I've launched a question at ELEMENT's SONG forum. It was about nicknames' meanings.
I'll start it here as a topic.
I'm a CCR fanATIC, so there goes John. Flaherty goes for... well. it just sounds like Fogerty... ok, it doesn't, but anyways, I put these two together and I liked the way it sounds.
Now, my look. I see myself as a fox, regular pattern, with dark hair, a few grey hair, a scar in my face, like Seifer's, from Final Fantasy 8, but I don't act like him. I'm more like Squall. By the way, my full fantasy name is John Squall Flaherty, or John S. Flaherty. It sounds better, ain't it?
Oh yes, I have a bullet wound on my right shoulder. How I get it? I'll put my story someday.
John Flaherty, the Official Furfire Shonen-ai Matchmaker.