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wayfarer

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Camino(s) past & future
SJPP-Santiago-Finistera-Muxia. April/May 2012
Sarria-Santiago Sept. 2013
SJPP - Almost Orrison April 2014
Many many years ago when I first read The Wind in The Willows I was very taken with the character "The Wayfarer" as I always loved to explore and ramble so when we entered the technological age I used Wayfarer as my forum and website registration name.
 

Thomas1962

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2010: Porto - SdC - Finisterra 2011: E4 on Crete 2012: Le Puy - SJPdP 2013: Camino Madrid -> Del Salvador -> Primitivo 2014: European Peace Walk. 2015: Amsterdam - SdC & Barcelona -Burgos. 2016:Norte & hospitalero
Actually my name is Ton, which is a common dutch name. For all english speaking people it's quit a strange name. (Too) many times I was explained that ton in english is... 1000 kg. (it is actually in dutch too). It also still is difficult to pronounce my name. I then explain that at moments I'm washing I'm washing-ton. :rolleyes:

Many years ago I decided to use another name when I meet foreign native english speaking people: Thomas.
I like this name too. As a child I was already called 'doubting thomas'. (after the apostle who was doubting whether Jesus stood up from his grave). It suits me, I still like to quistion things which are taken for granted. And to be honest, I'm still doubting about that fact about Jesus, and while on the camino I'm still not so sure if the bones of my fellow apostle are realy in SdC... o_O
 
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karenfromcali

Guest
Many many years ago when I first read The Wind in The Willows I was very taken with the character "The Wayfarer" as I always loved to explore and ramble so when we entered the technological age I used Wayfarer as my forum and website registration name.
Always wanted to read that book but never did.
 

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wayfarer

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Staff member
Donating Member
Camino(s) past & future
SJPP-Santiago-Finistera-Muxia. April/May 2012
Sarria-Santiago Sept. 2013
SJPP - Almost Orrison April 2014
Read it to the kids Karen, that way you will get double the benifit and the enjoyment.
 

hecate105

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2009 Portuguese 2009 Estellas, 2014 Aurelia, 2016 St Davids, 2017 Via Augusta/V dl P
Hecate - a Greek goddess of the night and the underworld - I actually used her name as I was reading about her when I needed to register an email address, I wasn't identifying with her! But then she was the leader of a pack of wild hounds - of which I had 5 - unfortunately down to just the one not-so-wild semi-hound Oaky (in the pic) But I do have a flock of 3 black cats...
Great anagram website Priscillian! my user name came out as 'Ace The' I'd prefer The Ace! My real name came out as the far-more-interesting Jib Goons - so I know what my next user name will be!!!
 
I am a wanderer who comes from New Zealand. We New Zealanders are often called Kiwis, after the flightless bird (not the fruit, which is a more recent hybrid). I think I tried out KiwiWanderer for an e-mail address first, but it was already taken. Nomad came to me as another choice. 06 was the year of the Great Wander the address was bring invented for.....
KiwiNomad06 aka Margaret
 
Camino(s) past & future
August/September - Camino Frances (2014)
August 22 - Ferrol Camino Ingles (2017)
Mine is my youngest sons name shortened, my old police number and the country I live in. I also belong to the saga lout group, but a quiet one.
 

Kiwi-family

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Past: (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016)
Future (God-willing): Madrid, Salvador, Primitivo (2018)
With Ivar's help I have changed my name. I am still Peregrino blanco, but I have come out of cloaking. From now on my tag is my real name~ Ian Holdsworth. The reasons. My identity is
becoming more obvious with a web site about pilgrimage. ( have a look, tell me what you think :?: http://www.pilgrims-to-santiago.com) And I want to explore pilgrim spiritually from a Christian perspective through a blog, which will mean working with as many pilgrims as possible in an open way. ( I also wonder if my old tag was open to racial misunderstanding. I took the name because I like to wear white shirts and shorts on pilgrimage).
I never read that as a racial statement - I thought it meant you were a typical Pom with white legs <blush>
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Portuguese Nov 2013
My Camino was a great adventure with me the explorer!
So I just took one of my two cats' names ( the female) because it matched the kids TV show ...Dora the Explorer. I could have picked the other cat and been Go Diego Go. My Camino was this year-13.
/Patti
 

JennyH94

Pilgrim in progress
Donating Member
Camino(s) past & future
Leon-SDC 2012, Hospitalera Rabanal 2014, First Aid 2015, Burgos-Rabanal 2017, Part VF 2017
Mine is about as exciting as a grazed knee too - my first name, then the initial of my surname and finally the house number in my address.
 

musicman

Ensuitepilgrim
Camino(s) past & future
2004, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016,2017,2018
Musicman.....one of my fascinations is how Music can be the soundtrack to a life.
I mark all the celebrations of family and friends by compiling a play list and burning a CD, with hopefully appropriate artwork, as a present.
The range is from a compilation of political songs, the night Labour won with Blair the first time to Diamond weddings, with lots of birthdays between.
I have made several lengthy Caminho playlists, which I listen to for parts of the day and can now hear certain songs which evoke sections of the Way, months later.
Musical tastes are subjective, but mine remain catholic; "left field/alternative" being the main sources, long with all the dead and secret heros.
 

biloute

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Chemin du Puy & Camino Francés (summer 2014), Chemin du Puy & Camino Francés (possible summer 2019)
Biloute... Means "dude" in the Nord Pas de Calais. Got it from the movie "Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis," which I saw when it first came out in the theaters during the wonderful year I was an English assistant in France.
 

indyrem

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances June-July (2013) Camino Ingles (2015)
My forum name is just as unimagiative and boring as me.
But "I am always looking on the bright side of like" as in the Monty Python song!

I've always loved reading your posts, Al the optimist. You strike me as funny, pleasant & with a non-judgemental personality. This thread "cracks" me up(another American idiom). My forum name is just that: Remy from Indianapolis, Indiana, hence, Indyrem.
 
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simply B

Guest
"Brendan" proved to be a bit of a mouthful for some of the Korean and Japanese pilgrims. Lot of folks over the years have dropped my appellation to "B".

"So", I say to a nice Japanese lass who was a bit of tongue-twisted, "Just call me "B", simply "B". It is okay."

She laughed. "Oh, Simply B! That's Zen joke, right?"

And that's how it came to "B", I suppose.

Fascinating thread up to this point, no?
 

pilgrim b

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Caminos Frances 2013
Ingles 2014
Frances 2015
St Cuthbert's Way 2017
Via Francegena 2018
"Brendan" proved to be a bit of a mouthful for some of the Korean and Japanese pilgrims. Lot of folks over the years have dropped my appellation to "B".

"So", I say to a nice Japanese lass who was a bit of tongue-twisted, "Just call me "B", simply "B". It is okay."

She laughed. "Oh, Simply B! That's Zen joke, right?"

And that's how it came to "B", I suppose.

Fascinating thread up to this point, no?
Dont knock it simply b, two bs or not ……………? Sorry I just couldn't resist it, pilgrim b
 

mspath

Veteran Member
Donating Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances, autumn/winter; 2004, 2005-2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
One of my blogs is MsCamino so here I'm MsPath; elsewhere I have other aka's.

MM
 

meriPNG

Loving Life! :-)
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances through to Finisterre (May-June 2014)
Meri means woman in Tok Pisin, one of our many languages spoken in Papua New Guinea.
PNG is the abbreviation for my motherland Papua New Guinea.

I love that I'm a PNG woman aka meriPNG :) and I'm loving this forum too!
 
Camino(s) past & future
VDLP - April 2015 - hopefully!
My donkey is called Jamilla - so I'm Jamilla's mum.
She's called Jamilla because it's a variation of Jamal or Kamel (male) which means 'perfection' - and my donkey is striving towards perfection.
If you look on her website - jamilla-walking.tumblr.com/ - you can find the full explanation.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (April-May, 2014
"Emonty" because my first name is Edward but my nickname is "Monty" and because one of my bosses called me "emonty".
 

bystander

Veteran Member
The reason for my forum name is very prosaic.
I have been hankering, since the late 1950's, to make the camino from SJPdP to SdC.
I have on two separate occasions hitchhiked and driven the early part from England. The first time as far as Carcassonne, the second to high in the Pyrenees.
And I have sailed, by yacht, past Finisterre/Fisterre twice.
But work and family have held me back from finally putting foot in front of foot.
So I have only ever been a bystander.
On an earlier website run by Grant Spangler (I have been using the internet to research the camino since 2001, when our son was just 5!) I had a different moniker which was not available on this site.
When I know exactly when I will start I will email Ivar and apply for a new more relevant nom de nym.
However I will warn you of the change!
 
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koilife

Veteran Member
Donating Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF w/ son #1 (2013); Logrono-Leon/Salvador/Primitivo w/ son #2 (2016)
I have a love of koi (the ornamental Japanese carp) and an earlier house of mine had a koi pond. In the evenings, I would sit by the pond, smoking my pipe, thinking, "This is the life." Hence, "Koilife."
 
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whariwharangi

Guest
Whariwharangi is a place name on the Abel Tasman track, a great walk, in New Zealand. I once walked the track and camped at Whariwharangi.

Whari is a Maori name for house. Wharangi is a plant of the melicope family native to New Zealand. Things I discovered after I started using the name online.

And no, I'm not from New Zealand.
 

jirit

Moderator
Staff member
Donating Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2007,
Via Francigena Italy, 2008,
Jakobsweg Austria 2010,
Camino Frances 2011,
Le Puy to Lourdes 2012,
Via de la Plata 2013,
Future:
Ökumenischer (Via Regia), Germany,
Lycian Way, Turkey
Whariwharangi is a place name on the Abel Tasman track, a great walk, in New Zealand. I once walked the track and camped at Whariwharangi.

Whari is a Maori name for house. Wharangi is a plant of the melicope family native to New Zealand. Things I discovered after I started using the name online.

And no, I'm not from New Zealand.
I have fond memories of walking this track in New Zealand. My wife and I walked the entire route including wading through the Awaroa Inlet during high tide. We camped at Anapai Beach and had the entire beach to ourselves one fine evening.
 
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wayfarer

Moderator
Staff member
Donating Member
Camino(s) past & future
SJPP-Santiago-Finistera-Muxia. April/May 2012
Sarria-Santiago Sept. 2013
SJPP - Almost Orrison April 2014
Great to see this thread bumped up again, love it. Now I'm waiting for HalfDomeorBust to tell us how he choose his name :)
 

Pelegrin

Veteran Member
Donating Member
Camino(s) past & future
Primitivo June 2013
SJPP - Logroño June 2014
Ingles July2016
Pelegrin was the offficial mascot of Xacobeo 1993, when the Camino Francés was promoted and relaunched.
I thought erroneously that "Pelegrin" was pilgrim in normative Gallego language, bu it is not. I have consulted today the dictionnary and the correct word is "peregrino" same as in Spanish and Portuguese. So, apparently the word "Pelegrin" was invented by the creator of the mascot, but probably used in the past.

I remember when i was a child my mother would tell me when i was dirty and untidy "vas feito un Pilingrin"
(you look like a pilingrin). For me, the word Pilingrin comes from the Middle Ages, when the Galician peasants saw the pilgrims to SdC passing through, many of them coming from France and beyond, and so that has remainded in the collective memory of Galician people associated to untidiness.


 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2014)
Via Francigena - Lucca to Rome (2017)
Kumano Kodo (October/November 2018)
I have a Master's degree in medieval history and I chose Adhemar because it's a medieval French name that I particularly like. It was the name of an eleventh century chronicler, Adhemar of Chabannes, and more notably it was the name of the Papal Legate on the First Crusade, Adhemar of Le Puy. I wrote my Master's thesis on the First Crusade, so I suppose that's the main link. Most people probably know Adhemar as the name of the villain in the Heath Ledger movie 'A Knight's Tale', if they know it at all.

The '78' part, on the other hand, is easily explained - I was born in 1978.
 

petitewalker

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2014 fall), Camino Portuguese (fall 2017)
Whariwharangi is a place name on the Abel Tasman track, a great walk, in New Zealand. I once walked the track and camped at Whariwharangi.

Whari is a Maori name for house. Wharangi is a plant of the melicope family native to New Zealand. Things I discovered after I started using the name online.

And no, I'm not from New Zealand.
Was in NZ in 2008 and Kayaked and trekked Abel Tasman also. What a beautiful magical place! The most gorgeous beaches I have ever seen. I believe we also camped in Whariwharangi. Would love to go back to that country before I get too old to carry a "heavy backpack". Also trekked the Routburn Track. Now I'm getting nostalgic.
 

Kanga

Moderator
Staff member
Donating Member
Camino(s) past & future
Francés x 5, Le Puy x 2, Arles, Tours, Norte, Madrid, Via de la Plata.
Easy-peazy! I have always loved the Winnie-the-Pooh books - most of life's important lessons are contained in them. Kanga is a natural for me, I think myself very lucky to have it as a forum name - as well as the Australian connection, in the books Kanga offers motherly advice and food to anyone who asks her. She also has a sense of humour. I hope to emulate those traits.
 

Larazet

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances "2013" had to stop half way due to tendonitis ... Continuing May 2014..postponed to 2015. SdC to Muxia 2016.
Wow this is a load of fun! Larazet is our house name, mentioned in some Chemin guides as it was an 'espitalet' for the middle aged (ages) pilgrims who passed by (presumably with blisters, tendonitis or the need of a piece of bread and ham). A good name for me as there is always bread, ham and vino tinto in this house. I sometimes feel the walls talking to me and long to be back on the Camino.

Another, Karin
 

indyinmaine

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances - SJPdP to Santiago - Sept/Oct 2013
The "Maine" part is simple. I live in Maine! The "indy" part comes from way back and the Indiana Jones movie, "Indian Jones and the Temple of Doom". The part where he steps out into nothingness and a bridge appears for him to get to the other side. I saw that as Hollywood's best representation of "faith".
 

petitewalker

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2014 fall), Camino Portuguese (fall 2017)
The "Maine" part is simple. I live in Maine! The "indy" part comes from way back and the Indiana Jones movie, "Indian Jones and the Temple of Doom". The part where he steps out into nothingness and a bridge appears for him to get to the other side. I saw that as Hollywood's best representation of "faith".
Indy,
My hubby and I owned a general store on the coast of Maine back in the 80's and early 90's. It was on the Blue Hill Penninsula. Which part of Maine are you from?
And more importantly, we'll be walking Sept. and October. What was the weather like when you walked last fall.
 

OTH86

Active Member
Donating Member
Camino(s) past & future
Francés five times, Madrid two days, Ingles once.
Wonderful thread!!
Mine was a spur-of-the-moment choice --- OTH is the reverse of my initials. 86 is the year I went into Peace Corps the first time - to Mauritania (and Niger 2nd time) - life changing experiences. It tops walking the Camino ONLY because it happened to me earlier in my life.
Terry - turning 70 on the Camino this October...:D
 

Albertinho

ninguém disse que era fácil
Camino(s) past & future
2013 Lisboa - Santiago
2014 Ferrol -Santiago
2015 Porto -Santiago
2018 Porto -Valença
Albertinho
I have some Brasilean friends who do not speak about futball but futje ball !
They have a different pronouncation for the T and D. Tje..dje phonatical spoken
So my original name is Albert but my friends pronounce this as Albertje.

And Albertje in Dutch means litlle Albert.

In Portugese (Brasilean) little Albert is translated Albertinho and so the world is round again.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances SJPP to SDC Sept 2012
Camino Frances Astorga to SDC Sept 2014
Camino Del Norte Irun to Santander Sept 2015
Caminho Portugese Barcelos to SDC Sept 2016
Camino Del Norte Santander to SDC (2017)
Mine is a combination of my name in Spanish and Gaelic , Paul becoming Pablo and Smith becoming MacGabhann . :D Inspired by the fact that we Irish share some celtic heritage with our Galician brothers .
 
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As one who thinks daily about returning to the camino, and until then spends a lot of time reading and participating in this forum, I've enjoyed learning about you through this thread.

Leaningforward was the handle I chose when preparing in January for my first camino. The last few years have been like walking against a persistent headwind for me and my family, and at times all I could think to do was lean forward, and press on one step at a time -- which, of course, turned out to be a key for walking the camino. Now it's my frame of mind, my way marker.
 

sriyantra

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances September "2014"
As one who thinks daily about returning to the camino, and until then spends a lot of time reading and participating in this forum, I've enjoyed learning about you through this thread.

Leaningforward was the handle I chose when preparing in January for my first camino. The last few years have been like walking against a persistent headwind for me and my family, and at times all I could think to do was lean forward, and press on one step at a time -- which, of course, turned out to be a key for walking the camino. Now it's my frame of mind, my way marker.
I can relate to that. When those difficult times come, and believe me we have had more than our fair share, I resort to "baby steps". One small step to get going to face what lies ahead that day. Maybe I needed to be reminded of that for the Camino. Take "baby steps" each day and the rest will take care of itself. Thank you Leaningforward.
 

L Squared

Member
Donating Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Portugues (2018?)
Camino Frances
(April 17, - May, 15, 2015)
I couldn't remember what my name was since I hadn't posted before. I just had to log in and look at my account to find my name.

My initials are LL, so L*L is L raised to the second power or L Squared. My nick name at work. Engineer working with a bunch of other engineers.....

So this is kind of similar to twojay54's name.
 

amorfati1

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
2014_Caminho Portuguese (Lisboa to Santiago_4 weeks in May)
“Amor Fati – “Love Your Fate”, which is in fact your life.” attributed to FNietzsche / Aurelius ---
many years ago I've read this quote in a Jungian Psychology book by James Hollis, and it really caught my attention - it was precisely that what I wasn't feeling or experiencing but felt the dire need to learn to accept life on it's own terms - and not attempting to rearrange circumstances to fit my preconceived notions, hopes and conditionings.

Amorfati is to me a mandate - and I need always a few reminders now and then, hence I chose this one (or it chose me, who knows) ---

http://thinkexist.com/quotation/amor-fati-love-you-fate-which-is-in-fact-your/404079.html


and yes, an excellent thread this is indeed. Enjoyed reading the postings a lot. Thanks everyone!
 
I took my name from the beautiful story, from Iran I believe (Zoroastrian?) of the homa bird (sometimes seen spelled huma). The homa bird, it is said, never touches ground, it lives high in the sky and spends it's entire lifetime there. When it lays an egg, the egg falls through the sky, and there is time enough for the egg to hatch, the hatchling to grow wings, and just as the young bird is about to hit the ground, it is ready to fly, and up it goes again, never touching the earth. That's how high it lives!

It has been used as a metaphor, most notably by Ramakrishna, for a spiritual state where one isn't affected by worldly things, things of this ephemeral existence. One can live in this world, but not be of this world. One can give, love, live a full, engaged, dedicated life on earth, all the while knowing this world is an illusion, and our real immortal being (and all those we love, and have passed on) are in another, eternal realm.

I guess it's a state I aspire to, and dream of, a bigger picture I am hopelessly, helplessly far from.... but I can try, and dream :)

Iran's national airline has an emblem of the homa bird on the tail...notice it has no legs, which is a characteristic of the Homa Bird!

Thanks for listening! Love reading through these! Great way to get to know each other.
 

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petitewalker

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2014 fall), Camino Portuguese (fall 2017)
Wonderful thread!!
Mine was a spur-of-the-moment choice --- OTH is the reverse of my initials. 86 is the year I went into Peace Corps the first time - to Mauritania (and Niger 2nd time) - life changing experiences. It tops walking the Camino ONLY because it happened to me earlier in my life.
Terry - turning 70 on the Camino this October...:D
Good for you. Will have to check the calendar and see when you are walking. Maybe we'll meet up. :)
 

Robo

Veteran Member
Donating Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF SJPdP to SdC
(May 2015)
Alone.
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CF Sarria to SdC
(May 2016)
with my wife Pat.
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CF SJPDP-SdC
(Apr/May 2018)
together again :-)
Wow. Some of these are really clever....and deep. Mine is my first name and first letter of my family name. :-(
 
Camino(s) past & future
Part 1 - May 2011
Part 2 - May 2012
Part 3 - June 2014
Finisterre (for mom) Fall 2016
Mine is because for years I considered myself to be a musician wanna be. And agl are my initials (first, middle, last) so musicagl -- when scanned quickly became "music gal." And BTW, thanks to the loving musicians I hang out with, I now know I am, and have been for years, a musician.
 

OzAnnie

Veteran Member
Donating Member
Camino(s) past & future
'Portuguese' ' Frances' ' Norte' 'Salvador_prim' ‘le puy’ ‘Inglés’ ‘CDM’ ‘Invierno’ ‘Fin_Mux’
Do we get a prize for guessing OzAnnie? :)
Ha ha Josway, just too easy for you !
I'll get down to Sth Oz one day and have a cafe con leche with you
Annie
 

Cejanus

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF SJDP - Santiago April "2013"; European Peace Walk"2015"; VIa de la Plata "2016"
A name I was given - who knows why?
Lucius Aelius Sejanus


Lucius Aelius Seianus (20 BC – October 18, AD 31), commonly known as Sejanus, was an ambitious soldier, friend and confidant of the Roman Emperor Tiberius. An equestrian by birth, Sejanus rose to power as prefect of the Roman imperial bodyguard, known as the Praetorian Guard, of which he was commander from AD 14 until his death in AD 31.

While the Praetorian Guard was formally established under Emperor Augustus, Sejanus introduced a number of reforms which saw the unit evolve beyond a mere bodyguard into a powerful and influential branch of the government involved in public security, civil administration, and ultimately political intercession; changes which would have a lasting impact on the course of the Principate.
 

cher99840

Veteran Member
Donating Member
Camino(s) past & future
2013, 2017 Camino Frances SJPP-Santiago
2015 St. Olav's Way Oslo-Trondheim
2017 VdlP Seville-Merida
First part of my name (Cherie) and the zip code of where I live. (Skagway Alaska).
 

Peregrinopaul

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
VdlP(2012) Madrid(2014)Frances(2015) VdlP(2016)
VdlP(2017)Sanabres (2018) Frances reverse(2018)
With Ivar's help I have changed my name. I am still Peregrino blanco, but I have come out of cloaking. From now on my tag is my real name~ Ian Holdsworth. The reasons. My identity is
becoming more obvious with a web site about pilgrimage. ( have a look, tell me what you think :?: http://www.pilgrims-to-santiago.com) And I want to explore pilgrim spiritually from a Christian perspective through a blog, which will mean working with as many pilgrims as possible in an open way. ( I also wonder if my old tag was open to racial misunderstanding. I took the name because I like to wear white shirts and shorts on pilgrimage).
Ian, I tried to bring up your blog, but could only get an advert. is there a way around it?
 

Peregrinopaul

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
VdlP(2012) Madrid(2014)Frances(2015) VdlP(2016)
VdlP(2017)Sanabres (2018) Frances reverse(2018)
I can change the username for you... e-mail me: ivar.rekve at gmail.com with a suggestion for a new username... (It can not be already taken).
Ivar, you might regret that post. I hope you're not busy! After reading this post there are probably thousands of us thinking, "Why didn't I think of something more interesting?"
 
Camino(s) past & future
(2015)
It's just after 1am here and I read Sagalouts as Sag a lots, honest, I did... even now, I have to stop to read it phonetically correct...no harm intended.. just chuckles ... and with my own approaching later life, I can tell you sagging is/has become the direction and not jest because I am down under!!!!
Yes, the rage of Howard Beale - is what is needed, but sadly lacking everywhere. I assume very few know of righteous indignation which would no doubt be taken as "offensive" and upset someone's apple cart.
I plough on regardless.
KatefromOz
 

vgen5122

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (August 19-sept 30,2013) (8/2017)
I came up with my name before I even knew about the Camino. My real name is not" vgen " and it does not stand for vegetarian. What is it? I don't know. It really doesn't stand for anything. Lol. It's just a made up name for a women from Northern California. Buen Camino.
 

smj6

Siempre hay que ver el positivo
Donating Member
Camino(s) past & future
Oct/Nov 2016 (Via Podensis/ Frances)
May 2018 (Via Francigena?)
Fascinating thread.
My 'name' is just the first letters of my name: Suzanne Murray-Jones. The number 6 came from The Open University when I joined 22 years ago to study for my Bachelor degree at the ripe old age of 40. Others had already taken SMJ, so the OU system would only accept it when I added the number 6!
When I joined this forum, I wanted to use my work email name of murrayjo (when emails first started at work in the early '90s, we were automatically assigned the first eight letters of our surnames), but this had already been taken by someone else. With so many sites requiring names (& passwords) I try not to burden my memory with too many different variations!!
Counting the days (109) until my retirement & my first Camino ..... I can hardly wait.
Suzanne :)
 

movinmaggie

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2015) Scotland GGW (2017) Primitivo (2018) if all vital signs working
Maybe this is the thread where I can get some instruction. I have tried several ways but no success. I am trying to remove my full name under my forum photo and leave my forum name only. Even tried to contact Ivar, but most of his messages are automated, so I only get a 'Thank you' for my donation. Not looking for thanks; looking for a way to correct this…..
 

Icacos

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?....Even tried to contact Ivar, but most of his messages are automated, so I only get a 'Thank you' for my donation. Not looking for thanks; looking for a way to correct this…..
I'm sure there is some logical explanation for this. The very few times I've contacted Ivar, I got a personal response from him. Have you tried contacting him directly, as in a PM?
 

C clearly

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I am trying to remove my full name under my forum photo and leave my forum name only..
I don't think you can change your forum name yourself (that is your full name at the moment). A few years ago I asked Ivar to change mine and he did. I haven't hunted around for a link directly to him, but (I'm not sure if this will work...) but you might be able to get his attention by tagging him like this: @ivar.
 

ivar

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Maybe this is the thread where I can get some instruction. I have tried several ways but no success. I am trying to remove my full name under my forum photo and leave my forum name only. Even tried to contact Ivar, but most of his messages are automated, so I only get a 'Thank you' for my donation. Not looking for thanks; looking for a way to correct this…..
Yes, I can change your username if you would like. Will send you a private message.
 

movinmaggie

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I don't think you can change your forum name yourself (that is your full name at the moment). A few years ago I asked Ivar to change mine and he did. I haven't hunted around for a link directly to him, but (I'm not sure if this will work...) but you might be able to get his attention by tagging him like this: @ivar.
I'm not wanting to change my forum name. It's already there. I want to delete my full name that also shows above the forum name. Ivar has responded kindly, so hope to get it worked out. Thanks
 

waveprof

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May-June 2013, Camino Frances
I used to teach at Tulane University (the Green Wave) and my wife still teaches there (I teach at a nearby university). I post on a Tulane sports forum, and created my ID there when I was still working at Tulane, hence "Waveprof". It's become my online moniker so I still go by it.
 

LauraK

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Feeling really guilty for dragging the thread back to the original topic.....

But "gyro" is short for gyrovague. A word I first heard once I can completed my first camino.
A gyrovague is a wandering religious character.....often a mendicant [sp?].

It was the wonderful combination of the two part of the word:
"gyro"...as in gyroscope, autogiro etc...perpetually spinning around
"vague" ...not being completely certain about anything whatsoever.

which seemed to describe my character terribly well.

regards to all of you
Gyro
I am glad you cleared that up...I thought you just loved Greek sandwiches;)!
 

smj6

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I used to teach at Tulane University (the Green Wave) and my wife still teaches there (I teach at a nearby university). I post on a Tulane sports forum, and created my ID there when I was still working at Tulane, hence "Waveprof". It's become my online moniker so I still go by it.
And I always read your name as 'Wave- proof', which I found interesting & just goes to show one doesn't always 'read' a word, but rather skim reads & 'sees' a word as they expect to find. (Does that make sense??).
Suzanne
 

Griffin57

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October 2013 StJPdP to Burgos
September 2014 Burgos to SdC
Setember 2015 StJPdP to Burgos
This thread is really interesting.

On my first day out on the camino, those first few kilometres up to Orisson I got chatting with a fascinating man from London,a Maths teacher, who is very well travelled mostly in the US but has also walked from John'o Groats to Landsend. We were talking about how people are usually given (sometimes choose) a nickname on the Appalachian trail.
He was great company and we successfully distracted each other from the steep climb for a few hours. We decided to give each other names, I straight away told him I would call him Prime as he is so taken with prime numbers and talked about them till my eyes glazed over! He liked his new name and said it was fine as long as people didn't think it was because he thought he was in prime condition!:rolleyes:
He named me 'Ti burrique' which is Mauritian for 'little donkey' (his wife is Mauritian) he said I reminded him of a donkey with my pack on my back o_O it wasn't that big or heavy honest! :rolleyes: we shortened it to Tibu and walked together on and off for over a week.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Starting first walk from Pamplona (2015)
Nothing creative here... Just me, Donna San Juan... From San Francisco, California... Walking for the first time with my husband for my 50th birthday this September.
 

Seabird

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CF April/May (2016), starting in St. Palais, France
I use Seabird as a reminder of Hawaii, where I lived for 19 years before moving to Virginia. It's from a beautiful song entitled "Seabird" by the music group Olomana. I never realized until now, when I just looked up the lyrics, how appropriate they are for my Camino journey!

Seabird, by Olomana

Sometimes at the evening time, I miss your smile
And I wonder what it would have been like if you came and stayed a while
Laughing in the waters of a clear blue mountain stream
Looking into your eyes I thought I saw my dream
Makani until you blow my love to my side
I'll be riding like the seabird on the tide
Travel far and wide my friend I know it won't be long
Until you find the words to write your own sweet song

Go Look into the eyes of those you want to see
And reach out for every hand if it calls you to be free
Until you find your answers I will wait for you my friend
Flying like a seabird in the wind
Sometimes in the evening time when I miss your smile
And I wonder what it would have been like if you came and stayed a while
Until you find your answers I will wait for you my friend
Flying like a seabird in the wind
Flying like a seabird in the wind
Flying like a seabird in the wind
 

Sailor

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Donating Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Sin Fin
sailor -- as in United States Navy Sailor (Retired), and oh by the way, that is Sailor with capital S (so, if anyone can fix my user name replacing the lower case s with a capital S, it will be appreciated). Thank you.
 

movinmaggie

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2015) Scotland GGW (2017) Primitivo (2018) if all vital signs working
Back when I was living in the U.S. for a while, I was working as Sales & Marketing Manager for a great hotel in Flagstaff. When visitors from New York came to see me during one summer season, they wanted to see some 'real cowboys' so one evening I took them and some staff members out to the 'Cowboy Bar'. T'was a night they happened to be having a country swing dance contest. They had to hold me back. I so love to dance and dance I did. At the end, I was presented with a diploma that had some hilarious script and my name 'Movin Maggie'. I loved it. It fits me well. An added note about one my eastern visitors, a very lively and very pretty young woman with that great NY sense of humour. One of the more popular 'cowboys' came over and asked her to dance. With a bit of hesitation she looked at me and I nodded to the affirmative (because I knew him to be a great dancer) so she accepted. He was well known for his bronco riding, as well as his constant tobacco chewing. He also had spent the day at the annual rodeo had not dusted anything off. Away they went. At the end of the dance, he escorted her back to our table - like a perfect gentleman. After a couple of sips of wine she looked up and said "Geez…..somebody really ought to run that guy through the car-wash………."with his mouth open!" I know this is long, but how I appreciate the memory and hilarity of that evening. Thanks for the indulgence.
 

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