Get your very own hobo name! Going quick! Going fast! Get them before they are all gone!
Andy from Hobo Traveler.com has added a new feature to his colossal site: hobo names for his mob of readers. Andy writes that, “Soon you will need this username, nickname, password, and a bio page add information to either HoboTraveler.com or HoboHideOut.com. Sign up now if you want to be called, Dude, Boxcar, HoboJane, or just called late-for-supper.”
So sign up now to become a part of the Hobo Traveler community.
What is a hobo name you may ask? Well . . . I suppose it is technically just a name that a hobo goes by. Real life hobos tend to not go by their real names, and use rather silly alias to refer to themselves when on the Road.
So far while traveling I have met hobos by the names of Cornbread, Etta, Monkey, Ubertramp, Nick Nebraska, and a tattooed faced boxcar traveler who went by the name of “Earl.” Basically a hobo name is just an overly obvious alias that manifests some part of a traveler’s character, history, or part of the world that they come from. Andy’s hobo name is “Gadget,” for no other reason than the fact that he likes gadgets.
I sometimes do not go by Wade while traveling, as I like to make up “hobo names” for myself. Sometimes I do this as sort of a diversion to entertain myself, and sometimes because local people from certain parts of the world have difficulty pronouncing my real name.
In Southeast Asia I go by Ishmail, as I found it fun to quote the first line of Moby Dick: “Call me Ishmail.”
In China my name is Shen Ye Jiang – Divine Wild River.
In Latin America I usually tell people that my name is Mario or Pato, because they are both far easier for the people to pronounce than Wade.
But is Wade really my name?
Haha, nobody knows haha.
So look yourself in the mirror, come up with a hobo name for yourself, and register it on hobo traveler.com,