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 Post subject: What’s in a name?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:09 pm 
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Aloha! When I arrived in the port, I wanted to make sure I had a Tiki name that meant something to me. AnTiki is for my love of antiquing and my name Andrea. The xoxo is the way I have signed my name for years. It got me thinking how did others come up with their names? Would love to hear your story!


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 Post subject: Re: What’s in a name?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:59 pm 
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nifer is the less used half of my name, Jennifer (although, now, more people call me nifer than Jen). and it was just natural to add "tiki" to it.

My friend's husband actually came up with it and was the first person to call me "nifer" instead of "jen".

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 Post subject: Re: What’s in a name?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:50 am 
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A long time ago I was caught stealing Vibranium from the mines of Wakanda.
As punishment, I was hot poker branded on my neck with the word "TikiVee" - which is, loosely translated, Wakandan for "hair farming alcoholic dirty monkey fucker"

Which, in my opinion is unfair...just because I drink does not mean I'm an alcoholic.

Anyway, the name stuck.

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 Post subject: Re: What’s in a name?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:42 am 
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I'm a chemist and a cat lady. kemika popoki is supposedly Hawaiian for "chemistry cat". At least, that's what Google Translate told me at the time.


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 Post subject: Re: What’s in a name?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:19 am 
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nifertiki wrote:
nifer is the less used half of my name, Jennifer (although, now, more people call me nifer than Jen). and it was just natural to add "tiki" to it.

See above. My name is Kristy. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: What’s in a name?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:34 am 
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My real name is Thurston Ignacio Keegan Ivan Vincenzo Ezra Ezra.
Tiki Vee is just a coincidental acronym.

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 Post subject: Re: What’s in a name?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:42 am 
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i always thought Nifertiki was a riff off of Nifertiti.

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shows to go you.

but you got nice tikis than her :wink: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: What’s in a name?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:47 am 
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My original name was Nifer Titty.
Due to my job at the Nottingham Institute for English Research and my enormous man boobs.

But I got a cease and desist letter from another Fellow claiming infringement....certain legalities prohibit me from calling out the fellow by name.
But I'm sure you can figure out who it was.


It was Leisure Master

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 Post subject: Re: What’s in a name?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:29 pm 
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Pontiki for my Pontiac. Also for my pontoon boat which is being used as a deck in the backyard.

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 Post subject: Re: What’s in a name?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:21 pm 
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Pontiki wrote:
Pontiki for my Pontiac. Also for my pontoon boat which is being used as a deck in the backyard.

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Which Pontiac?

Like Tiki Vee is a bug guy, it's the Ford Escape for me.

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 Post subject: Re: What’s in a name?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:03 am 
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e33 was somewhat laziness in not wanting to spell out experiment33 knowing that I had to log in, but not realizing how well the interwebs would remember me. experiment33.blogspot.com was a blog I had years ago that focused on cocktails and art in Baton Rouge Louisiana. The cocktails were from everywhere.

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 Post subject: Re: What’s in a name?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:11 am 
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Many moons ago I started my website RumJourney.com about rum and travel experiences. I thought it would be a fun handle for the group since isn't everyone in Tiki on their personal Rum Journey?

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 Post subject: Re: What’s in a name?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:14 am 
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Rocket Betty...It's my brand, my business, my online name, and now my FOM name. Hell, my husband even has my logo tattooed on the back of his calf. :shock: Ha! Sometimes I wish that I would have thought that through a little more and come up with something a bit more fitting when I washed ashore here. Ah well...I'm sure I was sipping a rum drink and wearing vintage aloha-wear at the time so that counts for something, right?

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 Post subject: Re: What’s in a name?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:29 am 
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I found it easier to not have a tiki name. 8)

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 Post subject: Re: What’s in a name?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:12 am 
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rev_thumper wrote:
I found it easier to not have a tiki name. 8)

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That you know of....

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 Post subject: Re: What’s in a name?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:15 pm 
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From primate sex and pontoon porches (which I'd like to see... the pontoon, not the primates porking) to moobs and men with tats, it was fun to read all these reasons! Personal and fun which is what I expected ;)

Mahalo! AnTikiXoxo
P.S. I also have ATX. Gotta represent the 512!


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 Post subject: Re: What’s in a name?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:59 pm 
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foredeckape wrote:
Pontiki wrote:
Pontiki for my Pontiac. Also for my pontoon boat which is being used as a deck in the backyard.

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Which Pontiac?

Like Tiki Vee is a bug guy, it's the Ford Escape for me.

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 Post subject: Re: What’s in a name?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:57 am 
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I found it easier to not have a tiki name. 8)

-Rev

Which is one reason you have been dubbed Sweary Smurf.
Not exactly tiki, but it'll do.
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 Post subject: Re: What’s in a name?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:22 am 
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I just added "Tiki" to my existing nickname, "J". But the "J" didn't come to be simply because my name is Jessica and starts with J.

I'll tell the long version of the story, because somehow the seriousness of the setup made the punch line all the funnier.

So most of you know, but for any of the newer folks who don't know me, I work for the FBI. (It's no big secret!) Back in '99 or '00 (when I was much younger, more fit, and my hair was still brown), I had to travel to Indianapolis to serve as an interpreter for interviews concerning a murder that occurred over in France, of a young man from a small town in Indiana who was over there doing the abroad study thing. The victim had been on a pay phone (remember those?) back home to several friends and family members on Thanksgiving Day, and got stabbed to death in the phone booth. The French police traveled to Indiana to interview the boy's family and all the friends he spoke to that day, to see if he had said anything during their conversations that would lead them to the murderer.

The victim also happened to be gay, and active in the club scene back home, so most of his friends who were interviewed were also young gay males who were the "clubby" type. So we did all these interviews over a day or two, and the agent we were working with got a follow up call from one of the young men who, during the conversation, told the agent that the translator was really cute...she looked like Jennifer Lopez! (It was summer and I had a tan, FWIW). The agent was almost embarrassed to tell me about it, but he was holding back laughter when he did.

Well, that story made it back to the New York office (my home office back then) before I even did, and from that day on, I was J Lo, which soon after got shortened to J. I've been J ever since, and I even still sign work emails that way, even though nobody even knows or remembers anymore how it started 18 years ago. And despite the fact that I look absolutely nothing like Jennifer Lopez these days, if I ever did to begin with!

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 Post subject: Re: What’s in a name?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:46 am 
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Snarlybeast was a nickname for my dear departed Labrador retriever, who sounded really vicious when playing tug of war or answering doorbells. She was, in reality, Only threat to unguarded bacon or waffle fries.


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 Post subject: Re: What’s in a name?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:03 pm 
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OZ was my Navy callsign. Not because I was a wizard, far from it.

When I was in ground school in Moffett Field, CA., prior to flight training in the P-3, I took an orientation ride. I was seated in an observers seat (which faces toward the aft of the aircraft), the ride was bumpy and I was feeling...unwell. One of the aircrew saw me (laughing, told another guy to get a bag) and said I looked like the big green head in The Wizard of OZ. He then took me to the cockpit (where I felt much better), introduced me as “OZ”, and the name stuck.

“the Mighty” is because I didn’t want to get confused with “OZ, the Great and Powerful”.

And the FOM machine wouldn’t let me use only two letters.

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 Post subject: Re: What’s in a name?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:52 pm 
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Khan Tiki Mon is my Tiki alter ego. My moniker of choice is in part a nod to Thor Heyerdahl and his adventure with the Kon Tiki. Khan is a ruler of a tribe and it sounds like Kon so you put the two together and you have Khan Tiki. Many a summer I have vacationed on the Outer Banks in North Carolina. My two favorite bar /restaurants there are the Rundown Cafe and Mama Kwan's Tiki Bar. I do characterize the Rundown as a Tiki bar (not everyone would agree). It has large Tikis outside, Tiki sconces in the dining room, and the upstairs bar is called the Tsunami Lounge. It is however distinctively Jamaican inspired (the signature dish, Rundown soup, is a Jamaican fish soup with sweet potatoes - delicious!). My other favorite haunt, Mama Kwan's, describes their cuisine as Jawaiian; a blend of Jamaican and Hawaiian. So, in an attempt to sound a little Jamaican I came up with Khan Tiki Mon.

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 Post subject: Re: What’s in a name?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:11 pm 
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AnTiki wrote:
Aloha! When I arrived in the port, I wanted to make sure I had a Tiki name that meant something to me. AnTiki is for my love of antiquing and my name Andrea. The xoxo is the way I have signed my name for years. It got me thinking how did others come up with their names? Would love to hear your story!


AnTiki it was great meeting you and your hubby at Tikicat. My handle is my dogs name "Lucy Diamond" so Lucy Diamond Tiki or Mr. LDT for short.

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 Post subject: Re: What’s in a name?
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Oceana is my "band" name. I'm in the hot rod surf band 9th Wave. Back when I started go-go dancing with the band, at the first show I did, Tikisurfin (now my husband) introduced the other 2 go-go dancers with their go-go dancer names. I hadn't picked one yet, so he named me "Oceana" on the spot and I kept it as my band name.

At Ohana, I never knew what name to put on my name badge as my "tiki name" so I usually just put "Sandy Wave", as in Sandy from 9th Wave (Sandy is really an excellent name for someone in a surf band!) When I needed to pick a name for the port, I wanted to keep Oceana (it's hard enough to have 2 names, let alone 3.) But I wanted it to be a little different than my band name, so I Googled the Hawaiian word for "Wave" - nalu, and got Oceana Nalu, which is kind of like "ocean wave", or Oceana from 9th Wave.

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 Post subject: Re: What’s in a name?
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Joe vs The volcano. Always wanted that luggage... orange soda lover. [VOLCANO]


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