pike747 is my nickname, gamer tag, username. A friend from long ago gave me the nickname pike because it rhymes with Mike. Silly but for some reason it stuck among my closest friends and band mates back in the eighties.

The 747 is significant to me because my first name is seven letters my middle name is four letters and my last name is seven letters. This is also the case for my three children. I think I noticed the pattern when we chose my first born’s name and we altered the spelling for my third child’s name to keep the tradition. Four is also my favorite number while seven is …. well it’s seven.

With the advent of computers, the internet and websites wanting a username, it seemed natural to go with this. Most of these sites recommend a number following the nickname when it is already taken. I have always liked numbers and made much of my living counting.


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