Initially i wanted to register with "euphras" but the board software insisted, that this user nick was given to someone else.
Never thought someone would pick this unique nickname. So, here we go - euphras_1
Euphras is an abbreviation of a plant genus, Euphrasia spec. (eyebright). The origin of this nickname goes back deep into the nineties where one of my duties was collecting plants and preparing an herbarium. Now, eyebright was one of those plants i only knew from pictures in assignation literature - till - well, till i was on a field trip together with 20 other students near Wimereux, France. While we stumbled through a salt meadow i suddenly had the impression.....well kinda deja vu, fell down to my knees and shouted "Euphrasia, Euphrasia!".
The whole last week my only name was like.........you can guess?!?
Later, when getting my first email account in 1995 the username length was restricted to seven characters, so it boiled down to euphras.