Something I very much love about Elliquiy is all the usernames. I find the majority of them creative and intriguing. Sometimes (when I'm bored at work) I'll look at names of people on and try to guess or imagine why they picked those names.
The point? Well I'd like to start a little thread here where you can go ahead and post what your name is all about.
Obviously I'll go first:
A huge facet in my life is my ongoing training to become a Professor of history. Now my actual area of specialty is Colonialism and the Atlantic World, and my name actually has nothing to do with that.
But it still has to do with history.
For a long time I've been a World War Two buff, with a particular interest in vehicles of the war. I'm sure this have everything to with being a veteran of a mechanized infantry unit of myself in the recent Iraq conflict.
During World War two, the US Army did not designate it's vehicles with names. If you've ever heard of a Sherman Tank, it wasn't the US Army that gave it that name, it was typically the British who found the US's habit of just calling things an M4 or M3 rather dull.
Hang in there we're almost to the pay off.
One such vehicle, the M36 Tank Destroyer ended up with two names. First was the Jackson, named for Stonewall Jackson of Civil War, and the other apparently was "Slugger" which I suspect (but haven't had the time to prove) was because of the US's unique sport of Baseball.
So when I was sitting at my computer registering for Elliquiy, (quite unexpectedly as I recall), I looked over at my bookshelf while searching for name inspiration and my World War Two books were staring back at me and here we are now.
now you try