I have very long legs; I am uncomfortable when not living near water; I wanted an impressively long “beak,” though mine does not tilt upward. Avocets live in many parts of the world. So have I. (Why not “stork?” you might ask.)
Avocets get around on the ground via certain careful and very economical movements. Having always been a klutz, and a birder, I made avocet my moniker.
And thank you again, Willb7, for finding my avatar for me.
Nice thread. I’ve wondered about a lot of your names.