What Does Your Username Mean to You?

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What Does Your Username Mean to You?

Postby Prospero101 » 01 Nov 2013, 06:51

I'm always curious about people's usernames. Does yours mean anything in particular to you?

"Prospero101" has been my go-to username since I was a sophomore in high school, when I read The Tempest and thought Prospero was the coolest name EVAR. The 101 has a bit of a double meaning. To me, Fallout 3 is THAT game. All gamers have that one game that made them a gamer, and Fallout 3 is that for me. It's also a prime number that's perfectly symmetrical. Which I think is neat.
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Re: What Does Your Username Mean to You?

Postby Elomin Sha » 01 Nov 2013, 07:01

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Re: What Does Your Username Mean to You?

Postby Hepheastus » 01 Nov 2013, 07:06

Greek god of Badassery

Also Heph was a nickname I had in Uni, it was given to me by someone who is very important to me but isn't around anymore
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Re: What Does Your Username Mean to You?

Postby Mara Kalat » 01 Nov 2013, 07:21

It's my name! Well, alright, it's one of my names.
Based on nothing in particular, but that doesn't mean it's meaningless to me.
For me the ability to wield an alias (or set of aliases) means freedom.
If anything the freedom of not having to explain to people how to write my name :P

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Re: What Does Your Username Mean to You?

Postby ElFuzzy » 01 Nov 2013, 07:39

A semi sarcastic swipe at my Mexican heritage and an homage to my late ferret.
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Re: What Does Your Username Mean to You?

Postby GaProgMan » 01 Nov 2013, 08:03

About 10 years ago, this was said:

GaProgMan's friend, Leigh wrote:You're studying video games programming? That's cool. So if you were a superhero you could be GaProgMan: GAmes PROGrammer MAN


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Re: What Does Your Username Mean to You?

Postby Bebop Man » 01 Nov 2013, 08:07

I like Cowboy Bebop and I'm a mandude.

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Re: What Does Your Username Mean to You?

Postby My pseudonym is Ix » 01 Nov 2013, 08:31

Ix is the nickname given to Ford Prefect when he was at school; his real name is almost unpronouncable and comes from an old Betelgeusian dialect spoken only by his father, the sole survivor of the Great Collapsing Hrung disaster that befell Betelgeuse 7. Ix means 'one who is not satisfactorily able to explain what a hrung is, nor why it should choose to collapse on Betelgeuse Seven'.

As you may be able to tell, I love Douglas Adams.

Collapsinghrung was the first name I could think of when choosing a domain name for my blog, and so I thought Ix was quite a good pseudonym to write under; I never give my real name out online. Gradually, it became the name of more and more of my various online personae, so my username is a literal description of me: my [internet] pseudonym is Ix.
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Re: What Does Your Username Mean to You?

Postby Mowinckel » 01 Nov 2013, 08:38

It...it is my name...
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so to the question "What Does Your Username Mean to You?" the answer would be...me
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Re: What Does Your Username Mean to You?

Postby Jamfalcon » 01 Nov 2013, 08:42

Mine comes from a name generator on the D&D site. You had to put in the first and last letter of your name, and it connected two parts of names based on those. Mine came out to Jamfalcon, I liked it. I named my first D&D character that, and stuck with it online.

Funny coincidence, years earlier my first account on the Internet was on Runescape. I spent quite a while trying to figure out a name, and in the end I just decided to combine two things I liked: peanut butter and penguins, making PBPenguin. Amazingly, I didn't notice the similarity to Jamfalcon until years after I started using the name.
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Re: What Does Your Username Mean to You?

Postby Valkyrie-Lemons » 01 Nov 2013, 09:08

My user name is used because it's pretty unique, so nearly all sites I sign up to have it available. And people are more likely to remember it, since it's unusual.

Plus I just have something against numbers in names when it's used like Naruto897.

And I prefer remembering one user name then several.
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Re: What Does Your Username Mean to You?

Postby Bebop Man » 01 Nov 2013, 09:26

I'm happy to see most user names are capitalized. I have an aversion against non-capitalized names.
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Re: What Does Your Username Mean to You?

Postby auberginequeen » 01 Nov 2013, 09:34

Bebop Man wrote:I'm happy to see most user names are capitalized. I have an aversion against non-capitalized names.


Huahahahaha! :twisted:
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Re: What Does Your Username Mean to You?

Postby Lyinginbedmon » 01 Nov 2013, 09:35

It's the name my closest friends have called me, at my own choice, for most of my life.
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Re: What Does Your Username Mean to You?

Postby Prospero101 » 01 Nov 2013, 09:38

I'd always guessed that you were a fan of both Digimon and of lying in bed. So you were Lyinginbedmon.
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Re: What Does Your Username Mean to You?

Postby Bebop Man » 01 Nov 2013, 09:44

auberginequeen wrote:
Bebop Man wrote:I'm happy to see most user names are capitalized. I have an aversion against non-capitalized names.


Huahahahaha! :twisted:


Curse you and your hipster lower case name.
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Re: What Does Your Username Mean to You?

Postby Can't Wear Hats » 01 Nov 2013, 09:46

Mine is a lifelong affliction rendering me sartorially inadequate.

Jamfalcon wrote:Funny coincidence, years earlier my first account on the Internet was on Runescape. I spent quite a while trying to figure out a name, and in the end I just decided to combine two things I liked: peanut butter and penguins, making PBPenguin. Amazingly, I didn't notice the similarity to Jamfalcon until years after I started using the name.


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Re: What Does Your Username Mean to You?

Postby Narcuru » 01 Nov 2013, 10:02

Narcuru is an Elvish "word" that I made up using two roots (i don't remember which elvish dialect offhand though): nar- which means fire, and curu which means craftiness or wizard. Essentially it means Fire Wizard.

When I was younger I wanted to make a elvish name for myself so I created something that was like: Sar Erethirin-en-Narcuru (spelling of the other words is suspect, it's been a long time since I used the full name). I shortened it to Narcuru when I made my first DnD character and I've used it since for almost every character I've made. Diablo 1, 2, 3 (all wiz's/sorcs), DnD characters (both were wizards and both speced in fire spells), and my first character and main until I stopped playing in WoW (fire spec mage).

Basically, it's my go to name for anything character creation related and forum names.
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Re: What Does Your Username Mean to You?

Postby auberginequeen » 01 Nov 2013, 10:47

Bebop Man wrote:
auberginequeen wrote:
Bebop Man wrote:I'm happy to see most user names are capitalized. I have an aversion against non-capitalized names.


Huahahahaha! :twisted:


Curse you and your hipster lower case name.


Hehehe. :D

I made it lowercase because having one of the letters capitalized makes it look bigger at one end. Auberginequeen. It's like a slope. I imagine people pronouncing it like "Aaaaahhhhhberginequeen."

AubergineQueen? Aubergine Queen? Meh, kinda pretentious imo.

auberginequeen looks like a straight line with some sticky-outy bits (the b, g, i, and q). I like straight lines. :P
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Re: What Does Your Username Mean to You?

Postby Darkobra » 01 Nov 2013, 10:50

Why not AUBERGINEQUEENOMGWTF?

Pretty linear.
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Re: What Does Your Username Mean to You?

Postby auberginequeen » 01 Nov 2013, 10:59

Because that removes the element of surprise when they play TF2 with me and are promptly burnt to a crisp. I prefer to lull them into a false sense of security with my itty bitty unimposing name.

Also Prospero, you might be interested in these two previous username threads, includes some people who aren't around much anymore (ergo greater sample size):

http://loadingreadyrun.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=12136

http://loadingreadyrun.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=15185
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Re: What Does Your Username Mean to You?

Postby Darkobra » 01 Nov 2013, 11:04

Oh I knew when I first met you, you'd be my life long frienemy.
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Re: What Does Your Username Mean to You?

Postby Prospero101 » 01 Nov 2013, 11:25

Neato! Thanks, Your Most Purple Majesty.
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Re: What Does Your Username Mean to You?

Postby LogicSword » 01 Nov 2013, 11:35

I first used this username about... Eight? Nine? years ago, based on the fact that I like logic puzzles... And then because it was Runescape I was signing up to as well, all I knew about it was that you could fight with swords, so I stuck the two together.

Now I answer equally to Jon and Logic.
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Re: What Does Your Username Mean to You?

Postby gcninja » 01 Nov 2013, 11:42

also uncapitalized name, funny enough as it's a abbreviation.

GCNinja (usually how I spell it, guess younger me was lazy). An old friend was "the white ninja" as he'd dress in a white ninja outfit. Me being into ninjas worked off that and decided on Grand Canyon Ninja (where I lived), but that seemed too long so GCNinja it became, though now it's gcninja because I suck at capitalizing. Albeit I am moving over nicks because I feel that I don't live there anymore and it's something new. I figure it's time for change.
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