From time to time I get asked why I use the handle ‘BobTurkey’. Here it is …
I can’t remember what my early in-game names were, probably something poxxy like “aragorn” or similar…anyway I used to play games like StarCraft and Subspace and everyone had name like “Lord Punisher” and “I0wnzU” and similar crap. So I picked something completely different and irrelevant.
I always thought i’d have a small dog and call it “bob” (no idea why) and turkeys aren’t particularly popular online so I became BobTurkey. Yes, thats how much thought went into it!
Then I played Saga of Ryzom for a long time and the “Bob” bit didn’t fit the fantasy environs and just “Turkey” was plain silly. So it got shortened to just “Turke”.
Then I move to GuildWars and Turke was too short. I planned to play a Necro/Monk so I came up with “Life An Death Turke”. All my GW toons had a theme so people can tell its me even when i logged onto different characters. Some weren’t very creative and then there’s my cool warrior named “Iron Chef Turke”.
Finally I came to WoW. Here I have: Turkemoo – Because he was a tauren; and Turkelife – Because she is a giver of life (healer). Moowall, well i have no idea. Probably Moo for the Tauren bit and wall because he’s a bit of a meat shield. *shrugs*
About every 6 months online I get asked if i’m Turkish. This seems to be happening a more regularly since I created Turkelife and I found out why. Elife is a Turkish girls name (a bit like Lisa I guess) so some people where reading “Turkelife” as a Turkish girl named Elife. Strange how this things can happen. I have however chatted to some very interesting Turks as a result though.
Yes a bit of a fluff post. Must be the weekend 🙂