Skip to content


    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!

    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    It's been suggested that we leave a space between the start of a post and the triggering part.

    Write something innocuous in the first line. then leave some spaces between in and the subject matter. this should take care of accidentally triggering someone.

    How and Why to Report a Post
    Name origination
    bubbles_bobble posted:
    I thought I'd try to be constructive too................

    Tell us how you were named..............either what you use as your handle here or your real name...............

    My full name ends with cene

    fill in the blank and please don't use real name

    so i was named after my father and tho my bro was the only male and he was first born somehow i was named to carry the title WEIRD..........I was told i could have been norma jean after my aunt or veronica..........I'm glad i got what i got...........cuz i is what i is................tis a beautiful sight to be with you lassies ta da
    One day at a time
    slik_kitty responded:
    I wasn't named after anyone. my parents just pulled my name out of the sky. he he he. my nickname was a friend's idea.

    at least they made a girl's name from your father's name. i like your name. it fits you.
    DOGDANCING_TCOS responded:
    I didn't get an image until 1976, prior to that She didn't visualize me as a person. I got my physical image from a class mate who she fell in love with who that year was killed.

    A year or so later I was given the name Starsky from the TV show Starsky and Hutch. I was given Lee as a middle name from the boy she took my image from, and Starr she borrowed from the Beatles drummer.

    Somewhere over the eons of time the spelling of my name was changed to Starskee. My nick has been Ste since the late 70's.

    The user name for this account comes from hypnotherapy - DOGDANCING is our inner healer. The TCOS tacked on is who we all are collectively...The Children of Starr.

    I'm not really a psychopath, I just play one on the internet.
    bubbles_bobble replied to DOGDANCING_TCOS's response:
    yeah i like my full name and now i don't like my nick name. lol. i dunno. but i think my name fits me too. I think your name fits you to kitty! in real life and in cyber life. they both fit!

    thanks for the story of your names dd kitty anyone else???
    One day at a time
    off_the_wall replied to bubbles_bobble's response:
    My parents had a couple of name ideas for me before I was born. Then I was born and my dad looked at me and said, " I think we should name her ____." It was a name they hasn't discussed but my mom thought about it and realized she really liked the nickname for my name so that was it. I've always gone by the nickname and think it fits me well.

    It's kind of nice to go by a nickname because it's easy to tell who actually knows me or who just read my name off a form or something. For instance, my last year of teaching I had a principal who acted all buddy-buddy with everyone but all she did was talk and never listened to what anyone else had to say. The entire year she called me by my given name, never bothering to realize that all my co-workers called me by a different name. Had a T once who I kept telling her the name I went by but each new session I guess she would forget and call me by my given name again. It made me wonder what else she would forget about me from week to week.

    Anyway, a lot of you know my real name and that's the story of how I got it.....
    off_the_wall responded:
    By the way, BB, this was a great idea for a thread. Very interesting and a good distraction.
    MandyCake replied to off_the_wall's response:
    I have had many names... living in foster care etc... An Aunt told me once I was names Bonita Louisa by a nurse at the hospital and it was changed. My original: Gwynedd Gabreilla Donovan. Which means Purity of Heart.
    Life is the school and Love is the Lesson.


    Spotlight: Member Stories

    I suffer from Major Depressive Disorder, PTSD, General Anxiety Disorder, Panic Attacks, and Agoraphobia. I have a friend who suffers from Depression,...More

    Helpful Tips

    : ) ; ) : ( : D : p : X : / : o that's what i have so far. More
    Was this Helpful?
    20 of 28 found this helpful

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.