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The Story Behind Your Username
« on: January 27, 2010, 04:25:07 PM »
ITT we post stories about our usernames.

I came up with BirchBoy (originally Birch Boy) years ago when I was at a friend's house playing Halo 2. We were making characters and I had to think of a name, and I think I was thinking of either birch beer or a birch tree/wood (we might've been drinking birch beer), so I named my elite Birch Boy. That's also my gamertag (except someone somehow already had it, forcing me to make it B1RCH BOY). Apparently it's also the name of a Canadian syrup brand.

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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2010, 04:29:10 PM »
Mine's easy. Rina = my name.

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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2010, 04:29:56 PM »
Date I first saw DT. 7/31/09 But I think most of you guys knew that.

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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2010, 04:33:49 PM »
It's my name, so...

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...yeah...


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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2010, 04:35:44 PM »
Date I first saw DT. 7/31/09 But I think most of you guys knew that.

oh, cool... I figured it was your zip code.   :)

mine is hebrew for joshua and the 4 was added because when I first signed up for email (back in the Juno days) the name was already used as was 1, 2 and 3. 


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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2010, 04:38:20 PM »
The first forum I checked out, Yesfans, all ready had the name I wanted, Your Move(a Yes song), so in a pinch I just put in lonesoul.  I quickly realized that was stupid, and it led to lonestar.  Once I found my original avatar, I kinda grew into it.  I'm not actually a spaceballs freak, though I do enjoy the movie.  Sorry guys.
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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2010, 04:39:07 PM »
Old nickname from elementary school, I've used it as a screen name since I was like 10.
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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2010, 04:39:41 PM »
It's my name, so...

...

...yeah...


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At least we won't forget ours, right?  :P

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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2010, 04:40:40 PM »
Mine's easy. Rina = my name.

What's the 93?
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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2010, 04:44:27 PM »
It's my name, so...

...

...yeah...


 :corn

At least we won't forget ours, right?  :P

You'd be surprised...

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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2010, 04:44:49 PM »
Mine's easy. Rina = my name.

What's the 93?

A parasite that attatched itself to my name, and I can't get rid of it.

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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2010, 04:45:14 PM »
It's my name, so...

...

...yeah...


 :corn

At least we won't forget ours, right?  :P

You'd be surprised...

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I'd be impressed.

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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2010, 04:51:05 PM »
Portmanteaus kick ass. So, I figured a portmanteau about being the ultimate metal head would be double the kick ass.

And thus, the UMH was born.
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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2010, 04:58:42 PM »
I just needed a user name and I found a cool Space Invaders avatar. It made sense.

It doesn't now that I have the avatar I have now, but meh, it works.
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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2010, 05:15:35 PM »
I let my hamster do some keyboard crawling and this was the result.

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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2010, 05:16:27 PM »
When I was in third grade I got a computer and was playing netmech on the zone. I just took Reaper and KK is my initial = Karolis K.

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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2010, 05:18:48 PM »
PlaysLikeMyung is my Native American name, along the same lines as DancesWithWolves and PlaysWithHimself :neverusethis:

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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2010, 05:19:50 PM »
Short for your "eminence is dead".

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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2010, 05:34:05 PM »
Just a random thing from middle school.  We figured a skydiving ninja would be a pretty badass, frightening thing to deal with, so I started using it as a screen name and I haven't really felt like changing it ever.

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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #19 on: January 27, 2010, 05:41:47 PM »
real complicated on this one  W= First Initial  KIML= first 4 letters of my surname

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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #20 on: January 27, 2010, 05:42:19 PM »
I let my hamster do some keyboard crawling and this was the result.


This is the best!!!!

My name stems from a story Alex Lifeson told by Neil Peart in the Power Windows tourbook.  He was King Lerxst, King of Shmegland.  So he declared that monday's was a day off from recording and named it  Big Al day(For the Producer of the album). So I wanted to use this as my Email so I tried Lerxst, KinkLersxt ect.. Until I came up with Kingshmegland.

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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #21 on: January 27, 2010, 05:48:45 PM »
I saw this name in an old video game (Phantasy Star IV) and thought it was cool so I started using it as a username everywhere.

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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #22 on: January 27, 2010, 06:04:41 PM »
Derivative of my website - nothing earth shattering here.
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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #23 on: January 27, 2010, 06:17:53 PM »
I took the Silmarillion, looked in the back at the elvish name-sections, and made faemir.

That was after making moredhel, only to find it was the name of the main character in some book :yeahright

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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #24 on: January 27, 2010, 06:19:10 PM »
I let my hamster do some keyboard crawling and this was the result.

When I saw this thread title I was hoping you would respond because I was trying to figure out what yours meant.

Mine is simply the same IM handle I've used since 2003.  dreamtheater (obvious) and vt = Virginia Tech.

I got sick of using my high school nickname for my handle, especially since I had to start explaining it, so when I got accepted to VT for grad school, I decided I needed a new online persona.
     

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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #25 on: January 27, 2010, 06:19:43 PM »
Derivative of my website - nothing earth shattering here.
Besides your avatar  ;D

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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #26 on: January 27, 2010, 06:31:46 PM »
Long story.  I've told it before, but there doesn't appear to be a version from after the crash.  Before re-typing it, I'll see if Cozmo just has it saved somewhere.  And, no, it does not have anything whatsoever to do with Star Wars.  (although, really, if it was from Star Wars, that would somehow be less geeky than the real story)
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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #27 on: January 27, 2010, 06:37:46 PM »
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X can be construed as a symbol for "Christ", and my name is Christian. "Christ"+ian = Xian. So if you ever have troubles pronouncing it, just think "Christian" (I'm looking at you, Nick :P)

And L is the first letter of my last name :tup

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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #28 on: January 27, 2010, 06:40:38 PM »
XianL

X can be construed as a symbol for "Christ", and my name is Christian. "Christ"+ian = Xian. So if you ever have troubles pronouncing it, just think "Christian" (I'm looking at you, Nick :P)

And L is the first letter of my last name :tup

Oh, really?  I always thought it was Chinese, which is why I usually refer to you as Jan Lee (over Anglicized pronounciation of the pinyin version).  Heh.  The more you know...
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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #30 on: January 27, 2010, 06:45:54 PM »
My dog's name is Pogo.

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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #31 on: January 27, 2010, 06:46:08 PM »
i was trying to think of a new name for online things and all i could come up with was juice but im still open for ideas to change it on the next thing i join.

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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #32 on: January 27, 2010, 06:48:07 PM »
This guy:



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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #33 on: January 27, 2010, 06:55:33 PM »
Oh, really?  I always thought it was Chinese, which is why I usually refer to you as Jan Lee (over Anglicized pronounciation of the pinyin version).  Heh.  The more you know...

I'm sure you know, but X'ian actually is a Chinese city (which gave my good friend's Chinese girlfriend a good dose of mirth).

In retrospect, I probably should have chosen a screen name that has a more common pronunciation consensus :P

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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #34 on: January 27, 2010, 06:57:02 PM »
How exactly do you pronounce it? When TDoL talk, we both pernounce it as Zian-al.