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What does your User Name mean?

Discussion in 'Small Talk' started by MoonStruckDragonLass, Apr 4, 2007.

  1. There are a lot of damn strange user names out there. I mean, some makes senselike, "pkmnluvr226" and "gardevior", but what about "figs"? or "Sem"? (eheeheehee sorry Sem, couldn't think of anyone else to pick on)

    Is there a story behind your user name? I'm curious. ^^ Why did you chose to become who you are online? Did it just tickle your fancy? Is there a story behind it? Is it tradition? does it sound cool? was it your best friend's final words? Tell me! I want to know!
     
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  2. Prof. Cinders

    Prof. Cinders Mathemagician
    Staff Member Administrator

    My username's simple. I use it pretty much everywhere now, but I started using it on Pokeschool. When I registered there, I didn't want to keep using my neopets name everywhere (Hey, I was young. :p), so I tried to think of what I did when I was in primary school, and everyone was into pokemon. Of course, the first thing that sprang to mind was when my friends and I had tried to write a book about the different types. I was the fire specialist. We all had nicknames, so I was Prof. Cinders, the guy who was the electric specialist was Prof. Watts, etc. :p Since we were only about 10 at the time, though, the book never pulled through and we all went to different high schools. 4 years later, and I remember the name, and start using it everywhere. And so you have Prof. Cinders on your hands. ^^
     
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  3. Doctor Oak

    Staff Member Overlord

    I was signing up for Pokeschool, needed a name and my mind got to thinking "What was my favourite Pokemon character". I ended up going with Gary and was known simply as Gary Oak for a good few years.

    The Doctor bit originally came from a simple doodle I did in maths once (while being extreeeemely bored), where I essentially came up with a signature "Dr. Oak" - which you can see recreated by mouse (eugh) at the bottom of the final Future of Pokemon article on the site.

    I ended up adapting that into my username when I got sick of people calling me Gary as if it were my real first name. :p
     
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  4. Sem

    Sem The Last of the Snowmen
    Former Administrator

    Yes yes. Sem is rather unique, but the story is pretty simple. See when I was younger and on teh internets I would always have the nickname Semaj, which is my name backwards, and I thought that was cool. XD And after a while, people were beginning to call me Sem for short since people like to abbreviate everything. And I fell in love with the name ^^;... That's it.

    And I think its an actual name too... >>
     
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  5. I think I explained what my user name meant in the Trainer Card topic but there's more to it. I took Spanish as a foreign langauge and I have always liked Spanish names. Carmen was a first name that I like. It's almost like the name told me to pick it (ha ha). Lopez is the last name of one of my friends.

    Carmen Lopez is a name I like to use in place of my real name on the internet when I'm afraid of identity theft. It's a feeble attempt I know, but hey. Then I decided to use it as my user name. Plus it's totally different from my Pokeschool name of AnimeStarr.
     
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  6. haha, I just realized maybe i should explain mine?

    I got banned from the internet when i was like, 12, and when i came back i was several years older and ready for a cooler name than "KandyKatz"

    . . . yeah. I know. I was 10. what do you want.

    So I pulled together a huge list of interesting names and this one really struck a chord with me. ^^ It was also about the time I met my first boyfriend, back when i was a hopeless romantic. . . ^^;;;; so, MoonStuck means "In Love", to make a long story short, Dragon 'cause those are neat, and Lass, 'cause I'm a chick, and it gave it medieval over tones, i suppose. . . So i'm a girl dragon who is hopelessly in love. . . ?

    I'm actually a twisted old cynic, but i've had the name for about 3 years now, and i use it everywhere. My Blog names, my screen names, my email, as my name on forums, my pen name, I sign my art "MSDL", I have a dog tag with "moonstruckdragonlass" on it, a necklace with charms that spell out MSDL, and as soon as i actually get a license and a car, i'm getting a vanity plate with "MSDL" on it. . .

    but it's a 20 character long name, so it's hard to use in some places, as most allow 12 or 15 characters. . . I first used it as my deviantART account name, and it's been a part of me ever since. Most people just call me MoonStruck, but i've also been shortened to "Moon", "MS", "DragonLass", and "Moony". ^^;

    But it's my name, and I love it, and it's more me then my birthname, now. *laughs*
     
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  7. StellarWind Elsydeon

    StellarWind Elsydeon Armblades Ascendant
    Staff Member Administrator

    I had various different names before, but like many of the strange things in my life, 'StellarWind' just happened. It's one of those things that just felt right.

    The Elsydeon part also fit in. Was it fate or just strange fortune that I found out at some point that Elsydeon was also the name of a sword, not to mention a frelling awesome one, in Phantasy Star IV, one of my favorite games? No one knows... It just floated into my mind... And StellarWind Elsydeon I have been since...
     
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  8. well mines pretty self explanitory its tri as in 3 and cat
    but umm the mix like oil and water so every morning i toss em in a jar and shake em up real well b4 posting anything XD.
     
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  9. I was bored with my old names (HeartOfDarkness andNave) So I just same up with FireFly. I don't know why but, I like it.
     
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  10. Yes, but WHY Tricat? why not Quadcat? Or Tridog? Do you have 3 cats? do you like cats? why three? I need deeper then that!
     
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  11. well i like cat and um i dont no why tri i think i was tired.
    i came up with it when i had to setup my ds profile
     
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  12. *nods* I completely understand. ^^ "It sounded cool at the time" is a perfectly acceptable reason to pick a name. We've all been there.

    whooo. that implies it doesn't still sound cool. um. . . hmm. awkward.
     
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  13. Well, my middle name's David and the "Da Bomb" part was just put to spice it up.

    My Bulbapedia account is "Pokenyclopedia" because I'm basically a genius when it comes to Pokemon.

    I gave myself the name "Arceus Ex Machina" on BMGf because I thought it sounded clever.
     
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  14. StellarWind Elsydeon

    StellarWind Elsydeon Armblades Ascendant
    Staff Member Administrator

    Clearly, David 'Da Bomb' is a humble person, to which ego is no concern whatsoever... >>
     
  15. The name Sanjuro is from an anime that i loved alot. It is from .Hack//Signs. I loved that show so muched. I played the games everyday for a year. I've carried it as an account name for over 2 years. So thats my story.
     
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  16. Mine's simple and pretty easy to understand: Typhlosion is the Pokemon I will love forever. (I AM a Typhlosion fan, after all.)
     
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  17. I wub Weavile so much, but Weavile is a little bland, so I added "The Fluffy" in front of it to make it more interesting.
     
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  18. My screen name is very simple, its uniqueness is pretty much lost whenever I explain it, but oh well, I'll get over it...
    My real name is Rupert Lee Robert Lutz.... Meaning that my initials are RLRL.
    Im pretty fond of my initials so tend to use them as screen names on various sites, in fact there are very few places where I don't use RLRL as my screen name.

    Now anyone that ever wondered what my screen name is most likely let down by its simplicity, unless you knew the meaning before.
    What I find interesting is that so many people thought it meant Right Left Right Left, namely Linkachu who if I remember correctly was the first one to tell me thats what they thought it meant.
     
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  19. Yeah, Yeah, EVERYONE has to pick on me :( ... :p .... well, anyways, my username was originally a joke name that started as "Sir Issac Fig Neuton" Soon after that, since we got tired of saying it, we changed it to "Figs" And now I use it every so often, on forum's, and stuff.. (oh, Btw, the real name is David.)
     
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  20. And what is that supposed to mean?
     
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  21. StellarWind Elsydeon

    StellarWind Elsydeon Armblades Ascendant
    Staff Member Administrator

    I'd explain it to you, but I'm afraid my sarcasm circuitry blew a whole box of fuses by the force of that comment alone.

    Cards on the table time. Quite frankly, I really don't like your attitude. Prancing about, acting all self-important, going all 'I'm a genius when it comes to PokéMon' even though in reality you don't know more than any of the rest of us (no such thing as an expert on PokéMon. The fandom changes too often), making that horrendously ridiculous catchphrase time and time again just to take up volume on posts and sound smart, constantly reporting posts that quite frankly we notice anyway because we're looking for them (I do believe the rules mention something about not policing the boards?), sometimes posting just to say something that you think is doing your image good.

    Well, newsflash, sir 'Da Bomb' - You really aren't. In fact, all you're succeeding in doing is sounding ridiculously arrogant and rather full of yourself, and that sort of behaviour rather bothers me - because no one likes condescending people.

    I cannot really do anything about it, of course - that is you and your chosen attitude, but think about this. Because this is how you look to an outside onlooker.
     
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  22. Linkachu

    Linkachu Hero of Pizza
    Staff Member Administrator

    Heh. I really hope that, during the various times I've told this story, the facts have stayed constant. If not, Stel can correct me XD

    Since first discovering the critter in '98 and falling in love with it, I'd been using the nickname Raichu at various places. It started as just my first ICQ nickname but soon spread to a few forums, accounts, etc. I've had oodles of random nicknames throughout my online career, but generally if I couldn't think of anything to use just I reverted back to Raichu.

    It wasn't until years later during one of mine and Stel's early, random chats over AIM that my current nickname came to be. He was in a drawing mood and asking for suggestions, so I started throwing some out. Originally I'd said "Draw me a Moogle!" (I've
     
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  23. My new username: My middle name plus Electivire's National Dex number, 466.

    I mean, what you said to me, Stel, hurt me. But, if you don't want me acting like I'm high on myself, I'll comply. As if my life outside the web community doesn't have enough people that can't stand me not standing them.
     
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  24. The story behind my name? not that interesting....

    I fell in love with anime, and I was watching quite a bit of it, thoug hit did not afect my usernames. then one day, a few years back, some nOOb didn't like my name on neopets (yes yes, we've all been there >_>)) and turned it in to get me banned....Or at least, until I changed it. So I remeber sitting there thinking, great, what now?

    At that moment, I was on the phone with me Best Freind, and she was talking about her Anime Club. Ealier that day, I had read about capitalizing classes with the letters '101' after them. so we luanched on this conversation about how great it would be to have an actuall class on how to be an anime fanatic. and the name was born! I now use it everywhere.
    Yes, Everywere, only having to modify if the underscores aren't allowed....

    And that is how the name Anime_Fanatics_101 was born. *bows* XP
     
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  25. Oh gee I wonder, my name is Kevin and Username is Nivek, now how in the world did I come up with Nivek?
     
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  26. Doctor Oak

    Staff Member Overlord

    I should point out that you changed it because I pestered you to. :p
     
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  27. Well, excuse me, "nivek", I had no idea your name was kevin, so theres no need to get all upity and sarcastic. . . >> Seems like first names backwards being used as user names is cool? *wouldn't dream of running around with the screen name 'lebezej'*

    geesh. ^^ Linkachu! I love it. Always have. (Though I'm not fond of Link's attire either, I've always, always loved the name.)

    and RLRL. . . That is an amazing name. *first born son* ^^ The only thing i could even think of was "FLCL" . . . ^^'''''''''''

    Sorry, Figs! Just saw your name and was all "WTF? why on earth. . ." and it inspired me to come up with this topic. ^^ It's a very interesting name.

    Please David, No! Don't not be able to stand me! I'd probably throw myself off a building or something. . . :'(
     
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  28. What? I didn't do anything to you. And certainly don't recall you doing anything to me. Stel was the only one voicing complaints at my face.
     
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  29. Ermm.... Im pretty sure she was joking... correct me if im wrong.

    [quote author=MoonStruckDragonLass link=topic=1565.msg14867#msg14867 date=1175832026]
    Sorry, Figs! Just saw your name and was all "WTF? why on earth. . ." and it inspired me to come up with this topic. ^^ It's a very interesting name.
    [/quote] Yay! I gave you the topic idea! :D
     
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  30. StellarWind Elsydeon

    StellarWind Elsydeon Armblades Ascendant
    Staff Member Administrator

    Why don't you post something constructive and pertaining to the thread rater than like, random spam?

    Second warning.
     
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  31. HOw would you know my name is Kevin? Lets see... Oh yeah, it's obvious!
     
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  32. I think mine is pretty obvious xD
     
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  33. RegiLover, Yes. ^^

    But I'm still confused as to how it should be painfully obvious your name is Kevin? Do you go around shouting it? Is it in your signature or something? Am I missing something?
     
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  34. StellarWind Elsydeon

    StellarWind Elsydeon Armblades Ascendant
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    Kevin = Nivek spelled backwards. Like Ekans is Snake spelled backwards. Besides, 'tis in his profile. >>
     
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  35. Linkachu

    Linkachu Hero of Pizza
    Staff Member Administrator

    I don't remember much pestering. By the time I mentioned I was going to change it, you'd basically said "I was going to suggest that anyways" :p

    lawlz. As cool as I'd think the names Eitak or Enirehtak are, think I'll stick with my standard nickname ;)

    *Considers calling an RP character Eitak now*
     
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  36. Yoshimitsu

    Former Moderator

    MSDL has a point - I wouldn't really want to go around called "Toille", so reversing people's screen names to find their actual names isn't really something I do. Kindly don't get pissy and sarcastic about it, just because we don't all think like you.


    Anyway, as for my username...
    Originally, I tried to sign up to Pokeschool as "Ninja_Trainer_Yuffie", but the confirmation email never sent, so I signed up again. Instead, though, I thought of the character I'm best as on SC2 - Yoshimitsu. Then, I thought, "We're on a pokemon forum... Why not call myself Trainer_Yoshimitsu?" and that stuck.

    My other name's Yoshimitsu27. Yoshimitsu for the same reason, but the 27 is half of my birthdate - 27/9. And 2 + 7 = 9.
     
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  37. Weeeeeell, April, of course means around springtime and stuff, and Mandy means loveable. These are the names of my dogs. Sooooo, it's just something I came up with.
     
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  38. I'm so sad that no ones said anything about rinokwedjnfalwa :'( ok now I'm sure many of you are wondering how I came up with my name. About six years ago I needed a new username to get a limited edition pet on neopets. After trying a few names that were all taken I randomly hit my keyboard and the name has stuck since.
     
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  39. Linkachu

    Linkachu Hero of Pizza
    Staff Member Administrator

    I actually was wondering where the name "rinok" came from, and I must say... that's the best screen name origin I've ever read XD
     
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