Good choice, Captain. Except I always saw you as a sort of Major--as in, you're full of major funkism.
And trail names can come from almost anywhere, not just on the AT. After that momma moose got in my face in GNP and sprayed moose-spit on me, a guy back at the ranger station called me the "Mooseman." It had to stick, since I'd never actually had a trail name before, and since I've had 8-10 other not so charming moose experiences since then.
But really, we here on BPL could just as well decide upon a trail name for you (you don't get to pick your own trail name). From what I understand, it usually comes form some sort of deciding experience, but I could be wrong. So my challenge to ya'll here on this fine forum with crappy software, let's have a project--we'll come up with potential trail names for our favorite cheesehead, cast our votes, and christen him ___?___. And it will have to stick, because there's nothing he can do about it.
And really, if you are going with the new user name, you need to change your avatar over to something like Doug's, don't ya think?