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name change
Good morning. If you're confused when you see this name on your f-list, don't be. It was time for a change from lerdo. I've also changed my Twitter and usernames. At Twitter, I'm onlymorelove.  At, I'm only-more-love. I would have kept all three exactly the same, but the naming conventions are different at each place.

I've been lerdo for more than a decade. When I picked the name, I was really young; I had no idea how your online identity can follow you around forever.  When my brother and I were kids, we watched Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (a Star Wars movie) a gazillion times.  In the movie, it sounded like one of the Ewoks said, "Lerdo."  Somehow, that became my username. (Yeah, I got nothing.)

A few years ago, someone told me that lerdo means slow and stupid in Spanish. *g*  I hated the name long before I picked up that nugget of information, but I just never got around to changing it. This time I thought it made sense to be very deliberate in choosing a name.

Only-more-love comes from the following Mother Teresa quote:  "I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love."

Anyway, same person, different name. :)

What a lovely name; and just after Valentine's day too. Good choice.

Thank you. :) How are you enjoying retired life?

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I really like the reason you chose your new name! Awwww!

I will get used to it in no time!

Thanks a lot. I figured that since I was going to the trouble of changing after all this time, I should actually think about why I was choosing this new name. *g*

Congratulations! :) It's good to see you, too. *hugs*

Very awesome. I'm sure I'll even catch up after a while! :-)

Thank you. :) It's going to take some time for me to get used to it.

*waves* You know that we'll follow you anywhere under any name... :D

I'm happy to hear that! :D *hugs*

What a lovely new name!

And I had always wondered where lerdo came

Thanks. :) Is your icon from Love, Actually?

Now you know! Pretty ridiculous origin, I know. :P

Same lovely person, always giving more love! ♥

That's right people, she's a constant surprise *g*

PS. It's a good job I know your REAL name, or I wouldn't know what to call you now.. I still call bertee Bert and prob always will!!

Edited at 2010-02-15 03:55 pm (UTC)

I love that you do actually know my real name but are sticking with Bert anyway. Weirdo. :P

Ooh, I like the new name! I think I may have some trouble adjusting but that quote is gorgeous. :)

Thank you! I'm having trouble adjusting, so I can't blame you. *g* ;)

*thumbs up* for healthy change:-D

What shall we call you? "OMoLo"?:-D

Thanks, J.

LMAO OMoLo is a mouthful, huh? You can still call me L or Lerdo, if you prefer. Or you can call me S. If OML is easiest, that works, too. I'm not really hung up on it; I just needed to do an "official" change, if that makes any sense.

What a lovely quote and a great user name.

Nothing like a saint to give good advice.

In some cultures, a person changes their "use" name whenever their life or personality make a major change or when they feel that said name no longer reflects who they feel they are. Glad to see you doing so. I can't imagine you as slow or stupid, but more loving? Oh, yeah.

I never told you about the Spanish meaning of lerdo because I always took for granted that it had another meaning for you, so, it would have been meaningless. Languages and grammar are way too extensive for us to be so strict about a word. :) It has the same exact meaning in Basque. :/

I like your new name, but even if I didn't it's yours and you chose it. We'll get used to it. I hope. *g*

I once changed my name too, I had chosen the first one without thinking. :D


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