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Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

Postby Kaliayev » Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:18 pm UTC

I stole it from a Camus play. I'm sure the old, dead Absurdist wouldn't mind and besides, when Googled, nothing relating back to me come's up. Plus I have a strange fascination with Russian history and literature, so this fits my personal interests quite well.

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Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

Postby Triangle_Man » Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:37 am UTC

My username comes from a character I made up, who is made out of different sized triangles and is known for being extremely obnoxious and irritating...so yeah.
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Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

Postby Cloud Walker » Fri Aug 06, 2010 5:27 am UTC

Triangle_Man wrote:My username comes from a character I made up, who is made out of different sized triangles and is known for being extremely obnoxious and irritating...so yeah.


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Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

Postby Hoopla » Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:59 pm UTC

When I first joined the internet, I was 10, so I played lots of mini-game like things, and when it asked me for a name for the high-score, I put in hoopla, to mean general crazy excitement.
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Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

Postby El Spark » Sat Nov 20, 2010 9:42 pm UTC

*sigh*

Spark was my favorite D&D character. I added the "el" part of it years ago because so many people had used "Spark" as a username.

My advisor once asked me, "Oh, I see your email is elspark...where is Els Park?" I blinked and told him that it was near where I grew up, and we just went on with the meeting.
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Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

Postby softchews » Sun Nov 21, 2010 8:17 pm UTC

Last name is Rennie,
Rennie is a make indigestion tablets
They make a range of chewy tablets called soft chews
Hence, softchews :D

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Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

Postby Microscopic cog » Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:10 pm UTC

softchews wrote:Last name is Rennie,
Rennie is a make indigestion tablets
They make a range of chewy tablets called soft chews
Hence, softchews :D


We had an English teacher called Renny once.

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Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

Postby Jplus » Sun Nov 21, 2010 11:21 pm UTC

I was playing Armagetron. In Armagetron, your display name may take up at most 15 characters, and you can use color codes in your name which aren't displayed but still take up 8 characters. I wanted to end my name with a bit of purple. Usually I contend with Julian, which is my real name, and it would fit perfectly if I didn't have a tag in my display name as well. So I asked my tron buddy Tidbit what to do, and he suggested to abbreviate my name as J+. Now I use that name everywhere the name "Julian" has already been taken.

From Tidbit in Armagetron I also got the description "purple nurple" which I use to display as purple nurple.

As you may guess from this post, I happen to like the color purple.
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Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

Postby lcpwbxjilslhmrcyliswsnoajvtoov » Mon Nov 22, 2010 5:57 am UTC

Jplus wrote:As you may guess from this post, I happen to like the color purple.
I also like the color purple, as you can tell from my username.

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Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

Postby cba » Mon Nov 22, 2010 7:25 pm UTC

I felt like having something different from the other forums I frequent and it was just the first thing that came to mind... and I'm pretty lazy...
There isnt really any reason for it...
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Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

Postby existentialpanda » Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:53 pm UTC

The "existential squirrel" was the unofficial mascot of my 12th grade English class - he was a squirrel who, in the middle of collecting nuts, would start questioning the meaning of his existence. We adapted him whenever we started a new unit, so, for example, we would walk in during the Hamlet unit and see on the whiteboard (drawn by one of my classmates) a squirrel in Shakespearean-type clothing holding an acorn as if it were Yorick's skull. Me and my friends started making up ''existential'' versions of other animals, just for fun, like an existential penguin or an existential llama.

And then I needed a username for something, I don't remember what, and I thought "Hmm....I like pandas....existential pandas! That could work!" And now I use it for everything.

(I've had other usernames before this happened, but they were all various degrees of dumb. This one I actually like.)

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Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

Postby Midnight » Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:35 pm UTC

It's a nice word that nobody will mispronounce.
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Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

Postby Thirty-one » Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:37 pm UTC

Didn't want to tie it to either of the other two names I use online, so I had to come up with a new one.

Being a dunce creatively, I thought I'd just pick a number and went for the number of a hockey player I like.
Didn't want people to think I named myself after that girl in House though, so I switched them digits around.

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Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

Postby KrO2 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:16 am UTC

existentialpanda wrote:The "existential squirrel" was the unofficial mascot of my 12th grade English class - he was a squirrel who, in the middle of collecting nuts, would start questioning the meaning of his existence.

Listen. I wouldn't worry about that.

My username is something I came up with in high school; by analogy with nitrite, chlorite, etc., I could reasonably say that this is the Kryptonite ion. If there is a method for naming hypothetical ions, this is probably wrong (Maybe KrO-1 since it's one less than the maximum number of oxygen atoms?) but I don't really care too much.
Another username I use often is probably even nerdier. I use "Malkarauko" or some form thereof because a) there are two elvish words for power, "vala" meaning authority and "malka" meaning strength or force, and b) the word for Balrog, translated as "demon of might," is "valarauko." This just seemed logical. It took me a while to figure out the spelling, so several of my usernames that are this but with mistakes added.

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Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

Postby You, sir, name? » Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:02 am UTC

It asked for a username. "Username" was taken. I played with variations like "yousername", finally landing on "You, sir, name?"

Midnight wrote:It's a nice word that nobody will mispronounce.


Rhymes with "lit", right?
I edit my posts a lot and sometimes the words wrong order words appear in sentences get messed up.

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Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

Postby Midnight » Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:58 am UTC

The moment that I hit 'submit' I realized this would happen, though I was expecting "Midddddn-iggit!" along the lines of Monty Python's kin-iggit.
uhhhh fuck.

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Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

Postby RoadieRich » Wed Dec 01, 2010 3:21 am UTC

I thought it was pronounced to rhyme with "midrift".
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Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

Postby SomeFloridaKid » Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:00 am UTC

I live in florida, and i'm referred to as "some kid" by my teachers, not always in a good way.
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Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

Postby Boreeas » Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:29 am UTC

I used to take the name Zephir (It's a joke, where I come from, the words C-4 and Zephir are pronounced the same, and I like the double meaning of Zephir). But other people liked the name Zephir, too, so it was taken on most of the sites I registered to. One day, instead altering the word Zephir, I just decided to take another wind-realted name. I like north and I hate warn temperatures, so the decision was made pretty quickly.

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Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

Postby You, sir, name? » Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:44 pm UTC

Midnight wrote:The moment that I hit 'submit' I realized this would happen, though I was expecting "Midddddn-iggit!" along the lines of Monty Python's kin-iggit.


I was originally intending to go that way, but couldn't figure out a way of transcribing it that made sense.
I edit my posts a lot and sometimes the words wrong order words appear in sentences get messed up.

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Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

Postby Foremorrow » Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:20 pm UTC

After reading about rarely used, yet fantastic words such as "ereyesterday" and "overmorrow" I made up my own word, "Foremorrow". It is created from "fore" meaning, "ahead, before" and "morrow" meaning, "day"; it's synonymous with "yesterday".
My editor told me there's too much tautology in my writing.
I assured her I'd never repeat the same mistake again.

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Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

Postby Unbeliever » Tue Dec 07, 2010 3:19 pm UTC

It's a shameless plug for Stephen R. Donaldson's epic fantasy series The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever.
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Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

Postby Microscopic cog » Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:28 pm UTC

It's a shameless plug from Nick Cave and the Bad Seed's song, Red Right Hand.

You're one microscopic cog in his catastrophic plan,
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Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

Postby GrayWolf » Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:29 pm UTC

I usually use another username, darkmaster (might or might not be related to digimon), but before my registration I lurked a little through the forums and realized that maybe it was time for a change. And I like wolves. Gray wolves.

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Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

Postby ASmellyOgre » Wed Dec 08, 2010 1:11 am UTC

Well, my dad and I were setting up the PS3 a year ago. I was tired of my old Playstation Underground username, 1up_Dude, so we bouncing ideas off of each other until this came up (there was a copy of Shrek on the TV stand). It wasn't taken, and so it came to be.
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Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

Postby DoomBot » Wed Dec 08, 2010 1:48 pm UTC

I did not choose my name, it was given to me by my Master.

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Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

Postby F117Landers » Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:10 pm UTC

My last name bears a striking similarity to Flanders from The Simpsons, which turned into my nickname. This fact, coupled with my fan of supersonic aircraft (the SR-71 and F117 Nighthawk), brought my online handle of F117Landers.

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Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

Postby Unbeliever » Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:25 pm UTC

Microscopic cog wrote:It's a shameless plug from Nick Cave and the Bad Seed's song, Red Right Hand.

You're one microscopic cog in his catastrophic plan,
Designed and directed by his red right hand.


Just wanted to say... best. Avatar. Ever.
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Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

Postby voicedotter » Thu Dec 09, 2010 6:25 pm UTC

My username comes from a combination of my old xbox live gamertag Voicedwalnut and my current favorite animal the Otter. The name also has to do with a project of mine I am working on.

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Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

Postby Microscopic cog » Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:43 pm UTC

Unbeliever wrote:
Microscopic cog wrote:It's a shameless plug from Nick Cave and the Bad Seed's song, Red Right Hand.

You're one microscopic cog in his catastrophic plan,
Designed and directed by his red right hand.


Just wanted to say... best. Avatar. Ever.


Hahaha thanks. I am very fond of it.

I don't know where it's from though. My guess is Natalie Dee.
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Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

Postby CranialEruption » Fri Dec 10, 2010 5:52 am UTC

It's a trope, on TVTropes. I'm actively trying to get away from my adolescent nick, and I thought this one sounded cool.

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Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

Postby elderas » Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:27 am UTC

Every time I want to create a new account for anything I create a new name because I haven't yet found one that I like. This one is the last name of my D&D character that I made the other day. I didn't actually come up with it myself since I don't trust myself to come up with a good name, so I had friends suggest names until I found one I liked.

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Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

Postby voicedotter » Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:27 am UTC

Microscopic cog wrote:
Unbeliever wrote:
Microscopic cog wrote:It's a shameless plug from Nick Cave and the Bad Seed's song, Red Right Hand.

You're one microscopic cog in his catastrophic plan,
Designed and directed by his red right hand.


Just wanted to say... best. Avatar. Ever.


Hahaha thanks. I am very fond of it.

I don't know where it's from though. My guess is Natalie Dee.


it is a very cool avatar

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Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

Postby Microscopic cog » Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:47 pm UTC

I feel so loved.
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Postby voicedotter » Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:02 pm UTC

well it is a great avatar and I just finished editing an image my friend drew and allowed me to use and uploaded it

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Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

Postby konaya » Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:09 pm UTC

My family name in its original form (transition through various writing alphabets and an interesting story involving my dad and a really grumpy security official rendered our family name corrupted beyond meaning) literally means "Millerson" when translated to English. Some parts of the family have actually changed the name to Millerson (they live in Australia).

Anywho, konaya => こなや => 粉屋 => "miller" in Japanese. Simple enough.

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Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

Postby Pansori » Sun Dec 12, 2010 5:42 am UTC

Pansori is traditional Korean music. I think it is comparable to opera. Most people find it difficult to listen to, though. Been using it as a username for years because it's Korean and I like it.

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Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

Postby Mathy » Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:01 am UTC

My real name is Mathias, and my English-speaking friends had issues pronouncing it.

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Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

Postby thc824 » Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:19 am UTC

thc - tasty hot cakes
824 - random number :D

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Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

Postby voicedotter » Sun Dec 12, 2010 6:37 pm UTC

Hmm I would pronounce Mathias as Mat-e-as or Mat-i-as or something like that and I am a native English speaker, though I have a bit of history with strange sounding words due to some books I read, an old toy series I used to follow and the fact that I know some Maori which in NZ most people learn it from either family or just because it is used frequently here.

Anyway another username I use is Glados da Aglet which I made up when I was completely obsessed with portal and I loved the word aglet and how not many people know what it is.


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