07 May 2008

Time for a new pseudonym

I think I'm going to need a new pseudonym. Givinya De Elba just isn't doing it for me.

It was a pseudonym I came up with in highschool and was based on a joke from an episode of Dad's Army called 'A Soldier's Farewell.'

In the episode, after eating too much toasted cheese, Captain Mainwaring dreams he is Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo. I don't remember much about the episode other than Mainwaring telling his loyal men (Jones, Pike and Godfrey) that he has been exiled to the island of Elba. Jones quips, "Hence the expression - givin' ya the elber!" (giving you the elbow, i.e., joking around.)

And this seemed to me a good pseudonym. But it's growing old and I'd like something new. I'd love to present you with suggestions and ask for a vote, but as yet, I don't have any suggestions to give! Please, de-lurk and give me some ideas!

7 comments:

musing said...

No suggestions but I'll be happy to vote when you get some. :)

mommastantrum said...

Um Bed Bug...no no...that is for the kids.

Iona Insect Farm
Mrs. Bathpoo
Mrs. Chickenmoney
and lastly Lady with the crazy sister.

None are funny. But you know...I tried.

Givinya De Elba said...

Hey, they made ME laugh! Thanks for the ideas!

Anonymous said...

My suggestion is "Gracie-Babe". You know why.

Crazy Sister

Wee Bro said...

Non Capisco (Italian - I don't understand)

Darth Sillyus/Mummius/Grumpius

Veni Vidi Cranki (I came I saw I got cranky)

Veni Vidi Furi (... got furious)

Mummity-Grumpity (my particular favourite)

That's me for the night. I've got tile dust all over me. It's in me teeth, grinding them down to nothing. I need a shower.

Darcie said...

Goodness girl, this was about two months ago! Haven't you come up with something yet?

And whats with the goofy tv shows? :)

ourfriendben said...

Oh my God, Givinya! What a relief to learn that I'm not the only one. When I was in high school, my mother had to physically stop me from submitting a collection of my poetry under the name "Cucurbita Pepo." Of course, this is the same longsuffering mother who had to intervene when I was in 6th grade and tried to name my first dog Homo Habilis. Though both are doubtless in the public domain, I strongly advise you not to switch "Givinya" for either!