What is the meaning behind Goosh?

By | May 16, 2010 at 5:13 pm | No comments | General | Tags: ,

I get asked what the meaning behind Goosh is a lot. And by a lot, I mean every time I meet someone for the first time who has heard me referred to as Goosh. Some like to think that Goosh is a nickname with a sinister meaning, others like to think that Goosh is a meaningful and deep nickname with some hidden alternative meaning that is not only insightful, but is also inspirational. Unfortunately, it is neither.

I thought I would try to explain where Goosh came from. It might interest you, but most probably you won’t really care 😀

Goosh: The Replacement

Originally, the name Goosh was an alternative to a previous nickname I was using when I was first getting involved in online activities. Due to personal IRL reasons I had to change the nickname I had used on forums, ICQ etc to a different name and after a very long drinking session in a Wetherspoons in Newcastle Upon Tyne a friend of mine suggested the name Goosh. His explanation of why shall always only be told in person and normally after a very, very long drinking session.

Goosh: The Online Pseudonym

I used to use the online alias whilst playing online First Person Shooters (FPS) games such as Delta Force 2 and Return To Castle Wolfenstein. This has since carried over into my current addiction: World Of Warcraft.

With this I was always using the name Goosh on message boards, forums, blogs etc when I was using the name online during my web design & development days. This carried over into my search engine optimisation (SEO) research and before you know it I was known as Goosh in my professional & online life. Thankfully, most people don’t shout after me in the street with “Goosh, Goosh, wait up!”.

What Goosh is not!

Despite several other online mentions of Goosh, I can confirm that I did not, take the name from:

I hope that’s cleared up a little bit about Goosh and where it came from. If you’re looking for something a little more substantial, read a little more about me, Kev Strong, and the numerous ways to connect with me including my Twitter, LinkedIn and Sphinn.

About the Author

Kev Strong

Kev Strong is an online marketing consultant at Newcastle Upon Tyne based digital marketing agency, Mediaworks. A lover of all things search and an ex-web developer, Kev Strong (a.k.a Goosh) is a specialist in advanced search engine optimisation.