Could use that as your avatar (unless of course you don't own the copyright)Use to be a beer manufacturer back in the day - Reddog Brewing
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There moto was "Be your own own dog" (don't follow the crowd). I tend to do my own thing at times and friends would always ask whether I was doing something the others were or 'Red doging' It.
Hence the name Reddog
Self chosen Forum nicknames are one thing but work given ones are altogether another. Had many in my time, and a couple of unrepeatable ones, and probably more that people were not willing to say to my face but my last popular one was Grumpy. I had no problems with that as some things that I had to do weren't popular but anyway it was well earned and practiced. For a while I had a screenshot of a Komodo Dragon as my work computer back drop and a scrolling message when timed out of "C'mon George, Tatts me out of here". With the picture it was commented on that it fitted my personality and a Boss once got upset at the message as an attitude problem. Too many people lack a sense of humour and delusions of self importance.Well my first name is Samuel and last names starts with D and I was too lazy to think up a funny username.
Actually the only person who calls me Sammy d is the wife when she is cranky with me, otherwise I just get Sam or sambo or my personal favourite Sammy trailer which was given to me by my brother inlaw ;-)
AHH now I understandReal names Chris, got stuck with the nickname Edward (long story) which stretched back to my primary school days. It then progressed as follows;
Edward > Redwood > Deadwood then DW (as in Dee Dub) so I used the name DWWood for my username on forums
Terry here, everyone calls me Tezza (or worse) born in 1962, so Tezza 62 it is