I often wonder this. So I might as well share it with you all. Would people on this board like me better as ‘Jimbee’, instead of Jim B?

It is probably too late to change it on this message board. Or I don’t feel like doing it just now anyways.

I joined this message board, around 20 years ago. (The date given on my account is inaccurate, because they had to reset it once.) And ‘Jim B’ is all I could come up with at the moment. I was very new to the internet too, you have to realize.

‘Jimbee’ is what I usually use on other message boards. It is an interesting name. I think it means something in another language too, which also adds to the mystery, I think.

Also, concerning Jim B., I was surprised to learn there once was another member, apparently named “JimB”. He apparently left a long time ago. And I guess the space between the ‘m’ and the ‘B’ is why my name didn’t clash with his.

Also, I have to tell you, ‘Jimbee’ is a common name. So if you encounter it on the internet, don’t assume automatically it is me. Look for the IP signature first, I guess.

Also, I should tell you, I once considered the username ‘Jimbo’. But kids used to use the term to tease me in high school. So it kind of has bad memories for me.

What do the rest of you think?


+1 ‘Jimbee’, fwiw. To me it looks more friendly.

Don’t let them define you - co-opt it, make it your own.

I was sure that was going to be this!

“Jimbee” sounds like the folk name for some exotic disease. ‘Well, ol’ George got himself a case of the jimbees and now he just sits in the corner all day staring at the wall and drooling. Poor fella."

I personally like Jimbo. There’s a James Bond film (GoldenEye, I think) where a CIA agent refers to Bond as Jimbo. I always thought that was fit Bond perfectly.

When I see “Jim B.”, I think “simple, direct username for someone whose first name is James and last name starts with a B”. When I see “Jimbee”, I think, at worse, that it’s someone trying too hard to be cutesy, and at best, that there’s some inside-joke story behind the name that I’m not in on.

Make it a name YOU are happy with.

If it’s 1) a name that does not run afoul of our rules 2) hasn’t been used before, then we’re happy with it too. I’ll be glad to change it for you. Send me an email from the account that controls your screen name and we’ll do the do.

your humble TubaDiva

As I said, no plans to change it now:). I’m just thinking out loud.


Jim Rockford was often called Jimbo by friends and associates.

I have a cousin ‘Jimbo’,
Yea, no…you don’t wanna mimic him. It’s seriously bad. Nope, nope. Don’t do it, dude.

(I’m glad you not really changing your user name, I’m used to Jim B.)

Go with Gym Bee and an avatar of a buff insect.

I used to babysit for a Jimbo. He grew up to be a convicted rapist.

I say Abercrombie Phaphuffnik; it just has a certain ring.

Maybe you should make a poll. So far I see

Jim B



Gym Bee

Abercrombie Phaphuffnik

And what the heck, I’ll throw in Jimby

or Jimmy Jimmy Bobimbie

Meka Leka Hi Meka Hiney Ho!

Oh wait, that Jambi.

I’ve settled on ‘JimBeam’. Especially nice if actually drink the stuff.


When I hear “Jimbo” I think “Jimbo Wales”, co-founder of Wikipedia. Or the character from the Simpsons.

Yeah-No way that can go south.


I dunno, Jimbee McJimboFace has a nice ring to it.

Also, “chazguest” may be up for grabs soon…