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

Postby bassCADET » Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:33 am UTC

Autechre song d:-}

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

Postby Servant-of_Christ » Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:52 am UTC

I think my name is fairly straight-forward. I am a Christian, and live my life for Christ.

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

Postby Djehutynakht » Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:53 am UTC

Djehutynakht was the governor of Deir El-Bersha once long ago in ancient Egypt. The collection of his funerary art, including his coffins, statues, and boat carvings, are considered to be the best examples of art of his time. The gold and such from his tomb was stolen by grave-robbers, which ripped apart the mummies of Djehutynakht and his wife. When an expedition opened his tomb, they saw of the bodies only a torso and a head lying atop a coffin (pictured in my avatar). Currently, scientific analysis has not yet determined whether the head belongs to Djehutynakht or his wife.

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

Postby Dr. Diaphanous » Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:15 am UTC

I played freerice until I got to a word I didn't know. (Diaphanous = translucent || of fine, almost insunstantial texture)
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Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

Postby flintlockpistols » Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:21 pm UTC

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

Postby Black Dynamite » Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:09 am UTC

One of the greatest movies I've ever seen. I introduced it to my group of friends and they adored it as well. One person suggested I should it make my xbox live gamertag, and I did. I have used it on other websites, too, and I've grown fond of it. Usually it's unique to a website, so I don't have to add any extra letters or numbers or punctuation, and I value that highly for some reason.
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Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

Postby Laserdan » Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:33 am UTC

My WoW character name was Leodan (the local server celebrity in vanilla actually - wow that was pathetic...). Someday, I got a new piece of head equipment that made the eyes glow in a bright blue, and henceforth I called myself Laserdan. I also like lasers; they are delightful, they amplify joy, they're even stimulating. Emission can be a problem, and radiation is bad. So I like them a lot.
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Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

Postby Adam H » Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:26 pm UTC

It's my name! Weeeeee!
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Postby lucrezaborgia » Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:55 pm UTC

I think Lucretia Borgia was an awesome woman and that she got a bad rap historically. I changed the spelling of the first name to make it my own and I've yet to find someone who uses the same username.

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

Postby Funshine » Wed May 02, 2012 11:50 am UTC

Kendras, to Kendrubbin, to Cap'n Ken, to Cap'n "Funshine" Ken.

Yep.

Shortened to Funshine lately, all of it started because I'm just the happiest person on earth.

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Postby CaptainFinglass » Thu May 03, 2012 1:57 am UTC

In the middle of The Two Towers, there's a character named Finglass who appears for all of... oh, six sentences. Thus, I decided to make my name of the most obscure reference to a favourite story ever, and threw a captain in just because I could.
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Postby Daimon » Fri May 04, 2012 11:47 am UTC

Conquer Online, 2006, Leo Server. This guy named Sandals created a guild called Daimonas, which was supposidly demons in Greek or some language. I've used Daimonas or Daimon a lot ever sense. Really, there's only two usernames I use often, and this is one of them. The other is the same as you saw in my avatar. I was eight at the time, and wanted to think of two words together. Well, I kind of knew Le meant the in French, and I was also thinking of tigers at the same time. I just put them together, and it's stuck.

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

Postby cemper93 » Sat May 05, 2012 10:37 pm UTC

I don't know. I've always used this username. I like camping, and CE are my initials. So that's probably that.

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

Postby Lawsome » Wed May 23, 2012 8:46 pm UTC

My middle name is Law.

And then some.

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

Postby darknut » Wed May 23, 2012 11:39 pm UTC

in my mind i keep pronouncing it Lawlsome
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Postby MotorToad » Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:12 pm UTC

pne wrote:(Even though the company got merged a couple of times and is now part of a big honking group where three letters isn't enough and I'm now "pnewton"; it's not the same.)

I would beg to have that changed to "pneuton."
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Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

Postby ahammel » Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:09 pm UTC

First initial + last name. I don't go in for this anonymity nonsense.
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Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

Postby BRNMan » Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:04 pm UTC

BRN = abbreviation of status ailment burn that appears in pokemon games.

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Postby bearachute » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:28 pm UTC

To be honest, I think I just took it from a last.fm I saw I'm not sure. It's a long horrid story.

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

Postby Radical_Initiator » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:59 pm UTC

Laserdan wrote:My WoW character name was Leodan (the local server celebrity in vanilla actually - wow that was pathetic...). Someday, I got a new piece of head equipment that made the eyes glow in a bright blue, and henceforth I called myself Laserdan. I also like lasers; they are delightful, they amplify joy, they're even stimulating. Emission can be a problem, and radiation is bad. So I like them a lot.

Leodan ... why does that sound familiar? What server was that?

Anyway, student in polymer science, and one of the best-known initiation methods for polymerization reactions is by using some manner of radical (ATRP is very well-known). Plus, it also has the connotation of someone who starts something different. Not that that's really me, but perhaps an aspiration.
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Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

Postby LinuxPenguin » Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:05 pm UTC

How did i come up with my username, you ask?


I... um... well... I honestly don't know. .. ? :(
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Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

Postby sco » Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:59 pm UTC

My name came from the first time I played an arcade-style videogame and got a high score at about age 5 or 6. I didn't know that they only used 3 letters for initials and so started to put in my first name: Scott. When I got to Sco it accepted and saved immediately. Not wanting the scoreboard to have too many different names on it I stuck with it and have used it most everywhere ever since.

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

Postby XTCamus » Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:11 pm UTC

Well, my username has an even longer, and even more brilliant and fascinating story behind it. OK, maybe not. My favorite band is XTC, and my favorite philosopher is.... Oh, man, you already guessed it!?

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

Postby karpmage » Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:29 am UTC

You know, it's like magikarp, but it's also a mage... :S

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Postby lylax » Fri Nov 23, 2012 6:10 pm UTC

I misremembered the star system Star Fox 64 was set in.

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

Postby FierceContinent » Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:17 pm UTC

The sound *was* pretty rough on that game

As for me a spicy bun to whoever can guess :)
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Postby 314159 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:06 pm UTC

Easy as Pi...

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

Postby Himself » Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:49 am UTC

It was my gamertag for Star Wars: Battlefront. Whenever someone killed by the message would come up "Unit [number] killed Himself."
Elsewhere, many of my usernames on other sites contain "Ridley" in some fashion as I went through a phase when I was obsessed with dragons and was really into Metroid. Since Ridley is a dragon from Metroid, liked him and have liked the name ever since.
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Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

Postby The Great Hippo » Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:28 am UTC

I used to play a game where my character's name was 'Ipponsugi'. This was a really long name and no one liked typing it out so it got shortened to 'Ippo'. Then, one day, someone called me (purely by accident, I think) 'Hippo'.

I soon discovered I liked the moniker, but it was already taken pretty much everywhere I went (turns out 'Hippo' is a pretty common username). So I needed a way to differentiate my designation from everyone else's.

Hence 'The Great Hippo'.

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

Postby Pfhorrest » Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:42 am UTC

My name's Forrest, Forrest Gump. My main obsession back when I first got on the internet was the video game Marathon (from Bungie, the makers of the Halo franchise, back before they sold their soul to the devil from Redmond).

The main enemies in Marathon are an alien race called the Pfhor, and many puns were made on the word "for" and words beginning with the syllable "for". Naturally, perpetrating such a pun on my name was an obvious choice of username.

Because "Pfh" is such an uncommon combination of letters and "Forrest" is a relatively rare name to begin with, I'm almost always guaranteed to have "Pfhorrest" available anywhere I need a username.

Someone else got the Twitter account "Pfhorrest" before me, but I don't care to use Twitter; that person also uses it in a few other places I have no interest in, such as airsoft and fountain pen forums. So it's generally not a problem. Turns out, oddly enough, he is not named Forrest himself, but he is a fan of Marathon, and has heard of me and my work in that fandom (one of the most popular mods was my creation), but under my real name, not my username.
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Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

Postby davedrowsy » Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:04 pm UTC

When you play in punk bands, you end up getting nicknames related to whatever band you're known for being in. I was in a pop punk band called the Drowsies, and my name is Dave, so henceforth I became known as Dave Drowsy. The name stuck, so I use it as a username sometimes.

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

Postby selfassembled » Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:38 am UTC

I thought it was clever and said something about me...

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

Postby TheMinister » Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:07 pm UTC

The Minister is the nice man in the church who will provide spiritual guidance and leadership.

The Minister is the backstabbing bastard who has climbed the greasy pole to sit in government.

Which am I?

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Postby SecondTalon » Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:30 pm UTC

TheMinister wrote:The Minister is the nice man in the church who will provide spiritual guidance and leadership.

The Minister is the backstabbing bastard who has climbed the greasy pole to sit in government.

Which am I?


Why not both?
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Postby Weeks » Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:38 pm UTC

TheMinister wrote:The Minister is the nice man in the church who will provide spiritual guidance and leadership.

The Minister is the backstabbing bastard who has climbed the greasy pole to sit in government.

Which am I?
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I am a lord of time, but I thought it would be a tad presumptuous to put that as my username so I went with my last name.
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Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

Postby mathmannix » Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:50 pm UTC

I do math (or maths).
I am a man.
My last name is Nix.

Of course, some people think I am a fan of Mannix, and I let them.
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Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

Postby StapleHorseOctopus » Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:47 am UTC

Because I needed an username, am quite bad at picking names (as anyone who would see my SimCity names would probably conclude), and wanted something original not directly related to computers (or lame). So I went the "HorseBatteryStaple"-way, removing "battery" and inversing the other two, but appended Octopus because octopi are cool.

Um...so, yeah.

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Postby patzer » Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:33 am UTC

When I created this account I chose the username "INt€rN€t WaNd€r€R" due to my exploring of new sites on the internet and my having just discovered the euro key. But it was too complicated, so after a few months I changed it to "patzer", which is slang for a bad chess player. At the time I was playing chess tournaments regularly and one of the top chess players in the country for my age, so my brother would often call me a "patzer" as a joke. So, wanting a simple username, I chose that.
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