bourdain

                                                                          2. Dearly miss Sam Fujiyaka (I may have spelled that incorrectly - that's how I always pronounced it) aka Sam I Am.

                                                                            And of course, my user name altho I've never seen JerryG (my original request) reply yet.

                                                                              1. re: mariacarmen

                                                                                Yes, MC, I crack up every time I see that one.

                                                                                  1. re: mariacarmen

                                                                                    +1 for 8-I-P, but notthebadsteve is a close second for me.

                                                                                  2. New clever people are poppin' up all over--just noticed another great one:
                                                                                    braisinhussy

                                                                                    HA HA HA! Welcome!

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                                                                                    1. re: kattyeyes

                                                                                      THAT one makes me want to change my handle to something more clever!

                                                                                      1. re: souschef

                                                                                        Does anyone know how to change your USER NAME?
                                                                                        M-A

                                                                                        1. re: michaelann

                                                                                          The second part of this reply will get you started http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/558290 since it sounds like you are just now inquiring.

                                                                                          1. re: michaelann

                                                                                            You might have to email CH directly to ask, but I don't *think* you can.

                                                                                            1. re: michaelann

                                                                                              I'm pretty sure you can't. You have to close out the account and open anew.

                                                                                          2. Just noticed "Fake Name" today and chuckled.

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                                                                                            1. re: buttertart

                                                                                              Hey Buttertart, I just saw one that made me really chuckle: BUTTERBUTT

                                                                                            2. I saw Tex S. Toast the other day and laughed out loud.

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                                                                                              1. someone posts under 'food slut' and I can appreciate that.

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                                                                                                1. re: hill food

                                                                                                  HA HA, me, too! Have you seen HeBrew? Caught that one yesterday.

                                                                                                    1. re: BobB

                                                                                                      AHA--I didn't realize that! Have you ever tried any of "the chosen beers?"

                                                                                                      1. re: kattyeyes

                                                                                                        No, I don't care much for beer, I'm more of a wine guy.

                                                                                                        1. re: BobB

                                                                                                          Huh! Someone else like me. We are few and far between.

                                                                                                        2. re: kattyeyes

                                                                                                          I know the guy who started Hebrew Beers! my friend dated him. Nice guy! I like the beers, but am not a beer aficionado.

                                                                                                  1. I've always loved Tatamagouche and Sal Monella.

                                                                                                    But, if I was clever when I first logged on many years ago, it would have been Junior Childs.

                                                                                                    When my youngest son was 3 yrs old, he used to watch This Old House every afternoon and call out to me when it was over, "Mom, Junior Childs is on". ;)

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                                                                                                    1. re: mcel215

                                                                                                      i love it! junior childs! how sweet. maybe your son can log in as junior childs today? or is he not old enough yet?

                                                                                                      1. re: alkapal

                                                                                                        I'd go for Junior Samples if I started over.

                                                                                                        1. re: hill food

                                                                                                          And I'd go for Junior Mince. ;-) This thread is so fun. I wish I'd been more clever choosing my name! Perhaps FoodPornStar, Julienne More, Potatoes Anna or Who's Umami. If i were older and had grandkids, perhaps I'd go with Bubby Ganoush. ;-)

                                                                                                          1. re: saturngrrl

                                                                                                            I love Bubby Ganoush and Who's Umami!

                                                                                                            You are making me want to signup with a new name!

                                                                                                            1. re: saturngrrl

                                                                                                              those are great names!!!! i LOVE "who's umami?"
                                                                                                              you *could* change your name but would lose your chowhound history.

                                                                                                                1. re: buttertart

                                                                                                                  yes, that, too. saturn girl has a real gift. maybe she could start a business selling clever screen names! ;-).

                                                                                                                  i often wonder if some people here on chowhound have an alter ego on the boards.

                                                                                                                  1. re: alkapal

                                                                                                                    Awww... thanks, guys. You're too kind. I was just being silly. And my chowhound history isn't all that storied that I couldn't afford to lose it, but I'm saturngrrl in other places and I would probably just confuse myself (or forget I had a different user name and not be able to log in at all! LOL!).

                                                                                                                    You should see some of the screennames I'd come up with for a gardening board... luckily, I don't garden... or I'd go by Rhoda Dendron. ;-)

                                                                                                                    1. re: saturngrrl

                                                                                                                      i'd love to see 'em -- after all, chow has a gardening board, too! ;-)

                                                                                                          2. re: alkapal

                                                                                                            It was such a nice memory, thanks alkapal. Let's see, we are talking early 80's, so no he isn't too young. I'm sure he'd blush a little with me telling that story. He's 31 and likes to cook, so junior childs would be very aprapro..

                                                                                                        2. I love Greyelf. That's what we call one of our cats. Sometimes when we feel especially hokey, we call him Grelf. ;)

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                                                                                                          1. re: invinotheresverde

                                                                                                            in vino, i always thought your name was très clever!

                                                                                                            1. re: alkapal

                                                                                                              I do like invinotheresverde greatly.

                                                                                                            2. re: invinotheresverde

                                                                                                              I felt kinda silly using that name on a food-related board (in my case, it's grayelf with an a) but it has a lot of non-Lord-of-The-Rings meaning to me so I went with it. Coincidentally, I quite enjoy your handle as well, invinos :-).

                                                                                                              1. Spotted on the boards yesterday: pinetime.
                                                                                                                Then there's Ed Dibble...

                                                                                                                And, isn't there a Sal Vanilla?

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                                                                                                                1. re: Gio

                                                                                                                  I don't get pinetime? Yesterday I saw Pothead and laughed out loud.

                                                                                                                  1. re: southernitalian

                                                                                                                    It's pine time. Pehaps a riff on prime time?

                                                                                                                  2. re: Gio

                                                                                                                    love Ed Dibble too. and yes, Sal Vanilla is another excellent choice :)

                                                                                                                  3. the waitress! i don't know why that struck me, but i like it.

                                                                                                                    1. just saw "Mr. Bitterpants" I feel that way some days...

                                                                                                                      1. Bu Ye Ong. Say it fast a few times.

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                                                                                                                        1. re: mamachef

                                                                                                                          Sounds like "not the same" in Chinese - but aiming for bouillon, I think?

                                                                                                                          1. re: buttertart

                                                                                                                            That was what I got......couldn't think of another thing that "worked."

                                                                                                                            1. re: mamachef

                                                                                                                              Isn't "Buyeong" some sort of mud festival in Korea? Maybe it has something to do with that?

                                                                                                                              1. re: Servorg

                                                                                                                                the screen name "servorg" always made me think of something from star trek, like the borg, but a "serving" borg. "greetings, i am servorg, here to assist you -- in assimilating." ;-)). just jokin' dude!

                                                                                                                                1. re: alkapal

                                                                                                                                  It's derived from 3 years of being employed and (instead of "Sleepless in Seattle") "Single in Saudi Arabia"

                                                                                                                                  1. re: Servorg

                                                                                                                                    Truly I mean no offense, but alka's post made me laugh out loud, because everytime i see your name, I get a visual of a very calm R2D2 with a towel draped over his arm. :)

                                                                                                                                    1. re: mamachef

                                                                                                                                      Me too - Robbie the Robot with a serving tray and tea towel.

                                                                                                                                    2. re: Servorg

                                                                                                                                      'It's derived from 3 years of being employed and (instead of "Sleepless in Seattle") "Single in Saudi Arabia"'

                                                                                                                                      I finally have the explanation, and I *still* don't get your handle, Servorg (yes, I've wondered if perhaps you belonged to some type of service organization)....but that's ok, because I LOVE your avatar, not to mention your always reliable posts when I make it down to LA...

                                                                                                                                      however, at least your handle isn't sort of ordinary like mine (not to mention geographically inaccurate now that I live in the Central Valley)...

                                                                                                                                  2. re: Servorg

                                                                                                                                    Entirely possible, but because it was in a food forum, I ran with the obvious (to me).

                                                                                                                            2. i just saw one (don't think it's on this thread already, but i don't want to re-read all posts, so sorry if it already is) - carniwhore. love it.

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                                                                                                                              1. re: mariacarmen

                                                                                                                                Mmm, what some people will do for a great steak!

                                                                                                                              2. I've long been fascinated with the handle choice of "coneywitheverything," thinking, "Wow, that person really likes rabbit!"

                                                                                                                                Yep, it only recently hit me. Duh. But I still think of rabbit when I see it.

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                                                                                                                                1. re: cayjohan

                                                                                                                                  Today, I just saw cornFusion, and I thought, "Well, *somebody* likes GM products." And then I realized that I might be cornfused. :)

                                                                                                                                  1. re: onceadaylily

                                                                                                                                    really fused.... fusion the car is a ford

                                                                                                                                    1. re: srsone

                                                                                                                                      Haha! But by GM, I meant genetically modified foods. But the minute I typed it, I (hailing from the Detroit area) wondered if someone would think I was talking about the 'other' GM. I should have typed GMO, if I really felt too lazy to spell it out.

                                                                                                                                      1. re: onceadaylily

                                                                                                                                        lol
                                                                                                                                        being a mechanic...yes General Motors first came to mind...

                                                                                                                                        1. re: srsone

                                                                                                                                          Ran across a post by DeeGlaze recently, made me smile.

                                                                                                                                2. Just saw this:

                                                                                                                                  al b. darned

                                                                                                                                  1. Welcome to CH and my favorite screen name list, Darth Tater!